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Comment: Re:don't have money to waste (Score 1) 77

by PopeRatzo (#47546283) Attached to: SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

Military budgets were higher as a result of Iraq and Afghanistan, but you'd have to count the entire military budget as "war costs" to reach even $4T, much less $6T.

Well, it adds up pretty fast when you look at the lost productivity of the men and women who went to fight and the fact that now we're on the hook for a lifetime of medical care for every single one of them, plus other benefits, and a lot of them came back very broken, with pieces missing and will require expensive medical care for the rest of their lives.

When you see the $4-6 trillion figure for the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, you're looking at more than just the cost of bullets and MREs. The notion of True Price Accounting, where you look at the externalities of a product, service or government policy, is actually quite useful. It gives us a good idea of the true costs of things. A former CIA guy named Robert David Steele has written a few books on this topic and they're quite illuminating. He's also the guy who wrote a book called "Open Source Everything" which is a very interesting take on government and information.

Comment: Re:Hardware ages too (Score 1) 227

So, if Apple intends for your iPhone to only last a year, why do they sell 2 year AppleCare plans, again?

My point was not that the products actually do last more than a year. My point is that sleazy Apple purposely borks their old hardware with updates so you have to buy a new gadget.

The notion that the best we can hope for, paying $900 for an iPhone 5 (64gig) is that it last 12 months is absurd. And you're saying, "Well, what do you expect?"

I guess I can't tell if you're trying to cover for Apple or if you agree with me in hoping that people figure it out.

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 4, Insightful) 419

by Zero__Kelvin (#47545377) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
The fact that you don't know what does and does not constitute the kernel is a tribute to your cluelessness. Extra points for not knowing that Linus always openly acknowleges that he doesn't do most of the work but still gets most of the credit. Linus is actually a very humble guy. He just doesn't suffer fools well, which explains your butthurt completely, of course.

Comment: Re:Hardware ages too (Score 1) 227

No one promised you could own something that works for more than a year.

Then why do they sell 2 years worth of AppleCare?

I'm guessing if you were to ask Tim Cook, "Say, you scrawny little Cryptkeeper-looking fuck, will your product work for more than a year?", I bet he'd tell me about all this customers that are still using 60gig iPods and swear to God that Apple isn't doing what everyone here knows they're doing, which is borking anything over a year old. Then, he'd ask if I've ever seen a grown man naked.

Comment: Re:Oh, bore off (Score 1) 263

by CrimsonAvenger (#47545269) Attached to: Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Iraq on the basis of made-up "evidence" of non-existing weapons of mass destructions

You are probably unaware that chemical weapons are defined as WMDs in all the treaties related to WMDs.

And you are likely also unaware that Hussein used chemical weapons against his Kurdish population.

You are most likely also unaware that some chemical weapons were found when the US Army moved into Iraq.

Note that all those things were mentioned in the news at the time (at the time meant the Clinton Presidency in the first two cases, the Bush one for the third case), but presumably you don't (or can't) read the news either.

Which is why, presumably, you're still blathering about non-existant WMDs in Iraq.

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 1, Insightful) 419

by Zero__Kelvin (#47545119) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
Please point me to the fine print that requires me to treat incompetent people who waste my time and cause others to falsely accuse me of creating code that crashes their computer in any other manner. As far as I am concerened, Linus was far too nice.

Comment: Re:You having problems, John Galt? (Score 2) 77

by CrimsonAvenger (#47545089) Attached to: SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

Interesting you should say that when Musk has the cheapest space launch capabilities in the world, is in the process of making his first stage reusable (and thus cheaper still), is in the process of man-rating a seven-man capsule that will be reusable and will cost less to launch than the three-man Soyuz, and is developing a heavy-lift launcher that can put more payload into orbit than Shuttle ever could.

And all on his own dime....

Comment: Re:Great. Now the sloth community... (Score 1, Flamebait) 419

by Zero__Kelvin (#47545085) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
You joke, I know, but they already are. You need only look at the posts here whining about his "tirade" and claiming he is "unprofessional" and questioning why anyone would develop the kernel to see exactly who the sloths are and see them demanding he change his behaviour to cosign their sloth.

To all of those people, please, please , please do the world a favor and change careers. Seriously. If you can't see why he is 100% right to be outraged at all the time wasted and all the problems caused by the sloth it takes to make this kind of incompetent mistake, just accept the fact that as a software developer you'd make a great janitor and change careers. Let the people who are qualified to do software development work, and accept that you were sold a bill of goods when you were told that computers were where the money was at, and that anyone - even you - could do it. It takes real skills and commitment, and you are destroying the industry with your sub-subpar skills and lack of attention to detail.

Comment: Re:Linux, a miracle (Score 3, Insightful) 419

by Zero__Kelvin (#47545031) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
Because every truly competent developer agrrees with him. We all hate incompetence, and Linus speaks for us all when he lays in to some incompetent for sullying the gene pool of software developers everywhere. Linus' approach has a truly wonderful effect. The incompetent people run away crying "Ohh Noze! He was mean to me! Doesn't he know that I have a right to be incompetent and still be treated with kid gloves??!!!". The competent people say "Thank you Linus for saying what we all wanted to say!" and continue to develop. I have no idea if the effect of his tirades is intentional, but make no mistake about it. It is not merely acceptable. It is ideal.

Comment: Re:What is the business case of SpaceX? (Score 3, Insightful) 77

by CrimsonAvenger (#47544247) Attached to: SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

SpaceX has scheduled eleven launches over the next several years with the US Government as the customer (ISS resupply missions).

In addition, it has 17 launches scheduled for other customers (private satellite launches).

So, no, SpaceX doesn't have to do space tourism, nor do asteroid mining, nor make all their money being a government contractor. What they are is a LAUNCH company. They don't do payloads, they just put other people's payloads into orbit for them cheaply.

Comment: Re:don't have money to waste (Score 4, Insightful) 77

by CrimsonAvenger (#47544227) Attached to: SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

It should be noted that deficits for Obama's years in office amount to $4T to $6T. And those had nothing to do with our wars.

It should also be noted that unless we're counting Vietnam, Korea, and WW2, we haven't had $4T to $6T in war costs. Military budgets were higher as a result of Iraq and Afghanistan, but you'd have to count the entire military budget as "war costs" to reach even $4T, much less $6T.

It should also be noted that we're making absolutely no attempt to "pay down" our debts. The National Debt goes up every year, by rather more than $500B (rather more than $1T during most of Obama's terms).

Comment: Re:Typical (Score 1) 140

by Zero__Kelvin (#47544167) Attached to: Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations
You'll note that math has been around for thousands of years. It is the process of doing it with a computer that is recent. By your argument, there's nothing patentable about computers because they just do the same thing that has been done for thousands of years, but just a little differently.

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