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Comment Re:What is pushed aside? (Score 1) 75

When there is an abundance of information clamoring for attention, something has to give. That something is attention span. As more and more infromation demands our attention, each bit of information receives a smaller amount of our attention

. We've become like hummingbirds, flitting from one information source to the next.

No longer do we take the time to digest the information we gather.

Of course the problem comes in when you can't filter out fake news sites such as msnbc. If you just go from source to source, you get screwed.

Comment Re:Servers (Score 0) 104

It's aimed at servers, so its pretty safe to say it will be running 48 Apache threads with the socket code pretty much always in cache.

Or 48 other *identical* threads servicing multiple users for the same thread type.

Eh? Maybe you missed the whole IT thing that's been going on for like 40ish years but servers are used for a few things other than just apache.

Comment Re:JUST GREAT! (Score 1) 328

Sorry, but they do. I believe that labelling law requires them to do so (at least, in the EU - this is presumably one of the laws that TTIP etc seek to muzzle by bringing standards down to the lowest common denominator, ie, the USA).

Yorkie has 25% cocoa solids by mass - which surprised me, it's actually more than our UK favourite, Cadbury's Dairy Milk, which has 22%.

No PGPR, or butyric acid, aka "What vomit smells of", the stuff that makes Hershey's so "special" either.

I won't buy Nestlé on principle though. They deserve their reputation as "Swiss Bastards". Sadly, Cadbury's is in the process of being ruined by another giant "food" corporation, Mondelez (used to be Kraft), chocolate in the UK has kinda lost it's taste for me.

Yorkie? Must be something they don't sell in the USA. Here, a yorkie is a dog.

Comment Re: Here It Comes... (Score 4, Informative) 150

Ha, ha, ha! Good one. But seriously, it is nigh impossible to function on ecstasy, the FDA is a bad joke, basically a public face for big pharma. At this rate it won't be long before most Americans are just drug-addled zombies, be they prescription or street drugs, and the rest of the world will run circles around us. Always blows me away that so many people in the valley are so willfully blind about their drug addiction. It's why ideas that sound like genius under the influence make people in other places scratch heir heads and go, 'Whatever.'.

I know this is slashdot, but.... You didn't read TFA.

"improvements lasted more than a year after therapy"

Comment Re:why not make it like crystal ball already? (Score 1) 155

You could look like a real wizard. Nobody needs cables since you can charge it wirelessly. Use a new and exciting iWizard interface to connect new type of headphones that look like wizard hat.

That would be pretty cool. Make it the size of a marble and require bluetooth interfaces like headphones and a watch. The perfect iProduct.

Comment Re:These customers are stupid for buying impulsive (Score 1) 117

Excel's logo is a green X, not E.

Let's be frank here, if you can't be assed to look at the screenshots and read anything, hell, do more than just look at the icon before pressing "buy", you're being a moron, and you deserve to be scammed. This isn't Apple's responsibility, it's yours, and yours alone to do the absolute minimum amount of "research" (if it can be called that) before spending money. I thought this was called common sense; apparently it's a rare and valuable skill.

Keep in mind, Apple became popular because they do the thinking for their users. The mere availability of something that can be confusing on their store really is a big problem for Apple's customers.

Comment Re:Was anybody actually using the software? (Score 1) 170

Copying the software to those machines might be a technical violation of the license, but was there any evidence that those unlicensed copies were ever actually used?

Otherwise, this is more of a theoretical violation as opposed to showing that the Navy was using software that it just didn't want to pay for.

"USED" vs "Installed" may not be something the owner differentiates in the license. In which case it would not matter if the software was actually used.

Comment Re:We bought 38 licences! (Score 1) 170

Surely that covers all 550k of our computers.... right?

Well, they bought it for the 38 people in the US Navy smart enough to use the program, and may want to use it on any of several .. errm ... hundred ... thousand computers - what if you need to quickly draw something on the missile guidance computer onboard a submarine?

Too bad they didn't ask the one guy in the Navy who is smart enough to understands EULAs-

Too bad eula's are so complex they may really need someone who specializes in such a thing. There ought to be a law ;)

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