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Comment: Re:Unsafe at any speed (above 100 MPH)... (Score 1) 443

by mlw4428 (#47433645) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One
I get what you're saying, but if the "high speeds" were "nearly" 100MPH it's not unreasonable to wonder just how the car got literally ripped in half. I do wonder about the safety of a car like that. A lot of the US's top Interstate speed limits are between 70-80MPH. You're not talking a huge difference in speed at that point, so it's not unreasonable to at least question the safeness of the car and ask for some additional testing/data.

Comment: Re:Bitcoin isn't money but it's still a financial (Score 1) 135

by mlw4428 (#47424619) Attached to: Judge Shoots Down "Bitcoin Isn't Money" Argument In Silk Road Trial
God, then pay cash. You act as if YOUR legal financial dealings are important. Unless you're buying anthrax, massive amounts of coke, or guns with serial numbers filed off than chances are your dealings are about as interesting to the government as my pissing schedule is to you.

Comment: Re:Serious? (Score 1) 71

by mlw4428 (#47344707) Attached to: KeyStore Vulnerability Affects 86% of Android Devices
Third party firmwares patch this. However it's the carriers and manufacturers who lock down bootloaders, void warranties, and refuse to allow a more open environment that refuse to make additional changes or updates. I've got a Note 2, it was updated by Samsung nearly a month before Verizon could come out with the update and that was delayed quite a bit from when Google released 4.4.2.

You can blame Google all you want, but it's an Open Source OS and patches can be backported by anyone. Sadly the only people interested in doing that have no power over the carriers and device manufacturers.

Comment: Re:why would I want to hang with a buncha cunts (Score 2) 561

by mlw4428 (#47323221) Attached to: Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
I don't think that intelligence (perceived or not) is equatable to a hobby.You can't get "more intelligent" and those few that are true blue geniuses didn't just start being a genius the way you or I go out and start stamp collection. It's a biological trait, not a sociological construct.

Comment: Re:This is what a right is (Score 1) 128

by mlw4428 (#47298239) Attached to: Prisoners Freed After Cops Struggle With New Records Software
Due process and speedy trial could be argued as including additional processing time due to a new records management system. Obviously a reasonable amount of time should be considered, I'd think that some additional time, especially for a violent crime, would not be considered unreasonable.

Comment: Re:It's too slow. (Score 2) 254

by mlw4428 (#47286341) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?
The performance reasoning may go away sometime soon. Microsoft has been working on a native compiler and has a preview for Windows Store apps. They've said they're bringing it to the full .NET platform. At which point you get all the performance of C++ with the benefits of a robust framework and a good language.

Comment: Re:Massive conspiracy (Score 0) 465

by mlw4428 (#47259627) Attached to: IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation
I don't see how it 's a conspiracy. I don't recall tax law as being akin to criminal law and thus "innocent until proven guilty" doesn't really apply. All they did was target political groups (both conservative and liberal according to TFA) and audited them. I truly don't understand the big deal over this -- personally I think ALL political non-profits should be audited several times a year to ensure they're following all financial laws.

Comment: Re:Wrong premise (Score 2) 151

by mlw4428 (#47209087) Attached to: $3000 GeForce GTX TITAN Z Tested, Less Performance Than $1500 R9 295X2
You're absolutely right on that. They artificially lock out features that their higher-end non-gaming cards have (such as VT-d support, etc). Nvidia doesn't want YOU to use GTXs for computing or scientific applications...they want you to use cards like Tesla or Quaddro. In fact I bet the biggest difference between the GTX Titan Z and Telsa K40 is less price and more specific features. In fact when I looked the K40 was a bit pricier but was outranked in sheer performance (CUDA cores, pipelines, etc), but you can't virtualize GTX, it doesn't work with GRID computing, and a few other features.

Comment: Mother Russia... (Score 4, Interesting) 155

by mlw4428 (#47205929) Attached to: Getting the Most Out of the Space Station (Before It's Too Late)
Ol' Mother Russia should not forget that NASA pays them good monies to send our astronauts into space. Space X is slowly becoming a viable option and American commercialized companies will carry far more weight with NASA than Russia will. Putini should also strongly consider the effects of the US (and US's allies) in implementing trade sanctions and embargos on his nation and how quickly things can go south without a single bullet needing to be fired.

Comment: Re:Ellsberg got a fair trial (Score 1) 519

First of all I'm neither an authoritarian nor a hack. Name calling doesn't get you anywhere. Secondly I never said I agreed with the NSA's spying on American citizens, because I don't...but I'm also not one who says that it's acceptable to break a law to show another law has been broken. He didn't go through proper channels or even TRY to work within the system first. In fact he's recently came out and said he assumed a false identity and was trained to be a spy...this was never about him being a moral, upstanding, concerned citizen and I certainly wouldn't consider him morally superior to the NSA.

Lastly America is not a democracy. You and I don't have to agree to anything the government does, in fact the entire populace doesn't have to agree. We're a Republic and your elected representative is the one who has to agree or disagree -- which they did. Many times.

So before throwing out baseless insults and accusations you should take time to try and understand the situation in its entirety and not kneejerk into some reaction because "Gubmit bad, Snowden good".

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