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Comment Re:This should be the death of Capcom (Score 1) 120

After the CD stunt they pulled the same shit with their USB sticks. I think that was just a few years after the CD incident so there are probably more instances.
Don't buy a Sony.

I fully buycutted them for 15 years, but had to pardon them recently to buy a compact flagship cellphone, they were literally the least evil, all other options had done MUCH MUCH worse, and more recently. At least as far as I know, which is why I am interested in whether they did it recently.

Comment Re:This is stupid (Score 1) 319

Wow, 100.. That makes it less likely than winning the lottery.

Students are trained to beat the test (i.e., always having the right answer), which inhibits risk-taking because they don't want to be failures. Students who are already considered failures by the education system aren't afraid to take risks. You can't succeed in business unless you're willing to take risk and hire people smarter than you.

Depends on where you go to school, and what you expect to get from it. But all studies show that education is one of the strongest links to success that exist, and lack of education one of the strongest correlations of failure and poverty. Now statistics isn't logic, but it sure does show the majority of the well educated does better than the majority of drop outs.

Comment Re:Better headline: (Score 1) 50

HERE, Automakers team up to provide us something we've had for 10 years already from several other sources.

Thanks Automakers, good to see you're on the cutting edge of technology yet again!

You have had it for over 10 years from HERE (formaly also known as Navteq). This is not new to them, they are one of the primary providers of this service, this is just a new addtion to the service.

Comment Re:Tesla map already shows congestion (Score 1) 50

The map display in a Tesla already shows traffic congestion. I have heard that they get the data from aggregate cell phone data. The cell towers can tell when the cellphones bunch up and stop moving.

They get it the same place everybody else gets it, by being it from third parties, probably HERE or similar companies depending on where they bought their GPS software.

Comment Re:This is stupid (Score 0) 319

Please point me to one person in the past 100 years that achieved success with exactly no education at all and no help from anyone else.

A successful person doesn't have to be the smartest person in the room. Here's a list of 100 entrepreneurs who succeeded with little or no education, including a half-dozen who dropped out of elementary school.

Wow, 100.. That makes it less likely than winning the lottery.

Comment Re:Good news for me (Score 1) 181

you don't know the whole story.

lenovo is many companies. their business laptop division is nothing like the 'yoga crap' that they sell consumers with crapware. ...

the spyware and phone home stuff does not tend to exist on the business level lappies. business guys would not put up with that, generally; only 'yoga users' (lol, what a name!) would.

Um ...

As of September 2015: Lenovo systems may include software components that communicate with servers on the internet - All ThinkCentre, All ThinkStation, All ThinkPad

As of 1996 Apple, Microsoft and everybody else HAVE (not may) included software that communicate with servers on the internet. If they didn't they would kind of suck.

Comment Re:If you put it that way... (Score 1, Insightful) 201

Anything sounds absurd if worded the right way. Examples:

Alexander Bell patents talking to a wire.

Henry Ford builds a mechanical horse.

Wright Brothers claim wood and fabric allow a man to float through the air.

Americans fly Eagle to the moon.

Saying that Apple patented a paper bag is so missing the point that it's bound to be mocked. If one actually reads the linked article (I know, this is Slashdot) then it becomes clear how the title is almost certainly intended to be misleading.

Is it so hard to come up with something that wouldn't be so laughable? How about, "Apple Patents New Ideas on Humble Paper Bag"?

Did you just compare the iPaperBag to the invention of the telephone, car and airplane?

Dude, you have an iProblem.

Comment Re:I think that they are missing the point (Score 1) 210

Sorry sir, but I've read enough developing research articles on-line to know the true reason for being over weight are gut bacteria that magically generate more matter than a person eats. This is /., here the laws of thermodynamics don't apply when it comes to obesity.

Stop being anti-factual. Gut bacteria changes homone levels and can break the metabolism. IF you have a working self-balancing metabolism, you can overeat and not gain weight, the like majority of non-Americans can. Unfortunately it is mostly broken in Americans for some reason, and in a growing minority of people elsewhere.

Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 207

I'm waiting on UHD computer monitors too that also have 802.11AC wireless builtin so that it can stream video to it directly and act as both a monitor and a TV.
It should also have USB 3/3.1 builtin to support HDD drives too along with connector jacks for older computer video devices: VGA, DVI, HDMI, RGB etc. By having all of this builtin one doesn't need to insert external wirelss chips, set top boxes, and video convertor boxes to the monitor/TV. Moreover, the monitor /TV should have HDCP builtin too...

Search and you shall find. My recent purchace has all of that except DVI and that is essentially included in HDMI anyway.

Comment Re:Cool, and no 4K content (Score 4, Insightful) 207

Future proofing? WTF? 4k TV would be only cheaper in the future....

I don't need a TV in the near future, I needed a new one now, and therefor bought the 4K screen, since my TVs last somewhere from 5 to 10 years.

I think a lot of people are in that situation, they need a new, or want a bigger TV. 4K sales are exploding because they have become very competively priced in the last year.

And even without the 4K content, the onscreen menus have much sharper rendered text. It is actually a bit painfull to look at TV text menus at 1080p after using them in 4K.

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