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Comment: Re:What is so special about Xeons? (Score 1) 229

When talking CPUs you can't get them much faster or more feature-rich than Xeon. Intel has, simply put, pushed far ahead of any other competitor on the market, and they don't seem to be slowing down. But the price will match that to be sure, which is why AMD still has a market share.

Comment: Hm (Score 1) 394

by skovnymfe (#49393077) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Living Without Social Media In 2015?
I put things on LinkedIn because I know what's going to happen with those things. They'll be distributed to clients, employers, colleagues, headhunters and other buy-in advertisers, and of course NSA. On the other hand, I don't put anything on Facebook, and I ask people not to take pictures of me at events, because I have absolutely no idea where that will be going and who will be watching it. Besides I don't want or need to catch whatever stupid it is that drives people to waste a whole monitor on Facebook at work and at home.

Comment: Knots? (Score 1) 140

by skovnymfe (#49384505) Attached to: World's Largest Aircraft Seeks Investors To Begin Operation
Why is the speed measured in knots? Do they throw ropes off the side of airplanes to measure how fast they're flying? I'm not in that business so I genuinely don't know. I just figured km/h, or mph if absolutely necessary, would paint a clearer picture. I mean if I ask Google what 80 knots is, he says its 148.16km/h. I can work with that number. I can relate to that number. But who measures things in knots? And why?

Comment: Re:Should be simple (Score 2) 92

by skovnymfe (#49365401) Attached to: Arduino Dispute Reaches Out To Distributors
Lawyers are the upper-class version of a street thug. You need someone taken out? Get a lawyer. Someone's got a beef with you? Get a lawyer. They are the worst kind of person in the world because their existence serves only to further their own existence. They are the cancer that is ruining your country. I'm not a doctor but even I can see that. What's worse is when a lawyer gets half a brain and starts going at it for himself. Then you have a politician. Lower down the ladder you have the people too dumb to be lawyers. They're called cops. So Cops Lawyers Politicians is what you have, and then all the people standing on the sideline cheering them on. I can't wait for your country to burst into flames.

Comment: Correct me if I'm wrong (Score 2) 162

by skovnymfe (#49307495) Attached to: How Space Can Expand Faster Than the Speed of Light
Correct me if I'm wrong, but do we even know how big "space itself" is? I mean sure, we have an idea as to how much of it we can see thanks to radiation and whatnot, but who's to say it's not actually bigger than we ever thought? We live at the bum end of the galaxy, who's to say we don't also live at the bum end of a universe that expands twice or a hundred times farther in the other direction than we ever considered? And who's to say that all of what we can see actually belongs to our universe and isn't just spill-over from a bunch of intersecting universes? And who's to say our big-bang-bubble-universe isn't just one in countless universes expanding all throughout space itself? What is space itself anyway? Isn't it just an arbitrary construct created to give ourself some sense of importants, some sense of being in a specific place and time, because our simple brains can't cope with not knowing where we are and how the universe revolves around us? What is the question about life, the universe and everything, anyway?

Comment: Re:I hope it works (Score 3, Informative) 60

by skovnymfe (#48873779) Attached to: Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal

They don't actually block content. If you use your ISP provided DNS service then lookup requests for certain domain names will be hijacked, and redirect to a "This page done bad" website.

As the article states, actually blocking content requires snooping on content and that's not just expensive, it's legality is questionable. As such, if you want to torrent and whatnot, you are still free to switch to a public, unfiltered DNS service á la Google or OpenDNS.

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