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Comment Re:The names are...... (Score 1) 99

The summary has the names (or it does now, anyway) but not the numbers or the symbols, which would have been nice to include. Would've been good to include some etymology as well.

Google is your friend... In any case, here is a better link with the numbers, symbols, and etymology...

http://www.sciencealert.com/it...

and... here is a link to a large image for printing out, you know... for wall art... (grin)

https://www.iupac.org/cms/wp-c...

Comment Re:or how about less sugar anyways? (Score 1) 320

There's got to be more to it than that. Something else has to be in there to provide the peculiar sour flavor notes and the mealy texture.

That's the one thing that I noticed when I moved to the US from Canada, the American chocolate is basically candy, it isn't chocolate. When I go home for Christmas I bring chocolates back with me. If I don't my co-workers become an extremely unhappy bunch...

Comment Re:Most of us just want to know when to jump in. (Score 1) 46

It's cool to read about this stuff, but as I lack the multiple PhDs to really follow the physics, I'm afraid my brute need is to know when to buy. Everybody wants to avoid buying the next Betamax or HD-DVD, obviously, but also you want to not buy in just as the price drops below $3000 ...and also shortly before it crashes to $999.

I managed to hold off buying a large flatscreen until 1080p was standard, at least (remember the nail-biter of choosing between 720p and 1080i ?) and feel very smart to have grabbed one of the last plasma sets before LCDs more-or-less pushed them off the market; everybody comments on the superior colour. That's not near to wearing out yet at 5 years, so I'm in no hurry to jump ship until I get even better colour, resolution, and anything else they're cooking up.

This may be the Next Big Thing, but it's become a hard call with things like 3D, 4K, high-frame-rate, and HDR zooming in and out of popularity on a yearly basis.

I wasn't in a hurry to jump either, but my plasma developed the dreaded vertical lines. Bought a Samsung 4K HDR KS8000 with Quantum Dot. Colors look good, whites are brighter than what I am used to, the ideal viewing angle is smaller, the blacks look good, much better than most LED screens that I have seen.

I have to say that 4K HDR Blu-ray movies look great!!

Comment Re:Popcorn time! (Score 1) 1321

Finally, if as stated the concern is with electronic voting machines, why would they call for recounts in Michigan and Wisconsin, which use paper ballots?

It just defies logic and sense. Is this just fake news which has found its way onto CNN via NYMag?

You missed the point. The point is to verify that the paper count matches the machine count and then to find the reason for any discrepancy, if any. That could be an electronic voting machine or a tabulation machine.

Most counties do not tabulate votes by hand, they use an electronic tabulating machine. That machine is basing the vote count on an electronic form and uses that to match who the user voted for. If that form or that machine was compromised, then the votes could be switched. The machine is typically upgraded/updated from a PC that, in theory, also could have been hacked.

The only way to know is to do a hand count and then verify the results against the electronic count.

Comment Re:They didn't succeed though (Score 1) 667

Still millions of ballots that will never be counted.

Absentee ballots in most states with clear winners are not counted.

The popular vote is 'too close to call', statistical tie. Doesn't matter anyhow.

The votes are all counted and, when done, the election is "certified". It is called well before then for clear winners, but vote counting is still taking place.

Comment Re:China holds the trump card (Score 1) 742

iPhones and other smartphones being made here will probably up the prices slightly, but most of the estimates I've heard are absurd.

No they are not. For one many/most of the key components for smartphones (and laptops and desktops and...) are made in China too. Where do you think you are going to get parts? The supply chain for these does not exist in the US or EU. Worse China has a monopoly on rare earth minerals without which you cannot build many modern electronics. The US has reserves of these but re-opening the mines for these would not happen overnight.

In regards to rare earth minerals, this doesn't bode well... The mines could be re-opened, but it would probably require government intervention.

"Mountain Pass rare earth mine: On August 31, 2016 Molycorp Inc. emerged from chapter 11 bankruptcy as Neo Performance Materials, leaving behind the mine as Molycorp Minerals LLC in its own separate chapter 11 bankruptcy. As of October 2016, Molycorp Minerals LLC and the mine is still under the control of a chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee and is being actively marketed for sale."

