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Comment Re:Beginning of the end (Score 1) 112

Actually, I had exactly the same thought, and that's coming from a background in biochemistry.

It's not "global warming" that I find frightening; it's the schemes people come up with to "cool the planet" (one or two degrees and hello ice age) or "get rid of CO2" (which is to say, plant food -- this is a recipe for famine by reducing crop yields by at least as much, probably about half-again more since starving plants need more water, and cooling reduces rainfall).

So while you got modded funny... it was actually damned insightful.

Comment A little honesty, finally. (Score 1) 229

a new global study has revealed that the many CEOs now value technology over people when it comes to the future of their businesses

They're now in the process of figuring out how to program an AI to buy their products.

Personally, I'm betting that we'll soon hear about a Guaranteed Minimum Income for robots.

Comment Re:Unclear (Score 2) 280

Provable, eh? So, tell me how a middle class white guy is more privileged than Obama.

Obama's successor is the best proof of white privilege.

Or is the NBA and NFL just a bunch of racists because of black privilege in sports.

That has been the argument of racists since Jesse Owens won four gold medals in Berlin, 1936 and shattered the notion of white superiority. Well done.

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Journal Journal: Some post election clarifications 1

1. No, Liberals were not "in a bubble". Our reaction isn't because we were surprised by the Trump victory, we knew there was a chance of one, pretty much every liberal I knew in a swing state voted for Clinton because we knew how close it was. Our reaction post election is horror, not surprise. Insofar as we expected a Clinton win, it was because the opinion polls seemed to suggest that. Those of us who trusted Nate Silver knew there was a one third chance of Trump winning.

Comment Also nothing supports it (Score 3, Interesting) 59

I mean the newest devices support it in hardware, but it has to be a very new chip to have H.265 support. The vast majority of devices in use don't. For computers you could do it in software but that isn't ideal, since H.265 decoding is rather heavy so you'd hit the CPU pretty hard, whereas hardware accelerated H.264 would hit it almost not at all. For mobile/embedded devices though it just won't work. Too CPU intensive to do in software, so people need a new device.

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