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Comment: Re:Problem? (Score 1) 170

by wmac1 (#45245469) Attached to: EU Parliament: Other Countries Spy, But Less Than the UK, US

"Yeah, but if you're an officer of a foreign government you don't get the death penalty. "

You are wrong! That's only when you have diplomatic immunity. Otherwise the country may exchange you or just send you to court. And you may receive a death penalty in court (which might be performed or remain pending for exchanges).

Comment: Re:Problem? (Score 1) 170

by wmac1 (#45243919) Attached to: EU Parliament: Other Countries Spy, But Less Than the UK, US

In most countries if you arrest a spy she/he will receive a death penalty. See the problem? You can spy but when it is known you will pay the costs and you will be punished. Is that normal to you?

In this case US deserves to be sanctioned, economically, politically and in any possible way. If it is not, it is because those countries are either not capable to punish the US or ...?

Comment: Re:Sometimes it's a matter of pain (Score 1) 136

by wmac1 (#45233073) Attached to: The Neuroscience of Happiness

Right now I am in trouble with cold water in the shared bathroom in the hostel university has provided to me. In 40s it is a bit hard to take it. For the past 15 months this has been the story (except the few days in between I went to different conferences and stayed at hotel).

In general yes, I have enjoyed buying household equipment one by one with my ex-wife and building the life (that was eventually ruined after 10 years by a cheating wife). After my father died (I was 18) I left the home and did not have any support. So I have seen lots of difficulties in my life ... lots of them... I guess that's why I can appreciate and enjoy my life even in a piss poor hostel (at the age of 41).

Comment: Re:the point of diminishing returns? (Score 2) 91

by wmac1 (#45220399) Attached to: Next-Gen GPU Progress Slowing As It Aims for 20 nm and Beyond

The more DPI craze has just started. We are going to have more DPIs on monitors and graphics cards will compete to bring the same speed of lower resolutions to them. The unfortunate thing is that the moore's law is at its practical limits (for now) so more capable CPUs might become more expensive and consume more power.

I personally hate the noise of those fans and the heat coming from under my table. I don't do games but I use the GTS-450 (joke? ha?) for scientific computing.

Comment: Re:Anti-Windows posts (Score 4, Interesting) 112

by wmac1 (#45209043) Attached to: Nokia Introduces Windows Tablet

Vote positive (to even slightly pro-MS posts) and you will no more receive voting points. I have huge amount of positive karma (tens of +5 posts) but after I voted a few of these up, I receive no more voting points.

Btw. I have never worked for any American company or organization (let alone MS). I have been using Linux since 15 years ago on servers but windows on most workstations. I have developed mostly for *nix, Java and at the same time C++ for Windows.

So don't assume the votes on /. really show the opinions of all readers. /. gives the up vote points to those it likes.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo