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Comment: Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (Score 1) 878

by termineite (#46519029) Attached to: Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Imagine the Russians selling all their US dollars, China following them, and bringing the value of a dollar bill cheaper than paper toilet...

If the dollar bill sinks, US exports soar.
If US exports soar, US economy boosts.

Top US imports are Oil, Machines, Electronics and Vehicles.
Makes the country pretty self-sufficient in case of such a mishap.

Comment: Why Europe will not fail... (Score 1) 705

by termineite (#34652794) Attached to: Is Net Neutrality Really Needed?
Blame AT&T and blame Google.

The real issue here is cable vs mobile. Apple has been clever enough to force AT&T into a flat-rate program where there is no reward whatsoever for AT&T to speed up its lines. In Europe (where I live), users are charged by GB so the cellphone groups are actually putting pressure in users to use more data.

Google is seeing YouTube growth in the mobile "trend" threatened and wants to speed up things. They will even go to the extent of paying ISP's to do it.

Like fixed phones (who uses them anymore?) in the near future so will mobile net access dominate. The big players will then have established themselves in such a way that there is no way a "youtube"-like startup will be able to compete as it's site will be excruciatingly slow.

This is an establishment-play by Google. A greedy play by the ISP's. A power-need play by the Government. And a suck-it-up-play for the rest of us.

Comment: Re:Konqueror and Epiphany browsers (Score 1) 371

by termineite (#34134120) Attached to: Do Firefox Users Pay More For Car Loans?
This whole article is bogus.
The results are random then fixed to the browser via session.
They are even experiencing with different versions of the UI.

These values are ALL for FIREFOX

attempt / new loans
001 / 3.50%
002 / 2.30%
003 / 2.70% - UI 2
004 / 3.10% - UI 2
005 / 3.50%
006 / 2.70%
007 / 3.50%
008 / 3.50% - UI 2
009 / 3.50%

Nothing new. Move along.

Comment: Re:Can the Poor SOB sue for damages? (Score 1) 594

by termineite (#29555709) Attached to: Bank Goofs, and Judge Orders Gmail Account Nuked
If the address was not a Gmail the company would probably have praised the banks requests and handle the bank all of your private information plus a good solid background on your persona and all of your emails so that the bank could backfire in court (in case it would turned to that) saying you were not as innocent as you seem.

That message to your girlfriend saying, "woooah you can't believe the email I just got" would probably put you 5 years behind the bars. Just to be safe. :)

Comment: grandmoter uses it... (Score 1) 823

by termineite (#26337881) Attached to: Configuring a Windows PC For a Senior Citizen?
My grandmother who's 86 got her hands on a computer when she was 84. My instructions were quite simple. Do whatever you feel like doing. Mess it up as you wish. She uses it daily to email. From my experience Google services (gmail - google docs) work great. a) very intuitive b) little data loss (elder people hardly understand the save concept) c) you cant pull the menus up and down and mess it up so it just works. How I did it. Had a ghost image of the system (vista) to do a weakly restore. Firefox as browser. Gmail as her homepage. And let them learn how to use it themselves. I cant cope with touchpad she cant cope with the mouse. Give them the option and free will to choose. My 5 cents.

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