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Comment buying based on a single spec isn't wise (Score 2) 311

If you're a consumer, you can't base your buying decision based on a single specification. You have to look at your needs vs what is important to you. For some people performance/$ is important. For others, performance $/watt is more important. You have to compare based on the applications that are important to you. If you, as a typical desktop/laptop user, mostly use application A and price is the main consideration, it doesn't matter if the CPU runs at 3 or 4 GHz, 4 threads or 8 threads, etc. What matters is performance/$. If you have $200 to spend on a cpu, it really doesn't matter who makes the better $700 cpu.

There are plenty of resources available to help people make decisions. Only relying on marketing department information is just plain dumb.

Comment Re:redundancy (Score 1) 183

Maybe he's talking about this? I'm not sure, since I didn't really read the article.

I just highlighted "AT&T's lines was cut", right clicked on it and selected Search Google for "AT&T's lines was cut". It was the 4th entry.

The 5th entry was:

Comment Re:AMD Refuses Review Hardware over Negative Revie (Score 4, Informative) 87

here's why it was pulled:

The video was released before any official info about fiji was released, so it was full of speculation, had inaccuracies on topics that were already publicly known, and called AMD a bunch of cons for using previous gen cards in the non top end, non-fiji part of their lineup.

Comment Re:Record companies had their run (Score 1) 244

True, but I've never really had more than 3 to 4 stations that I liked to choose from, whether that was growing up in the 80s in the midwest, or in my 30s & 40s in SF. Now, it's really easy to wonder what a particular style of music sounds like, find it on youtube or something else, and check it out. My tastes in music have broadened tremendously over the last 10 or so years, and while I don't buy every album, I've went to concerts of bands that I would have never known that I liked before the internet.

Someday, someone will figure out how to make money by using the internet to reach the wider audience than CDs, tapes, or LPs ever could. Making $0.10 per person per year * a few billion people should be in the same ballpark as $10 per person per year * 10 million people.

Plus, when I was growing up in the 80s, I had hundreds of albums, but only paid for about 1/3 of them. 2/3 were copied from friends. So it's not like people have always payed for everything that they had access to.

Comment Record companies had their run (Score 5, Insightful) 244

Their model for distributing music has only been around a little over 1/2 a century. New technology invalidated their business model. Guess what? That's how it's always worked. They can either adapt, or they can die.

So a few bands will make less because they won't have the album sales. Most musicians have traditionally made their money by playing live, and that's what'll happen. The difference now is, streaming services will help introduce people to new music, and some of those will go to their live shows. Some of those will buy the $30 t-shirt to further support the band. You might not have as many multi-millionaire musicians, but the internet should benefit the ones who never sold enough to make a profit on an album anyway.

Comment Long notice (Score 1) 892

The last job that I quit, I gave 6 months notice so I could train the guy replacing me and they could find someone to do it. They ended up hiring 3 people to replace me (one admin with 2 helpers). Unfortunately, the guy who replaced me (I had no input on his hiring) never came in for any training, and fired the guy who I trained during that time a few weeks after I left. He then ripped out everything, spent 10x more than I did the whole time I worked there, couldn't get anything to work and got fired after a few months. The company rehired the guy I trained. I have no clue what happened after that.

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