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Comment Re: This is an interesting case (Score 1) 77

The way you should look at any court case is what the lawyers aren't talking about. First they aren't talking about copyright, they keep taking about IP, a nebulous term with no legal meaning. They aren't talking about a contract between Zenimax and Carmac that gives them ownership of anything he developed because no such contract exists. And most important of all they are talking about destruction of evidence because they didn't find any evidence in discovery to talk about instead. Usually a destruction of evidence claim proceeds the case being thrown out for lack of evidence.

Comment Re: Not really needed for drones (Score 1) 20

Modulation designators that state the payload type don't make much sense with digital data transports. You can do digital TV or anything else with 4 MHz bandwidth. Cellular doesn't make much sense unless they have a really long hover time and drone life, in which case it could be a pop-up base station.

Comment pooh. (Score 1) 100

Assuming you believe lie detector results, it sounds like they were just measuring how honest the participants were about how many naughty words they new. And from that perspective it goes without saying that there would be a correlation between being honest and reporting more words.

Also, as regards holding back on the actual use of naughty words (which, BTW, they didn't measure), they need to consider the difference between "dishonesty" and "manners".

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 3, Informative) 108

exactly for a decade apple was at or near the top with annual updates and feature changes.

since 2012 and the broadwell/skylake fiasco apple basically stopped trying to keep up with laptops and desktops.

I want a new macbook (currently a 2009 macbook)but i want a modern cpu and a sd card slot. things i can't get in current line up. So many macbook owners have been waiting 5-6 years screaming for new tech and apple is failing to deliver.

I won't own a windows 10 machine and linux might be possible if all the hardware worked.

Comment Re:Not an alternative to Linux, an alternative to (Score 1) 266

Whatever hardware you use, the best host OS for your virtual machines is probably Linux, and the fastest-performing PC you can run it upon is never an Apple, not even if we're talking only about pure turnkey machines that you can just order on the internet for a set price.

I admire their case design, and their ability to use it as a prybar which separates people from money. Their OS is pretty nice, although it offers too little configurability to make me happy even when coupled with third party tools.

Comment Re:Only a fraction of US munitions... (Score 1) 110

The majority US troops pulled out in 2010 per Iraqi agreements. Then shia Iraqis started writing g religious laws that affected sunni Iraqis more than shia Iraqi. The sunnis tribal leaders got pissed and invited in India to assist in force the shias to back off. Instead ISIS took military control of sunni areas. If you look you can find sunni tribal leaders saying they could stop ISIS in the very early days. Those leaders were killed after that.

For the record Iran is primary shia, and suadi is sunni.

We are getting involved I. A religious holy war just like eruope of the 14-17 centuries. Oddly enough Islam just 1500 years old too.

It seems religions age like humans but by the century. Turn 15 and you become a horny emotional wreck lashing out at things for stupid reasons.

Comment Re: Population density (Score 1) 283

In general terms, satisfying the average need (in other words, helping the largest number of people possible) is satisfying the business need. There are any number of outlier scenarios that simply cannot be rationally created. The masses, as you put it, are by a very large degree, well within usage patterns where EVs would work the large majority of the time. It is a pretty small minority, overall, no more than probably 20-25% for which EVs are not viable, and I don't think anyone is proposing that those people be forced to use an EV.

Comment Re:Not the same rate of INCREASE (Score 1) 283

And, just in case you're the least bit interested, there is an explanation as to why the differential between CO2 PPM increases and observed surface temperature rises, largely because of that substance that covers 2/3s of the planet:


But I'm sure you will handwave that away. Once again some random poster on the Internet with no actual ability to assess the data thinks they're moronic strawman somehow topples an entire field of research.

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