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Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 1) 763

You're assuming that Putin, or the Russians in general, had anything to do with this. This could easily be scapegoating on the part of the DNC trying to spin a very embarrassing document leak into some kind of "our candidate is so strong that the Russians are afraid of her" horseshit.

They're probably laughing about the whole thing, waiting to see which idiot they're going to have to deal with come January.

Comment Re:Cheesy 80's movie excuse (Score 1) 763

In my mind, this is the real question:

Is anyone really surprised? Between the DNC Chair being a Clintonite in previous campaigns, the absolute refusal to add more debates to the schedule because they only showed that Hillary only had the same tired old ideas that haven't worked, etc.

Everyone knew this "nominating process" was rigged from the start. These emails just add more confirmation to what we already knew.

Comment Re:This confirms my previous speculation (Score 1) 455

Good job arguing with something that nobody said.

I said that both of them were the most liberal viable candidate at the time they were still running. Which is still true, unless you somehow think that Trump is going to enact more progressive / liberal policy than Clinton would.

Comment Re:Who gives a fuck? (Score 1) 134

Please now back up your assertion that there is some magical affordable GPU out there that can render modern 3D software at 4K or 8K at a constant 60 fps with a link to some kind of... what do we call it? proof.

This isn't for simple video playback, numb nuts. This is for 3D render, and massively parallel floating point math (read: CUDA apps).

Comment Re:When will VideoCards peak? (Score 1) 88

Sound cards, at their core, are just creating analog frequencies from a digital source. This is a well understood mature technology, so there's not much to do there except reducing distortion and improving snr.

GPUs however, still have a scale issue - simplistically, the more pixels you drive, the more horsepower you need in the GPU. If we would have stayed at 1024x768 then the GPUs we have today would be massive overkill. But we didn't - a 4k display has more pixels than 10 1024x768 displays, and we're doing far more math per pixel now then we were in 2001 with that bitchin dual Voodoo2 setup doing SLI. And we're not slowing down on the scale either - Apple already has 5k displays in iMacs, and you may have noticed that practically all manufacturers are stuffing more pixels per inch into even small devices in order to get better quality displays - all of this requires far more GPU power to work.

Comment Re:Doowylloh Accounting (Score 1) 130

I get the sentiment, but we've always got people crowing about corporations not taking the long view in favor of pumping up the next quarter's filing. What if the numbers from this 10-Q don't match what she's saying because Yahoo is looking farther than 3 months ahead?

Given track record, it's unlikely, but still.

Comment Re: Oh good, another subsidy... (Score 1) 86

That's all well and good, except that the past shows that conditions the government impose have no actual teeth behind them. Nobody bothers to check to see if the conditions are met, and if someone finds out the conditions were not met, nobody bothers to actually impose any sanctions or punishment whatsoever.

We're now 20 years into the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and very little of it has actually been implemented, other than the excise tax that the telecom companies happily cash the check on, and never deliver what it's supposed to be paying for.

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