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Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 83

Nuclear technology is great.

Except when you have humans in the loop.

Then .. it's pretty terrible.

We need smaller, automated nuclear power which automatically shuts down by design where it is literally impossible for it to screw up.

And then it still will a few more times over the next century. But then the lost areas will be a mile in radius rather than 12.5 miles to 50 miles in radius.

Comment I got a great idea! (Score 1) 83

1) Stop shipping U.S. jobs to india and replacing those here with H1B's. H1B's should be reserved for brilliant and rare candidates who are truly in short supply.

2) Stop being so evil with Windows 10. Seriously- rip a lot of stuff out.

3) Develop something cool that actually needs more power. My computers have been at 5% to 10% CPU for the last 15 years except when playing currently released video games.

Comment XPS 9530 (Score 2) 78

The XPS 9530 is my main machine (predecessor to this update) which also runs a 3200x1800 IGZO display.
So it seems the main change is making the bezel smaller. Meh.

The great thing about these latest XPS's, is the high res display and support for external 4k displays. It was sad the PC industry got stuck for 10 years 1920 x 1200 ( then 1920 x 1080); and it was only the tablet/phone industry that dragged them into the high res age.

I do a lot of CAD and some programming, and have a 4k 27" sitting above the dell 15" are able to use both displays at 100% scaling with no problems.
It's a great productivity improver; if your eyes are good enough. I find a lot of people who look at my displays say they couldn't deal with the text size.

The one thing I dislike about the XPS15, is a lack of native Ethernet port and it uses a different size power plug to what dell have used over the last 10 years.

Comment Re:Haven't Windows Phone users learned by now? (Score 1) 90

I have a windows phone.

It's worked quite well for me and been about 80 dollars a month cheaper plus it has unlimited music bandwidth.

It cost me $120 to buy - out right -.

I was on Iphone's first. But AT&T got way too pricy.

Then i was on Android. But Sprint got way too pricy.

Anyway, currently have soundforge, pandora, waze, my bank app, a finance app to track my stocks, etc.

Admittedly, one reason i went to windows was fewer virii at the time. So if virus intrusion has become a problem, then that's one point lost.

Comment Re:Righthaven (Score 1) 67

What is right wing about filing a lawsuit to unmask a doe, suing that person, then settling for a much smaller amount. It seems this is used by many different trolls, and likely doesn't have any political ideology behind it. It is sleazy though. Filing a lawsuit with the intention of settling just to get a payout is wrong. It is short circuiting the justice system for personal profit.

Yeah that's neither right nor left, it's the universal language of greedy bloodsuckers.

Comment Re:Righthaven (Score 3, Interesting) 67

What is right wing about that process? The Democrats support the movie industry, not the Republicans.

The fact that Democrats support something doesn't negate the possibility of something being right wing. The Democrats are not ideologically pure, or ideologically homogenous, and very few of them can be considered "left".

To me, pretending that copyright is only about property rights, and ignoring the fact that copyright was also supposed to be about free speech and about making material available for free to the public after a limited time, is definitely "right wing".

Comment Re:DMCA needs to die (Score 1) 67

This has nothing to do with the DMCA, this is a straight out copyright infringement lawsuit being filed. The real problem is that the methods the copyright holders (or the copyright enforcement goons acting on their behalf) are using to identify torrent users aren't good enough and its good to see at least one judge willing to call these enforcers out on it.

Exactly. Would have been nice for judges to start doing this 11 years ago, but glad they've come around.

Submission + - All Malibu Media subpoenas in Eastern District NY put on hold

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: A federal Magistrate Judge in Central Islip, New York, has just placed all Malibu Media subpoenas in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Staten Island on hold indefinitely, due to "serious questions" raised by a motion to quash (PDF) filed in one of them. Judge Steven Locke's 4-page Order and Decision (PDF) cited the defendant's arguments that "(i) the common approach for identifying allegedly infringing BitTorrent users, and thus the Doe Defendant, is inconclusive; (ii) copyright actions, especially those involving the adult film industry, are susceptible to abusive litigation practices; and (iii) Malibu Media in particular has engaged in abusive litigation practices" as being among the reasons for his issuance of the stay.

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