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Comment: Re:nVidia (Score 1) 158

by Rasperin (#42266813) Attached to: Frame Latency Spikes Plague Radeon Graphics Cards
I just went over to the Radeon because of the multimonitor support given off of one card. I have 5 monitors attached to my current video card and I like it that way. Before then I bought nVidia because they worked so well without issues. I have had multiple issues from radeon since purchasing it, but oh well I finally got it to work.

Comment: Re:No, it isn't misleading (Score 2) 241

by Rasperin (#40557057) Attached to: Nexus Q Stretches "Made in USA" Label
A large part of the work was done in the US, even if it was just the freaking hardware, software design, that's where most of the resources are. But it was designed, a large sum of the components manufactured (rtfa), and packaged here. Like someone else said, that's more than many of the so called "American" car companies. Because some of the components weren't made here, doesn't mean it wasn't made in the US. That's like bitching that someone put a made in china label on their device but some of the parts came from taiwan...

Comment: Re:This is getting beyond ridiculousness. (Score 4, Informative) 217

by Rasperin (#40517915) Attached to: Samsung Appeals Apple's Injunction Against Galaxy Nexus
Oh man, that planet money piece was really great! For those of you who haven't heard of it, it basically explains how lobbyists actually dodge congressmen calls because a congressman has to find something like $10k/day to stay elected. It also talks about how money is appropriated by the party and how what committee you stand on makes a huge difference. I think this is it http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/01/27/145923803/the-friday-podcast-a-former-lobbyist-tells-all (can't verify at work) it's a pretty bad ass story.

Comment: Re:looks like a.. (Score 1) 212

by Rasperin (#40338157) Attached to: Aussie Telco Lays New Fiber For Microsecond Trading Boost
A fraction? It's a process of queing, if you are faster than every one of your competitors then you are first in line. That means you might be buying a stock for $20/share vs $25/share and when buying on the magnitude of millions of shares it can make a huge difference.

Think about it this way
1 - $20, fastest: 10million shares of company X, starting value $20, market cap: 1billion shares. Cost raised 1%
2 - $20.20, 1.1ns slower: 50million shares of company X, cost raised 5%

The second purchaser cost just went up 10million dollars, when you are making trades hundreds of millions of times a day the difference can be billions of dollars easily. Then again, it's making rich guys richer, but a fraction richer, I'd say no. It's a huge deal worth paying for the best programmers, engineers, etc.

Comment: Re:poor (Score 1) 1027

by Rasperin (#40324999) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's Your Beef With Windows Phone?
That's mostly my problem is lack of good available phones. ExEn a windows mobile xna converter to Android and iOS makes me really like Windows Mobile as a development platform. I'd really like to get a good Windows Mobile phone, but simply my provider (Sprint) only carries one phone and it's terribad. Someone needs to create the equivalent of the Samsung Note for Windows Mobile and give it to Sprint, I'd be all over that like a fat man on fudge.

Comment: Re:Oh really? (Score 1) 376

by Rasperin (#40324901) Attached to: Verizon Wireless Goes Ahead With 'Bucket' Data Plans
Really I've found out this tends to have more to do with the radio in the phone then the provider. Don't get me wrong, when I was on verizon I really did get reception everywhere. But with Sprint, my service seems to be dependent on the phone I have, the new Motorola phone is impressive 4g everywhere and signal even on the local campus (because the buildings are basically built out of led or something unnatural no cell service really get's through here).

Comment: Re:What do we think? We don't know! (Score 4, Insightful) 225

by Rasperin (#40323943) Attached to: Listen to the RIAA's Appeal In Jammie Thomas Case
Not only all of the above, but the copyright laws make it hard to create a valid small business with new ideas and concepts. You have to fight and essentially be ventured by the RIAA or MPAA to start a media serving company. They crush any new ideas that aren't restriction on media access, and if they can't crush them they fight tooth and nail to allow them. See iTunes when it was originally released, the RIAA fought it hard to stop apple. Pandora ended up in court several times with the RIAA before they allowed it to go through. And this is just the RIAA, let's not even start with the MPAA and their content restrictions. How they've destroyed many online rental companies, forcing companies like Hulu (which is owned by the MPAA) to check if you have cable (coming soon to a computer near you!).

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