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Comment Benign dictatorship (Score 4, Insightful) 205

The best form of leadership is a Benign/Benovolent dictatorship, this means they are reasonably popular but can get things done and can make the unpopular decisions when needed

The reasons this works for a company, are the same ones that work for a country... ... but if a company stops being profitable they go bust and disappear, whereas when a country does the equivilent you just get a classical dictator

Democracy is a terrible system of government, but it is the least bad system in the long term ....

Comment Re:What it will really mean (Score 2) 394

They can fit a slightly bigger battery in the phone, so it will last slightly longer - But the DAC and extra circutry will make this die faster
the Phone can be thinner - so it can more easily bend, and have a slimmer battery so it will die quicker
Headphone port will still break if you yank the cord sideways. It will still get plugged up with pocket lint. - and will cost more to replace
Your headphoens will now drain your battery faster ...
You can't charge and listen

So less convenient, for no gain except for a phone that is even thinner! (Because thinner is better ....?)

Comment Re:Thought Ownership (Score 1) 204

Patents were introduced so that people would publish the idea rather then keep it secret for ever - It does not do this

Copyright was introduced so that people could make money out of an idea they had to reveal in order to use - It does not do this in most cases

Trademarks were to stop people passing off an inferior copy and damaging an established brand - It still does this but not when it is not established or a known brand

Comment Re:We're blowing it. (Score 1) 113

ISIS terrorists do not need to encrypt thier communication, they either speak in person, or communicate on open channels knowing they could be intercepted (but probably won't be)

The twitter accounts, youtube, etc .. are advertising to potential recruits not a way of organising themselves

Note the FBI have a website, they don't use it to communicate with their agents in the field, and agents oftne use unsecured communication known it could be intercepted ...

Comment Re:I guess it's easier... (Score 2) 425

Most people do not eat carbohydrate, protein, or saturated fat, they eat foods most of which contain several of them, and they have meals which contain a variety of foods

Some carbohydrates give humans no energy, some lots, and restricting intake to extremes has been shown to be harmful (as is too much)

Your recommended diet is impossible for most people to understand or follow, and is by anyone's information unbalanced, it is likely (with some exercise) to allow you to lose weight, but is not a diet you should stick to indefinately, your wieght may be fine but your health may not be ...

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