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Comment Re:What's so secret about those numbers? (Score 3, Insightful) 57

yeah it's there, so what? it's not a secret, it's not meant to be a secret. the documents detailing your health as you were born are supposed to be confidential, not the fact that you were born with a dick.

and there's countries that have citizens who have lived for generations there but don't have any id, number or even official citizenship to act as a citizen and without the usual human rights to boot.

I don't see what's so great about that.

having an unique to you social security number is handy. it doesn't need to be a secret, when you use it your id is verified by other means - just trusting a string of numbers that stays the SAME through your whole life and is given to countless officials staying secret is so fucking stupid to begin with that it's just a present for ID thieves.

and really, you don't even give it away that often(the ssn in nordic countries).

Comment Re:What's so secret about those numbers? (Score 2) 57

"your employer, your insurer, your financial institution, and the government. " and for that reason also your operator, cable provider, random cc providers...

it's not a secret. shouldn't be treated like a secret. it's just an identifier. but oh well a nation that treats 40 year old paper as proof that you're some 40 year old dude..

Comment Re:Well, now we know she h8s the US Constitution (Score 1) 488

well hp hates its customers too.

since "re-routing" basically in the case of HP _should_ mean that someone they made a contract with to deliver the servers on time didn't get them on time.

otherwise it would just be "sold as normal" instead of "re-routing".

Comment Re:No Osborne Effect! (Score 1) 396

no, he's pretty much claiming that he'll have new battery tech that will turn 300 into 600+ DURING NEXT YEAR.

pretty sure he's just talking out of his ass on that one though - or he is going to introduce a model that has the backseat and luggage areas filled with the batteries.

Comment Re:Bloatware? (Score 1) 213


the benches are done on different versions of the benchmark on different gpu's and different screens and glue logic and different compilers, ram chips etc.

and on different operating systems. furthermore with ample time to "optimize" for the test case.

it's an ok chip, sure.. and it might be faster than whats on the cheapest macbook air but that's only because the cheapest macbook air has SHIT FOR CPU inside it.

who cares about the bloatware. the bloatware would be th same as the last ios device too. and sure enough your new ios update will make your older apple device slower so there's that..

Comment Re:Uh? (Score 1) 308

I doubt they managed to cram in telemetry in there, it's so half assed.

It's "Windows 10 core".. basically.. it's about as windows 10 as windows phone 8 is windows 8 - heck, even less. I wonder when they get tired of their fake one platform shit. you can't just name everything the same and then claim its all unified. a fucking dos based nokia communicator from late '90s is more unified with windows 98 than current shit.

Comment Re:Navigation wqy bqck then (Score 1) 106

yes, quite a lot easier.

first off, if you go to sleep and you wake up you're most likely to be still in the same place.

second, you're more than likely to see some kind of landmarks.

maybe being in the middle of sahara is somewhat comparable.. but even then your likely to know your longitude by 50 km accuracy at least anyways, enabling you to navigate to some landmark or another.

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