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Comment GPU (Score 1) 150 150

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) 234 234

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.

Comment Re:Well done FCC (Score 2) 234 234

I agree - all the tax money put those lines in and the baby bells are a government mandated monopoly. A level playing field would be amazing. When the FCC rolled back many of the '96 telco reform act the small ISP could no longer compete. Wholesale rates were higher than the telco was offering retail rates to the end user.

For a good first step how about the telco's having to live up to their $400 billion in broken contracts. One agreement had every house in NJ to be on fiber by mid 2000s. http://newnetworks.com/bookofb...

Comment Re:Tech isn't the problem... (Score 1) 183 183

I've seen many of those 'stupid laws still on the books'. (I see http://www.dumblaws.com/ exists, amusing. "A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.") Why do those even still exist?

It seems like all laws need some time limit, if no one has been successfully tried for something illegal for X number of years the law becomes void.

I'm not sure about your #3 of Loser pays. That may stop someone bringing a case against a GM or other mega corp if they spend millions on lawyers. I see the intent but it could really shaft the little guy.

Is there any website that actually shows the law including all revisions? Instead of the various further laws that are worded like "change part 2, subsection A, paragraph 3 from 'shall' to 'will'" it'd be nice if any changes showed the actual entire new wording

Comment Re:Slippery slope (Score 1) 183 183

An interesting tech improvement would be every individual wearing a body camera like the cops, so you don't get these missing moments or can show unedited truth. I hope those bad apples got fired for bringing false charges. In the ideal world they should be charged.

Comment Re:Brought to you by the same government (Score 2) 127 127

The government has shown they are perfectly happy seizing any asset they can get their grubby hands on. You don't even need to have been charged with a crime with forfeiture laws getting hundreds of millions of dollars. They'd take your cash and fedcoin. http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize/?hpid=z3

Comment Re:Biblical Prophecy, Anyone? (Score 1) 127 127

Revelation 14 says only 144,000 will be saved, and those 144K were those who were not defiled by women. So unless you're a virgin and one of those incredibly lucky few what's it matter? Well maybe women could not be virgins as it doesn't explicitly exclude them unless they're lesbians?

Of course if there is an exact number for the end times then everything is all pre determination and there is no free will. If the end has already been written, as a guy after you've been 'defiled' why should I bother with religion whatsoever?

As to fedcoin this makes me think of Microsoft's attitude towards Java of embrace to extinguish.

Comment Re:Never finish (Score 1) 180 180

I haven't read the series. I got burned out on long unfinished fantasy series with Wheel of Time. Does RRMartin spend a few pages describing a dress like would happen in WoT? (Now there's a trilogy that slowed waaaaaay down to milk everything it was worth)

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