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Many DDR3 Modules Vulnerable To Bit Rot By a Simple Program

ChrisMaple Re:Many DDR3 modules? (132 comments)

So, other than fixing the dram design, the solution is to refresh more frequently. A software fix might be a high priority background program that forces a full refresh at regular intervals (probably a big performance hit). If the CPU does its own dram control, there might be a register that affects refresh rate, or perhaps a microcode fix.

The problem is analog in nature, which suggests that optimized and very clean supply voltages, and very clean and precisely timed control signals might reduce or eliminate the problem.

In any case, this means that manufacturers need to fix their designs and test them more thoroughly.

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How a Massachusetts Man Invented the Global Ice Market

ChrisMaple Re:Bar joke (83 comments)

If Obama is not a native-born citizen (at least one US parent or born in US) and he's not naturalized or here on a valid visa, then he's an illegal alien. I've never even heard a suggestion that he's naturalized or here on a visa.

Given that it was YEARS from the time his citizenship was first challenged until valid-looking papers were provided, there's good reason to believe those papers are forgeries.

I'm making no claims with regard to whether he is legally qualified to be president, I'm just pointing out that it looks suspicious.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Target (439 comments)

What part of "with no laws", or for that matter "private island", makes any difference to an attacking drug cartel?

While we're on the subject, why do you think he specified "few restrictions on weapons"?

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Floating Sovereign Nation (439 comments)

With his libertarian-no regulation ideas, no doubt his floating nation will simply discharge raw sewage directly into the ocean.

There are 2 answers to this. One is, it won't happen because no multi-millionaire wants to live in the middle of a sewer. The other is, if he's far enough off shore, so what? Who's hurt? It might even encourage beneficial ocean life.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:What the hell? (439 comments)

If you're rich, you can buy the services of a chemist to manufacture HGH, or buy the services of a chemical engineer to build a machine that produces HGH. Or you can sail your yacht to a place where it's legal, and hide it onboard. Or buy it on the black market. Or create a company that legitimately manufactures the stuff, and siphon off some of it for personal use. Or get some from a buddy who owns a plant that manufactures it. Or slip your doctor a few extra large greenbacks. Or if you're really smart and persistent, learn how to make it yourself.

Why the hell do you care? How is he hurting you?

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Won't work (439 comments)

A nation implies a government with standing at the UN plus a military.

Sorry, just wrong. There's nothing about being a nation that requires that the UN recognize it. And one of the Central American or northern South American countries has no military, just a police force. Apparently, its neighbors aren't evil enough to consider it worth invading.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Running? (439 comments)

Welfare: inefficient government-run money stealing program that discourages the creation of goods.

Building codes: Are you aware that in one of Boston's tonier regions, vinyl window frames are illegal? Residents must use wood. Not all aspects of building codes are good.

Minimum wage: If you're 5 years old and want to buy a comic book, you probably can't do anything that anyone is willing to pay you minimum wage for. But you might find a neighbor willing to pay you $2 an hour to pull weeds from a garden, and you might even be worth that much. Why deny the child the ability to earn a comic book? Why deny him the training that may help him to be more successful later in life?
It's also well established that the effect of minimum wages in the United States especially hurts young Negros. Minimum wage laws are racist.

Weapons: weapons laws in the U.S. are capricious at best. Limitations of the caliber and firing mechanisms on firearms are silly. Laws on garrottes, brass knuckles, and knives vary by state and in some cases by city.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:sad little man (439 comments)

If you're enjoying life, why would you want to stop enjoying life?

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:perhaps a better title (439 comments)

all meats in america are processed to some level

You've neither hunted nor fished, nor gone to grade school to learn the rules of capitalization.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:I am a scientist in real life (IAAS?) (439 comments)

The average life expectancy for a white male aged 40 in the United States is an additional 38.6 years. This guy looks to be in good health and is actively maintaining his health. That gives him an excellent chance of getting well past his mid-eighties, even without the heroic measures that his wealth makes available to him.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Wish he would create Galt's Gulch (439 comments)

Poor people are poor for a reason. I've seen people who are poor because they have nothing to offer. In that case, his life would not be helped by a poor person. That also applies to those who can work but refuse to do so.

