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Comment Re:ARM Server CPUs, x86 on ARM (Score -1) 84

They probably love the idea: Replace you're functional buy virus ridden Intel CPU based Windows PC with a ARM based tablet that 'can run full windows 10'. Wait 2 days until the buy realizes that emulating x86 on ARM is absolutely shitastic and that the whole thing is a retarded idea, they'll return the stupid ARM 'pc' ... then they'll go back out and buy a new Intel laptop. Intel wins.

Reality check:

When intel cares, they'll do something about it. They can make ARM processors (Intel even did at one point, think they stopped) as good as anyone ... and they can make ARM processors as good as anyone that include REAL x86 hardware, which will then wipe out anyone else trying to get anywhere near the same performance per watt.

Intel missed mobile by dumping ARM, but ARM isn't going to replace real processors anytime soon for servers that do real work. Sure, it might replace the one dinky little server that some company puts a website on that should have been a VM on some cloud, but thats not exactly a high dollar market right there nor is it more than a handful of people.

ARM server CPUs will not be anything like what you think of as 'ARM' CPUs, at which point, they'll be a lot more like Intel CPUs with the same performance and issues.

ARM CPUs are built for different purposes than x86 CPUs. They will never have the exact same level of capabilities and you'll never use them interchangeably.

ARM CPUs from different fabs can be used the interchangeably because they ARE the same CPU. Its all from the same initial designs, just different configurations. A Qualcomm ARM CPU is never going to be ridiculously better than a Samsung ARM CPU because they are both ARM designs, same cores, same roots, same everything, hell in reality, probably Fab'd in the same plant on the same production lines!

Comment Re: what about not giving a printer an public IP (Score -1) 83

If you want to be a technical asshole:

Telnet has 0 authentication built into it. It just connects you to a port and has some extensions to relay environment variables such as term type to the remote end. The remote host MAY use something like 'login' on most UNIXes to authenticate you after the fact, but it has nothing at all to do with the Telnet protocol.

FTP (by RFC) supports any authentication type, which is why you can use FTP securely when you use proper authentication protocols like say Kerberos. If you use plain text password for FTP on an unsecured network, yes it's unsafe. Kerborized FTP? At no point will you get my password because I never send it to the server! And if you DO get my ticket ... It's time sensitive and only valid ONCE ... Since you had to get it when I was using it ... That means the ticket you stole from me is worthless.

Now stop for a second and look in the mirror,. THAT is an epic fail. Wipe the arrogance off your smug face and you'll probably stop getting schooled by people who have forgotten more about security than your entire total sum of knowledge.

Comment Re:Those who something, something (Score -1) 588

. . . Twitter making a claim that they can not possibly back up. If congress passes a law to make it a legal requirement, Twitter will do it.

All that they've done here is made a political move that people like you have believed, yet it has exactly 0 substance behind it.

We already KNOW they sell data feeds to surveillance companies, and we already KNOW that even when they cut them off ... they sell the exact same data to a 'new' company, that just happens to have all the same employees as the old one last month ...

Twitter didn't do anything but lie and you bought it. The biggest failure in this discussion is you, for believing a word they said. Shame on you.

Comment Re:Zuckerberg created one thing, Bezos two (Score -1) 119

Bezos created amazon, a real company (an absolutely slime ball one, but different story) that provides services and goods. Bezos did something.

Zuckerberg stole someone elses idea and has lied, cheated, and otherwise fucked people over to get to where he is and the people who actually run his company are the ones that came from the funding he got. Zuckerberg didn't and does't do shit.

Musk was there for the founding of Paypal. Paypal was a .boom winner. He's nothing more than a lottery winner who then invested ... and by invested I mean lobbied congress for subsidies for Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. He didn't create any of them, he funded people who knew what they were doing to create those companies using money he got by dumb luck.

If you think any of these people are impressive business men or people then you have no idea who much of business is shear dumb luck versus actual skills.

