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Comment: Re:Here's why it's better than an S6 or iPhone 6 (Score 1) 104

by gl4ss (#49749271) Attached to: Asus ZenFone 2 Performance Sneak Peek With Intel Z3580 Inside

zenphones are pretty popular in thailand.. the previous phones were selling at ranges of 100-200 dollars.

heck, I believe intel and asus got a deal where intel is throwing the chips at asus so that intel gets some traction and user testing.. that is, I believe they're getting the chips cheaper than similar sized arm chips would cost.

Comment: Re:Force his hand..."Sue me! Sooner than later..." (Score 1) 369

by gl4ss (#49749263) Attached to: Student Photographer Threatened With Suspension For Sports Photos

he didn't go to take pictures of pictures.

if you're allowed on the movie set, allowed to take pictures there.. no contract was made and the pictures are not a work for hire.

you think disney owns copyright on everything that discusses star wars? the school doesn't own shit - and furthermore what's telling is that the principal thought that the kid was making money(irs?).

like, what the fuck? that's extortion.

what maybe had taken place was that the principal had previously taken a bribe or hired his own photographer? or maybe the principals cousin was getting paid by the school to be the "official photographer of stuff everyone was free to photograph anyways"(tm).

Comment: Re:ehh... (Score 2) 45

by gl4ss (#49741911) Attached to: Rate These 53 Sub-$200 Hacker SBCs, Win 1 of 20

I'd rather care if it can run step steppers 100khz+ rates reliably rather than if it has quad core or even 1ghz.

da faq though about the survey...

like.. the fuck do they expect to get answers on if boards that are not available are good or not? I was hoping it would be a good list of boards that can be bought, like, right now.

Comment: Re:Seems obvious now (Score 2, Interesting) 214

well, they were just concerned that people are really, really, really stupid.

which is fair. I mean, look at youtube now. full of newage idiots babbling about how we're moving to a new age and all that stuff. luckily the people who believe in that kind of crap and conspiracy theories about the government suppressing information about crystals usually just stick to their homes(and to scamming money out of other idiots, seriously, look at any youtube channel about newage/conspiracy stuff. if they have more than 2 hours of content they want to sell you something, even if they're babbling about the end of the monetary system).

Comment: Re:Using the same logic (Score 1) 100

by gl4ss (#49734615) Attached to: US Levels Espionage Charges Against 6 Chinese Nationals

I'm pretty sure Von Braun never visited nazi germany again after leaving it(would have been pretty hard to do).

anyways, it's probably some feedback filter. and military applications? yeah, they use walkie talkies.

totally ground breaking tech only available from the few small companies? veery fucking unlikely. doubt they even had decent patent protection.

Comment: Re:But...batteries? (Score 1) 85

if this was cost effective way of turning electricity into bitcoins they would NEVER EVER embed it into mobile phones. they wouldn't even sell the chip, they would just put it in a warehouse somewhere to do it's thing.

also for some reason they think this chip _enables_ bitcoin payments on a mobile phone when in reality you don't need any chip like it for bitcoin payments on a mobile phone.

so it smells. it's a scam on some level or another.

bitcoin mining on a special chip in your mobile phone is a stupid idea, even IF you have the building blocks to make it not be such a stupid idea(magic chip) it would still be stupid to put the in mobile phones when they would be much more affordable and cost effective to put in electrical heaters or whatever - almost _anything_ else than a mobile phone.

and you don't need it for payments as said again. there's no practical need for the chip to be inside your mobile phone - it's practically the stupidest place to put it in!

Comment: Re:I see the master plan (Score 1) 122

by gl4ss (#49733877) Attached to: Jason Scott of Textfiles.com Wants Your AOL & Shovelware CDs

mostly it's not a problem.
but he's been sued before I think.

also, this is not a new project.. I think I saw a speech from him about this like a year ago+ already.

why it's mostly not a problem? the shareware stuff etc is licensed for shared like that. HOWEVER many of the shovelware cd collections sometimes has.. eh.. let's say, less than authorized stuff. I remember one shareware cd having a full version of exterminator(with warez group crack intro and all) for example. probably went in there by a mistake but anyways..

Comment: Re:The song remains the same (Score 2) 201

by gl4ss (#49716223) Attached to: Baton Bob Receives $20,000 Settlement For Coerced Facebook Post

civil? huh? why not a criminal case.
prosecutor should be prosecuted for not bringing a criminal case then...

and it's used in newspapers now already against them. the reason they would do a settlement is to get off cheaper.

anyways, settlements are common in criminal cases as well. the whole settlement system needs to go - it's a joke internationally and seemingly makes the prosecution first try to up the charges so they can settle down so they don't need to go to court and instead can blackma.. "negotiate" the culprit to admit to something lower - which makes the whole system a joke and not a justice system(the law has certain punishments for certain crimes, it's not supposed to be a negotiation and the court is supposed to find out what happened).

for example if the prosecution has evidence that someone murdered someone, they damn well should prosecute it as a murder and not try to make a deal for manslaughter - and if they have just evidence of it being a manslaughter then they should prosecute it as such! it's not the prosecutions job to make a deal with the culprit about what the crime was...

Comment: Re:The song remains the same (Score 2) 201

by gl4ss (#49715371) Attached to: Baton Bob Receives $20,000 Settlement For Coerced Facebook Post

which makes the whole settlement system bullshit.

also it's common that through the settlement process the crimes committed turn into whole other crimes. and what does that mean? that the statistics will never be correct.

besides though, the dismissal of the officers involved is an admission of guilt.

Comment: Re:Democracy (Score 1) 294

by gl4ss (#49704407) Attached to: The Solution To Argentina's Banking Problems Is To Go Cashless

sure he did.

he proposed switching to a cashless system.
but cashless doesn't make a system currencyless.

like, move to bitcoin? perhaps.

but if you move to amazon payments, paypal or whatever, then you're just moving to dollars. or if you're moving to a peso based cashless system, you're still operating with pesos.

it's a stupid article really. "just move back to dollarzzz!!!"

Comment: Re:golden age? with them trying to create the firs (Score 1) 86

by gl4ss (#49696597) Attached to: Are We Entering a "Golden Age of Quantum Computing Research"?

they certainly marketed it as a quantum computer.

anyways, what I was indeed after was does their thing perform faster than a simulation ran on similarly costing hardware of the supposed process?

anyways, saying that we're entering the golden age of quantum computers is like saying that we were entering the golden age of hollywood began in 1800's. it's just stupid. maybe it's the golden age for funding for these guys though.

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 1) 245

it's just a jobs creation scam.

and for keeping the black people out of key positions, of course. the system only provides money(and power) to the people running the tests - people who shouldn't have a job in the first place there. the person administrating the test essentially pulls the answers out of his ass and reads the signs as he wishes. furthermore the whole concept of it was created as a stress test. like, I always wondered, how it's supposed to test between a lie and just being really stressed about being asked if you drove over a pedestrian last week?

at least it's not as silly as the french handwriting analysis.

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