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Comment Re:I think it's pretty obvious (Score 1) 103

Most people don't. We currently have a conservative democrat and a liberal republican running this term.
The liberal vs conservative is about trying to intact change vs keeping things as they are. Democrats vs republicans are roughly divided in larger central government vs smaller decentralized governments (both with a set of social goals)
Trump is trying to change everything into his own image (IMO a scarry world). Vs Clinton will try to conserve the progress we had made without too much drastic progress.
Clinton may not be progressive but Trump is regressive.

Comment Re:I think it's pretty obvious (Score 1) 103

Snowden did what he did because what he saw was wrong. Wiki leaks did what they do just because that want to stick it to the man. As for those trumped charges I feel that may not be so trumped. There is a personality that wants to be aggressive and focused on what he want with little to no value on the consequences. That personality type is ripe for causing other crimes.
Still with all this stuff I don't see the US other than a few ranting house members really caring much about Assange they got Manning who stole the data she was the criminal against the US Assange just reposted it, just as how many of the US news companies then covered was was leaked. He just thinks that America is out to get him. While his only warrent for arrest is from Sweeden for rape charges.

Comment Re:The RX470 makes me want to try AMD again (Score 4, Informative) 41

The stability issues have been fixed at AMD for years, once the AMD team took over from ATI who were always hit and miss when it came to driver releases. I've been using AMD exclusively since the HD 4850 (currently on the R9 280) and I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a graphics driver issue, now you are more likely to get a bad Windows patch than a bad GPU driver.

One thing I have to give them credit for is when they EOLed their ancient VLIW card line they made one last driver so that if you wanted to run newer versions of Windows, even Windows 10, then you can. I just wish Nvidia would have done the same as I have a ton of hardware at the shop that I couldn't lock in the Win 10 free upgrade for (just in case the customer might want Win 10 later) because there simply wasn't an nvidia driver that would function. But just to see if it worked I decided to lock in the upgrade with my netbook which has the AMD E-350 chip which has the very first gen APU the HD 6310, a really old chip, and....it worked perfectly fine.

So if you want a good GPU at a cheap price I'd say go for it. I'd get one myself but my R9 280 runs all the games I play at 60 FPS+ with all the bling cranked so I don't see a point ATM in upgrading but when it gets to the point that isn't the case? I'll get another AMD GPU.

Comment Re:Router Failure? (Score 1) 91

Well how many institutions actually have a proper IT Infrastructure?
Having a company having to embarrassingly show their inadequacies when a problem effects customers should be public. Because if their value in their IT systems is so low should we trust them with their data? Also being self serving: That embarassment will make sure they hire more staff and put more money in IT funding.

Comment Re:Sounds like more H1B are on their way. (Score 1) 158

Funny how many illegals built Trump's properties? Why didn't he hire real Americans?

Who was the party that supported outsourcing? Who created a whole department in the White House funded by tax payers to help corporations fire Americans and replace them with foreign counterparts?

You think protectionism and higher wages will force your boss to pay you more if they can't bring in Indians? Or will they give someone in Bangalore an AD admin account or root access to do the work there and just not bother to bring anyone into the office for IT work?

What will happen is if these positions can't be filled they will start outsourcing more and since they alreayd have an office in India now they will just eventually move the whole IT department there for cost savings since they didn't have one pre-trump thanks to protectionism.

Comment Re:32% would vote clinton (Score 1) 439

You WANT TRUMP at the hands of you all the nukes of the United States?? Really?! Do you actually feel calm and secure with that idea?

Do you want someone who is scared of a girl reporter at Fox news to represent you in a heated showdown with China or Russia? You want a man who encourages Russia to commit espionage against his own country to be in charge of crucial decisions?

Politics is not football! There is a lot at stake and voting for the red elephant because of ideology is stupid. Clinton is more conservative too by the way if you are a capitalist. Trump is not and you can look up his scary stances on free trade and protectionism if you want to prove me wrong.

FYI if a democrat had the same flaws I would vote straight GOP! So I am not biased more than I have a brain. Sorry but who is the idiot here? Hillary I am more comfortable if China or Russia threatens us in the office. I am more comfortable in her decision making and hiring staff and handling touch decisions and working with both parties.

