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Comment: Re:Confucius say: (Score 1) 353

I spent $1,200 on my Black MacBook and got eight years of use ($150 per year). Prior to that, I spent $1,200 on a Dell laptop that gave me three years of use ($400 per year). Do the math.

Yeah and I have had a Toshiba laptop last 5 years at 400. Thats 80 bucks a year. Both of our accounts a merely anecdotal though.

Comment: Re:Wonder How Much? (Score 4, Insightful) 292

by lister king of smeg (#48162351) Attached to: Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Wonder how much the dealer franchises had to pay in bribes for a unanimous vote. Seems a bit overkill when you only need a majority.

They didn't have to Michigan is the home of Detroit the "Motor City". Any one voting against it would have been shooting themselves in the foot come time for election funding.

+ - ChromeOS will no longer support ext2/3/4 on external drives/SD cards

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Chrome OS is based on the Linux kernel and designed by Google to work with web applications and installed applications. Chromebook is one of the selling laptopn on Amazon. However, devs decided to drop support for ext2/3/4 on external drivers and SD card. It seems that ChromiumOS developers can't implement a script or feature to relabel EXT volumes in the left nav that is insertable and has RW privileges using Given that this is the main filesystem in Linux, and is thereby automatically well supported by anything that leverages Linux, this choice makes absolutely no sense. Google may want to drop support for external storage and push the cloud storage on everyone. Overall Linux users and community members are not happy at all."

Comment: Re:And some say Obama isn't a Republican (Score 2) 425

by lister king of smeg (#48079777) Attached to: Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Every time I hear that I think the same thing:
"Hey look, another knucklehead who doesn't actually pay attention to politics but says what ever group think crap he pulls out of his ass so he can feel important."

Really both sides want ongoing endless war in the middle east, both sides want to increases surveillance and move toward a police state, both parties side with big media, both sides want internet censorship,... need I go on. Its not crap when its true. Look at the debates what gets argued, abortion which has been in an endless stalemate since the 60s the. health care well some movement but not in a direction that anyone other than the insurance companies wanted, they argue about war in the middleast but both sides do the same thing go arm extremist topple government then go fight extremists that we armed earlier, controll/access has made no real movement either way. where is the real difference?

Comment: Re:Tech Companies have become warring fiefdoms (Score 1) 161

by lister king of smeg (#48056169) Attached to: Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

I was carrying a smartphone 10 years ago, my new one is faster, prettier and better integrated, but does it do anything the other one couldn't... nope. Just polishing there, no innovation that I can see. In fact the battery life is significantly worse.

Yeah only back then we called them PDA's

+ - Reddit Forces Remote Workers To Live In San Francisco Or Lose Job->

Submitted by Kethinov
Kethinov (636034) writes "Having just raised $50 million, reddit suddenly decided to force all its remote workers to move to San Francisco. From the article: "Company CEO Yishan Wong took to Twitter to confirm the new employee policy, which he said was unrelated to the new investment. 'Intention is to get whole team under one roof for optimal teamwork. Our goal is to retain 100 percent of the team,' he said." The decision was not well received by everyone, with some suggesting that perhaps Yishan should get with the 21st century instead."
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+ - Homeland Security settles lawsuit of reporter whose home they illegally searched 1

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "In a lawsuit settlement Homeland Security has agreed to pay $50,000 and promise to return everything they seized — including confidential files and paperwork that identified Homeland Security whistleblowers –during an illegal raid of a reporter’s home.

Audrey Hudson, an award-winning journalist most recently at the Washington Times, told The Daily Signal she was awoken by her barking dog around 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2013, to discover armed government agents had descended on her property under the cover of darkness. The agents had a search warrant for her husband’s firearms. As they scoured the home, Hudson was read her Miranda rights.

While inside Hudson’s house, a U.S. Coast Guard agent confiscated documents that contained “confidential notes, draft articles, and other newsgathering materials” that Hudson never intended for anyone else to see. The documents included the identities of whistleblowers at the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard is part of Homeland Security.

The settlement requires the government to return all documents, destroy all notes made from these papers, and promise it did not copy anything. Does anyone believe this?"

Comment: Re: How about... (Score 2) 482

by lister king of smeg (#48052455) Attached to: Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

It's not creepy if it works. It's kind of like real spam - try millions of times and if one works it pays off.

Dick pics/crude messages work for a subset of women as do really well thought out messages. But a really good message costs 30m-1h; a bad one .5 minutes even if the response rate is 10x worse it is still worth it.

I wonder if there is actually a biological factor here?

Hear me out, the predominate male animal biological strategy is to inseminate as many females as possible, each insemination involves injecting millions of sperm after one or two eggs per female. Is it possible that this digital mating-dance-span as it were, is just a logical exstension of the biological stratagy.

Comment: Re:In Theory? (Score 1) 274

by lister king of smeg (#48049155) Attached to: Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

Why should she not be simply because she is friends with the President? We see again that our Republican rulers do not treat us fairly.

Republican rulers?

Why should she not be simply because she is friends with the President?

Republican - I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Natural laws have no pity.