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Comment: Re:Bad, bad news (Score 0, Troll) 1070

by randyest (#30852244) Attached to: Supreme Court Rolls Back Corporate Campaign Spending Limits
He's just way ahead of you and understands your argument even better than you do, and has thought it out far futher. Don't worry, you'll catch up, and when you do you'll be happy to know that full proper refutation has already been provided in advance -- so no waiting for you!

Comment: Re:Hey Hiro... Wanna try some Snow Crash? (Score 3, Informative) 215

by randyest (#27793045) Attached to: Cameron's <em>Avatar</em> a 3D Drug Trip?

Interestingly, Stephenson is also the one who coined the modern use of 'Avatar' in virtual worlds.

Not true. In recent editions of Snow Crash (a fine book) Neal admits he did not coin "avatar":

After the first publication of Snow Crash, I learned that the term "avatar" has actually been in use for a number of years as part of a virtual reality system called Habitat, developed by F. Rnadall Farmer and Chip Morningstar. This system runs on Commodore 64 computers, and though it has all but died out in the U.S., is still popular in Japan. In addition to avatars, Habitat includes many of the basic features of the Metaverse as described in this book.

Comment: Re:Not all doom and gloom (Score 1) 904

by randyest (#27523603) Attached to: EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush
What I find interesting is that Obama is being criticized worse than Bush ever was, for doing less than Bush did.

You are either seriously confused or suffering from near-fatal confirmation bias. Obama? Being criticized worse Than GW Bush? No one has ever been criticized as much as Bush!

Comment: Thanks Obama! (Score 1) 135

by randyest (#27451717) Attached to: Verizon Promises 4G Wireless For Rural America
As someone who is making ASICs for 4G (including LTE and WiMAX) $7.2 billion for 4G wireless is stimulus I can really believe in!

(I hope no one tells him that many rich people are going to get a lot richer thanks to this. Or that it would have been done anyway without the "stimulus" because it's a huge fat cash cow!)

Comment: Re:Rehash... (Score 1) 858

by randyest (#27406889) Attached to: Mac Tax, Dell Tax, HP Tax

Second you are listing a sales price with both a $499 sales discount and a 3% special club discount while comparing the MacPro at full retail without any discount. Apples to Oranges

That's because Apple's are never discounted. What choice is there to compare? Pure retail undiscounted Dell that no one in their right mind ever buys?

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