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Comment: Re:just curious, why did you choose Android on ARM (Score 1) 69

by aztracker1 (#47374339) Attached to: ARM Launches Juno Reference Platform For 64-bit Android Developers
The problem is that a quad-core ARM isn't 40% as fast as a 6-core Intel, let alone a dual/quad 8-core AMD... Now, you can do some really cool things with ARM, if there were a decent I/O backplane for a cluster it would be awesome, but most can't even get 40mbps of throughput to a network adapter... When there are systems handling hundreds of thousands of requests per second, ARM won't handle that in its' current state, and those that have tried have been so much more expensive than x86 off the shelf, it won't save enough in power over its' lifetime. Doesn't mean it will always be that way... and yeah, I've looked, and it's cool.. but not worth it (yet).

Comment: Re:Which environment instead? (Score 3, Insightful) 73

by aztracker1 (#47054175) Attached to: Chrome 35 Launches With New APIs and JavaScript Features
For the most part the cross browser stuff is pretty straight forward these days, and if you're building a web application (not site) you can limit yourself to modern browsers without too much trouble... depending on your browser feature needs of course. IE11 is decent, 10 isn't bad, and 9 is doable. If you use react, angular or ember as a base, it's as good as most component ui systems. It's still easier than a cross platform codebase for native apps.

Comment: Re: Range is the issue (Score 1) 258

by aztracker1 (#46897115) Attached to: BMW Created the Most Efficient Electric Car In the US
Yes.. I understand that... My meaning is that the li batteries are from scarce resources, and sold in a limited market... More demand means increased prices... Barring improved methods of production or increased competition.. Which for the base materials is unlikely... Prices are likely to go up.

Comment: Re:Range is the issue (Score 1) 258

by aztracker1 (#46896909) Attached to: BMW Created the Most Efficient Electric Car In the US
The problem is that going all electric for many places isn't going to help anything... Many places burn fossil fuels for electricity. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for more electric cars.. just don't think it's necessarily going to improve the environment.. let alone the cost to dispose of the batteries properly. Our electronics waste is poisoning China, and Japan is leaking nuclear waste into the larger environment. There are plenty of issues to work towards improving.

How do you figure that with increased demand li-ion batteries will cost half as much? That's simply not how economics works.

Comment: Re:Refunds indicate bad tax planning (Score 1) 632

by aztracker1 (#46762763) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt
You can do direct deposit into a savings account, just get an account slip (routing and account number) from the bank. You can also do a checking account and simply shred the debit card and checks, or simply request not to have them. All you need is a routable account. You don't need "easy access"

Comment: Re:Gotta pay the government bills somehow (Score 1) 632

by aztracker1 (#46761535) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt
It's about affecting the whole... when a party gains popularity, even 8-10% this tends to be seen in policy changes in the other parties... I'm not pushing for a straight/classic libertarian agenda, I'm more pragmatic than that... the point is to influence the whole a bit more.

Comment: Re:Gotta pay the government bills somehow (Score 1) 632

by aztracker1 (#46761515) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt
It's about trying to reduce the size of government consistently... It's when a party tends to get 8-10% of the popular vote, and even 5% of seats in congress that those concepts start to influence decisions... I'm more pragmatic than a typical Libertarian, just the same I'm for creating change, and reducing the federal government in was Democrats or Republicans would oppose.

Comment: Re:Taxation (Score 1) 632

by aztracker1 (#46754899) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt
It definitely has me rethinking my tax contributions. I think if everyone changed their deductions to 99, so they don't have taxes taken out, it would choke the government off a bit... I'd rather 20-30% of my income go into savings for the year.. I won't make anything, but it at least would stop the interest free loan the the US Govt.

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