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Comment Re:Is there any truth to what they're saying? (Score 5, Insightful) 627

To quote Isaac Asimov who put it more eloquently than I can: “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

Comment This is a bad idea (Score 1) 181

Sadly, you need to prioritize certain types of data over other types of data. For instance, if that bits that make you your cute cat picture show up out of order, late, or need to be retransmitted, it isn't really a big deal. However, if the packets making up your 911 call show up out of order, late, or need to be retransmitted, someone could quite literally die as a consequence. That's why we have things like DSCP marking. Different services, by definition, need to be given priority over other services based on their intrinsic characteristics.

Comment Re:Samsung marketing is on fire (Score 2) 266

LOL! I just really like everything about Dutch culture that I've encountered in my several visits. I like how the sense of social conservatism has developed in the Netherlands in a way that makes sense - stay out of each other's lives and shut up. I like that their socialism comes from a business oriented perspective (it saves everyone cash if we make the best out of economies of scale, and more people can buy stuff if they aren't sick). I understand taxes are high, but it's one of the few places where I've woken up and walked outside to literally see road workers scrubbing down the cobblestone on the street. I like the perspective on human vices - if you can't stop people from doing it, control it and tax it. I love the obsession with bikes. I like the disdain towards conspicuous consumption, despite being a rather wealthy nation. I love the directness. It's just one of the few places in the world that I've visited and felt "this feels like home." It sucks every time I leave.

Also, if global warming projections are true, I'd prefer to live in a country with the worlds best hydro-engineers, ha!

Comment Re: This is the same guy (Score 1) 385

Be that as it may, Bluetooth still uses more power then an audio jack: http://www.muada.com/2014/10-2... And that's not even counting the fact that this just covers transmission. You have even higher power requirements when you take the battery on the other end into account, but of course you won't notice that in the battery life on your phone

Comment Re: As it's been said... (Score 1) 621

Well of course it will only work when you have a profitable market. No-one deals with North Korea for that reason. That's about as insightful as saying the sun will come up tomorrow in countries that have had a night today. I always see this over regulating proposed as well, but that goes for every country : they all have regulations to make sure their internal market has a level and safe playing field. Even China has rules and regulations. And as for banking reform. I believe the UK blocked that one...

Comment Re: What did you expect? (Score 1) 621

Seriously? Germany is the EU powerhouse, has been for decades. Not the UK. Also, Wales voted leave. Scotland and Northern Ireland voted stay. So if anything they'll be rejoining the EU. I know Europe is far away, but at least try to get relevant information before posting.

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