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Comment Re:Still Catching Up (Score 1) 40

My guess is Apple is willing to turn a blind eye to that for the "1st gen" product and use the new revenue as a carrot to get Intel to direct its engineering efforts to the features that Apple wants, probably stuff like CDMA for example.

If Apple knew the Intel chipset was inferior and chose to sell it anyway, why is there no rhyme or reason to which of the models each of the carriers use? Surely the 2nd rate one would only go to carriers who want cheaper phones in exchange for compromised performance? Instead T-Mobile and AT&T both sell the Intel chipset version. Meanwhile, the cut-rate MVNO services of those same carriers, like MetroPCS and Cricket are getting the (better?) Qualcomm chipset.

As others have shot-down your other claims, I don't see that anything you've posted makes any sense...

Comment Pretty spammy (Score 1) 2

I have to agree with the mods, your submissions look awfully bad.

Stories without a sci/tech angle don't belong here, and most of yours have none. Your submissions are a lot of rumour-mill crap, full of words like "appears", "alleged" and "supposed", lousy sources like near-tabloid publications, etc.

Comment Re:Pretty interesting (Score 1) 409

Why would WikiLeaks be out of play?
Assange isn't WikiLeaks. The organization's perfectly capable of accepting and releasing data without their leader. There's already been at least one release since Assange went silent, possibly via deadman switch.
Persecuting Assange is just assaulting the public face of WikiLeaks, not affecting what it can do.

Yes, Assange probably had a 'dead mans switch' set up so that if he didn't keep updating something it would assume that he'd been handed over to the UK authorities by the Ecuadorians and then leak some files that would be very damaging to the Ecuadorian government.

I kind of hope this is what he's done because he hasn't actually been handed over to the UK authorities and when the files go public the Ecuadorians are going to kick him out of the embassy in his pajamas.

Comment Re:For them theoretically hacking a private org? (Score 1) 344

Hillary was trumpeting "But Russia!" the day of the leak, before any investigation could possibly have taken place.

Trump does the same thing all the damn time, and he uses his rush to judgement as proof of how awesome he is.

If you're going for a Hillary conspiracy on that same thin premise, I suppose we'd have to say Trump mush have had advanced knowledge of the NYC bombing...

Comment Re:Let's not forget... (Score 1) 99

Slightly but the GP is right in claiming that Corals existed when CO2 was higher. So let's assume that he's right and that Corals are not related to CO2. That leaves us with two options:

1. He believes corals aren't sensitive to temperature (this has been proven without a doubt to be false and you're more than happy to try this at home with a fishtank and overheat your water by only a couple of degrees).
2. He believes CO2 isn't related to global warming which at this point is about as big of a WTF as you can get on a site that is supposed to have an intelligent tech minded readership which embraces science rather than politifiction.

I like that point about raising the temperature of the fish tank by a couple of degrees. If you raised the temperature by a couple of degrees over enough generations of fish I'm sure they'd be fine. How many generations is required, now thats the question.

Comment Re:Is This a Joke? (Score 1) 270

California is one of the states that gets raped on taxes by the federal government; our income taxes go to pay for stuff in other states that we can't afford

No, California ends up about even, getting slightly more dollars back than they pay out to the fed.

The state getting screwed the worst seems to be Minnesota, although Connecticut, Jersey, Colorado and Boston are way up there, too. Note that most western states are getting more back from the fed than they pay out.


Comment Re:Let's not forget... (Score 1) 99

Humans take such a short term view of things.


As well we should. I mean, I do take solace that something like the GBR will probably form at some other place millions of years in the future, but that's not really a substitute for being able to see what they once were in my lifetime.

Then you better move fast and check things out. Many wonderful things in this world are temporary. Check out New Zealands 'pink and blue terraces', oops earthquake.

Submission + - Strange New World: Samba Server running on Windows ! ( 1

Jeremy Allison - Sam writes: "Do you know what this is? This is a non-Windows SMB file server running natively on Windows."

"To be more specific, this is a Virtualbox Ubuntu virtual machine running on Windows 10, grabbing a file across SMB from a Samba file server running inside the Windows Subsystem for Linux through Bash."

Comment Re:Let's not forget... (Score 1) 99

Humans take such a short term view of things.

Probably because we don't live very long and can only survive under some very specific environmental conditions.

If human survival is insignificant, then the state of the GBR isn't worth worrying about.

I'm sure we could have survived in the Pleistocene. You have to be prepared to move around the planet a bit to find equitable habitats, something that the system of nation states interferes with. Perhaps we will have to do away with them to survive.

Comment Re:Let's not forget... (Score 4, Interesting) 99

...that as a geological feature, the GBR is relatively new.

As it only developed over the last 8000 years or so (since the last ice age) it's entirely possible that - in geological spans - the GBR is an ephemeral thing, like foam on the crest of a wave to us. To our short timeframe it seems permanent but it really isn't.

I know, that's not part of the FUD-creed, so downvote me to oblivion.

You are totally correct. The GBR wasn't there in the Pleistocene, when CO2 levels were higher than today.

In fact when the GBR was getting started the Sahara desert wasn't a desert at all, it was lush grass and swamp land.

Humans take such a short term view of things.

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