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Comment Re:Thanks for the ad, I guess, but you missed some (Score 3, Insightful) 97

A lot of products flat out fail trying to recover R&D expenses. I am not saying this is one of those, as Intel has huge resources behind any tech it brings to market.

The idea here (in the long run), is that Drives and "memory" become the same space. Instant on, fast access to Nonvolatile RAM, and RAM becomes equivalent to 4 tier processor cache.

I've long predicted that memory space is going to be flattened out and everything is going to be mapped as one big logical drive, measured in access speed to data that is frequently needed. Closer / Faster, Further / Slower

Comment Re: no thanks (Score 2, Informative) 352

Citation Needed.

I can assure you, that if it was "Right Wing Christians Nationalists" every CNN, NBC and NewYorkTimes piece would announce it, in BIG BOLD HEADLINES!!!!

Every terrorist attack, you can see the "Lets not jump to conclusions, this could be right wing terror ... and then it turns out to be another Muslim Jihadi nutjob.

I remember the Pulse Nightclub, initial reports were "RIGHT WING!!!!!" ... and nope.

Comment Re:Can't see the forest for all the trees (Score 1) 395

Batman vs Superman was an okay one time movie, not worth the popcorn and soda that a theater experience requires, but watchable one time movie, just to see WonderWoman and Aquaman.

Certain actors shouldn't fill certain roles. It would have been much better to find an unknown to play Batman than put Ben Affleck in that role. He doesn't have the ability to pull it off. Being behind the mask, requires greater acting ability than normal, because you have to convey more with movement. It doesn't work for Ben as Batman. Though He works in "The Accountant" because his acting ability is fairly wooden, like the character, it works.

Henry Cavill sort of works for Superman, mainly because he "looks" the part.

Comment Re:Conversely... (Score 1) 242

If the situation is exactly the same up to the point of your two options, then there is a "Self digging shovel" available at some level in both situations. In situation #2, it isn't for sale, and unless you can conclusively promise shovel in one year, for only $5,000 then option 1 is still the only valid consideration. Further, if option 2 says there are no patents (assuming that is the change) then I can build a shelf digging shovel today for whatever price, and as long as the value I get out of it is better than before, I'll get my $20,000 shovel either way.

1) 20000 for shovel get 30000 use from shovel in year one. Year two is how much (no answer in option 1) is it free, or nearly free? Does it cost 20K / year forever (unlikely) or what. Incomplete information leads to bad decisions.

2) Can't buy Self Digging shovel (unknown reason). Promise that they will be available in a year for $5000 (if you believe vaporware promises)

all the unknown variables make your assumptions useless, which is why I chose (and still choose) option 1. Based on the INFORMATION I have, it is the only real choice.

Comment Re:Conversely... (Score 1) 242

Heck, you can still charge the same amount as a well-written patent, but can crank it out in an afternoon!

Legal profession robots coming soon for this reason alone. Yes, good lawyers will always be needed, but most "lawyering" today is boilerplate legal forms and processes that can be replicated by a series of questions that pick which process one needs. We can get rid of most lawyers and and streamline the legal processes.

Comment Re:Conversely... (Score 1) 242

In that world, do you think we'd successfully get rid of patents? Also, have you given thought to the implications of getting rid of patents?

No. And Yes.

We'll never because its in the Constitution, and that is next to impossible to change. And I have, and it is liberating of enterprise. I prefer "trade secrets" to Patents for protection anyway.

Comment Re:Conversely... (Score 4, Insightful) 242

They are written vague on purpose, because to be specific, would allow others to build upon your patent, and patent their improvements, locking you into a stale old way of building said invention, never able to improve it.

As a libertarian, I am all for the repealing of most patents, and the shortening of the term of protection. As it stands now, patents do not protect anyone from anything for very long. If something is popular, and patented, it will be cloned and ripped off anyway.

Patent abuse is like anything else the government does, it doesn't help many people, and hurts more people than it helps.

Comment Re: That's their job (Score 1) 448

Basically my reasoning is nothing like your emotional projection says it is. My reasoning is: "Taxes are regressive, all of them. The rich can avoid them, the poor doesn't pay them, and the middle class is stuck paying them". I personally don't pay any more taxes than I have to, to avoid going to jail. I expect everyone to do exactly the same thing.

This case (Apple/NZ Taxes) kind of proves the first two of the chain in reasoning. I expect a witty expletive riddled retort to follow.

Comment Re: This is extortion (Score 1) 227

The CIA presumably got the hacks from Russians, so that they would want the Russians to take the fall.

The CIA is actually working with affected companies, and they really can't disclose the vulnerabilities to the public, because they already know about them.

The CIA would love to undermine the public trust in WikiLeaks, so blaming the Kremlin for everything is logical (cold war mistrust)

The CIA would love to be able to shift the focus off their hacking skills and put it on the Kremlin.

OR Perhaps both the Kremlin and the CIA are both pissed at the other exposing them and are using public press to wage a war for the minds of citizens of the world. Meanwhile, I'm pissed that nobody seems to give a shit about doing the right thing, except it appears ... WikiLeaks.

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