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Comment Re:really (Score 1) 258

Wow so you spec out a system twice as powerful and this means something, Dell E6500 Sucks.. Work pays for it so it does the job paid for, but playing SC2 nope. IT stutters playing Age of empires Probably the crappy Quadro NVS 160m video card. But seriously comparing 4 cores to a dual core? How dose your system @ all relate? Plus this is a Laptop, and a Dell for that matter.. Slow ram, Slow harddrive. Run VMware well, SC2 stutter, hell AOE III stutter.

Comment Re:Hogs? (Score 1) 276

As has to be pointed out over and over again until it gets through the thick skulls of people like you "unlimited" meant that you have unlimited data restricted by rate. I was offered 15mbs, that is 15 mega bits per second unlimited I asked if I would use my connection 24/7, which is different that just have access to your system 24/7 under any contract. . X seconds in a in an hour (3600) time hours in a day (24) times days in a year (356) = 461,376,000 Mb a year / 8 for MB = 57,672,000MB / 12 to get monthly limit = 4,806,000 MB / 1,048,576 to get TB = 4.5TB month time arguments come from people have no real clue, AOL and other used to charge us by the hour of connection. Users took up time on a single modem port blocking other users, and @ 28.8Kbs (later 56.6Kbs max unachievable by FCC rules) limited how much data someone could download in the time alloted. Then people started offering unlimited, but did not worry about caps because you were limited by modem speeds. This was the start of rated unlimited access with no caps. When broad band, my first was Road Runner, we had unlimited at a rate, as how much data could you possibility download, there was not much out there, plus they were competing with AOL. Today they keep the same type of contracts but complain because the ISP's never upgraded their back ends and now have problems providing what they offer. If we had true competition in Broad band internet we would not see this, it would be like the old AOL fight. We can do a car analogy, you have unlimited highway rights limited by rate. You can drive on the highway all you want, as long as you restrict yourself to posted speed limit.

Comment Re:uh.... (Score 1) 232

9 years before we started this campaign 400,000 civilians were killed by the Taliban. in the 9 years the US has been there 16,000 civilians have been killed by both Taliban and NATO forces. (source Christian Science Monitor) your right, its not about the truth its about perception, but perception can be changed by telling the truth.. the people in Afghanistan would back up the US and NATO overwhelmingly if they did not truly believe that we are going to leave them, and the same old regimens of corruption were going to take back over. They just want to be on the wining side when we leave. Talking to people there, it clear that they know we don't want their country and they do not believe we are willing to stay no matter the cost and life will return to as it was before we got there.

Comment Campus Cable systems... (Score 1) 539

You will most likely need a few signal combiners, and few boxes as source and a distribution switch. you will need one box per channel you want to broadcast to your tvs. of course you can time share, example from 1pm - 4pm channel 3 is cnn and the rest of the time is another channel. but this will require planing and probably cost more up front than just using a box at each TV, but in the long run you would be able to handle changes better than you do now with what I assume you are just amplifying and routing the raw cable to each TV. something like this http://www.campuscablesystems.com/system.php
Science

Empathy Is For the Birds 201

grrlscientist writes "Common Ravens have been shown to express empathy towards a 'friend' or relative when they are distressed after an aggressive conflict — just like humans and chimpanzees do. But birds are very distant evolutionary relatives of Great Apes, so what does this similarity imply about the evolution of behavior?"
Crime

Geologists Might Be Charged For Not Predicting Quake 375

mmmscience writes "In 2009, a series of small earthquakes shook the region of L'Aquila, Italy. Seismologists investigated the tremors, but concluded that there was no direct indication of a big quake on the horizon. Less than a month later, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed more than 300 people. Now, the chief prosecutor of L'Aquila is looking to charge the scientists with gross negligent manslaughter for not predicting the quake."
Image

Snails On Methamphetamine 93

sciencehabit writes "Science answers the question: What happens when you put a snail on speed? From the article: 'The results suggest that meth improves memory, something that has been previously observed in creatures with large, complex brains like rats and humans. But since the snails store their memories in a simple, three-neuron network, the team hopes that studying the meth effect in these gastropods will help pinpoint how the drug's memory magnification powers work.'"

Comment Its odd ABC did it (Score 2, Insightful) 202

I was having this conversation just yesterday. ABC was able to release a IPad app that played the same video they have on Hulu.. the Advertising looks the same.. it looks like they just made hulu play a different format for the IPad. This also brings up a point, why has Adobe not made a player for flash like Apple did with YouTube? it may launch the video in its own player. This would not help for Flash games or it may work the same.. I don't know I do know that Adobe would get more support from me if they created a real app and was denied than just crying about how Apple did not let them. and for Hulu, they have proven to me that they are not really interested in going outside of what they already offer, so its no real surprise that they have not made an app or worked on making the site more compatible with other devices. for me it matters little as Comcast is either filtering and giving less bandwidth to Hulu to make everything I watch pause 3 or 4 times during a show, and Verizon DSL.. Forget it .. not worth the bother if its not the internet than I would go with Hulu can not keep up with streaming video.. but people on FIOS do not have the same issues. so I am sticking with its the fault of the internet provider. I am of the opinion, That content providers talk about streaming media, but still do not see the market.

Comment war of the worlds? (Score 1) 464

Was Independence Day just a remaking of war of the worlds.. Aliens come to earth, kill everyone with not a word of why Aliens are unstoppable until they are infected with germs (virus in ID) from earth.. So will this be a remake of the war of the worlds TV show? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Worlds_(TV_series)
Open Source

OpenNMS Celebrates 10 Years 37

mjhuot writes "Quite often is it claimed that pure open source projects can't survive, much less grow and create robust code. One counter example of this is OpenNMS, the world's first enterprise-grade network management application platform developed under the open source model. Registered on 30 March 2000 as project 4141 on Sourceforge, today the gang threw a little party, with members virtually attending from around the world. With the right business savvy and a great community, it is possible to both remain 100% free and open source while creating enough value to make a good living at it."
Patents

Submission + - red hat joins the elite... by getting sued (cnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Red Hat has been sued by Software Tree, which claims JBoss (distributed by Red Hat) infringes a patent. They didn't go after previous infringers since they see Red Hat as having more money. Sigh.

Comment Re:Bill's Sponsor Also Ex-Microsoft Employee (Score 0, Redundant) 406

hmmm.. you have not proven any sources.. except .. well your mouth.. (or typing.. ) halaberton made 3.7 billion off the Iraq contract and 2.2 off Bosnia. Bosnia lasted 8 months.. with support for two years. Iraq has lasted over 7 years.. which one did they make more profit off of?? Simple math. Who did they pay... oh US citizens.. booting the local economy of the people working for them. Any one who has done Government contracting would be able to let you know that no bid contracts by them selves is not a bad thing. Contracts are regulated by the amount of profit a company can make and what fees can be charged. While civilian contract have no such limitation. my who point was that the Clinton administration did approve no bid contracts.. as the response I was responding to stated "Yes, but they were not getting no-bid contracts under Clinton" so stay with the conversation Troll..(karma to burn)

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