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Comment Re:Reminder (Score 1) 330

An infringement on the freedom of the press, or the confidentiality of sources, is a threat to democracy regardless of whether it targets an actual news agency or a mockery thereof.

There is no Free Press in the US, unless it is publicly financed Free Press. Corporate Free Press is Press directed by leadership to maximize profits for its consortium of shareholders and board of directors. Stop whining about attacks on the Free Press when the Press is not immune to violating the laws any more than you or I. The day the Free Press embedded themselves with Commercial Profiteers is the day they opened the door to the limitations of Commercial Free Speech.

Comment Callback to the 80s (Score 1) 379

I don't believe for a second that the $60 price point from big studios will change. This is built solidly into their business model. The money from the used game fee is going to be all for extra profit.

For an example all we have to do is look at Sony. It was asserted that CD prices were high because of fabrication costs, and when those come down prices will drop. That never happened, its been 30 years. We are well entrenched into the the business model in which any efficiency or savings or new income becomes profit and never saving for the consumer. Well ok that's not exactly true; but that only because the person who bought the xbox isnt the consumer. They are yet another product that can be resold to advertisers.

Comment Re:Not exactly. (Score 1) 159

Citation?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RJ45 directs you to eiðer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RJ45_(telecommunications) or, thru a link named ‘RJ45 (computers), to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_connector#8P8C. Ðen read up.

They've always been considered as the same thing nearly everywhere.

Yes, but they are not even compatible.

Most people think SQL is relational, and it is not. It is definetly based on ðe relational model, but it has always violated ðe most basic principles of the model. In the case of RJ45, the misnaming seems to be based on simple visual resemblance.

And it's 8P8C modular connector, thank you. There are other types of eight pin, eight conductor connectors.

I did not know, thank you for ðe correction. But... citation? ;-)

Comment Re:osx is not all that (Score 1) 252

It runs deeper than that. HFS is ancient, slow and inefficient. Memory management is a joke. I'd say enough "iOSization" of OS X, OS X should really make a leap jump into an innovative desktop OS. And I say this from my Mac.

First of all it's HFS+ [and then some], and your comment about Memory Management is a joke is the real joke. Like hell Linux is an innovative OS. It's been getting worse in quality and stability since the end of 2.6.

Comment Re:That's great! now where's the OpenCL support fo (Score 1) 252

There isn't OpenCL for Intel chip Mac either. I haven't tried it, but am told that the Windows OpenCL stuff is dog slow on the Intel 4000. Perhaps it isn't worth bothering with?

Wrong. There most certainly is OpenCL for Intel chip Macs. You may be talking about the Intel Shared Memory HD4000 portion of Intel's architecture. That's all on Intel.

Comment Yes: Money is the goal in life: Swim in the shit (Score 1) 368

...and refuse of your fellow waste expellers. There be gold in that crack. Thanks Bloomberg! We needed a report on what people have known for 50 years: Plumbers, Electricians and other Industrial Service industries jack up the consumer on their pricing.

Wait for the mad rush into those careers. Perhaps we can get rid of a lot of incompetent IT staffers who rushed to the Dot.com era to make a quick buck and finally get back to quality solutions, products and services. I doubt it, but one can dream. Fortunately, the traditional hard sciences have real barriers to entry that a pretty face, a young eager and motivated stooge has to have: scientific accredited crudentials and brains to back it up. Any half-wit can learn to program. Very few are really excellent at it.

Glad I did Mechanical Engineering before Computer Science.

Comment Re:This thought crosses my mind a lot. (Score 1) 808

The same people who can't credit properly throughout history are the same folks who ignore Adam Smith's premise for his Wealth of Nations: One big assumption being that all needs of a Nation have and are met leaving on the wants to be fought out by business owners miraculously all focused on convincing the consumer their product(s)/service(s) offer them the greatest value for their capital.

Seeing as no nation is remotely at the point of a nation's needs already being sustained and fulfilled how Smith's thesis became a bastion of capitalist economic theory should have one questioning the merits of this pure capitalism pipe dream.

Comment Re:Both are assholes (Score 1) 294

Yes, it's a shame a vindictive billionaire, who disavowed his daughter for nearly 20 years, didn't get to see his yacht finished before he died.

Having worked for Steve, twice, you don't know a fucking thing about the man. You also don't know the inheritance he set aside for his little daughter whose mother pissed away on her own selfish desires. Lisa is the only one in that relationship who gets to bitch about the lack of one. They sure made up for lost time so please I doubt she gives two shits what your cowardly comment thinks.

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