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Comment Re:People have to be careful (Score 2) 138

Excuse but US trade embargo will have not much at all to do with Cuba. It is all about US tourist going to Cuba (legalising Cannabis will promote that faster than anything else) and some Cuban products going to the US. Why the hell would Cuba import anything from the US when the US imports it all from China. Let's be honest Cuba just wants US dollars (for as long as they last) to buy stuff from Russia and China.

Let's be honest, US has only brought Cuba back in to the peace because of the current geo-political situation.

Comment Re:Comparing it to the Asus Zenfone 2... (Score 1) 154

You get the same memory, a faster processor (by raw GHz - the Zenfone is Intel), for $299.

Why would I go with this phone instead?

Surely the people of /. at clever enough not to compare by raw GHz when two processors have the same architecture. Oh wait, they don't even have that.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 39

Sure seems likely. Cataracts and even aging cells, too, one day.

It's an exciting time to be alive; with quality of life extension, space exploration, and artificial intelligence on the very real scientific horizon.

If only we can resolve our speciescidal tendencies.

"speciescidal" - unfortunately, that's a word made up out of thin air.

Comment Re: 20,000 hands against each player? (Score 1) 65

the reason people can multi-table so much is because you rarely have to do anything. mostly you are just folding until you find hands or positions you want to play from, multi tabling reduces the boredom and stops you from playing in hands you shouldn't. It is not uncommon to go 10-20 hands in a row on a table where all you are doing is folding. multi tabling is not hard.

Yeah sure, you are right and multi-tabling works great if you are a level above your competition. Where multi-tabling falls down though is studying your opponents style and play. Necessary to give you an edge against players who are of a similar skill to you.

Comment Re:Netflix has Game of Thrones? (Score 1) 170

I have Netflix and there is no streaming option, only DVD discs.

No idea where you are in the world but Netflix has different content licenses for different regions (based on your DNS server location so it's very easy to fool). Spotify and I imagine the rest of streaming services are the same.

Comment Re:Dialects != Language (Score 1) 667

ah doesn't reckon yer thesis is necessarily co'reck, an' thet th' article is cornfusin' dialeck wif language.

I don't fink yor thesis is necessarily correct, right, and that the article is confusin' dialect wiv 'am sandwich.

Or maybe you reckon the above is "English"?

Nicely done. Al' run intae the corner wae ma Scots.

Comment Use cases? Use cases??? (Score 1) 108

I get why many people will probably see this as a gimick but as someone who loses fucking everything, I think this is _really_really_ cool and after reading in to it, seems like the guys behind it know their shit. It is certainly a well thought out design. Sure I can wear a truckers chain, as other people have mentioned but I'm in my 20's - I could never imagine wearing one of those. While practical, they are clunky and would only serve to annoy.

Comment Re:rechargeable battery? (Score 2) 108

I already can't leave the house without charging my Bluetooth headset, my Fitbit, my iPhone, my iPad, my Kindle, my iPod, my MacBook, and my iWatch. Now I'll need to charge my wallet.

I'm guessing you're probably trying to be funny..but 2 year battery life - it will also charge through recycling heat or kinetic energy.

Comment Re:Mossad connection (Score 3, Insightful) 113

Hey look, there's Israel again (at least 3 times in fact). This Komodia/Superfish crap is likely Mossad sponsored. That would also help explain why Homeland Security put out urgent guidance to remove the crapware and even Microsoft added detection directly to their anti-malware tools. NSA doesn't like being upstaged on its own turf.

I love a good conspiracy as much as the next one but calm yourself. No idea why you got the + mod points. Jumping to random conclusions based on conjecture is silly. That said, I'm sure MOSSAD likes to get up to all kinds of evil shit. Just like their Five Eyes, Russian, and Chinese colleges do. Homeland Security and Microsoft reacted to Superfish because the information was in the public domain. In the same way we are reacting to it by discussing it right now.

Comment Re:ThreeUK's "All You Can Eat" plan is the dog's b (Score 1) 237

Three haven't always been that good - a good few years ago (2009?), I was on an 'unlimited' data package with them, few months in to the contract I received a text citing changes they had made, my unlimited data was now limited to 500MB under "fair usage". I could not fucking believe it. It was in one of my parents name at the time, they kicked up a fuss for me but didn't get very far.

I hope the rug isn't swiped from underneath you too.

Comment Re:Close, but the answer is encryption. (Score 1) 239

Correct, encryption is essential. We need to get better at it too as shown by recent leaks. The unfortunate truth is though the bad guys have got way too good at signals intelligence. If they aren't screwing you by asking companies very nicely for your data, they are taking it through secret court orders, and if that fails, hell there is always the cable taps, oh, and the majority of our encryption is broken. Using a VPN/Tor/whatever? Yeap, we are interested in breaking that too.

It's going to be a slow maybe impossible struggle to move towards linking our communities in a real mesh networks. Maybe the Internet of Things will help, I'm skeptical at best though. I can't imagine any happy ending if we continue with the same infrastructure we are using now.

Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. -- F. Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"