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Comment Corporatism and Facism (Score 1) 240

Where independent unions are banned.

Basically when China and Russia gave up on socialism, they created a version of capitalism in the image of what they imagined capitalism to be; not the kind of liberal society you find in advanced Western democracies with their regulated market economies and worker's rights guarantees.

Intriguingly it's almost the very definition of Fascism. Mussolini preferred the term corporatism. But either way it's a paternalistic monopoly on power run in collaboration with corporations for the benefit of the common good. The problem of course is that monopoly on power thing sometimes gets in the way of common good and pateralism. But in the short run it's always produced world beating results. Until he invaded Ethiopia, il Duce's italian miracle in the midst of the depression was the envy of the world. Even FDR sent him mash notes.

SO it's more than ironic that China diverts socialism with Communism then bypasses capitalism for fascism.

Comment Why is this important or interesting? (Score 1) 80

I'm having some trouble understanding why using a commercial product, BluTec copper, in a manner in which it is intend to be used (heating water via unconcentrated sun) is news? When you build a colar water heater normally you are working to not have it boil the water. It's more efficient not to. In fact the article even says they get better efficiencies when they-- get this-- run it below 100c. Wow! alert the media and publish it in nature.

So what they did was create a thermally insullated restricted flow system so the water super heats which is completely expected and precisely what designers expect and thus try to avoid in commerical systems.

Blutec solar heated are made in massive quatitites.

So can some one explain why this is news? I'm being serious not sarcastic.

Comment Most methane comes from Dams not Cows (Score 2, Interesting) 189

According to the estimates of the INPE researchers, dams are the largest single anthropogenic source of methane, being responsible for 23% of all methane emissions due to human activities.

Thus irrigation for crops is worse on the environment than cows.

Comment Breaking the Law (Score 0) 108

There I was racially discriminating, in the hood down town
all inside it's so incriminating picking phones to own
feel as though nobody can avoid my prying eye
so I might as well begin to put some action in my life
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Comment Re:Stop using OS X and their 10 year old computers (Score 1) 472

    At the moment the i386 standa alone appears to be slashdotted as the mirror link is not responding. I'll try it when it's back.

in the mean time i'm still confused about the UEFI versus EFI thing. this supergrub 2 ls labled EFI. the mac is UEFI. I'm imagining the firmware must be hunting for UEFI boot loaders not EFI. SO how is this going to work? I must not understand it or this is only going to work for EFI macs (post 2007)

I did try renaming the x86_64 standalone to the name suggested but nothing showed up as a boot device in the mac option-boot process. (It's the only version that the mirror was letting me download).

Comment Re:Stop using OS X and their 10 year old computers (Score 1) 472

Okay I just tried your suggestion about the 64 bit standalone. I created an MSDOS FAT disk on the mac, and put the 64 bit standalone in the /EFI/BOOT directory of this.. Rebooting the mac with the option key pressed it does not show any new boot devices.

I did not rename the standalone to BOOTIA32.EFI but rather used it's natural long name as it was downloaded.

I also see four other versions of the standalone listed on the site. one is called coreboot and one is called ia-386. None explicitly say 32 bit but I'm going to try the ia-386 as my best guess.


Comment Macbook does have skylake, TFA is baloney (Score 5, Informative) 472

The whole article summary is cookoo flamebait. First Apple does have skylake processors in it's line up.
They just don't use the intel model name "skylake" on their product descriptions.

The alleged website saying "dont buy" is not complaining about this. For example the macpro they list as "don't buy" is actually "can't buy". Apple doesn't list that model in it's store. And their reasoning for not buying it is because it's not a retina version, and there's not any price difference with the retina.

Finally like every single computer maker, mac does have a range of models and guess what the lower end ones have slower procesors. But they also get an hour longer battery life than the i7 models.

Guess what? the track pads don't have two buttons! Alert commissioner gordon!

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