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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

Duhavid Re: How on earth? (81 comments)

So, once the sale is done, the new owners will have them over a barrel, and will use that to make this profitable?

They are going to pay for it one way or another. Keeping it in house keeps control.
The only advantage I would see would be that competitors to IBM might consider the chips more favorably.

yesterday
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Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

Duhavid Re:Pounds (72 comments)

99 pounds of fuel on the jet,
99 pounds of fuel,
take one out
make it aloft

about a week ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:1984 Called (100 comments)

Didnt see that. Thanks!

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:1984 Called (100 comments)

They deserve a patent for adding letters to numbers and *symbols*?

What are letters? Symbols.

What is new, unique, and non-obvious about this?

In my opinion, not one thing. Work on it, talk about it, but no patent.
I'm sure they will apply for one, and likely get it. But I don't think a patent is deserved here.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:"Develops", "Solves" (100 comments)

No, no. We need the "liptop" computer.

Display will be laser projection in front of your eyes, input will be speech recognition.

It may take a while for these to take off for the ladies....

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:Microsoft re-invents graffiti (100 comments)

Assuming they made such progress, shouldn't any patents be about original ideas and techniques in the signal processing and/or machine learning and not on the kinda obvious by now idea of using unique symbols drawn on the item's surface to communicate letters and words?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma

Duhavid Re:Great "invention" (100 comments)

When Apple "invents" it, will it be called iGraffit?

about two weeks ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

Duhavid Re:On the recieving end of racism. (293 comments)

"You do realize you're already competing for wages with people in Mumbai"

Fully. That is part of the anger on the issue.
I cant find food or shelter at rates comparable, but I have to compete with a structurally lower cost person
And I have to do that because someone *here* decided that. ( all the rationalizations still come down to a decision )
That someone here enjoys
    Access to the market/economy that I am ( but, for many, am increasingly *not* ) part of
    Pricing of products due to this access
    Wages/profitability ( for the decider ) commensurate with *this* market/economy, ( and this, from *my* current, but someday lower wages! )
    ( plus the delta on what someone here used to make versus the other person )

But that someone here doesn't currently have to deal with the downward wage pressure.
I would have a hard time describing such people as occupying moral high ground.
For the record, trade is good, when done right ( the US allowing people and products to move without substantial issue ( other than real safety issues ) and our trading partners protecting and manipulating currencies and not allowing the reverse of the aforementioned people/product flow is wrong ).

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Duhavid Re: Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (742 comments)

I see what you are saying, and sure. But, it is my personal belief that corporations will seek monopoly without requiring government assistance ( indeed, even in the face of government resistance ). And that corporations with or without monopolies can abuse employees, the environment and, even customers/clients/consumers where the perception is that profitability lies in that direction.
So, I see nothing intrinsic about the government established monopoly and the abuse.
I.E., it's not the "monopoly" side of the equation, the abuse stems from, but the power ComCast has.
Or, another way, if there were competition in this market, but ComCast had something like this kind of power, I believe something like this could still happen.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Duhavid Re: Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (742 comments)

What does the business ComCast is in have to do with them getting the complainant fired?

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Duhavid Re: Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (742 comments)

"And the government, who are ostensibly supposed to protect us from the kind of abuses you're talking about, was a party to it."

In what way is the government party to this?

about two weeks ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

Duhavid Re:Because that makes sense (197 comments)

I pulled a number out of thin air. It had to be a bad one, eh?

But about dust, if you had the mass equivalent of a moderate asteroid in dust, I'm not sure it all would burn up in the atmosphere.
And if it did, how much heat would that transfer to the earth ( as a system ). I don't know that the difference would be appreciable by us.

about a month ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

Duhavid Re:Because that makes sense (197 comments)

"after all blowing up an projectile doesn't significantly change it's trajectory"

Or it's mass/kinetic energy.
That is what bothers me about some of the "Asteroid about to hit Earth" movies.
10^32 grams of rock or 10^32 grams of dust, probably not going to make a large difference in the damage below.

about a month ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Duhavid Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

I would think it obvious I did not mean that.

about a month and a half ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Duhavid Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

In my previous post, I believe I clarified that I did mean command of LEO militarily, and I wrote it because it seemed to me that some confused the leadership of the Soviet Union with flower in their hair peaceniks who would never hurt a fly. Given that mindset, I didn't see it as a tautology.

about a month and a half ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Duhavid Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

Is it that confusing? Command of LEO. Enough to militarily deny other access to LEO.

about a month and a half ago
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"Net Neutrality" Coiner Tim Wu Is Running For Lt. Governor of New York

Duhavid Re:What else does he do? (40 comments)

Meant to moderate insightful, fat fingered it, so I am just removing that moderation.

about a month and a half ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Duhavid Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

"plant the Hammer and Sickle flag on the surface that will enslave the world in Communism"

Command of space ( not necessarily the moon, but earth orbit for certain ) would be a huge strategic and tactical advantage.
If the Soviet Union had managed LEO or the moon, do you think they would have not used it?

Finland, 1939
Poland, 1939
China, 1941, 1945
Support for NKorea, 1950
Hungary, 1956
Support for NVietnam, 1961
Czechoslovakia, 1968
Afghanistan, 1979
One can argue Crimea, 2014, but that isnt "Soviet Union".

about 2 months ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Duhavid Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

"But those developments were still the result of commercial companies"

At least with respect to WWII, commercial companies produced the aircraft, but it was military and government leaders seeing a possible need for more advanced aircraft that lead to the advancements. With the possible exception of the B-17, industry was asked for the advancements, mainly to meet what the Germans ( and English ) were doing ( what the Japanese had managed came as a sharp surprise )

about 2 months ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

Duhavid Re:Public servants don't give an arm and a leg (327 comments)

Privatize? Really?

This will never happen:
"Your patent has been rejected, we ( the patent review company ) already have a patent on that."
"PS: we will have our eye on you..."

about 2 months ago

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