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Comment Re:For an alternative (Score 1) 581 581

Exactly. in order to grow, they'll need investment capital. Those investors will want a return on their investment and, they'll insist on a site that's capable of being monetized. Creepshots, vitriolic, racist hate speech, underage pics and, shaming fat people just are not anything that's good for a business in the long run.
Likewise, it doesn't occur to the users that they might be the problem. That's why Reddit is filled with ex Diggsters and 4Chan rejects. Good luck not having the exact same problem in 5 - 6 years at Voat.

Comment Re:Racist terms? (Score 2) 409 409

Cracker Barrel isn't meant as a term of offense. Specifically, it's a term coined because general stores in the 19th centuries kept items, Like crackers in large barrels. Though, I wouldn't hold them up as a standard of racial harmony considering how many times they've been sued for racial discrimination.

Comment Re:Ghost town (Score 1) 276 276

They have some awesome bars though.
The real problems most older cities have is they are trapped in a cycle of gentrification and decay. The one redeeming quality about Cuyahoga county is they have bitchin Public transportation system. Unless they figure out a way to get the poor/ criminal element out of the city, it's all for naught.

Comment Re:There are those of us who can see it coming (Score 2) 397 397

Let me break it down for you. Christians are white therefore it is perfectly politically correct to demonize them. Contrast this with muslims. I'm not trying to conflate your viewpoint with racism and I wish there were a better explanation because I do not consider myself a racist but that's the explanation occam's razor leads me to.

Well, that can't be right. My family is Baptist and Negro.

Comment Re:Well, she got the job. (Score 2) 56 56

My concern is that it appears that she seems to have been ostracized and punished by members of the scientific community for publishing her paper. Science and peer review aren't supposed to inject personal feelings into research. It's not supposed to be a case of liking or disliking her data but, whether or not it's accurate.

Comment Re:It's a SERVICE (Score 5, Informative) 713 713

The USPS is totally self funded and profitable. The problem is Congress gave them a near-impossible pension funding mandate so that they could borrow against those pension funds. It's more like the government is leeching off of USPS. Not the other way around

Comment Re:On the motherboard? (Score 3, Informative) 510 510

Unless there are additional details not disclosed on their kinda sleazy looking; but unabashed website, the hardware component seems like it is either a mistake(perhaps referring to some sort of anti-theft tag?) or an additional feature specific to this major chain.

If you look at the company's pricing information, it only quotes software licensing fees and prices for additional/replacement/updated install media. No mention of hardware components, much less the sort of model-specific inventory mess that any deep integration would require. Obviously, the information available on the seller's site for that offering doesn't preclude a custom offering for a large customer, with more robust features; but it also isn't as though lying about the existence of super-tough hardware security in order to reduce the risk that your clueless customer tries to have their nephew who "knows computers" install a cracked copy of XP on a "bricked" machine would be a terribly unlikely strategy...

Unless there are additional details not disclosed on their kinda sleazy looking; but unabashed website, the hardware component seems like it is either a mistake(perhaps referring to some sort of anti-theft tag?) or an additional feature specific to this major chain.

If you look at the company's pricing information, it only quotes software licensing fees and prices for additional/replacement/updated install media. No mention of hardware components, much less the sort of model-specific inventory mess that any deep integration would require. Obviously, the information available on the seller's site for that offering doesn't preclude a custom offering for a large customer, with more robust features; but it also isn't as though lying about the existence of super-tough hardware security in order to reduce the risk that your clueless customer tries to have their nephew who "knows computers" install a cracked copy of XP on a "bricked" machine would be a terribly unlikely strategy...

There appears to be something they add either through hardware or software than can require you to use a USB thumb drive as a key. Check out the accessories page. I'm going to say that it's both hardware and software.
"Require an unLock device like a CD or a USB Thumb Drive to always be available or the device locks. It will not work unless the unLock device is found."

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Submission + - Defense Department is using PlayStation consoles t->

captainkoloth writes: What do you get when you string 1,760 Sony PlayStation 3 video gaming consoles together? You get the Condor Cluster — the biggest, fastest interactive computer the Defense Department has, according to the Air Force
Because there hasn't been a story about a PS3 supercomputer in a few months. This one is being used for surveillance analysis and face recognition.

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