Comment Re:It will succeed, or at the very least, won't fa (Score 1) 157

Those systems already had a huge install base which made it profitable to port...yeah how did that work out for the Wii U? Oh yeah they didn't get shit for ports and it tanked.

You are gonna have 2 octocore APUs at 2Ghz+ versus...a cellphone. Yeah I don't see them getting shit except for Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja which I really don't see selling many units, do you?

Submission + - SPAM: RIP Mr Garibaldi

jellomizer writes: Jerry Doyle, best known for his role as Chief of Security Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5, has passed away at the age of 60.
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Comment Re:What is going on here? (Score 1, Insightful) 526

Well there are a few things.
1. Most Home Users and Small Businesses are unable to maintain and administer their own computer. Many of the big security problems and hacks come from the users lack to properly Admin their home PC. This lack of Administration skills put Microsoft in a worse light than it deserved. Because they fixed the problems quickly and offer fixes. But too many users just didn't want to waste the time keeping their system operational.

2. People no longer want to pay a lot for computers. 1980s $4k was a reasonable price for a good PC. 1990s it was 2k, 2000s 1k, 2010s $500 Price is going down while inflation is going up and the cost. We are getting cheaper computers. Gone are the solid steel cases, mechanical keyboards, with components that were suppose to last for decades. We are cheap plastic, flimsy membrane squishy keys, and components that will last you 2 or 3 years if you are lucky. Because of this the OS cannot sell for more than the cost of the hardware. So Microsoft is doing these control things to keep cost down.

3. Because of the cheaper hardware much of the extra processing needs have moved to "the cloud". Being that many of the OS Components are on the cloud if you disable it. You will suffer performance and feature hit.

If we can get people willing to spend $2k for a desktop PC and $300 for the OS, I wouldn't expect Windows or OS X to become more power user friendly.

Comment Re:Year of the... (Score 0) 526

If by Linux Desktop you mean GNU/Linux and not Android? Probably still not. The "Personal Computer" will just diminish further to a point where it isn't relevant for most people any more (tablets/smart phones being their principal computing device) And what we call the PC/Desktop/laptop/notbook will become workstations. And mostly relegated for work (Where Microsoft is still making exceptions to these lockdowns). So some people will get these Work Stations for themselfs and probably put Linux on them, so most of the Personal Computer may have Linux... However it wouldn't be considered a victory to Linux but the PC being a relic of a past time.

Microsoft is just milking the end of the PC for as long as it can.

Comment Re:Rules for thee, not for me (Score 5, Insightful) 211

She is still the copyright owner.
Getty took her work and sold it without her permission as well as harassing others she freely gave it away to. Damaging her reputation, as well her customers. The fact that she gave them away for free doesn't mean mean that they didn't have value.

Heck in slashdot when we find a company breaking the GPL we want Blood from them.

Comment Re:BS "most popualar" (Score 2) 356

Like most stories with a bias. It all depends on how you want to categorize things.
For hardware brand Apple Wins. For a phone type Android may beat IOS. If you want screen manufacture perhaps Samsung will get it.

Politics does this all the time. The Republicans may ask if you liked Hillary Clinton. Over half don't so they make the point that over half may vote for Trump.

Comment Re:So in other words... (Score 1, Interesting) 304

However smoking is rather popular around the world, in countries with less than free markets as well.
Now these e-Cig are safer than smoking... However they are not treated as a way to step down your smoking addiction. But are marketing the cool new drug for hipsters. So now kids no longer look like walking tail pipes but more like walking nuclear reactors meltdowns with huge amount of vapor puffing out of their face.
Getting them addicted to nicotine. Sure it won't kill you as fast as burning chemical treated plants, but still the drug high is just just putting poison in your system and your body reacting to it.
Sure there are other socially acceptable drugs, like caffeine and I had my morning coffee today, where taking too much can be bad for you. However most of these other like drinking coffee are more natural form of ingestion, ingesting it like food and drink, where the body had additional features to filter out bad stuff (As naturally we would eat stuff that have a lot more nasty chemicals in it, often produced by plants and animals as self defense mechnisms). Vs. breathing it where it more directly goes into our bloodstream, by passing much of the safety filters. So if you drank too much coffee you would would be peeing most of it out.

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