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Comment Re:To record predictions, use Predictionbook (Score 1) 239

there are a few other sites that let you bet on predictions. Nothing as popular as intrade ( ) was

I predict bitcoin will continue to slowly tick upwards until the next block halving (~ 200 days) when the value will take a bigger than usual jump, end the year around 1000

Meanwhile the hatred of all things bitcoin will also continue on /.

Comment Re:W. got a pass on war crimes... (Score 1) 470

it would be just politics if she hadn't complained as a candidate that Bush was hiding things by using private email.

Clinton 2007 : You know our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, about the secret military tribunals, we know about the secret White House email accounts.

Then she does the same thing. That's not partisan politics, that's being a hypocrite.

As for the RDP it could very well have been a redirect to another machine at the house and not the actual email server. It's on the same network but it may not have been the email server itself, unless the router config or network setup has been published.

Comment (Score 1) 348

The Dems complained about Bush bypassing the intent to keep things on record. The Democrats made a big deal about using government computers in the name of transparency. Rules were made for the State Department to use sanctioned computers. People were fired during Clinton's term as head of the State Department for not following this policy. The new rules and being a hypocrite in not following them herself is the issue.

Comment Re:7zip (Score 1) 215

I have 3 Meg DSL when the weather is good. An electric co-op for a rural area is putting fiber in to get 1 gig to the home over a 5 year rollout. It unfortunately will stop about 1/2 mile from my current location. If I move to the middle of some farmland I'll have far better Internet - that's just weird.

Comment GPU (Score 1) 150

If you're considering GPU look through any bitcoin mining forum. Setting up a reliable GPU farm is a nice tech challenge if you really want to grow your own. A few years ago I ran out of power at 50 GPUs, they're hogs. Heat is a whole other problem as the previous posted made note of. For a business use you may want to just use AWS or GPU appliances.

Comment Re: The Golden Path (Score 1) 234

The son's stuff was a pure and simple cash grab. It's like the Star Wars prequels but far worse, changing the entire tone and actually reason behind the original novels. I suffered through them as supposedly there were notes left behind by Frank Herbert outlining the last book. The conclusion of Dune the son wrote tied up things by including people and events from the various prequel trilogies he wrote and it wasn't satisfying or even believable in context of the original novels. I can only think the supposed finding of notes about the conclusion of Dune was an outright marketing ploy.

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