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Comment Re:1050 and 1040 (Score 1) 142

Really you should be caring about 75W as that is what a PCIex16 can supply. The 750 was 71W IIRC and is still the most powerful non-powered card I've seen. There was nothing in the 900 series which replaced this so I would guess that this will be coming, as would an update of the 730 for SFF/low profile uses (25/35W).

Comment Re:They were too chicken to show 4k? (Score 1) 142

Where is your evidence for this?

My experience is that everything has stopped at 1920x1080 as these are the panels required for TVs, it's very difficult to get 16x10 aspect ratio displays anywhere. With the larger number of 4k displays (also 16x9 aspect) I don't know where you think these x1200 monitors are coming from.

Comment Re: two for T (Score 1) 766

Right, that same social conditioning that transwomen had, you know the whole having grown up with a penis thing, large percentages of transpeople never do any hormone therapy let alone other options, so you should account for these, a transwoman who has no hormone therapy is a man except by self classification, you seem to want to gloss over this. However pointing out that socialisation is the cause of violence isn't the best foundation for your argument about transwomen (who will have had male socialisation) not exhibiting same violence tendencies as men.

Also not 'cis', no need for a classification of everybody who is not trans, I do not have a label for being not-diabetic or not-anorexic, women/men and transwomen/transmen does perfectly well. Being as vaginas (and penises/prostates) are a thing which medically needs to be looked after and the incubator/inseminator is a useful division, from a medical point of view.

The whole notion of masculinity and it's very narrowly defined ideas is more of an issue, as is male violence.

Just in case you were wondering I am male born with a penis and have questioned myself much over the years, that blog helped me see a different opinions on this. I can see merit in radical feminism, that beyond has penis/has vagina (and associated issues with those) gender really shouldn't mean anything, you want to wander round in a dress, it shouldn't be limited to those who have vaginas, want to go get shot at in war, shouldn't require a penis.

Conflating the social construct of gender with the biologic reality of gender is not helpful for society. It harms both women and men by making us fit into boxes.

And I would remind you that as always people are awful.

Comment Re:two for T (Score 1) 766

I read an excellent explanation of why we should have some pause with trans rights, at least some of the ideas presented by the radical feminist view made sense to me. I don't think discrimination is cool and the NC law seems like a terrible idea for everyone. But if the discussion around trans rights is that one must accept wholly that "transwomen are women" and the implication that women have vaginas and men have penises being offensive, then it's not really a useful discussion. The bit which made me remember that as always people are awful was that some transwomen insist that their penises are in fact female. http://thenewbacklash.blogspot...

Are changing rooms considered bathrooms, I think in most cases they would be. I don't have an answer but to dismiss any concern about it as unnecessary misses the fact that male violence continues to be a significant issue in society. That transwomen are threatened (much as women are) by male violence perhaps we should stop that, then there wouldn't be an issue. That blog expresses things better than I, and shows that in any argument you get awful people who misuse things for abusive reasons. There should be room for discussion and not defining anyone who doesn't agree as a hater.

Comment Re:we prefer Little Planet (Score 1) 321

Using the definition there are only 8 planets in the entire UNIVERSE as you can have no idea if a body has 'cleared it's orbit' so they by definition cannot be planets. Also Neptune hasn't cleared it's orbit, Pluto crosses it, and there are 100000 trojans on Jupiter's orbit. The definition is stupid and wrong. Pluto (and Eris, Ceres etc.) are planets, they are not Uberplanets but those are weird, rare, things, they are Unterplanets they are also weird but really not rare in the slightest.

Comment Re:Do you know (Score 1) 258

Yes but the driver is legally responsible, so whether they were properly in control or not is irrelevant, they are to blame so suffer the legal repercussions. Who would be legally responsible, if it's the operator, not sure they'd agree to be responsible for others code, not sure the programmers would take that legal responsibility, nor the manufacturers. So that leaves a gap, which MUST be filled, if the operator has no way of controlling the vehicle then they cannot be responsible so it must be the manufacturer or programmer, who become legally to blame for their work, sounds like they will spend a lot of their time in prison paying off huge debts. So small it may be, the legal system we live and work in likes to assign blame, so tell me who gets the blame with an automatic vehicle.

Comment Re:Do you know (Score 1) 258

Well I can see how it might take on in America, lots of driving there is dull as anything but I doubt it'll cope in european cities, oh how I'd love to see them cope with double mini roundabouts or the magic roundabout (an actual thing, in Swindon). What with all the roadworks and diversions and general fuckery which goes on over here. Also not mentioning that driverless trains, which while statistically safer have not caught on, often requiring a human operator/conductor to placate the people. Several of the tube lines in London are configured for automatic operation but this has been stopped for many years by safety concerns. So real world data says we don't trust automatic systems, I don't see why this wouldn't translate to cars.

Comment Re:Do you know (Score 1) 258

It wouldn't be a panacea, there would be a large time when the majority were normal cars and a few were self driving, there would be a few high profile accidents and the bottom would fall out the market. It really doesn't matter that it would be better if all cars had this because it wouldn't ever get that far. Deskilling is not the answer.

Comment Re:Do you know (Score 1) 258

Wow US roads are unsafe, there are like 3k in the UK. The economically sensible solution is socialised medicine yet this has not won out in the US, see how you spend 3x what we spend in the UK on health per capita but don't even cover everyone, so that's working well for you guys. People are dumb, and most law systems are predicated on blame, I'm not sure people will accept the logic that fewer people dying by robot hands is better than more by human hands. People don't accept that vaccines are good when all the data says they are so why do you think this would be different.

Comment Re:Do you know (Score 1) 258

You may be correct, but humans deal with death by humans pretty well, death by machine, autonomous machine, I'm not so sure we'll cope with this too well. One death and the media will be immediately on it's back. So it might be the future but don't expect the statistics to help you, we view non-typical events caused by outside actors with much higher relevance than everyday events caused by humans. So while we don't hear anything much about car crashes everyday in the media (unless they are big ones) we'll hear about every single autonomous car accident, no matter how small.

It's also easier to deal with to have a person to blame, so are we going to push this on the manufacturers or programmers or will we just have to accept that the machines chose your fate.

Also you are ignoring the moral decisions that the computer would have to make, whether to swerve and hit a single person over going straight and hitting a family type dilemmas.

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