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Comment: express train to bankrupt (Score 1) 87

by slashmydots (#47927207) Attached to: Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home
Non-technical people are too frustrated by smart home systems because they don't know how they work, they're constantly misconfiguring them, and they don't know what to do when they break. Technical people and smart enough to know that it's a giant hacker target and stupid marketing fluff for a detrimental product. That leaves a market of....nobody.

Comment: Re:Natural immunity (Score 0) 102

by slashmydots (#47924081) Attached to: Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities
People also seem to be forgetting that alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and epsom salt all kills all forms of human-harming bacteria. Only one can be applied somewhat internally but still. I love it when people say that hand sanitizer is making drug-resistant bacteria. Yeah, and I'm sure any day now a human will adapter to be immune to fire.

Comment: a realistic answer (Score 1) 470

by slashmydots (#47923859) Attached to: What To Expect With Windows 9
Captain cloud services is now CEO of MS and they were already headed down the wrong path. So get ready for a cell phone and Xbox-live level of ongoing nickel and diming. Buy it and forget it? HELL NO! That died with Windows 7. And then 6 months later, Linux will explode and MS will make half the stuff they tried to charge for free (see Windows 8.1 patch, lol).

Comment: kick in the nuts (Score 1) 298

by slashmydots (#47922811) Attached to: New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance
Let me break this down. My company is small because Microsoft charges me way the hell too much for Windows licenses on my custom-built computers. I can't compete with the $45 or so license cost given to Dell, which is given to them because they're big. So I stay small because Microsoft is keeping me small by charging me unfairly. My additional income from licenses I buy from them lets them get big enough that they can pay less in taxes so I in turn have to pay more in taxes at my US business because I can't afford to operate it out of a foreign country because they're purposely keeping me small with the price difference excuse of the fact that I'm not big. Thanks, assholes.

Comment: Re:Been there, done that. (Score 0) 100

by slashmydots (#47881455) Attached to: China Targets 2022 For Space Station Completion

Why can't they just participate in the International space station, again?

Because they want to build their own to prove their amazing Chinese quality standards and engineering skills. In other words, it's going to fall out of the sky. Their 100 billion dollar train or whatever is a cheap Chinese crap engineering disaster. Some of their dams are cheap Chinese crap disasters. I think it's more likely for Nigeria to launch a properly working space station than China.

Comment: wrong from the beginning (Score 1) 268

by slashmydots (#47881427) Attached to: Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little
Academic achievement? You've got to be kidding me. Let's see, there's difference between schools, crooked grading, not so smart students trying harder, cultural upbringing, etc. At least use IQ if not something more direct like the average voltage of a person's nervous system. It's theorized that smart people's nerves operate at a higher voltage.

Comment: finally (Score 1) 291

by slashmydots (#47881385) Attached to: Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'
Finally, some truth. Did you know that salt isn't bad for you if you're not fat? Because you were probably taught the opposite. Although this article itself is wrong. Salt does not raise blood pressure. The amount of water you drink after eating salt raises your blood pressure. It's only like a couple hour thing though. 24 hours max.

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