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Comment Re: Huh. (Score 1) 72

From Bill Maher

“New Rule: Conspiracy theorists who are claiming that we didn't really kill Bin Laden must be reminded that they didn't think he did the crime in the first place.
Come on, nutjobs, keep your bullshit straight: The towers were brought down in a controlled demolition by George W. Bush to distract attention from Hawaii, where CIA operatives were planting phony birth records so that a Kenyan named Barack Obama could someday rise to power and pretend to take out the guy we pretended took out the Towers.
And I know that's true because I just got it in an e-mail from Trump.”

Comment Can't believe those speeds!! (Score 1) 38

"The 960 Pro offers a nice bump in sequential read/write speeds compared to the 950 Pro. The 960 Pro will have a read speed of 3.5GB/s and a sequential write speed of 2.1GB/s. The 950 Pro, by comparison, topped out its read speed at 2.5GB/s and a write speed of 1.5GB/s.

Samsung's promising a sequential read speed of 3.2GB/s and a write speed of 1.9GB/s for the 960 Evo. The 960 Evo will also be the first SSD to come with Samsung Intelligent TurboWrite technology, which the company says helps accelerate sequential read/write"

Those speeds won't happen all the time and at queue depths that typical users will never reach but even 20% sustained would be incredibly quick.

Comment Re:Doll. Fin. (Score 5, Informative) 305

How's this?
From http://www.thepunctuationguide...


American style uses double quotes (“) for initial quotations, then single quotes (‘) for quotations within the initial quotation.

“Economic systems,” according to Professor White, “are an inevitable byproduct of civilization, and are, as John Doe said, ‘with us whether we want them or not.’”

British style uses single quotes (‘) for initial quotations, then double quotes (“) for quotations within the initial quotation.

‘Economic systems’, according to Professor White, ‘are an inevitable byproduct of civilization, and are, as John Doe said, “with us whether we want them or not”’.

The above examples also show that the American style places commas and periods inside the quotation marks, even if they are not in the original material. British style (more sensibly) places unquoted periods and commas outside the quotation marks. For all other punctuation, the British and American styles are in agreement: unless the punctuation is part of the quoted material, it goes outside the quotation marks.

Submission + - Tesla reveals slew of Autopilot improvements in upcoming 8.0 firmware (

haruchai writes: Less than 2 months after parting ways with optical driver assistance systems maker Mobileye, Elon Musk and Tesla have revealed the soon-to-be released feature upgrades for Autopilot — and it's all about radar, baby!!

Musk claims a dramatic reduction in false braking events, stating that most drivers may never experience another for the lifetime of the car and that v8.0 will give access to 6 times as many radar objects with far more detail and no new hardware required.
More at Electrek —

Comment Re:Free voice calls (Score 1) 92

Yeah, that's what happens when you don't know anyone in real life and you never leave your mommy's basement.

But for us regular humans, lots of us make and receive voice calls.

We regular humans also get a lot of info out of voice that's not easily extractable from text.
And the voices, tones, timbre & pitch of so many of my female friends are beautiful and can't be replaced with "Lol, how rlly awesom3 :-D"

Comment Re:More power to her. (Score 1) 644

Here's an example of the people we need protecting from - Matthew Desha shot Deborah Pearl several times with a rifle while she had her hands in the air.
Reason for the altercation? She'd just crawled out of a rollover wreck of her car that HE CAUSED.
This was in Solon, OH - by all reports a pretty nice place to live

Comment Re:More power to her. (Score 1) 644

"Why are you not standing up for your rights? Do you actually believe somehow that these people with their drones have the right to be flying around your house and looking in your windows, or looking at you and your family in your yard?"

I've been standing up for my right to not be surrounded by millions of trigger-happy, open-carry idiots who think their 3ft-wide flabby asses are all that's standing between me and Obama's Muslim Kenyan Army. So far, I ain't winning.

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