Bezos has creds, they other two have dumb luck and timing, nothing more. All of them are slimeballs.

If you pay attention to how they actually treat the world around them and turn off your fanboy long enough to realize they really didn't actually create any of the shit you give them credit for and a bunch of men and women you've never heard of actually are the ones who did it.

Do you think Kennedy is why we went to the moon too?

Comment They will do what the law requires (Score 0) 588

They can say whatever they want, but the truth of the matter is, if Trump makes it happen, if there is a law requiring it, twitter will fucking do it.

Reality: Money is more important than morals to the people who run twitter. If the law says they have to do it, and they don't, they will suddenly cease to exist as a business

The other tech companies didn't answer for that reason. Given the choice of 'comply with the law' or 'go out of business', they'll comply with the law. So will twitter, but twitter is openly willing to lie to you about it.

What that should tell you is that twitter is probably already doing it cause they clearly have no problem lying to people about what they will and won't do, consider them already compromised. We already know they do it and pretend to 'cut off' companies that get caught doing it. Ironically those 'cut off companies' go 'out of business' and all the employees suddenly start working at a new company with a twitter feed ... but twitter somehow doesn't notice.

Seriously, twitter IS ALREADY DOING IT.

Comment Jesus fucking christ NO ONE CARES (Score -1, Troll) 191

Just because you're too stupid to realize your political favorite wasn't any different doesn't mean that Trump is any different.

Your team lost. Deal with it, and shut the fuck up about who Trump appoints because not a fucking thing matters without the approval of congress, and as the democrats were kind enough to show, you can have a super majority in congress, and your guy in the white house ... and you still can't get a one fucking useful thing done.

You guys actually like your guy/girl would have been so much better, all that means is that YOU personally are too stupid to realize they are both exactly the same.

Oh my bad, slashdot isn't news for nerds, its BaeuHD and the other 'editors' personal blog. Thought you guys were going to fix it ... you just made it another tabloid.

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 5, Insightful) 560

On the contrary, I want to see real science on the subject. I want to know what the REAL dangers are.

Unfortunately, the down side is that getting any real research on pot in the USA is pretty much impossible. If you give any hint that you don't INTEND to find something wrong with pot, good luck getting approval and funding for your study.

If you want actual research on pot you have to leave the US. You'll find a different view in any country outside the US, so you have to approach any study in the US with very very high skepticism. I'm not saying its wrong, but you know its biased from the start, so you have to be careful to pick out the facts from the implications.

When the people who make money off Alzheimer's studies start saying pot causes Alzheimer's type affects on the brain, you have to determine if thats true in any meaningful form or if its just another scary title to get more research money, or if its being promoted by others who don't want pot to be legal.

Remember, legalized pot destroys MANY industries. The prison business is fucked in states that legalize pot, thats half their population right there. Illegal pot growers ... they don't want it legal either, and invest LARGE sums of money keeping it illegal, as silly as that might sound cause legalization kills their sole reason to exist. California, as an example, doesn't have legalized recreational pot because THE GROWERS DON'T WANT IT TO BE LEGAL, its not as profitable that way. Police in certain places don't care, so legalizing it would kill profit.

I have no delusions about the dangerous side effects of inhaling smoke, but I would like some facts about what the end results are, from people who aren't biased by a preconception.

I.E. I want real science, not bullshit spewed by people like you who have made up your mind before you even read the summary. You don't know what science is, you treat science like a religion.

Comment Re:Autopilot (Score -1) 147

More importantly, my command radio is on 900mhz because I want it to actually propagate more than a tiny ass distance of 2.4ghz or being useless when it rains.

So great, you took out some kids Phantom. But thats about it. A rifle would be just as effective, lighter and cheaper.

