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Comment Re:Not clear enough (Score 1) 71

It's actually a direct quote from the article that way. As a direct cut and paste:

The X300 is no exception—like the X370, the X300 supports dual-channel DDR4 memory, PCIe 3.0, M.2 SATA devices, NVMe, and USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 1.


What's funny is the link wasn't even part in the selection that I cut; which means that the article page has javascript that inserts additional text to the clipboard. It actually requires looking at AMD's page to realize for certain that they mean to say USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2. Perhaps what should have been added is an [sic] tag after the line to indicate that this piece of quality writing is on Paul Lilly's and HotHardware's heads; not MojoKid's or Slashdot's.

Comment Re:people are tired of recycled movie plots (Score 2) 189

99% of movies has the same schema portrayed in various backdrops & settings, you have a protagonist battling an antagonist over either a princess or a treasure...

And so it is with every single story retold since the spoken word. How sad to be you... you couldn't even entertain yourself with a good book with that attitude. Or maybe your problem is less the schema and more the Action:Plot:Character ratio, which for the last 2 to 3 decades has been leaning a bit too heavy on the action side and rather light on plot and character. Then there's the fact that everything coming out Hollywood now has to be Dark and Gritty(tm)...which doesn't surprise me so much considering where the bulk of today's blockbuster directors are coming from age wise (the grunge era leading into emo).

Comment Re:Selling out? (Score 3, Insightful) 78

You're missing the whole point! This is one big Retro-Nintendo Package! Not only are they giving you the games from 30 years ago in a package that looks similar to the device put out 30 years ago; but they're using the sales tactics from 30 years ago too! Make just enough to whet the appetite to create a super Christmas Hype Balloon where every kid screams "I want one of THESE for Christmas! Nothing else will ever get you my love and acceptance!" but not enough to actually supply that demand..and then grab some popcorn and watch the chaos of the Consumer Gladiator Games on the CCTV at Walmarts and hobby shops around the globe! Single units being scalped for $1000's! Fist fights! Dogs and cats living together! Mass Hysteria!

Unfortunately for Nintendo, from what I'm witnessing the consumer climate is a whole lot cooler than it was 30 years ago with regards to these tactics. While it's true that I've seen and heard some instances of these units going for a couple hundred, I've also seen a lot of people just go "meh...not worth it." People that would normally be jumping all over this sort of thing. 200K units? Nothing to sneeze at...but nothing to write home about either. This thing is just likely to fizzle completely out by the time the Holiday Hype is done with a hugely missed opportunity for N to really rack up.

Comment Re:'Muricans are too stupid to do this. (Score 3, Interesting) 160

Of course we haven't figured it out. Too many goddamn hippies tell us that we need to preserve the pristine nature of the area... so we made it a park and forbid any serious effort to try to poke around at it and make any useful headway.

Then you have morons like the guy on that says "The idea is like trying to put a pin into a balloon to let just a bit of the air out." Idiot doesn't realize that there is a way to do just that. Put a piece of tape on the balloon; poke a hollow needle coupled with a valve into balloon through the tape; have as much control as the valve allows to let the air out slowly without bursting the balloon. Using science it'd be easy enough to figure out a method to tap the volcano and bring it under control for man's usage in much the same way.

There's all this talk of making America great again as a leader in business and scientific innovation, but it just isn't going to happen until we get over this fear of death and killing thing going on right now. You can't make a damn omelette without breaking a few eggs. Likewise you can't make meaningful progress without killing a few people in experimental ways. Case in point, how many test pilots died as we tried to figure out how to get into space? How many people died from the effects of radiation exposure and gave us a better understanding of nuclear technology from it? How many people died in the construction of the various skyscrapers that dot the oldest American cities? True progress can't happen without the deaths to learn from.

Comment Re:Wait a second (Score 4, Informative) 188

FTA: The Researchers first met with PwC in August about this vulnerability. The Advisory was released December 7th. September...October...November... yep. That's three full months since the initial meeting with the only correspondence given by PwC is a series of C&Ds. Not even a "Please don't disclose this yet, we need more time to fix."... I only see this as PwC are the assholes in the equation. Also, second link in the summary is the full advisory without the need for contact info.

Comment What Verizon Meant to say: (Score 4, Funny) 192

Translation: "We don't give a crap about the fact that your phones have the potential to spontaneously combust. Even though we're perfectly capable of performing a swap out of your phone and applying to Samsung to get the credit for the phone you swapped to, we're not going to do that, just because of the fact we are such a shitty company. So happy holidays from us here at Verizon, and we hope your fucking houses burn down you poor goddamn plebs! Hell, maybe it'll kill some of you assholes and we can finally get some new blood on our network that we need to oversell!"

Submission + - Erich Bloch, Who Helped Develop IBM Mainframe Dies At 91

shadowknot writes: The New York Times is reporting that Erich Bloch who helped to develop the IBM Mainframe has died at the age of 91 as a result of complications from Alzheimer's disease. From the article:

In the 1950s, he developed the first ferrite-core memory storage units to be used in computers commercially and worked on the IBM 7030, known as Stretch, the first transistorized supercomputer. “Asked what job each of us had, my answer was very simple and very direct,” Mr. Bloch said in 2002. “Getting that sucker working.” Mr. Bloch’s role was to oversee the development of Solid Logic Technology — half-inch ceramic modules for the microelectronic circuitry that provided the System/360 with superior power, speed and memory, all of which would become fundamental to computing.

Submission + - SPAM: Amazon's Trucker Net

xtsigs writes: Back in the day, we had what we called the "Sneaker Net" in which we would transport data from one machine to another on disks, tapes, or drives. Now, Amazon is using big rig trucks with 14 foot containers (which they dub snowmobiles) to move up to 100 petabytes per trip from Amazon's customers to Amazon's cloud. "Ten Snowmobiles would reduce the time it takes to move an exabyte from on-premises storage to Amazon’s cloud to a little less than six months, from about 26 years using a high-speed internet connection, by the company’s calculations." (Wall Street Journal)

Submission + - researchers develop artificial leaf that turns CO2 into fuel (

managerialslime writes: University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed a way to mimic plants’ ability to convert carbon dioxide into fuel, a way to decrease the amounts of harmful gas in the atmosphere and produce clean energy. The artificial leaf essentially recycles carbon dioxide. And it’s powered entirely by the sun, mimicking the real photosynthesis process.

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