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Comment Re:Heisenberg uncertainty? (Score 4, Interesting) 167

Are you saying the Planck Constant is not constant, or that the observed frequency is not constant? Perhaps the closer we look at something, the more we are likely to observe variability? Maybe we are sampling over a smaller number of events/atomic-interactions or too short of a time slice? There are few things that are absolute, so we use the observed average as a constant, but in reality, its a curve-distribution.

Comment Re:I tried to move to Ubuntu, Lenovo wouldn't let (Score 1) 419

Thinkpads used to be very picky as to what devices would work. to the point where an unauthorized card would halt boot process. For some reason I am on HP and dell systems now.. Maybe there is a connection :^) If there is a doubt, check device history before buying..... You all know this already. If you find a packaged device that says Linux on it, its a much safer bet. Put your money there if you find it of value.

Comment Unsupported or disallowed? (Score 1) 419

THere is a difference between being " an unsupported configuration " and being disallowed. Is there a chance that MS doesn't want anyone to be on older versions of Windows? Sounds like they are tired of supporting them? Lets be serious.. Win7 is a solid desktop. Is there a compelling reason to move to newer version? The OS will soon be transparent, and largely irrelevant.. and the value will be whats around the planet. Right now.. is your browser maximized on your screen? If so... its already happened to you. Just saying.

Comment So the next response is to feed the monster (Score 1) 147

We can feed the monster to suit our needs. Why not feed it things we want to be known for and also include lots of bullsh*t .Post the word diaper shoes Kardashian Hillary trumpydoo puppies kittens Kim Jung etc.. the populace can say thank you, but stop sucking my life data . Here is what I want to know about

Comment Re:Treason ain't what it used to be (Score 1) 798

If Snowden had picked thru the collection and released what supported his perspective ..ok.. fine. So we forget all the docs that did hilite some level of broken-ness.. how about we then try him on disclosure of the unrelated revelations that were damaging in a non-helpful way? Otherwise... lets re-write the rules that we hold our folks with Security clearance to allow for this.... (Yeah right!).. may an Ombudsman? Mr Snowden, enjoy your new home. I hope you are there a long time.

Comment Re: you mean capitalism works? (Score 1) 372

Some should kickstart a company to build/sell Epi pens for $50. Then capitalism works. The cost of a product should drop to the cost of constituents, plus cost of labor and production, plus -some- R&D, and plus some profit. Then.. another kickstart can cut those costs... and drop prices further.. The "substantial equivalent" is a powerful alternative. Not an expensive drug, as I understand?

Comment Lets separate two things. (Score 2) 667

First .. Should NOAA be running the studies, and be supported by satellites run by Nasa, Funded thru NOAA? Arguable. Second .. Is climate change real, or does the President-Elect know more about worldwide weather fluctuation than all the scientists (ok 95% of them), the same way he knows more about war than generals? Honestly, I am having trouble keeping all the truthiness our President-Elect pushes out. Can we agree that he said a lot of things to get him elected, What is your favorite contradiction?

Comment Re: Why would anyone buy Apple devices? (Score 2) 478

Just another reason to stick to commodity hardware and run Linux on it. Once upon a time, it took a lot of work to get it to cover all the bases, but, its all working now. Main obstacles to broader Linux adoption are unfamilarity, and many that have vested interest in keeping it that way. The reality is that the good stuff is not in your laptop, but everywhere else, so local hardware/software doesn't really matter - it should be transparent. Its no real differentiator. Some companies want to decommoditize standard devices and then make you pay more for it. Pfft. (See also MP3) I will take connectors, and flexibility, over spiffy clean and neutered. Yeah. I like bluetooth, but also like tethered things (USB headset, 1/8 pin jack earphones, USB, MMC, Firewire is ok too!). Had enough of DB9/Serial and RJ11/Phone, but RJ45 can be handy, and display port and HDMI are nifty. Not sure about fingerprint scanners, but the seem like a great idea.

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