Comment Re:Trump says science is a fake (Score 1) 382

What does the Trump win mean for tech? Not a clue.

And I seriously doubt anyone else has a clue either. But we should have a lot of fun poking holes in the Other Guy (tm) who thinks his WAG (wild-ass guess) is better than our WAG....

To be slightly more serious, ignore the Trump win, look at the House and Senate, and you might have less WA in your WAG....

If he holds to his election promises, the tech industry should see a reduction in work visas, a blockade of any new outsourcing initiatives, and new tariffs (or trade deals) to make foreign made products (practically everything tech related) less attractive (i.e. our toys will get more expensive).

Comment Re:No constitutional crisis at all. (Score 2) 733

Something I don't get: vetting content sent TO her should not be her job. There should be professional scrubbers doing that kind of work. I've worked in many orgs, and executives aren't expected to be doing that kind of "grunt" work. It goes to cubicle peons, like me.

Also, her home server is not necessarily more or less safer than the regular office email. In fact, the regular S.D. email server was hacked. (There is a separate message system for classified content, but it's not technically "email". It's a diff animal.) The home-vs-office dichotomy seems moot, at least as far as handling classified info*. Putting it on the wrong office box versus the wrong personal box seems the same sin to me.

* She didn't get "official" approval to use a home server, and also didn't follow the proper rules for archiving. But that's diff than the classified info issue.

Except that those rules were not in place at the time that Clinton was Secretary of State. They were enacted after she left...

Doesn't matter. She can still be prosecuted for not turning over all of her State Department official correspondence and destroying it. Bill Clinton had to pardon former CIA Director Deutch because he kept government documents after he left the CIA. It is a real crime and is very often prosecuted. And you can't claim that she didn't know that she had the documents. Even if you did try to claim that, I do not believe the law does not require intent for that.

Hillary didn't destroy the email. Her email administrator was asked to delete personal email months before any subpoena. He was lazy and finally did it later. But there has been no evidence showing that he was ordered to do so after the subpoena by Hillary or anyone in her camp. He avoided prosecution by getting immunity and had the chance to implicate her and never did.

As for classified email, the vast majority were classified retroactively, except for the two or three that the FBI talked about with poor markings. It's one thing to knowingly keeping marked classified documents. Its a different thing to handle unclassified documents that later have their classifications changed.

Comment Re:No constitutional crisis at all. (Score 1) 733

Something I don't get: vetting content sent TO her should not be her job. There should be professional scrubbers doing that kind of work. I've worked in many orgs, and executives aren't expected to be doing that kind of "grunt" work. It goes to cubicle peons, like me.

Also, her home server is not necessarily more or less safer than the regular office email. In fact, the regular S.D. email server was hacked. (There is a separate message system for classified content, but it's not technically "email". It's a diff animal.) The home-vs-office dichotomy seems moot, at least as far as handling classified info*. Putting it on the wrong office box versus the wrong personal box seems the same sin to me.

* She didn't get "official" approval to use a home server, and also didn't follow the proper rules for archiving. But that's diff than the classified info issue.

Except that those rules were not in place at the time that Clinton was Secretary of State. They were enacted after she left...

Comment Re:Of course (Score 2) 733

Of course nothing changes. Comey's conclusions in July still stand: Clinton repeated many lies during her remarks to the public and before congress. She destroyed evidence under subpoena. She casually handled classified information on a home computer and passed it around to non-cleared staff. She failed to turn over thousands of work-related emails despite lying and saying that she and/or her lawyers had read every single one of them to err on the side of over-providing ... and on and on.

He's not changing the fact that he said anyone else doing what she did would face serious consequences, and that different treatment applied to her. He's not changing the fact that the FBI spent more time interviewing Brad Pitt about his argument with his son on an airplane than they spent interviewing Hillary Clinton ... and she got to have her immunity-deal-getting staff WITH her in that drive-by interview which was conducted not under oath and no recordings allowed. During which, she pretended to be so dumb, uninformed, and forgetful that she managed to avoid answering pretty much any question that would have demonstrated her obvious guilt. Guilt for doing things that would see any one of her State Department underlings out of a job and possible out of liberty from jail.

