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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Dorianny Price not yet announced (407 comments)

If the price for GB is below $0.50 then they got a winner.

yesterday
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Obama's Immigration Order To Give Tech Industry Some, Leave 'Em Wanting More

Dorianny Re:I bet Infosys and Tata are dancing in the stree (186 comments)

They are being given 3 year work-papers they are not being given legal-immigrant status or even a path to that. Work papers simply allow you to work in the country legally. Of course fact don't work well with the Conservative mindset that the working poor whether U.S citizens or not, simply want to live on government handouts. It does make the injustice of wage disparity much more palatable I guess.

5 days ago
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Leaked Documents Show EU Council Presidency Wants To Impair Net Neutrality

Dorianny The highway analogy (76 comments)

I am paying the toll to get on this shinny 6 lane highway only to discover that the exit to New York city is back up for miles because the city refuses to pay them for a large exit. What do I care how many lanes the highway has or how fast it can get me to Jersey city, what I am paying for is to get to my destination the fastest possible.

5 days ago
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NASA Pondering $1.5 Million Stratospheric Airship Competition

Dorianny Re:yeah right (47 comments)

Sending people on glorified joyrides is about the biggest waste of money I can think of.

about three weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

Dorianny Re:But DC is different,no? (588 comments)

The laws in many states go far behind simply decriminalizing possession of small amounts. In many states there are regulatory schemes that authorize and control the growing and distribution. These regulatory schemes can most certainly be challenged in court as they go far behind "giving their citizens more rights" which is generally allowed.

about three weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

Dorianny Re:America is a RINO (588 comments)

There are those that vote for a party and there are those that vote against one. It is a unfortunate eventuality of the limited choice presented by a 2 party system.

about three weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

Dorianny Re:But DC is different,no? (588 comments)

If the feds re-schedule it before there is enough public support than you will see a bunch of outraged state legislators quickly moving to make it illegal at state level, to "protect our children" of course. Federal law preempts state. The Obama administration could sue and have all the legalization laws, recreational or otherwise stricken from the books. Not doing that and directing federal agencies to even ignore dispensaries and growing operations unless they have suspicion of their drugs moving across state lines, is a pretty big deal.

about three weeks ago
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Gigabit Internet Connections Make Property Values Rise

Dorianny Re:Umm, how about a more meaningful comparsion? (108 comments)

All the uses for gigabit connections I hear basically boil down to multiple HD video streams and rented applications running on remote servers. Until someone can actually give me some truly useful purposes, know what you can keep your gigabit connection. Replacing TV tuners and Cable boxes should not be what we envision the Internet to become.

about three weeks ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

Dorianny This is what the polls say (739 comments)

People hate Obama-care and like the Affordable Care Act.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

Dorianny hardly a watch (415 comments)

A smartwatches primary usefulness is hardly as a time indicator.

Smartwatches could take a revolutionary leap by dropping the watch moniker altogether and all the design constraints that come with it.

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Dorianny Re: Good luck with that. (558 comments)

Neither merchants nor banks will see real benefits until there is near universal adoption and merchants can stop accepting swipes. With the large upfront cost and the benefits perhaps a decade away, neither side is willing to invest.

about a month ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

Dorianny Re:Unlimited means Unlimited means Verizon Definit (179 comments)

Seems like AT&T changed their definition of unlimited at some point.

Technically it is still unlimited the same way a slumloard could close the main water valve to allow barely a trickle and claim that he hasn't shut off your water.

about a month ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

Dorianny Re:For Starters (320 comments)

You mean like GM's ignition switch fiasco. Killed plenty of people and they knew about it for years.Liability due to bugs or design issues is nothing new in the automotive sector.

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Dorianny Re: Good luck with that. (558 comments)

Maybe in the USA.

In the rest of the world, restaurants have WIFI pay terminals that waitresses can bring to the table for credit card or debit card transactions and all the new ones support NFC as well.

This is only the case because credit cads were widely adopted in the reset of the world much later than in the U.S and could learn from its mistakes. If in the U.S NFC offers security than what exactly does it offer over pin and chip used in much of the world?

about a month ago
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Century Old Antarctic Expedition Notebook Found Underneath Ice

Dorianny Re:Bennett! Bennett! Rah! Rah! Rah! (63 comments)

At least the notebook's logs weren't written in a cryptic binary format like systemd's logs. Because they're in plain text, we can still easily understand them over a century later.

Language's themselves are abstract constructs. We still can't decipher many extinct languages and there is no way to be sure that in the future anyone will still have knowledge of English or any other human language currently in use

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Dorianny Re: Good luck with that. (558 comments)

Unless you are at a restaurant. You can use the credit card without having to get up from your table. Of course the bigger problem would be that no restaurant accepts nfc.

about 1 month ago
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FCC Postpones Spectrum Auction Until 2016

Dorianny Re:Why is it a 'sale' ? (31 comments)

With no expiration clause and the ability to resell the license than in effect the license holder owns the rights to the spectrum. Licenses should expire after 50 years, carry yearly fees and not be transferable, this way the spectrum can be re-utilized for services in the public's best interests.

about a month ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Dorianny Re:Remember when WSJ had a modicrum of decency? (720 comments)

The federal poverty line leaves much of the country unaffordable that is why states and cities have supplemental programs to help low income residents. Even though they are not federal programs they are still government assistance programs.

about a month ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

Dorianny Re:Sweet! (308 comments)

scaremongering has worked pretty well in the U.S.

about a month ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

Dorianny waiting for the right time (308 comments)

"A government MP offers the scant assurance that this legislation is not "trauma tainted," as it was drafted well prior to this week's instigating incidents."

Its introduction was obviously waiting for a trauma to capitalize on.

about a month ago

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U.S. will not provide financing for new International Coal-Fired Power Plants

Dorianny Dorianny writes  |  1 year,27 days

Dorianny (1847922) writes "The Treasury Department declared it would no longer support any new coal-fired power plants around the world. By leading a coalition of like-minded countries including several European ones that have already announced similar intentions, they will effectively be able to block the World Bank and other international development banks from providing financing for new coal-fired plants. The policy is unlikely to amount to any real change as 75 percent of proposed coal-powered plants are in China and India, which do not rely on outside financing. It seems to me that the poorest, most underdeveloped nations that contribute the least to global emissions are the ones getting the short end of the stick from this policy."
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Talking on the phone while driving not so dangerous after all

Dorianny Dorianny writes  |  about a year ago

Dorianny (1847922) writes "New research which takes advantage of the increase in cell phone use after 9pm due to the popularety of "free nights and weekends" plans showed no corresponding increase in crash rates. Additionally, the researchers analyzed the effects of legislation banning cellphone use, enacted in several states, and similarly found that the legislation had no effect on the crash rate. "One thought is that drivers may compensate for the distraction of cellphone use by selectively deciding when to make a call or consciously driving more carefully during a call" Score this a -1 for common sense."
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Europe needs genetically engineered crops, scientists say

Dorianny Dorianny writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dorianny (1847922) writes ""Failing such a change, ultimately the EU will become almost entirely dependent on the outside world for food and feed and scientific progress, ironically because the outside world has embraced the technology which is so unpopular in Europe, realizing this is the only way to achieve sustainable agriculture," said Paul Christou of the University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center and Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats in Spain."
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