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Comment USMC (Score 3, Informative) 82

To clear any ambiguity, the USMC does not forbid Marines from using Facebook or any other social Networking site. They only disallow access on their own INTRAnet.

"The ban ... only applies to Marine Corps networks and computers, allowing Marines to access the sites on their own computers or at Internet cafes." -tinyurl.com/nnymlj [cnn.com]

Comment Re:Whatcouldpossiblygowrong (Score 1) 251

What you just said makes absolutely no sense. It doesn't really matter if Intel isn't a direct competitor (or even if there aren't any other competitors!). The truth of the matter is that there is a demand for AMD LGA 775 processors for some number of cores. The demand is there (for whatever reason), and AMD is there to fill it. If they make all their LGA 775 processors perfectly, then there is no reason to downgrade anything, because me the consumer would be ecstatic to see a perfectly functioning quad core at a 30% price reduction than normal. They are going to price all of them identically to A) sell them all, and B) maximize revenue. Turning off cores does not aide in those endeavors.

Comment Re:Whatcouldpossiblygowrong (Score 1) 251

You show a complete lack of understanding of economics. If they by some luck produced 4 times the premium CPUs than projected, then they would maximize their profits by selling all of them at a lower price to beat out any competition who didn't get as lucky. There is absolutely no reason they would ever want to disable cores knowingly in a free market.

Comment Re:If your working, then yea, that should be paid. (Score 1) 182

"If you're working, then yes, that work is something for which you should be paid." Damn uneducated grammar Nazis... But on a philosophical note, if you choose that you're fine with not being paid, why is the government coming around making you do something you don't want to do? Isn't my willingness to work for no cash my bargaining chip? After all, the experience I would get is probably worth more than $8/hr, otherwise, I would make an intelligent decision and go work for $8/hr.

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