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Comment Re:Still only 16 GB of RAM! (Score 1) 114

RAM prices just have not fallen enough I guess. Lately, across all spectrums consumer computing, I sense a... disturbance in the force. Smartphones don't need to be new to run all the apps you need at a reasonable speed. Laptops are improving in some areas, but in some, it's the same as 5 years ago, as an earlier commenter mentioned. Desktops have seen great strides in the SSD department, but RAM prices still suck, and ancient motherboards and processor specs abound. Intels NG desktop stuff is mostly just going to be more power efficient too! I mean I love the atmosphere, that is great, but raw computing power just seems stalled lately, it's like living in molasses world compared to a decade or (especially) two ago!

Comment Re:Tired of 2010 options (Score 1) 114

Not true. MS Office in windows, save to onedrive, you don't need the local sync client set to sync. On linux, you can use google-drive-ocaml-fuse to mount g drives without locally syncing them. These are just two random examples. Honestly, I agree with everything OP said except 200GB drives as well, it's just not financially practical if you want an SSD for lower level mods, it's the part that is still replaceable on many laptops as well(!!), whereas RAM is almost always soldered. I agree though, all these 2-4GB things coming out seem destined for a landfill pretty soon, especially if they run windows.

Comment I Like The Idea, But... (Score 1) 333

Maybe if they fined each person who shares a fake news story, then people would start being more thoughtful before sharing news. That would get to the heart of the problem quicker. The heart of the problem being -- many people can't be bothered to learn how to identify fake news & actually think about it before sending it off to others. If people had to open their wallets each time they did it, they'd be motivated to think first & share later.

Comment Re:That's the wrong move. Build a market for ivory (Score 1) 67

I understand the sentiment, but really, the insanely high price means new goons would pop up instantly to fill the power vacuum. You have to lower demand and protect the existing wild animals as much as is financially feasible. Keep in mind, in Africa, a lot of these animals actually live on private land, and private landowners (often running a managed hunting area) are basically at war with poachers 24/7/365. In other words, they already kind of do raise ivory, but poachers will brave their life (easy "profession" to die in) because the potential rewards are staggering. The money seems big even by US$ standards, now imagine that x 100-1000 purchasing power in their local economies.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 2) 197

You linked this PDF in another post that seems to spell it out. I'm guessing you found this out after writing this post:

Careful. There is no law that says you have to take affirmative measures to ensure that your housing ads reach all races equally, BUT it is illegal to INTENTIONALLY skew housing ads to disproportionately target, or avoid targeting, specific races. More info here [hud.gov]. So would it be illegal for someone advertising an apartment for rent to use Facebook's service? Maybe. If they were using it to ensure they were reaching all races equally, that would likely be legal. Otherwise, likely illegal. The same is true for ads for employment and credit. Other advertisers face no such restrictions.

http://www.hud.gov/offices/fhe...

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