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Comment Re: Which is more important? (Score 1) 244

On top of that, what use is a tool that can never be used for it's stated goal: finding and prosecuting criminals?! Presumably they would dismiss any charges where a defendant performed due diligence in discovery, which should be all of them. The FBI seems to want to have their cake and eat it too.

Comment Re: No surprise... (Score 1) 224

I can't speak to the setup in question, but overall value is usually my metric rather than pure price. For the past decade, Intel has typically provided more performance per dollar for their CPUs at lower power consumption and heat generation. If Ryzen manages to change that dynamic, then that's a win for everyone.

Comment Re:No surprise... (Score 5, Insightful) 224

I'm not saying I like it, or agree with it, but maximizing profits is different from gouging. Maximizing profits is a legal obligation to shareholders for publicly traded companies such Intel. Gouging is the exploitation of exigent circumstances such as a natural disaster in order to maximize profits. Gouging is unethical, and in some cases illegal, but it's not what Intel was doing.

Comment Re:Uber? (Score 2) 641

Too powerful for what? Nobody shoved a Tesla or a Porsche down anyone's throat. This was a deliberate choice on the part of the buyer and/or driver. And the driver was 27, not a 21 year-old excited to have access to alcohol.

The problem here was a series of poor choices on the part of the owners and drivers of the vehicles in question. Companies should not be liable for those poor decisions, nor should the government restrict access to anything that can be dangerous when used irresponsibly, because the list of things that *can't* kill us is 0 items long. Sure, driving tests should be much, much more stringent, but competence is no substitute for using good judgment either, and tooling around at 0.21 BAC is well outside the realm of good judgment.

Comment Re:Whaaa! We don't want those jobs. (Score 4, Insightful) 381

If manufacturing jobs inherently made countries great (at all), then China and southeast Asia would be The Best. What made America great during the golden years of blue-collar workers wasn't manufacturing per-se, it was in finding productive use of a workforce which happened to be manufacturing at the time. Today, the economy is more focused on services than products[1], and we should be focusing on how to expand service jobs rather than easily outsourced and automated manufacturing jobs.

By the way, unemployment is below 5%[2], which is quite healthy. More important than jobs is that wages for all jobs are above a subsistence level so that people actually have discretionary funds at the end of the day. We don't necessarily need more jobs (although there's nothing wrong with having them), but we *do* need better wages. Adding jobs (and demand for labor) is one way of achieving that, but it's not the only way. Minimum wage is another. Capping CEO and executive total compensation as a multiple of company-average pay is another. And for what it's worth, I'm not someone who needs better wages, but I recognize that it's important nonetheless.


Comment Re:Confirmation dialog with all fields? (Score 1) 112

It seems like the best solution in this case is to simply admit defeat -- that autofill profiles aren't a good idea -- and remove the feature. Your workaround, and others proposed, suffer from the weakness that they're more complicated and higher-risk than simply typing the information into the appropriate fields, the way God intended.

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