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Comment That's not exactly what Nokia said (Score 4, Insightful) 75

TFA doesn't claim Nokia said anything about Google Fiber. All it claims is that the number Nokia's talking about is 1 Tb/s, and that "For comparison on the consumer side, Alphabet's Google Fiber embryonic US fiber-to-the-premises service is offering 1Gbps connections.", so the comparison is being done by ZDNet, not Nokia.

They also say "on the consumer side", so it's somewhat like Caterpillar saying some new haul truck can handle 500 tons and the article reporting on it saying "For comparison, on the consumer side, a Ford F-150 can handle 1 1/2 tons" - it's not as if somebody's going to use one of those big trucks to do residential construction, it's just there to give a sense of scale.

Comment Re:But climate change is a myth!!! YODA GREASE (Score 2) 206

The second law of thermodynamics will not be wished away any time soon. Human activity requires energy. Used energy becomes heat. Human use of energy sources currently outstrips the rate that energy is sequestered in the earth's crust.

That's not the main source of increasing global temperatures. Particular means of generating energy release greenhouse gases, and with greater amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the greenhouse effect causes increased temperatures.

Comment Re:What a maroon (Score 1) 170

What, he didn't think he could and would be tracked down?

What, he didn't think the fucking CFO of Tesla wouldn't see an email from "elontesla@yahoo.com" and open it only to see whether it's advertising 1) a penis enlargement treatment, 2) a weight loss treatment, 3) an exciting business proposal, etc. and then forward it to Musk with the heading "LOL who is this moron?"

OK, "from a Yahoo email address similar to one Musk has used in the past", but I'd still expect the CEO to be sending questions such as that from a tesla.com address; was the Yahoo address used to send more public mails, so that his e-mail address inside Tesla wouldn't be used publicly?

Comment Re:What a maroon (Score 2) 170

What, he didn't think he could and would be tracked down?

What, he didn't think the fucking CFO of Tesla wouldn't see an email from "elontesla@yahoo.com" and open it only to see whether it's advertising 1) a penis enlargement treatment, 2) a weight loss treatment, 3) an exciting business proposal, etc. and then forward it to Musk with the heading "LOL who is this moron?"

Comment Re:Looking at this I have a title: (Score 1) 284

Everybody says : "100% chance Bank of America wasting peoples' money theorizing about the matrix"

More like "Everybody says: "100% chance Bank of America wasting peoples' money pasting in references to Nick Bostrom's theories and Neil deGrasse Tyson's speculative comments about that idea" - they just threw that in with a reference to Bostrom and Tyson that they probably picked up from some casual reading, I don't think they actually did any theorizing of their own. (I won't speculate on how many bong hits were involved in the process of writing that presentation.)

Comment Re:Looking at this I have a title: (Score 1) 284

"I have an ass and must pull stats out of"

Remember, you can't spell "analyst" without "anal".

But looking at the image from the presentation cited by TFA, it looks just like a bit of noise thrown in to spice up a bunch of otherwise relatively mundane numbers about augmented/virtual reality as a business. Sort of like some pepper flakes put atop the chicken-and-rice dish.

Comment Re:Complexity collapse (Score 2) 85

Oh, great, now how many cables and connector types are we supposed to keep track of in order to correctly connect our devices?

Just one. That's the point.

One type of connector - USB-C - but multiple types of cables (USB Type-C to HDMI, USB Type-C to USB Type-B for older devices such as disks, etc.).

Comment Re:Couldn't have "Hacking Olympics" without the US (Score 1) 112

It is important to realize that you couldn't even have a Hacking Olympics without shitty vulnerable OSs like Microsoft makes, vulnerable email servers like criminal Hillary ran, and a generous supp;y of back doors like the NSA has given us. Say what you like about China and Russia here, but they are not the ones who have done the most damage.

Presumably you understand that in "Hacking Olympics" "hacking" means "developing software" not "breaking into computer systems".

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