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Comment Re:Kowtowing (Score 1) 374

People have been claiming newspapers are obsolete in some shape or form for 50 years, ever since television became everyone's primary method for keeping up with the news.

It's fair to say that the classic broadsheet is obsolete. Still hanging on at the local community level and motel lobbies, but pretty much fading overall as evidenced by newsprint production statistics.

And who is dominating news on the Internet? Oh, yeah, the newspapers. Most of us have at least one newspaper's website that's on our rotation of sites to check every day, despite the attempts to get us to use news apps or search engine news aggregators - both of which suffer in that they mix the latest from, say, the Daily Mail, with that of The Guardian or Washington Post.

Is Huffington Post a newspaper? I think not. It is a new beast: a news site. The New York Times is able to avoid obsolescence exactly to the extent that it is able to transform itself from a newspaper to a news site, which appears to be proceeding well, tweets from liar-in-chief notwithstanding.

Comment Re:Kowtowing (Score 1) 374

We all know why he does that - spread enough misinformation about a companies situation and eventually enough people get spooked to make it true.

Indeed, that is Trump's reason at one level level. The overarching reason is that Trump is a self-serving thug who seeks to profit from undermining the democratic institutions of his homeland.

Comment Re:Too many cores. (Score 1) 55

So it's like taking Pentium 3 and hacking on extras from Pentium 4 (the actual innovations around the core, not the GHz race) to make Pentium M, then putting several of these on a single die to make the Core series?

It's not like that. It's like inventing a new execution unit primarily intended to preserve high margins on core architecture chips by delivering substantially worse superscalar performance. Billed as power efficient, the latest generation with out of order execution still delivers worse performance at the low power end then celerons. It's a scam. Intel knows what to do to make Atom not suck: just throw it away and use core arch. But the charade is going to continue as long as Intel is able to avoid serious competition with its high margin parts.

Comment Re:Caring (Score 1) 104

I have no right then to rob then bank if because they ignored me.

It's trespassing, it's harassment, it's denial of service, but it is not theft. This is basically the copyright infringement vs. theft argument all over again.

No it isn't. I said it was illegal, which it is. You brought up the theft thing just now to somehow discredit my argument, but it has nothing to do with me.

What do you think "rob" means?

Comment Re:I'm not surprised. (Score 1) 876

Except that in an open relationship, I imagine getting to know someone you're sleeping with is probably not a good idea. Too many common interests with the bit on the side can lead to an unplanned change in relationship status.

I recently joined a poly group with 30,000 members on Fb to get more info on what it's really all about and what I've learned is that there is some of everything out there, and there's a label for everything. And there's people whose relationships are at all levels of openness from completely, to completely rules-based. And there's examples of each of these both succeeding and failing, or doing one and then the other... or vice versa.

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