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Comment Re:Not as good as the POLICE think... (Score 1) 205

The problem is that, just like DNA, the police get lazy and simply round up everyone who matches. Those people can then eliminate themselves from the investigation by providing an alibi. Being arrested tends to look bad though, especially if you are arrested for something particularly nasty. The cops don't give a shit though, they just want an easy life and higher solved rate.

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China Bumps US Out of First Place For Fastest Supercomptuer 125

An anonymous reader writes "China's Tianhe-2 is the world's fastest supercomputer, according to the latest semiannual Top 500 list of the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world. Developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, the system appeared two years ahead of schedule and will be deployed at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzho, China, before the end of the year."

Comment Re:TFA says that they can apply for relief (Score 1) 601

In some countries a gov't agency can sue a newspaper for slander. In this case, if The Star could have reasonably known about and mentioned the exemption possibility but failed to, one could have a good case against them in such countries.

However, certain news sources I've seen (that rhyme with "box") will include the obvious or easy-to-find counter arguments, but near the bottom in convoluted or sloppy language. Such a court case would then be over wording and placement, which would fill the courts with squabbling over gray areas.

Comment Re: so what is porn? (Score 2) 310

You are looking at just wealth and wages. In terms of the variation between the quality of abode, the standard of healthcare and the life expectancy of the poorest and the richest things have been improving. Thatcher and Regan did a lot of damage but the baseline is still way above where it was 100 years ago.

Comment Re:Damage control (Score 1) 611

The problem with PC games is the horrible, horrible DRM. At least with a console's DRM you know what you are getting and it doesn't break the machine. With PC game DRM often you get a rootkit and sometimes your machine doesn't boot after installation. They force you to join some stupid "rockstar social club" and won't let you play if you have DVD duplication software installed.

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