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Comment: Re:Chen? Sounds Chinese (Score 1) 110

by AK Marc (#47429655) Attached to: Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

China won't even let MS push out the Taiwanese IME unless you have a specially-flagged build of Windows (which I've never been able to find).

What's the difference between the Taiwanese IME and the Chinese one (assuming you can select Traditional)?

And Taiwan is "protected" by the US, so they'll likely do better than Tibet did.

Comment: Re:Wish I could say I was surprised (Score 1) 110

by AK Marc (#47429645) Attached to: Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted
If I proved that cats claws grow proportionally to zinc in their system (assuming otherwise healthy), up to zinc overdoses, it may be valid, presumably interesting, but I doubt that it would be picked up by a "major" paper. But if I proved that human IQ was proportional to the temperature of the blankets one slept under, that would be published many places and gain me much fame. Even if the results were faked and peers paid off.

The solution would seem to be the university publishing all the unpublished articles, peer reviewed by others in the same system. They'd be published, and if they can't pass a peer review, that should come out.

Comment: Re:The relevant part (Score 1) 560

by AK Marc (#47428781) Attached to: Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

It's the government's job to prove your guilt, not your job to prove your innocence.

He wasn't accused of a crime, so the government didn't need to prove guilt. He was ordered in a divorce proceeding to provide the money he was shown to have, or prove he no longer has it. He refused to do either, so was held in contempt. He was "proven" to have committed the crime of not obeying the court. That was the only "crime" committed.

Comment: Re:Incandescent will be best for the environment. (Score 1) 179

by Bill_the_Engineer (#47428647) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Thanks for the suggestion, but I already have a high efficiency heat pump and according to the Geothermal Savings Calculator my annual cooling savings is only $471/yr (heating is only $255/yr).

At least by supplementing my electrical source with solar energy, I can use any possible excess on lighting or appliances.

Comment: Re:The relevant part (Score 1) 560

by AK Marc (#47428239) Attached to: Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Willfully obtuse. Anyone who's passed 2nd grade civics knows it's the government's job to prove your guilt (hiding the money), not your job to prove your innocence(money was spent).

You are the one that's willfully obtuse. The government proved he had possession. He then deliberately hid it from the government, so the government can't "prove" anything past that point. That is sufficient to hold him in contempt for not providing the money known to exist, or proof it no longer exists.

He claimed he was defrauded. Then refused to file a fraud complaint against the person (or persons) who defrauded him. The inconsistent behavior and proof he had the money, but no indication of where it went after he deliberately hid it.

Comment: Re:Up to 250m? (Score 1) 147

by Bengie (#47424577) Attached to: Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines
The chassis is around $1,200, but I can get a chassis with a 2tb/s back plane for around $2k that supports up to 144 1gb Ethernet ports, but the line cards get you. When I looked up pricing for ZyXEL VDSL2 line cards, I was seeing "new" prices of over $5.5k for 48 ports from many retailers. That's about $100 per port, so about on-par with 1gb fiber. The 1gb DSL will probably be a lot more expensive. You can probably get used VDSL2 line cards for your $900 price, but you're not going to have that benefit with the new 1gb DSL.

The bigger issue is the range. the 1gb DSL only has a 100m-200m effective range. 250m is the best and will rarely happen. DSL also consumes a lot more power, almost a magnitude more when you include everything.

The other issue is the uplink ports. I can get a 1gb fiber port with a 20km range that uses 0.5watts max for about $100 on my switch at home. 10gb ports, start around $2k for 100m stretches, and get up to $5k quickly when you need distances in km units. These DSL boxes with 1gb ports are going to need 10gb uplinks if they want to even remotely handle the rates they claim. I bet you're going to be looking at $10k for a line card and $5k for the uplinks. That's already $15k.

Comment: Re:The relevant part (Score 1) 560

by AK Marc (#47422563) Attached to: Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Yes, they were demanding that he prove a negative, which is of course impossible to do.

So receipts are imaginary? He "spent" the money, and couldn't prove the positive that he spent the money.

If the government couldn't prove that he still had the money, the government had no business holding him.

You are asking the government to prove the negative. That he didn't spend the money.

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