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Comment: Re:Pretty radical view of intent (Score 1) 325

by firesyde424 (#42625515) Attached to: Thailand Jails Dissident For What People Thought He Would Have Said

The sad part about that comment is that this kind of thing does happen in the US. Try walking into any major airport and casually discussing with a friend how could "hypothetically" blow up the airport.

It just occurred to me that our country is so sensitive about that, there is a very real possibility one could find themselves in trouble simply for posting about talking about hypothetically blowing up an airport.

Comment: Re:Pretty radical view of intent (Score 1) 325

by firesyde424 (#42625465) Attached to: Thailand Jails Dissident For What People Thought He Would Have Said

It would be kinda like being charged with conspiracy to commit a felony here for talking with some friends about how you go about robbing a bank; in a purely hypothetical manor.

The sad part about that comment is that this kind of thing does happen in the US. Try walking into any major airport and casually discussing with a friend how could "hypothetically" blow up the airport.

Comment: Re:Mods? Editors? Counter-insurgency? (Score 2) 332

by firesyde424 (#42276385) Attached to: NCTC Gets Vast Powers To Spy On U.S. Citizens

[sarcasm]
If our government or governments in general, had a history of abusing unchecked power, I would care... quite a bit actually. But fortunately, since that is not the case and our government can be trusted with the use of power that skirts established law, I am not worried....
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AMD

AMD Introduces New Opterons 128

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the not-dead-yet dept.
New submitter Lonewolf666 writes "According to SemiAccurate, AMD is introducing new Opterons that are essentially 'Opteron-ized versions of Vishera.' TDPs are lower than in their desktop products, and some of these chips may be interesting for people who want a cool and quiet PC." And on the desktop side, ZDNet reports that AMD will remain committed to the hobbyist market with socketed CPUs.

Comment: Re:Nice phone, but not as nice in the USA (Score 2) 348

by firesyde424 (#41919745) Attached to: Samsung's Galaxy S III Steals Smartphone Crown From iPhone

HTC did the same thing with the One X. If I understand it correctly, it had something to do with the Tegra 3 chipset not being compatible with LTE radios or something like that. I personally tracked down an International HTC One X. Cost me the same as a non-contract US HTC One X but I got twice the internal storage, quad core cpu, and a gpu that's at least as fast as the one in the US HTC One X.

And no, I don't miss LTE support. HSPA+ works just fine for me.

Comment: Re:This is going to work well (Score 3, Insightful) 119

by firesyde424 (#41843501) Attached to: Russia's Internet Blacklist Law Takes Effect

I knew the world was going down the tubes when I was working on a computer in a social studies class at the high school. The teacher was talking about the elections in Russia. At one point, a teenage girl near the front raises her hand and asks: "Where is Russia? Thats like... in South America, isn't it?"

What scared me was not that the girl asked the question but that she did not get laughed out of the class by nearly as many of her classmates and she should have.

Comment: Re:No LTE, less space than a nomad (Score 0) 359

by firesyde424 (#41820979) Attached to: Google's Nexus 4, 7, 10 Strategy: Openness At All Costs

Why is the lack of LTE lame? Are you that interested in being able to max your data cap faster than my HSPA+ phone can? Yes, LTE is technically the better service. But, in the US at least, HSPA+ support with a lack of LTE support is only really an issue if you are stuck in an area with good LTE coverage and no/spotty HSPA+ coverage.

Comment: Re:iSore? (Score 4, Insightful) 438

by firesyde424 (#41803557) Attached to: Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

This.... a thousand million times... this. I am so sick of the hero worship. Albert Einstein was a genius. Nikolai Tesla was a Genius. Thomas Edison was a great inventor and, arguably, a genius. Steve Jobs was none of these. He was a great salesman and perhaps even an extraordinary salesman, but not a genius. I heard some kid talking the other day about how Steve Jobs was a genius because he invented the smartphone and the MP3 player. It was all I could do to not slap the kid.

Let's be clear. Steve Jobs did NOT invent the smartphone. He did not invent MP3 players. He did not invent the personal computer. He merely repackaged those ideas into something else. Steve jobs was a great salesman, nothing more.

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