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Comment Re:I've seen nothing but Bizarro World from them (Score 1) 50

Yeah, let's just ignore that little crash in '99 and 2000

What crash would that be? Unemployment was under 5% in 1999 and kept falling until 2001 (graph). Yes, it was bad if you were in the tech sector. More of a market correction than a crash. <Cue Crocodile Dundee> Now, 2008, THAT was a crash!

So, who benefited from that "boom"? The very same people that are benefiting from this one, and it ain't us.

Indeed, which is why I'm voting Sanders.

Comment Re:I've seen nothing but Bizarro World from them (Score 1) 50

Here's an amusing thought: Trump has threatened to run as a third party candidate if the Republicans are mean to him, Bloomberg said if Trump, Sanders, or Cruz were nominated he could jump in. So it could be a four way race; Trump, Sanders, Bloomberg, and Cruz. I don't think that's ever happened before.

Comment When did this nonsense start? (Score 2) 102

This "we're announcing that we'll be announcing something soon" crap, I mean.

The first time I was really aware of it happening was with "Ginger", that silly self-balancing scooter. Then, and every time since, the announcement has been underwhelming at best. Most of the time it's a complete waste of time - so I now let these pre-announcements go in one ear and right out the other.

We have the Internet. If something cool is announced, we'll know about it right away. Stop wasting our time - and yours - with pre-announcements about coming announcements!

Truly we live in the future... but, unfortunately, too often this future makes Futurama look like a prescient documentary.

Comment I've seen nothing but Bizarro World from them (Score 1) 50

Bush and Christie hitting one-time Senator Rubio out on lack of experience when Bush's Texas governor brother took the white house in peacetime with a balanced budget and in a boom and left with two wars, the worst economy since the Great Depression, and history's largest deficit. Then a one term Illinois Senator took that and is leaving office with low unemployment, a lower deficit, and a good economy. They're nuts.

Not that Rubio is any more sane.

Comment Re:Mostly for criminals (Score 3, Informative) 114

I was originally modding, but I feel compelled to point out that the RAM does not appear to be included in that $3100 - just slots. It's just a motherboard, power supply, and the CPU for $3100.

So what you stated doesn't appear to be accurate in the least.

Additionally, a previous Phoronix article stated they only got remote access for testing this thing - so at present this is basically the equivalent of a Kickstarter promise.

It's an interesting idea if you have enough cash, though.

Comment Re:Anything NK does is suspicious (Score 1) 278

It's amazing that NK still has the means to play serious games with the rest of the world.

Well, they only have the one card to play, and it's the same one they've been playing for the past several decades. What I can't believe is that western countries keep making agreements with them, giving them aid and apparently believing that this time - no really, honest to goodness, this time - the Norks are really going to away their only card.

One has to ask what's better for the North Korean people over the long term... keep giving them enough food and goods so that the crazy family can continue to rule over them; or isolate them completely and give them nothing, and let revolution eventually happen? Either way, a bunch of them end up dying.

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