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Comment: Re:How kind of you Apple (Score 3, Informative) 98

You buy a company, bankrupt it because your idea didn't work out and then offer to help some of the people who;s job you destroyed.

What part of your statement is true?

Did Apple buy GTAT? No. They paid GTAT for a contract to build sapphire that GTAT could not deliver. When GTAT declared bankruptcy, Apple would be their largest creditor and are entitled to some portion of the assets but they did not "buy" GTAT. The rumors are that Apple advanced GTAT $350 million to build whatever facilities they would need to supply Apple with the necessary amount of sapphire and equipment. So GTAT may have spent part or all of the money.

Second it wasn't Apple's idea to get into the sapphire business for GTAT. GTAT was in the business long before Apple. Now GTAT's problem was that they were not a large scale manufacturer of sapphire or manufacturing equipment. At best they had a small business doing both. According to estimates, Apple would need at least 2600 furnaces to meet with estimates. From what I read, the original agreement was that GTAT would manufacture, install, and operate those furnaces at an Apple facility. They were not able to do so and the agreement had GTAT manufacturing rather being simply an equipment manufacturer.

Comment: Re:Raspberry Pi 2 but not Surface RT? (Score 1) 307

by UnknowingFool (#48958547) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows For Raspberry Pi 2
Yes I question this move and the practicality as well. The Surface RT was much more powerful than the Pi 2 and it struggled at times with Windows RT (not Windows 8). I can only imagine that Windows 10 will be "10" in name only and have little in common with the desktop/laptop version other than superficial appearance.

Comment: Re:Inhofe in charge of the EPA is scarier (Score 1) 496

by UnknowingFool (#48802997) Attached to: Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs
Yes because Obama needs to fly to other countries every single time there is some sort of event in the world. No, if he did that then you'd complain how he doesn't take domestic issues seriously and how he wastes tax payer dollars by traveling overseas so much. Either way you will complain about what he does.

Comment: Re:Novelty Media is Novelty (Score 1) 278

by UnknowingFool (#48720733) Attached to: Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

How much manual labor do you do?

Why does that matter? I don't run marathons for the labor involved.

When I worked in fast food and manufacturing, I spent more of my spare time reading, gaming, and writing software. I still do those things in my spare time, but now, as a desk jockey, I do a lot more woodworking, cooking, and biking. I trained for a week long bike ride across Iowa. Best shape I've been in in years because of it. As I spoke with my fellow riders among the corn fields, I found a lot of professional workers. I didn't find any carpenters or plumbers or electricians.

Among the people I run with are contractors, police officers, EMTs, etc. They run the whole gamut of professions from those who do a lot of manual work to those who do very little.

I assume that one of the reasons you find running to be rewarding is because of the amount of work it takes to successfully prepare for a marathon. Running a marathon in anything under 5 hours is a major achievement. We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard. Some guy that builds houses for a living? He doesn't need any more hard work.

Well I know of two guys who did run marathons who built houses for a living. One of them has since sold his business but that's what he did. It may be true that those of perform manual labor are not as likely to run but they are there.

Comment: Re:Novelty Media is Novelty (Score 1) 278

by UnknowingFool (#48719965) Attached to: Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic
How so? I work sometimes 60 hours a week. In my spare time I used to play video games, rock climb, watch anime, etc. But now I choose to run because I like to run. It keeps me healthy. It is my zen moments during runs. And for everyone that trains with me they have their own reasons; none of them do it because they feel like they don't do real work.

Comment: Re:Novelty Media is Novelty (Score 1) 278

by UnknowingFool (#48719705) Attached to: Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

Similarly, people who don't find themselves doing enough real work do things like running marathons.

As a marathoner, I resent your implication that I don't do enough real work. Training for and running a marathon is my hobby. I train with doctors, lawyers, housewives, entrepreneurs, students, wait-staff, etc. It takes a lot of time and is like getting a second job but it's not because we spend all day doing nothing. Some people choose to watch TV in their spare time; some people choose to play video games. You may not choose a marathon over your current hobbies but that is your choice; don't denigrate those who simply choose differently.

Comment: Re:Pilot Proof Airbus? (Score 1) 132

by UnknowingFool (#48719169) Attached to: Debris, Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Flight 8501

You have a strange definition of stop.

Again I refer you to the transcript. From the initial stall warning at 2 hr 10 min, there are stall warnings in every minute. Then the plane crashed.

I do not know where you get the impression that we disagree about this. Of course they stalled because their speed was too low and the AoA was too high.

Your conclusions have been wrong about Air France 447 because you have been wrong about the facts. The conclusions of the BEA specifically contribute the accident to the pilots and a number of other factors including the pitot tube design. However, the failure of the pitot tubes should not have led to a crash by themselves. You seem to want blame everything else except what is clear in the report. The computer did not "panic". The stall warning did correctly identify the problem that occurred. The pilots under a number of alarms did not establish initial control. There was a communications breakdown between the pilots. The pilots ignored the stall warning until too late.

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