Just to fill out the list of reasons that people can be poor, there are those that are spendthrifts, and those that have had so much stolen from them that they can't recover.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re: Is that it? (439 comments)

The "easy" problems are solved, and the hard ones are still there.

Andrew Wiles might disagree.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Does money buy a cure for hubris? (439 comments)

There is at least a million persons for each rich dude who is as intelligent and as hard working and who isn't rich

Clearly, you aren't one of either group, because simple math from your claim limits the number of rich people on earth to 5000.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Hahahahahahahahaha LOL (439 comments)

The evidence for HGH causing cancer is scanty. Far more likely is HGH encouraging the growth of cancer cells, since what HGH does is encourage the growth of those cells ready to grow. HGH is highest in youth, but youth is not when cancer is most prevalent.

There's lots of accumulated cell damage in old age, and in old age the mechanisms for removing damaged cells are weaker. HGH may make it more likely that a bad cell reproduces out of control.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Hahahahahahahahaha LOL (439 comments)

The cure for most cancers is toxic, involving killing cancer cells more effectively than healthy cells. The other widely used successful treatment is surgery. There are nontoxic cures in some cases, including selective immune enhancement. Rarely, some cancers are cured by removing the irritant causing the cancer and/or general health improvements.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:Nothing can go Wrong Here (439 comments)

The most fundamental right, upon which all other rights are based, is the right to life.

From the right to life derives the right to activities to maintain life. From the right to life derives the right to voluntarily trade for the goods (tools, food, clothing, real estate, etc.) necessary to maintain life. From the right to life derives the right to voluntarily trade for the goods that make life worth living, and real estate is also among those goods.

In such manner (with considerably more detail required) is the right to land ownership demonstrated. It is not just "convenient", it is a necessary component of the right to life most places on earth.

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Social Contract, on the other hand, is a problem to discuss. First, it's not a contract, which (among its other properties) is a voluntary agreement, and there's nothing voluntary about something imposed on a person at birth. Second, the "social contract" isn't the same everywhere, and the social contract of North Korea requires the murder of Christians. --- Too often, "social contract" is a verbal fog that sneaks in hidden restrictions against the life of an insufficiently careful thinker.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:And who will collect the trash? (439 comments)

Guatemala is 18 years out from decades of political turmoil in the form of armed revolutions. Recovery takes time, although it doesn't seem as if they're recovering very well.

The Guatemalan government's expenditures are in the range of 10% to 14% of the GDP. That's not bad by libertarian standards. Military expenditures are 3.4% of government expenditures, which implies that over 90% of government expenditures are waste. Guatemala has a "social security" system, which is explicitly not libertarian, and if it is like other SS systems, it is a burden on the poor.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:And who will collect the trash? (439 comments)

the economic might of the rich

Pray tell, what does "the economic might of the rich" consist of?

The rich can buy and sell among themselves, in which case it doesn't involve the poor. Or, they can buy and sell goods and services with the poor, in which case

  1. The poor are free to trade with the rich or not
  2. The poor gain from the transaction, or they would not engage in it.

they will have less freedom than now since they will have exactly NONE influence...

Incomprehensible grammar notwithstanding, you have no understanding of libertarianism. Influence has no significance if influence doesn't lead to the use of force against someone. That force only exists in the context of a coercive government, i.e. a non-libertarian government.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:I'll take the bait too (439 comments)

Germany, France, Netherlands, Canada are mixed markets trending from freedom to socialism. To the extent that they abandon freedom, they lose their well-being.

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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

ChrisMaple Re:And who will collect the trash? (439 comments)

The big problem with these kind of rich a**holes is that don't want to contribute to society but they want society to help them.

They are creating their own society, and they'll be paying a great deal of money for the physical plant. That does not qualify as not contributing.

Personally I am praying for a pirate attack on this island or something else.

This is precisely the sort of hateful bullying to be expected from a government apologist. "They won't give me their production! They won't follow my orders. KILL! KILL! KILL! "

3 days ago

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