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Comment: Re:So-to-speak legal (Score 1) 371

by msauve (#47909037) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor
" preclusion against running 'servers' on residential service."

What's a "server?" A piece of software with a local display and keyboard connecting to the net is called a client if that piece of software is named "web browser" and a server if it is named "X windows." "Server" is an entirely arbitrary distinction.

Comment: Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (Score 2) 207

by msauve (#47894469) Attached to: SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card
In what way do you consider the choice of a measurement which is easily reproducible virtually anywhere worldwide "arbitrary?"

Yes, things like altitude change the scale a bit. Can you can come up with a better solution (very accessible, reasonably accurate, reasonably reproducible) for transfer of a standard temperature scale worldwide with mid-1700's technology? Choosing the freezing and boiling points of water on that basis for something of scientific, industrial and commercial use seems anything but "arbitrary."

Comment: Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (Score 1) 207

by msauve (#47894409) Attached to: SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card
"Why the hell are we talking about the Fahrenheit scale. And, while we're at it, memory of all kinds is always expressed in GiB, so a 512GB card is 1024 times as large as a 512MB card"

I use Rankine, you insensitive clod.

And, you're wrong. The Sandisk 512 GB card being discussed has a capacity of 512,000,000,000 bytes ("1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes" - Sandisk). Just like disk drives and SSDs are measured.

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