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Comment: Re:Done in movies... (Score 1) 139

Now, do you have statistics to back up your implication, that in real life police are more often wrong than right?

No, but the consequences of real life police being wrong are pretty fucking serious. And they're wrong a lot more often than people care to admit.


Comment: Re:It's good to be the charity (Score 1) 33

in 2013, the selected charity siphoned (heh) off about $10M from a $35M cash flow for "operations", of which 70% went for the salaries of 67 people. That's about $100K per person...not bad for"nonprofit."

Where did you get the idea that "nonprofit" means, "we don't pay our employees"? Or, "we pay our employees shit"?

It's as dumb as thinking "for-profit" means, "we pay all of our employees well".

Harvard University is a non-profit, and last I checked, they're paying their professors pretty well. Rush Presbyterian hospital is a non-profit, but the head of surgery probably makes more than minimum wage.

Comment: Re:I hope it's a publicity stunt (Score 3, Insightful) 107

It might not have anything to do with MGS, but it sure as hell better be a publicity stunt, because anyone involved in an actual human head transplant surgery will need to lose their medical licenses and go to prison for a very long time.

Or be hailed as the greatest surgeon who ever lived.

There is no middle ground with this one.

Comment: Re: #2 (Score 1) 347

by jbolden (#49545879) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

l. I do, however, care about their OS, the stability and performance of which has been degrading steadily since the loss of Jobs.

That's just false. OSX stability and performance in 10,10 is far far better than say 10.4-6. Take for example the complexity of the video subsystems required to overlay 3 different screens for retina displays. The video subsystem handling of high performance video cards wasn't finished until 10.4 And wasn't stable or usable then. 10.7 is when what 10.7 does became possible. The memory handling for battery life requires a tremendously complex kernel. 10.10 is advanced over 10.9 over 10.8 and really before that you don't have anything remotely as complex.

So I'm going to throw it out this way. What subsystem is less stable or lower performance today and say 5 years ago? Let's hit your list:

Issues like the keyboard and trackpad freezing

That's a bug that gets fixed soon. Apple had bugs in 10.2, 10.3, 10.4...

Messages (which is now part of the OS) using over 2GB of RAM for its own process while making use of another kernel-level process that manages to eat 5GB (watching kernel_task go from over 6GB of RAM to 1.1GB just by closing Messages is freaking silly),

That is. You are loading something else. Run a diagnostic like etrecheck.

I experienced none of these issues in any version of OS X released while Jobs was active within the company.

There were many more bugs in Job’s day. You sound like you have a worm or something, that isn’t OSX.

Care to give any examples of what was un-balanced about Apple's machines under Jobs

The G4 had terrible throughput for memory and hard drives relative to CPU speed. The result was that the machine pulled a lot of no-ops. It was a bad CPU in a period when Intel CPUs were cheap and much more powerful. The G5 was excellent but then Jobs wouldn’t commit to a laptop version so just as his CPU problems were fixed he migrated away.

Another area where Jobs made sacrifices was on his memory sourcing. Apple customers often had to pay 5x or more street price for memory.

2nd or 3rd in every category isn't beating Android. The players are iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry

By 2nd or 3rd I meant compared to individual phones. i.e. HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC Desire Eye, Motorola Moto X, Lumia 1520

and major apps that exist on both platforms (like Adobe's suite) are routinely found to perform better on Windows.

While the opposite is true on Android vs. iOS. If this were about Tim Cook that shouldn’t be happening.

In the end we disagree that there has been slippage in the software to any great degree. I don’t disagree with your point philosophically: were OSX’s all around experience worse than Windows the hardware wouldn’t make up for that. What I disagree with you on is a matter of fact, that OSX’s experience is worse.

Comment: Re:Oh Really? (Score 1) 289

The Stargrove Entertainment records provided Canadian consumers with low-priced alternatives while still ensures that the authors of the songs received the approriate royalties.

There is absolutely no reason an artist should receive royalties from works that are more than 50 years old.

Comment: Re:Oh Really? (Score 3, Insightful) 289

Is there any work that is over 50 years old that still brings in big money?

Come on, you really can't think of any music from the 1950's and '60s that's still bringing in money? Who was that truckdriver from Tennessee with the swivel hips and pouty lips? I think his catalog still makes a bit of money and just about all of his biggest hits were more than 50 years ago. When the Etta James hit "At Last" is used in a Mercedes commercial, or in a popular movie, cash registers are ringing for somebody, but certainly not for anyone who had anything to do with making the music.

The first handful of Beatle albums were more than 50 years ago. Hell, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue still sells pretty steady and that was what, 1959?

The most egregious part of this entire saga is how works that were already in the public domain - movies, music, books - are being removed from public domain. This is why you're seeing so many great old movies removed from Netflix. It's shameful and it's hurting both future generations and the current state of the art.

Comment: Re:weinstein? in pakistan?? (Score 1) 328

by PopeRatzo (#49542701) Attached to: Drone Killed Hostages From U.S. and Italy, Drawing Obama Apology

In other words: "If you find a source, I'm just going to say it doesn't count because I don't like it"

Do you see any sources saying it's "not possible to be a teacher in France if you're Jewish"? If so, I invite you to post it here even if it is from Haaretz or Breitbart. Because so far, I've seen nothing.

"In my opinion, Richard Stallman wouldn't recognise terrorism if it came up and bit him on his Internet." -- Ross M. Greenberg