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Comment Re: All-out trade war (Score 1) 742

there is a thriving urban middle class... heck

Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre
Shenzhen New York, NY
9,858.02 ¥ 8,505.93 ¥
(1,443.02 $) (1,245.10 $)

Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
Shenzhen New York, NY
5,118.91 ¥ 5,442.65 ¥
(749.31 $) (796.70 $)
                                                              +6.32 %

(source: Numbeo)

Submission + - Dell, Emerson, HP and Intel propose Redfish; an open and RESTful replacement for

Phelan writes: (Full disclosure: I work for one of these companies) As presented at last weeks Intel Developer Forum the Redfish Specification proposal aims to replace the much older and sometimes criticized IPMI over LAN interface. It offers significant improvements in scalability, ease of development and security by utilizing well understood JSON Schema, data model and secure web services.
A preliminary version of the specification proposal is available for review and feedback at (registration required for deep dive) and is being submitted as an open proposal to the Distributed Management Task Force's Scaleable Platform Management Forum.

Comment Nice creation myth (Score 2) 54

So two years after CEPT approved working towards the SMS messaging standards 3 dudes who nobody ever heard of met and invented the standard.

Unless the two unnamed people in this story are Friedhelm Hillebrand and Bernard Ghillebaert it is a myth sold to a reporter.

Otherwise it's like the guy that copyrighted email.

Comment Re:Bollocks (Score 1) 409

10k? People are terrible at estimating the worth their stuff has. So that's probably closer to 2 or 3k (I'm not talking replacement cost I'm talking if we had to sell the stuff wholesale)

So we got the MRI and an aspirin covered at ER rate... congrats what are we getting for the rest of your bill?

Health insurance mandate protects the responsible part of the population from the irresponsible part that thinks they are invincible. Because right now we as a society are paying for the idiots that are using the ER as their general physician

Comment Short term shareholder value (Score 3, Informative) 286

What do you do when you are trying to maximize short term shareholder value in a distribution based business?
Cut R&D, get rid of sales staff for new markets...
Hit your profit goal, sell stock, get bonus by the time the company goes under you're long gone with your friends at McKinney.
Usually it takes 3 years in hardware for a R&D cut to show in sales figures... Mark it down also mark down the current CEO will be chilling on his new island by that time

Comment Re:Obligated to point out another security concern (Score 1) 226

Those were replacement parts purchased on contract. Some small business probably got the contract for replacement parts and decided to cut corners

For items that absolutely need to be TAA compliant a lot of auditing is done. Especially with products that require that all handling is done on a NOFORN basis. If one of the units we manufacture and market under these regulations would be found to have a ROC sourced component it would be good night sweetheart for us.

Comment Re:Must be true... (Score 4, Informative) 519

This is the model that passed peer review despite not passing the smell test, right?
Also the model that hasn't predicted anything yet? It simply correctly models past elections back to 1980. That's not quite the same thing.

A lot of it is also crap: The model for example claims a huge multiplier effect for unemployment ONLY for incumbent Dems, incumbent Reps are not affect by unemployment in this model.

Basically they threw bunch of crap of crap together , tweaked it until they got past elections correct... it also required them to be able to selectively dismiss 7 measurements from 8 elections

And not I didn't come up with this analysis, Nate Silver did.

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