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Comment Let me get this straight... (Score 1) 124

You bought a device from a company that makes most of it's money from ads and you're surprised when it said device suddenly has ads... I'm not shocked about this and I'm surprised it took this long...

I'm just surprised it wasn't like "Hey, I've checked your schedule and you've got a couple free hours tonight, based on your movie preferences you'll like Beauty and the Beast! It's showing at a theater that's 1.5 miles away from you! Would you like to purchase advanced tickets?"

Comment Re:Horses and barns (Score 1) 32

Anonymous grousing, what the fuck ever. PAX put a stake through E3's heart years ago.

I'm yet to go to a PAX event that isn't packed to the gills with people. Every year in Boston they need to expand the venue.

Just keep telling yourself PAX {WEST, WEST, SOUTH, AUSTRALIA, DEV} isn't a thing... That they're not huge events with thousands of people attending.

I'm sure it'll make you feel better to keep reading the junk press releases.

Comment Re:Is it still the same server? (Score 4, Informative) 137

Since this machine is running VOS, and from the '93 time frame it's either an X/AR with i860's or a Continuum with PA-RISC. I'll spitball and say it's a Continuum.
These machines are not like desktops. The hardware and software is extremely tightly coupled. Multiyear uptimes are not uncommon on Stratus VOS machines.

Full disclosure, I'm a former Stratus Employee.

Comment How do they get to that 50k number? (Score 1) 381

I wish these numbers were better broken down.

How many construction workers are going to get jobs building the factory?
How many jobs are going to be people on the line doing line work?
How many jobs are going to be people in control booths running the massive machines cranking out screens?

Also, unless you're going to also be building a phone factory here as well, it seems a bit short sighted to make the screens here, but the cpu's in China or Korea and the bodies who knows where? China?

Until I see a bulldozer breaking ground I think Foxconn is just blowing smoke up JDT's ass.

Comment Guess whose reelection war chests are now full? (Score 1) 200

Clearly the cable companies don't like competing against hyper local internet providers who cater to their customers... Since they can't compete, they're next tactic is to simply make it illegal. How do they do this?

Thanks to bullshit like citizens united I can only speculate that the cable companies went door to door acting as citizens making large contributions to law makers who saw the world as they do.

Comment huh? (Score 1) 221

So Nintendo makes a stupid game... mind you, not hardware but a one off funny thing and this causes the stock to tumble? For fucks sake! Call me when their consoles catch fire, or everybody's online acconts / wiipoints get plundered.

Yeah, it's a game. Some people will love, some people will hate it. *shrugs*

Comment What a dystopian nightmare (Score 1) 204

This seems like a system tailor built to create a class of angry disenfranchised citizens.
Good luck China, you're going to need it because I can't think of a better way to foment an insurgency.

"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose." - James Baldwin

Comment Re:Problem ... (Score 2) 386

1) Fine, in your madmax future world, the level of tech might be lower... *shrugs*

2) I doubt they're going to hate a 14 year old girl with cancer. Some billionaire shithead who led a company that actively harmed the environment... Just imagine if the Koch brothers were frozen... We might want to wake those fuckers up just so we could use them as pinatas.

3) Do some research on the inviability of cryo.. At last check they're doing stuff like at the moment of death, pumping out all the blood and replacing it with antifreeze and using other techniques to prevent cell damage. Private labs have also been doing experiments on animals with limited success.

I also agree with your last point. However, I think we can do both. We can focus on cures now and work on the technology for later.

On a somewhat serious note, when it comes to deep space travel, cryo storing people might be the most sensible way to say colonize a distant planet where the ship is going to take 1,000 years to get there. Yes, yes, I know there's a WHOLE shitload of technical hurdles, but if we got the cryo stuff right it would give us that option.

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