Yup, nothing has changed since July. Same corruption and the lasting pressure from the Clinton political machine through Obama down to Loretta Lynch's office. No change at all.

And yet no evidence of corruption... but hey, lets keep beating that dead horse... You can make a conspiracy theory about almost anything if you look hard enough. The point is that either Hillary is as good as Area 51 in hiding secrets and evidence or there just isn't anything there that actually breaks the law. I agree that she acted poorly in a couple of situations, the email server being one of them. You can argue that these broke ethical rules but that's not at the same level as corruption.

Comment Re:Don't worry guys... (Score 4, Informative) 414

A 200,000/year H-1B quota is why the tech companies have been writing checks to the Clinton Foundation. The web monkeys and cubicle trolls of Slashdot are about to vote themselves out of their own industry.

Because Clinton and the Democrats have the power to change the quota all on their own.... right? Oh wait, that's congress.... controlled by Republicans... and you think that a Trump presidency would do anything about it?

I'm not saying that Clinton will either. But if you want change, start with voting in a Congress that will fix it.

Comment Re: Awesome satire. (Score 3, Insightful) 457

I think you're right, there is a lot of violence in some muslim countries. But I think the bigger threat to USA is his "war on terrorism" which by definition never ends and requires us to give up more and more of our freedoms.

Think about it. "Iraq war" we won because we caught Saddam. "Afghanistan war" I guess wound down because the Al Quaeda was pretty much broken. But the War on Terrorism has no fixed endpoint. We will be fighting it forever.

Pop quiz hotshot: there has always been terrorism, and there always will be terrorism.

"The war on Drugs" had it's role to play in the militarization of police forces. It too has no end and required giving up rights such as overly broad search and seizure laws, mandatory sentencing, etc. The War on terror takes it even further. But, in my opinion, without the war on drugs, the freedoms lost to the war on terror would have shocked people to no end.

Comment Re:Thank you. (Score 2) 142

DAMN that is a horrifying indictment of the Hillary campaign. She's been exposed repeatedly as a corrupt pol, her top aide Huma has turned against her to save her own skin from jail, and Wikileaks, hero of the Left, has been ceaselessly attacking her for well over a year. Who could possibly vote for her at this point?

Please provide evidence that Huma Abedin has, in any way, "turned" on Clinton. The latest news is that she was supporting Clinton at a private fundraiser in DC the other day. Doesn't sound like someone who has "turned" on her best friend. Sounds like another conspiracy theory.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hu...

I would suspect that she would be assisting the FBI in the investigation of her husband. But there has been NO evidence or even leaks from the FBI that they have found anything new in their email investigation. In fact, it's quite likely that anything they find is just duplicates of what they already have.

Under Hillary, the Constitution will be further shredded by her Supreme Court appointees until it means nothing. Under Trump, the Left will bizarrely find meaning in this document drafted by whites and use it to bash the government by whatever means necessary. We really don't realize just how destructive it is to our Republic for the press to be working hand in glove with the government like it has been for the past 8 years. It's high time they were in opposition again.

And threatening to lock up your opposition and appoint a "special prosecutor" isn't trampling all over the constitution and the separation of powers between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches?

Comment Re:Utter bollocks (Score 2) 171

most smartphone manufacturers barely break even or operate at a loss. add the losses to apple's share of the profits and you get over 100%

until a little while ago only apple and samsung took home something like 95% or 99% of all profits. samsung's loss pushes apple over 100% in profits

all those cheap android phones sold all over the world that make up for 85% of all phones sold don't really make any money

I think Android counts for more than 85% of smartphone sales now, more like 99%. Which just goes to show what a price-gouger Apple is.

In other words, when they added up all of the P&L from all of the phone manufacturers Apple's share was 104% of the industry total.

For example, Samsung makes $1 in profits, Company Y has a loss of $5, and Apple makes $104. The industry total would be $100.
- Apple would have made 104% of the overall industry P&L.
- Samsung would have made 1% of the overall industry P&L.
- Company Y would have made -5% of the overall industry P&L.

It's a way to trend which company in a sector is making most of the profits and can be a way to develop an investment strategy.

Cell Phones is a $425 Billion dollar industry. Even making tiny profits can make it worth it.

https://www.statista.com/topic...

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