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Comment Re:No Vision (Score 1) 336

The Macbook Air and the ultrabooks aren't just thinner than the ultraportables of two or three years ago, they're just as small, are more powerful and have fantastic battery life at about half the price. I see no reason to complain about the price tag. The market is flooded with alternatives if you want something cheaper and thicker, but the trade-off is always lower quality parts. No, you can't have that 8 GB quad core i7 at netbook prices. You can, however, have an ultrabookish i3 with 4 GB of RAM for $450. No wonder the netbook is dying.

Comment Re:No Vision (Score 1) 336

Google does not have a Macbook Air-like Ultrabook. Asus, Sony, Acer, Samsung and a few more do. Telvin_3d's claim that Apple is the only one is patently untrue, yet he's still at +5, insightful. There's no insight in his comment, it's just fraudulent marketing.

Comment Re:The problem with protests. (Score 1) 584

Slightly wrong: Advertising has such an effect that the voters don't care. It's a system that makes propaganda mandatory but inaccessible outside the corporate loop, but it also makes it independent of the state, and as such it is yet another example of your great freedom. Of course the voters won't think of it as a big deal. That would be anti-American.

Comment Re:I'll auto-Godwin myself (Score 4, Informative) 385

Most of the West, the U.S. included, was big on this kind of "experimentation" (i.e. lobotomies as a kind of medical treatment) a few decades ago. No need for Hitler here.

On a positive note, much of our current knowledge of how the human brain works comes from destruction of various kinds, either from intentional and misguided treatment or from strokes. The side effects are often interesting.

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