You're also assuming that its not in a flight mode that does safe landings/return to home. Take out the RF link on any of my racing quads and you've effectively just turned it into an unguided missile since it isn't that smart and doesn't carry a GPS or altimeter

Comment Autopilot (Score 4, Insightful) 147

Dude, I'm not flying the bomb to your house while holding the transmitter, I'm turning on the auto pilot, letting it sit there for an hour, then take off and bomb you while I'm 2 states away. Oh, and I'm doing this on software thats a couple years old (ArduPilot from a few years ago) so ...

This is useful for taking down your DJI phantom ... but as far as taking down a weaponized toy? Yea, no, you're going to need to hit inertial management and GPS based on what I can build for a hundred bucks. Give me 200 and I'll start doing optical guidance.

Comment Re:Worth all $1200 (Score -1) 315

Sup loser? Still wishing you could get out of moms basement and see the sun light?

It makes me feel better seeing your posts to know that no matter how pathetic my life might become, I can always look to you to see someone who is actually worse off in the world.

You have the entire Internet at your finger tips and the best you can do is troll one of my slashdot accounts?

Take a look in the mirror. Thats what a waste of life looks like.

Comment Re:Imagine lining them against the wall (Score -1) 31

I wouldn't shoot my dog, there is Euthasol for that when the time comes.

And if you want to be mean, just tie them up, then shoot them anywhere right above the pelvis. It'll take a nice long while for them to die and you only use one bullet, but rest assured it will be an unpleasant end.

Comment Re:Worth all $1200 (Score -1) 315

Quality means different things to different people, AC.

So does value

Also, what people are willing to pay has no real bearing as a measure of real value.

By definition, that is false. You do not understand the meaning of the words you are using. Paying for something is a direct result of it having value.

See for instance, caviar. It is horrid. Salty. Vile.

People pay a lot for it because it is hard to obtain, and its consumption is a symbol of conspicuous wealth.

Because to some people, showing off has value, such as making or break a business deal.

Apple products are similar.

No, pretty much in every way is your comparison wrong. They aren't 'rare', they are high quality and the quality is predictable, multiple studies by people far more in the know than you show people are 'happy' and get more reliable service resulting in lower total cost of ownership with Apple Laptops than they do with even 'high end' Lenovo laptops, as shown by the study produced by IBM.

Also: OS X

You won't understand why that matters because you're too caught up in blowing off the value of the Apple laptop instead of considering other view points.

You may not like an Apple laptop, but there is plenty of facts to counter all of your arguments. Its okay for you to not like it, but stop spewing ignorance.

Comment None - Windows laptops can't run OS X (Score -1) 315

Because otherwise there is pretty much no comparison.

You can't buy a Windows laptop to replace a MacBook Pro because you can't (legally) run OS X on the Windows laptop.

I own MBPs because the hardware is nice, but the OS is the only OS I want to use. I do Windows dev for a living, but really can't stand it. I can deal with Linux but the Linux distro people like to shoot themselves in the face by inserting the gun in their anus and pulling the trigger with the way they can't distros around, FreeBSD is a great server OS, proper organization and no hint of any idiotic systemd bullshit over happening ... ever ... but its a shitty desktop just cause DragonFly is as good as it gets.

Nope, you can't replace a MacBook Pro because you can't get OS X anywhere other than a MacBook pro. Your MacBook Pro can run Linux or Windows or FreeBSD, Solaris, even DOS with some ridiculous efforts, but nothing else can run OS X.

Ignoring all that ... you can make a hackintosh ... which will suck ... because it won't wake from sleep properly ... or the video card driver will be buggy, or sound won't work ... sometimes ... or any other number of bugs that come up from basically trying to shoe horn in drivers like Windows does, and you'll have something that looks like OS X, but its reliability and quirks will just piss you off till you either accept that you're a cheap bastard and you'd be happy to pay for a MBP, or you go back to Windows/Linux and blame OS X for the fact that you didn't want to actually pay for it.

No matter how you want to try and put it though, you simply can't buy a non-MacBook Pro that compares to a MacBook Pro based on OS X alone. Argue the hardware all you want, you still won't beat the software so its a non-starter.

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