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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

BrianSoCal faster start menu? (554 comments)

Seriously what else do you need the OS to do that it cant do on those specs? The OS's job is just to manage the system to allow your other programs (with higher reqs) to do your magical whizbang things.

Did you want your start menu to pop up at 64-bit, 16gb ram speeds?

about 2 months ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

BrianSoCal Re:He acted lawfully??? (463 comments)

Sorry - bunch of typos. Resubmitted below...

about 3 months ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

BrianSoCal He acted lawfully??? (463 comments)

From the article -> “He was responding to a deputy who was inquiring whether the fire investigation had been completed. Since Wood was acting within the course and scope of his duties when he began to type his response, under Vehicle Code section 23123.5, he acted lawfully.”

So by this same logic - if he was typing on his computer and rammed his car into a McDonalds and killed 10 people, this would have been lawful too???

If I'm not mistaken, if you do a first act lawfully, and you do a second act like reckless driving as a result of the first - you're still liable for the second act. If you drink a coffee lawfully and spill it on yourself and then jump lanes and hit a bicyclist - you don't think you'd get hit with vehicular manslaughter?? And your argument would be, "I was drinking coffee lawfully, so lets throw this case out of court?"

Geez...

about 3 months ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

BrianSoCal He acted lawfully??? (463 comments)

From the article -> “He was responding to a deputy who was inquiring whether the fire investigation had been completed. Since Wood was acting within the course and scope of his duties when he began to type his response, under Vehicle Code section 23123.5, he acted lawfully.” So by this same logic - if was typing on his computer and rammed his car into a McDonalds and killed 10 people, this would have been lawful too??? If I'm not mistaken, if you do a separate act lawfully, if you do a second act like reckless driving as a result of the first - you're still liable for the second act. If you drink a coffee lawfully and spill it on yourself and then jump lanes and hit a semi and kill 4 people - you don't think you'd get hit with vehicular manslaughter?? And what your argument would be I was drinking coffee lawfully so lets throw this case out of court? Geez....

about 3 months ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

BrianSoCal So what does this mean for an API? (107 comments)

I haven't heard of this product before, but it looks very interesting. I was looking at a few months ago what appears to be similar - a ISY994i to control Insteon automation products. All I want is something that has an API or is somewhat open ended so I can program my own stuff for it. ISY994i has it's limitations, but supports a lot of hardware (sensors, etc). Sooo... does this mean Samsung will lock it down so it can only be accessed through it's own app on a Samsung phone or through a Samsung TV or, god forbid, their smart watch (or w/e)? I would much more like it if Google bought it (although I know the advertising/privacy concerns) - at least it would most likely be more open. I'm waiting to hear how Samsung will essentially kill it off for people like me or will they make it better??

about 3 months ago
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Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress

BrianSoCal couldnt this be fooled? (146 comments)

Just thinking it through - if "terrorists" knew this stuff was in use, couldnt they train themselves to calm down and go into a low stress pre-murder state? I gotta imagine if you were serious about this, you would buy a similiar test system and run through it enough to see how to act to not be detected. Is this an accurate thought? Or would you always be flagged before a murderous rampage? Thinking false negative.

about 3 months ago
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Mars (One) Needs Payloads

BrianSoCal Justin bieber... (77 comments)

... I vote for that!

about 5 months ago
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Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 100 Companies $1.1B Annually

BrianSoCal So... how much did they spend to get this savings? (116 comments)

So if I spend 80k on a new car to save 1k a year in energy costs, is this a win too? Is this a similar thing? I don't see the numbers on capital expenditure to achieve these savings. Usually when I see something like that ommitted, its to intentionaly hide something and to push some agenda or propaganda.

about 5 months ago
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I expect to retire ...

BrianSoCal Re:Frist pots (341 comments)

I never understood why "spelling" never became a thing... We have both Frist posts and fist posts becoming things now. We used to just settle for first posts...

about 7 months ago
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China Has a Massive Windows XP Problem

BrianSoCal Re:Math much? (520 comments)

Naaaa.... it's probably closer to 7 out of every 5 users can do that math..

about a year ago

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