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Comment Re:If you have "travel mode" on (Score 1) 68

> just nature's way of weeding out the violent and stupid

Yeah but its also society that is to blame for their existence in the first place. We have already invented and enabled massive mechanisms (such as religion and governments) that systemically hide the real truth, suppress free speech and use education/media as brainwashing mechanisms expressly in order to keep us "little people" ignorant and distracted with crap like social media or with fighting each other, and therefore completely controllable.

Submission + - A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales (nytimes.com)

schwit1 writes: “Working from an office suite behind a Burger King in southern Virginia, operatives used a web of shadowy cigarette sales to funnel tens of millions of dollars into a secret bank account. They weren’t known smugglers, but rather agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The operation, not authorized under Justice Department rules, gave agents an off-the-books way to finance undercover investigations and pay informants without the usual cumbersome paperwork and close oversight, according to court records and people close to the operation.”

Laws and rules are for the little people.

Submission + - Obama's Feds Tried to Hack Indiana's Election System While Pence Was Governor

EmmaStarc writes: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana’s state electoral system with at least 14,800 “scans” or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as “critical infrastructure” for national security. .Source

Comment Compatability issues? (Score 1) 251

As a software developer where stability, reliability and conformance to x86 standards are critical, Intel has always been my CPU of choice. Also as a gamer seeking the most powerful system possible, Intel has always been my CPU of choice. The only criteria AMD have ever really won on is "Performance per $", which given that I am not particularly budget-limited has never been a significant consideration to me. Certainly not nearly enough to outweigh the others.

Furthermore over decades of working with PCs I have seen a clear pattern that AMD-based PCs always seem to have little quirky things going on, such as more unexplainable blue screens etc, that just doesn't happen with Intel CPUs.

In my experience, exactly the same can be said of their GPUs compared to Nvidia's too.

Its nice to see AMD finally kicking Intel in the performance pants, because Intel are definitely overdue for some real competition at least in order to not just stagnate, however it seems to me that AMD even after decades still have other quirky little quality/reliability/compatibility issues to address that are just as damaging to their potential market deamnd as outright performance.

Comment Yet more skewed bullshit testing from AMD. (Score 0) 251

I see AMD are still up to their old tricks of trying to make gross performance statements based solely on hand-picked benchmarks that capitalize on their product having twice as many cores (or in the case of video cards, twice as many GPUs) as the competitions unit that they chose for comparisons.

I'd like to see a like-for-like benchmark between Ryzen and I7, such as single-thread at the same clock speeds. I suspect AMD won't be publishing that result anytime soon though.

Comment Re:Failing business (Score 1) 403

You don't get it do you? Creating a child company, moving all your liabilities over to it, then have it file bankruptcy is a very successful and LEGAL business tactic that nearly all big US companies use. Companies like Apple and Microsoft are doing this shit every day.

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