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Comment Re:Better question (Score 1) 99

Simple, no competition, AMD is almost dead and can't put out anything close to what intel can do, and intel it self will not drive prices down on a monopoly, so we will get same performance at the same price just with a different sticker, until the day mobile processors actually can get close to what a desktop can do.

Comment Re:Protect the children - but not from this or tha (Score 1) 381

I would comment a similar thing.
I can't understand quite why some people are so worried teenagers may watch porn, or even see a boob on TV (even though every one sucked on one for 1 year), but will quite happily let prime time TV show extreme violence, either real (news) or fake (series or movies).
If they are so worried that kids watching sex will repeat the acts, why they are not in a even more vicious "crusade" against all and any form violence on TV and internet?
Up to 50 years ago I could understand people have this kind of attitude, when pretty much sex was synonymous of pregnancy and the parents of the kid (the girl's parents only usually) would bear the cost of it, but for decades we have quite good anti-conceptional methods that (when used properly, of course) can pretty much eliminate the risk of undesired pregnancy and greatly reduce transmission of STD.
To me, if they want to legislate the content of porn site, it should be incentivizing use of condoms, pills, and other methods (facials are also good for pregnancy prevention hahaha).

Comment Re:Spec (Score 1) 81

Precisely, 4G was suppose to be up to 1Gbps, cell providers couldn't even get 100Mbps (where I live it goes to maybe 20Mbps in a good day far from downtown) but started advertising as 4G. Anyone want to guess what will happen? they will upgrade to some HSUDPA+++ that will not get to 1Gbps even in a test lab and will still sell it as 5G, will update the data caps to 10Gb, if that much, and will double the price.... and we suckers will buy it because cat videos.

Comment Re:Gray-market Nintendo smuggling (Score 1) 111

This is the real reason, they (as others before them) close shop here because the offical cannot compete with smugglers and people buying offshore. They probably won't lose one single sale, as it will be promptly replaced by gray market produce, and at a cheaper price, great deal for the consumer, except there is no warranty, but would be no different than before as consumer right here are a far cry from what is practiced in the US.
I don't by most of my electronics locally and so does anyone else, for example, iphone sales represent, IIRC, 0.4% of the phone market here, but I would say about a third of people I know owns one, none purchased here.

Comment Re: I can understand (Score 2) 111

mod the parent up (sadly I have no more points)

It is sad but true, we pay huge amounts of taxes (almost 35% of GDP this year) and have no quality in government services.
This bureaucracy infects even the private organizations, that suppose to be more nimble than the publlic sector but are just as bad, because no one trusts their employees (rightly so, unfortunetly).
And politicians don't want to change anything, because they get wealthy in the chaos, big companies also (only those can navigate the paperwork and "grease" the wheels), and the people either don't know or don't care... it's depressing.

Comment Re:Science (Score 1) 85

Actually, from what I recall, dark matter, and dark energy, are just place holders for stuff that generate effects that we can measure but yet do not have an explanation for, we have a few hypotesis, some more likely than others, but no proof for any of those yet.
Basically we KNOW that our models are incomplete and that are stuff out there causing galaxies to rotate at a different speed than it supposed to be just by visible matter and that are other stuff making shit fly appart faster, but we don't have an actual clue of what they are.

Comment Re:#notallgeekyguys (Score 1) 1198

I would mod parent up if it weren't a 5 already, it said pretty much everything. I've watched the video and can relate to his situation, going through university "untouched", but quite differently, I'm not an entititled, narcisistic, delusional psicopath who thinks he didn't get laid because women are hyppocrites (which they are, but aren't we all...), that's my fault, and only mine. Blaming others for your problems is easy.

What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!