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Comment Re:Nintendo is irrelevant (Score 5, Insightful) 88

Superior in terms of raw horsepower sure, but that's not the market that Nintendo is trying to go for.

Nintendo caters to same-console multiplayer and exploration-game and platformer players, not competitive FPS and sports-game players. Their design goals are easy-to-pick-up, intuitive, and fun, not focused solely on dazzling the eyes with the extreme number of polygons. They explore wacky and different game mechanics like the motion-controller Wii remotes and the asymetric-gameplay Wii U tablet. Go into any nursing home. Odds are you'll find a Wii but won't find an Xbox or PS.

It would be stupid for Nintendo to exit the market, there's no one else that is even trying to cater to their player base. You may not be part of their target market, and that's completely okay. Other people are.

Comment Re:Well, stop requiring such high pressures (Score 1) 115

His point was that if the 3rd party equipment is exceeding the tolerances in the spec that it's perfectly fair for Intel to say that it voids the warranty. Car manufacturers were trying to ban all 3rd party equipment, spec performing or not, and that's a completely different ballgame.

Comment Re:What? (Score 2) 46

Yes and no. It's about as private as an email address. Everyone can always see which email address send a message (or which account purchased something with which bitcoin), but it's not easily traceable back to a real person. Then again if you're actually buying physical things with bitcoin then you probably had to supply a shipping address, so that's pretty easily traceable right there. Or they'd have to trace your internet traffic back to your computer. If they really want to find you they can.

The big draws to bitcoin were that:
1) It's not controlled by a government (so they can't intentionally inflate it)
2) your 'account' is not controlled by a third party (like a bank) which makes it harder for governments to shut down illegal activities because instead of simply requiring that the banks freeze all payments to $website they actually have to track down and shut off the physical servers in question (and for the more paranoid, it's also impossible for the government to simply freeze / steal your money, a la Cyprus)
3) there are no chargebacks, a spent bitcoin stays spent, so you can't buy something, wait for it to be shipped, and then dispute the charge like you can for credit cards (making bitcoins safer for merchants)
4) bitcoin transactions don't require any secret information (like for example your credit card number), making them safer for customers because you don't have to worry about identity theft
5) nerds liked that you could mine it using your spare cpu cycles and make real money out of nothing more than electricity (not true anymore, the market's been flooded with mining rigs and you are extremely unlikely to make more bitcoin than you're paying in electricity unless you get free electricity).

Comment Re:Lack of interest in basic science? (Score 1) 115

Google: define disinterest
1) the state of not being influenced by personal involvement in something; impartiality.
2) lack of interest in something.
synonyms: indifference, lack of interest, unconcern,

It can mean both depending on context. You don't get to claim that the second definition doesn't exist just because you prefer the first.

Comment Re:Poor choice of service? (Score 1) 706

Have you actually ever bothered to look at the site? Front page, dropdown box options: "Attached Female seeking Males" "Attached Male seeking Females" "Single Female seeking Males" (implied "attached Males") "Singe Male seeking Females" (implied "attached Females") She would be an "Attached Female seeking Males", looking for "Single Male seeking (attached) Females" No it's not a site for single-seeking-single, but it is very much a site for single-seeking-attached and vice versa. Just because there are other sites that cater to open marriages doesn't mean this wasn't a perfectly valid choice given her situation.

Comment Re:Poor choice of service? (Score 1) 706

The front page tagline of the site is "Life is short - Have an affair". It is NOT a place for single people, no matter how many people try to spin it otherwise.

Have you actually ever bothered to look at the site? Front page, dropdown box options: "Attached Female seeking Males" "Attached Male seeking Females" "Single Female seeking Males" (implied "attached Males") "Singe Male seeking Females" (implied "attached Females") She would be an "Attached Female seeking Males", looking for "Single Male seeking (attached) Females" No it's not a site for single-seeking-single, but it is very much a site for single-seeking-attached and vice versa.

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