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Comment Re:The Source? (Score 1) 136

Oh, no. I blame everyone involved.

from the complacent masses to the corporate shills and everyone in between, including the actors, the writers, the media manufacturers, the game console and television makers, the people who designed HDCP, the people who make sure that I get to suffer through the threats before every film i PAID for, while the actual people who are copying the stuff quite happily remove same... the list is quite well populated.

I benefit directly from media sales, as I own a very successful business in the publishing industry, and I am 100% totally against "copy-protection" of all kinds. But like politics, the masses just won't stand up for themselves, they don't even understand why they should... and so this is what we all end up with. Shite.

Comment Re:But intel... (Score 0) 132

But intel keeps telling us we only need 4 cores for games?!

They're right. A quad-core intel chip beats the pants off an eight-core AMD chip... for twice the money. The maximum frame rates are only maybe 5% higher, but the minimums are almost 50% higher. If it's worth the money to you to keep your minimum frame rates up, which really can make the difference between killing and being killed in an online match mind you, then you buy the Intel chip.

To me, saving a hundred bucks (and almost another hundred on the motherboard, which was also cheaper) was more important. But to each their own.

Comment Re:Far more abundant than lithium? (Score 1) 191

The cost of raw materials tends to drop as the demand rises. This sounds counter intuitive but what happens is that technological advances in finding and extracting raw material generate price drops. Think shale oil.
In theory the Earth is a finite resource, in practice human ingenuity overcomes scarceness.

That's like saying, "I didn't die between 9am and 11am this morning, so I have overcome death!"

Comment Re: At what point do we reevaluate the position (Score 1) 246

Of course, it often gets confused for socialism in the US, because "socialism" is on its way to becoming a word like "hipster" where it means whatever you want it to mean.

Well what are the socialist countries, then? What is all the "European-style Socialism" we're always hearing about and how the hell is Barack Obama a Socialist?

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer