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Comment: Re:Compute per watt (Score 1) 80

by murkwood7 (#48916473) Attached to: Modular Smartphones Could Be Reused As Computer Clusters

Until we reach a point where compute per watt stabilizes, it is highly unlikely that anyone would be interested in using old components to build a cluster.

The first clusters WERE 'old components'. Not all of us had budgets that allowed the latest technology. Some of us didn't HAVE a budget, just a roomfull of 'old components'.

Comment: Re:The average human being (Score 1) 291

by murkwood7 (#48844655) Attached to: Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Not at all. To have that happen they have to prove that you're a physical danger to yourself or somebody else. Simply being eccentric, insane, or even being a criminal sociopath who defrauds people doesn't have a chance of landing you there.

My first thought to this is: "What country do you live in? Where reality has something to do with the court system?" .\:p/.

In my country (USA), everything depends on what the definition of the word 'is' is. And the only ones qualified to even discuss the issue are lawyers. Because, of course 'the truth' is 'vastly overated'.

Comment: Re:Starting to get weary of clickbait "journalism" (Score 1) 45

by murkwood7 (#48523729) Attached to: Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria

They don't write like that for clickbait. They write like that because it's easier to read.

Seems to me that click-baiters also write like that.

How do you tell the difference? Without just "knowing"? i.e., There are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of scholarly sites. And entirely unknown numbers of click-baiters.

The unfacts, did we have them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude.