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Comment: Re:I still don't know why ... (Score 1) 86

by antifoidulus (#49289539) Attached to: Nintendo Finally Working On Games for Smartphones
Although oddly enough they seem to retain most of their value(probably as collectors items).... My friend and I decided one day we were going to search the used game stores in Tokyo's Akihabara district to find a Pippin, and if it was affordable buy one. We eventually did find one, but it was 70,000 yen(about $800 or so back then, about $600 now), Needless to say we didn't buy it.

Comment: Re:Wired article wheel fire (Score 1) 208

Yes but an important difference between MH 370 and Helios was that with Helios the autopilot kept the plane on it's chartered course(it ran out of fuel circling the Athens airport). MH 370 not only diverted course, it diverted in a very peculiar fashion, seeming aimed to keep out of reach of radar. That hardly seems like it was done accidentally, and I doubt the autopilot would have picked such a course if the pilots were incapacitated.

Comment: Re:At last... (Score 1) 114

Eh, Steve wasn't so much an innovator as a man with implacable tastes who really knew how to get his way. THAT is really what led Apple down the path to where it is today. Steve would have never ever accepted something as buggy as OS X right now without screaming at people and ripping their heads off. Tim Cook just seems to think that software quality really isn't that important.

Comment: Re:At last... (Score 3, Insightful) 114

It's not just their upgrade...they seem to really want to replicate Microsoft in its heyday, huge company, really shitty software. They managed to fuck up DNS on OS the fuck do you fuck up something as critical and (relatively) simple and stable as DNS?

Comment: Re:Whinging about free press... (Score 1) 533

Hypocrisy is ok as long as you have your sky friend and his child molester(Mohammed was quite proud about banging a 9 year old... "9 year olds Dude") on your side. Didn't you know that the Magical Sky Friend chose these people, but refuses to help out because he is too busy making sure these people follow all the magical sky friend's arcane rules, or else the magical sky friend has a big sad.

Comment: Re:We need to stop with the censorship already (Score 1) 533

They can't, because they force all their children to spend all their time memorizing the arcane rules of their sky friend. They fail to see the hypocrisy in constantly decrying the west meanwhile using all of it's technology. Either that or they feel themselves superior and thus they are "owed" technology on account that they are better friends with their sky friend and his child molester messenger.

Comment: Re:This is hilarious... (Score 1) 270

by antifoidulus (#49133463) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy
Protectionism is also a huge factor, China constantly decries other countries as being "protectionist", meanwhile they are one of the most protectionist countries on the planet. The spying just gives them another excuse to claim that they aren't *REALLY* violating WTO rules, they are just protecting themselves(if the spying thing hadn't come up, some other excuse would have)

Comment: Re:Enormous debt? (Score 1) 206

by antifoidulus (#48809091) Attached to: China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall
Um, I was speaking economically. While certainly there is a connection between economics and culture, it's nowhere near as strong as you seem to think it is(nor are the cultures all that different, both are at their core confucian societies). I never said that the Japanese would start selling their bonds, but it's doubtful with a savings rate that hovers around 1%(and with the current stagflation may even fall to below 0) that the Japanese can actually afford to buy new ones. Thats why the bonds may increasingly end up in foreign hands. You simply cannot buy bonds if you have no savings.

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