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Comment Re:Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10! (Score 1) 418

That doesn't seem like a particularly believable reason. ARM SoCs that might end up in tablets and phones all have at least moderately competent GPUs and the requirements of Aero Glass are pretty trivial even by modern mobile GPU standards (compositing, a token amount of pixel shader). More importantly, offloading rendering to the GPU is more power efficient (which is why Apple pushed as much as possible there starting when laptop sales began to outnumber desktops and continued when iDevices started to become popular).

Comment Re:Why encourage them? (Score 1) 175

I AM one of the productive. I produce. Why the fuck do you think I'm paying taxes? For fun? I don't particularly hate my station in life. I make over six figures. What grants me rights to other's hard work is the same thing that grants others rights to my hard work. Being part of a society.

You might try it sometime, instead of being a misanthropic dickhead.

Comment Re:Asshole (Score 1) 49

How exactly is Amazon making low margins?

Amazon is a public company. They are required to publish their financial statements. Their margins are public information, and are very low. Amazon has pursued a strategy of low prices and low margins in order to build market share. That strategy seems to be working well, leading to a high stock price.

Comment Re: Look for a vast increase in donations to Clint (Score 1) 175

Apple didn't design a product overseas. They designed it here.

You are missing the point. It doesn't matter where the work was done. The tax due to America is the same.

(and all of their staff uses the USA's infrastructure).

That is irrelevant. The tax is the same.

Stop assuming that the tax laws make sense.

Comment Re:Why not cash out? (Score 1) 49

Because nearly all of that "net worth" is tied up in his company stock. He's only rich on paper.

He can sell the stock anytime he wants. He has already sold plenty, and has billions in diversified assets.

He doesn't cash out because he finds pleasure in DOING STUFF rather than sitting on a beach. I once took a two week vacation to Hawaii, and after the first week I was already bored, and thinking about potential new projects, and I have way less than $63B.

Comment Re:What the hell? $600K? (Score 1) 52

Just the accounting you'd need to sell the thing to the government would cost you $100K. Oh, and you'd have to pay yourself or someone else to take part in the bidding process or apply for the granted, and that has to be recouped as part of the sale cost. Er... you were planning on paying yourself for your time, weren't you?

Also, there's a big difference between building a prototype from junk you scrounged and building a reproducible product. When you build a product the second copy should be exactly the same as the first but cost less. Duplicating a one-off prototype exactly usually costs more. Why? Proof of concept prototypes are cheap because you make them with surplus stuff you have lying around or can buy for fractions of a penny on the dollar. You can be opportunistic. The problem is any particular set of opportunities (e..g the $10,000 assembly you picked up at auction for $50) aren't reproducible.

I had a colleague whose first job out of school was writing up a detailed specification for a prototype midget submarine a defense research lab built for the Navy. The Navy was pleased at the low cost and so they wanted to be able to build a second one just like it. Well it turned out that a second one would have cost a hundred times as much they'd have had to pay manufacturers to reverse engineer stuff or start up production lines. It was one of the pointless, futile tasks you dump on newbie engineers before you know you can trust their work.

Comment Re:Basic Journalism... (Score 4, Insightful) 78

That's an asinine argument. Other people who should do it don't do it, so I won't do it either.

Wikileaks won't do it because Assange is a chaos-monger posing as a crusader. Wikileaks should do curate its leaks because when you possess information you act responsibly with it, e.g., don't expose people it is about to identity fraud.

Communications

Snowden Questions WikiLeaks' Methods of Releasing Leaks (pcworld.com) 78

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PCWorld: Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, has censured WikiLeaks' release of information without proper curation. On Thursday, Snowden, who has embarrassed the U.S. government with revelations of widespread NSA surveillance, said that WikiLeaks was mistaken in not at least modestly curating the information it releases. "Democratizing information has never been more vital, and @Wikileaks has helped. But their hostility to even modest curation is a mistake," Snowden said in a tweet. WikiLeaks shot back at Snowden that "opportunism won't earn you a pardon from Clinton [and] curation is not censorship of ruling party cash flows." The whistleblowing site appeared to defend itself earlier on Thursday while referring to its "accuracy policy." In a Twitter message it said that it does "not tamper with the evidentiary value of important historical archives." WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 previously unseen DNC emails last week, which suggest that committee officials had favored Clinton over her rival Senator Bernie Sanders. The most recent leak consists of 29 voicemails from DNC officials.
Democrats

Clinton Campaign Breached By Hackers 155

An anonymous reader writes: Hillary Clinton's campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. Clinton's campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill confirmed the hack in a statement. 'An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack. Our campaign computer system has been under review by outside security experts. To date, they have found no evidence that our internal systems have been compromised,' he said.

The hack follows on the heels of breaches at the Democratic National Committee and at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee earlier this year. More than 19,000 emails from DNC officials were published on WikiLeaks just prior to the Democratic National Convention, casting a shadow over the proceedings. Some security experts and U.S. officials have attributed the breaches to Russian operatives, although the origin of the email leak is less certain.

Submission + - Clinton Campaign Breached By Hackers

An anonymous reader writes: Hillary Clinton’s campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. Clinton’s campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill confirmed the hack in a statement. “An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack. Our campaign computer system has been under review by outside security experts. To date, they have found no evidence that our internal systems have been compromised,” he said.

The hack follows on the heels of breaches at the Democratic National Committee and at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee earlier this year. More than 19,000 emails from DNC officials were published on WikiLeaks just prior to the Democratic National Convention, casting a shadow over the proceedings.

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