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Comment: Re:Snow Leopard (Score 1) 96

by PlusFiveTroll (#46818627) Attached to: Apple Fixes Major SSL Bug In OS X, iOS

Windows Vista still receives security patches, which was released in 2007. Most computers of that age will install W7 fine, though you might want to bump the RAM if you want it to be enjoyable. XP was supported with patches for over a decade. Apple locks you into expensiev hardware and wants you to buy new every few years,

Comment: Re:Simple math (Score 4, Insightful) 245

by PlusFiveTroll (#46737355) Attached to: PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

>Steam has a bit of a bargain bin but I suspect that a Playstation bargain bin at Walmart will do far better than the same bargain bin for PC games.

The Steam quarterly sales are huge, also the weekly Humble Bundle. I'm over 100 titles now, simply because a very large number of them cost me almost nothing. Also you can play games on decent settings for around $600 and have a computer you can do other things with too. $1200 is a damn fast computer.

Comment: Re:Alternatives (Score 1) 242

by PlusFiveTroll (#46687415) Attached to: Ends Free Dynamic DNS

>You think your ISP is going to give you static IPs for free just because they have an IPv6 pool to dive into?

Probably actually. It's way easier to manage that way. It also solves tons of problems. Assign a /64 /60 or /something small to a customer and if 'they' fuck it up it doesn't effect all the other users. They probably won't be static in the way you think they are, but tied to the MAC of the CPE.

Comment: Re:Origins of climate change? (Score 2) 335

by PlusFiveTroll (#46540963) Attached to: Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy

>Can anyone who believes that it really isn't getting hotter explain why, if its not getting hotter all the world's glaciers and ice shields are simultaneously melting faster than at any time in geological history?

Carbon black. If you maintained the same level of CO2 in the atmosphere and increased the soot you would see a slight amount of atmospheric cooling but a much larger warm up in bright surfaces such as ice and snow. That is from the IPCC themselves. Somewhere close to half of black carbon sources are from fossil fuel sources. That said, the other half are from burning biomass and bio-fuels, which are considered carbon neutral sources, therefore the reduction of fossil sources and an increase of bio sources can still leave us in a situation that melts all the glacers.

Comment: Re:This is more than a little bit naive. (Score 4, Insightful) 712

There are many things that won't move on. Metallurgical coal for example. You'll drive up the price of other goods associated with the products made with it. That is ignoring that the power companies own many of the coal mines. You not only have to pay for the coal mine, but the loss of power generation directly.

TL;DR: Article is ignorant of how the coal industry works.

Comment: Re:WTF???? (Score 1) 235

No, the police never claimed if what they were doing was illegal or legal. THEY DIDN'T TELL THE COURT ABOUT IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

What's even worse, until this case the lawyers didn't find out how the case got to that point.

This is as bad or worse then the parallel construction we hear about the FBI/NSA doing. You cannot defend against what you do not know exists.

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981