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Comment: Re:Actually, it does ! (Score 1) 375

by kuzb (#47732719) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

..which is precisely why nobody has been nuked since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fear of this nuclear arsenal and the widespread carnage it would cause if X and Y started to throw them at each other is a very real deterrent. It's not at all pathetic to think that if everyone has a doomsday weapon, that everyone will be a lot more reluctant to push the button. Everyone loses such a war, and everyone knows it. The only way you don't lose is if the person you're targeting doesn't have them.

Comment: Re:Actually, it does ! (Score 1) 375

by kuzb (#47732669) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

The problem with these treaties is that everyone signs them, and nobody abides by them. If you happen to be the one country that does, you wind up fucked by all the others that talked out of the side of their mouth.

The real problem is that there is no significant downside to violating UN sanctions. I mean, the US does it all the time.

Comment: Re:Thirty minutes is ridiculous. Swap out the pack (Score 1) 190

by kuzb (#47731325) Attached to: How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?

I would gladly wait 30 minutes. My problem isn't with the charge time, it's with how ridiculously priced Tesla vehicles are in the first place.

Although, I do wonder what happens when electric vehicles go mainstream, and the demand for a charging port gets to the point where the stations can't keep up with it and lines form. Right now it's not a big deal because most electric cars either can't replace a gas powered car due to range issues, or are so expensive they're out of the reach of anyone except the rich.

Comment: Re:Lesson one (Score 1) 179

by kuzb (#47721741) Attached to: Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

Except nobody outside of tech circles knows who elon musk is. They all know what "Tesla Motors" is though.

It's like saying James Maxwell was bigger than his math/physics/ideas. This is only true if you're student of it. For everyone else, the conveniences that came out of the ideas are the big thing, and most don't even know who he was.

On the other hand, everyone and his dog knows who Steve Jobs is, because he was such a narcissist that he set everything up to make it seem like it was all his idea.

Comment: Re:I'd love to be in his class (Score 1) 179

by kuzb (#47721599) Attached to: Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

>The desktop Windows market is shrinking rapidly

No it isn't. All you're seeing is that PCs are now better built and more robust. People don't need the latest breakthrough in technology because the last breakthroughs are still carrying them. I ran my last video card for 6 years before I felt the need to replace it and that was because it was damaged, not because the specs of the card itself were not good enough.

What you see as a "shrinking market share" is actually people who are happy enough with their current setup that they feel no need to change it.

UNIX was half a billion (500000000) seconds old on Tue Nov 5 00:53:20 1985 GMT (measuring since the time(2) epoch). -- Andy Tannenbaum

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