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Comment Re:Who's buying? (Score 1) 659

Have you heard Trump speak? He is alternatively lying or bragging in every other fracking sentence. Then just make shit up. Its like watching a dystopic comedy show or a circus attraction.

Talk about warping reality. How the hell can you think its a good thing he got elected? It do literally not understand. What the hell.

Sure you have crap media taking cheap shots on everything like comparing his inauguration speech to Bane. (Those speeches were nothing alike at all). But you have had that for more than a year now, a whole industry just making shit up for click bate sales or shares or whatever.
Difference is Trump and his staff does this all the time, as a strategy and he's the elected president. Not some crap media company.

Undesirables to ovens? Are you smoking crack, or just using the same strategy yourself?

Comment Re: Hey, cable companies: (Score 1) 200

Better yet let the government own sll physical lines at street level. Let different providers compete to dig down new fibers for the government. Then let anyone compete in these fibers be it isps private ppl or whatever.it's retarded to try and compete on the infrastructure level. It's too exoensive so you will never gave a free market there.

Comment Re:One bit doesn't make sense (Score 1) 101

Point is with a sea landing, you can make it physically impossible for the booster to land in someone's backyard.

That's not why they are done. Sea landings are done so they can land at all, since geo transfer orbital launches require so much energy/fuel that returning boosters to launch-site is physically impossible. If they could they would never ever do sea landings at all.

Landing on land is a 10 times simpler and a lot safer (for the rocket) ;-)

Comment Re:Tit for tat (Score 1) 574

USA have been upholding and trying to spread the values of free liberal western democracy, which is in the worlds best interest. The way they've done it has been far from perfect, but there is no substitution for it today. EU could eventually maybe share that burden, if we don't dismantle ourselves before that. Russia is a nightmare state led by a dictator.

Comment Re:So what (Score 1) 209

Finland's population density is less than that of the United States.

Why can't each of the several states, which is about the size of one European country, manage to deploy of high-speed Internet within that state?

They could easily if they just realized what is a free market and what is not. Infrastructure is almost always a shit choice to let a private operator both build and operate. Since it cannot be moved, and it is too expensive to build multiple copies of that infrastructure, you get maybe one or two providers per area. That's a monopoly.

Do like we do in Sweden instead. Let the government pay for the infrastructure, through a non-profit company that lays down optic fibers to all homes. Then let private ISP's hire capacity directly from that and compete. If you live close to Stockholm you have more providers you can count to choose from.

I've had 100 mbit for more than 10 years now, upgraded to 250mbit last year. It costs me 15$ / month and there is no cap what so ever. If you live closer to the city, in a apartment its often given to you for free. Clleagues at work who get 1 Gbit for free provided they sign up with a certain provider. If they don't like that, they can just switch to another.

Submission + - Chinese Scientist Found Breakthrough Vaccine/Cures for All Viral Infections (scmp.com)

hackingbear writes: Chinese scientists may have found the key to creating effective vaccines for the world’s deadly viruses including bird flu, SARS, Ebola, and HIV. An experiment by a research team at Beijing University was hailed as “revolutionary” in the field in a paper published in the latest issue of Science magazine on Friday. The live virus used in the vaccine used by the researchers had its genetic code tweaked to disable the viral strains’ self-replication mechanism. But it was kept fully infectious to allow the host animal cells to generate immunity. Using live viruses in their fully infectious form was considered taboo, as viruses spread rapidly. Vaccines sold and used widely today generally contain either dead or weakened forms of viruses. The animals infected with virus were cured after receiving the injection, according to the paper. This breakthrough promises to simplify the process of producing vaccines, which may help scientists develop effective vaccines or even cures for various viruses – such bird flu, SARS, Ebola and HIV – within weeks of an outbreak.

Comment Re:WTF is the point of VR? (Score 1) 125

The only reason that VR isn't already a huge mainstream success is price.

^--- Exactly this.
We have 3 HTC-Vive at work, with which we develop a high end demo/game with. Everyone I've shown it too are basically blown away by it. It's so powerful.You _are_ someplace else. And it can be super fun or scary depending on...

But since its crazy expensive, very few people will buy it at the moment. Also its a bit too clunky with the cords hanging and such.

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 657

Yes, there is a bit truth in that.
He can do what he wants with his own money, but he is a very public figure and through that he represents the company. If he had only endorsed Trump by giving campaign money not many would have cared much at all.
But this? This pisses people off. Many people gave money to his kick-starter from where his wealth originally came.

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