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Comment: Why use it? (Score 3, Insightful) 260 260

"That means I'll have yet a fourth music service in my life (Spotify, Google Play Music, Prime, and Apple Music) and a fourth set of content exclusives and pricing windows to think about instead of just listening to music."

Then why use it? Just because Apple puts out a product does NOT mean that you have to buy or use it.

Comment: Re:Saw it coming (Score 1) 229 229

Valve can't count to three. HL, Portal, L4D, TF...

And the LORD spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."

Comment: Re:Meh (Score 1) 156 156

It really does depend on your games. What works for one gamer may be completely unsuitable for another.

I'm playing Guild Wars 2 with two crossfired 7870s with the highest graphics settings and I'm CPU bound (OCed i5-3570K) in most cases (except where there's really, really heavy particle effects). Most MMOs are like that. If I played Tombraider or Bioshock Infinite (installed and waiting to be played for over a year) on highest settings then I'd likely be GPU bound.

Comment: Re:Oh, don't get all panicky and stuff (Score 1) 135 135

You are probably right. President Obama has changed/extended statutory deadlines several times by executive fiat. If he can ignore laws he doesn't like and invent new ones from whole cloth that he can't get passed otherwise, and be applauded for it by people who prefer "results" over Constitutional limitations on powers, then why does he even need this extension anyway? He can just declare that the program will continue because he's "administratively" extended the deadline. He can even declare (with some grounding in fact), because of the Constitution's separation of powers, that the judicial branch can't order the executive branch to do or stop doing something just like he can't order them or the legislation branch to do or stop doing something so they can't make him stop the program.

Comment: Re:North Pole (Score 1) 496 496

Plus any place one mile north of a set of circles pi/n miles north of the South Pole, where n is a positive integer.

Walk one mile south to a line, walk west around the circle n times, walk one mile north back to your starting point.

Actually it's r = n/2pi. As soon as I clicked submit I realized the error.

Comment: Re: Markets, not people (Score 1) 615 615

"You are talking about one of many forms of socialism, I'm talking about a different form, one that predates Libertarian Capitalism and is the original form of Libertarianism. You're probably American where the brainwashing"

No reason to read further. No chance of rational discussion.

Comment: Re: Markets, not people (Score 1) 615 615

There is a HUGE but subtle difference between what you're describing and Socialism.

Your friend bought into a sawmill. He also happens to work there. I don't think that you would label as "socialist" the degenerative case of a sole proprietorship where one person is the worker and owns the means of production, or if he brought in three partners who also all work there.

In Credit Unions/Co-ops and your sawmill example the workers (and members) are the people who own the means of production. In Socialism, The People own the means of production. See the difference? In socialism, ALL of The People are the supposedly the owners of everything (which means, of course, that nobody really owns anything). EVERYONE would own the sawmill that only those workers BOUGHT and own. EVERYONE (not just the members) would own the Credit Union. EVERYONE (not just the members) would own the Co-op.

Co-ops and worker-owned business are 100% compatible with capitalism. In capitalism a business exists to make a profit. That profit is usually but not necessarily measured in dollars. In terms of Credit Unions profit also includes the lowered costs of services to its members compared to a bank. In terms of your sawmill they probably also included the substantial non-tangible benefit of not being laid off in a down turn, which likely would hurt "traditional" profits in those times.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil

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