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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Dutchmaan Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (264 comments)

Sorry, didn't find the part where "cheese is pure profit, they get it almost free, subsidized by the government"... could you post some links with actual figures?

5 hours ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Dutchmaan Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (264 comments)

Chances are they will "forget" (you gotta remember, cheese is pure profit, they get it almost free, subsidized by the government), and you will get a cheeseburger anyway. Yeah, I would demand a refund.

Um, who is "they" getting free (government subsidized) cheese that is pure profit because I'm sure the owner of the business at which I work would very likely take exception to that...

8 hours ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

Dutchmaan Re:Navel gazing (652 comments)

..and in a conservative world, you do what the resource "owners" tell you.. and they're telling you to work a 70 hour work week for them just to survive.

about three weeks ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

Dutchmaan Re:the camoflauge is bullshit too (481 comments)

Not so "low level" if you ask me.

No one did.

I'm sorry.. does getting spanked sting your delicate little behind?

about three weeks ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

Dutchmaan Re:the camoflauge is bullshit too (481 comments)

How about the kind of camouflage of the mimic octopus where they literally take on the shapes of other animals... Not so "low level" if you ask me.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Dutchmaan Re:Lost opportunity? I doubt it (554 comments)

Since when is having a light-weight OS a bad thing? Haven't people been harping on MS enough for having bloated OSes?

Sure, make allowances for multiple-core and multiple CPUs on the not-so-low end, but making the minimum requirement a single CPU was definitely smart on their end.

Having a light weight OS isn't a bad thing, but just as bloat is bad, so is keeping it small for the sake of keeping it small. If we're sacrificing a feature rich OS for no other reason than to support hardware from 10+ years ago, then something needs to change. Computers are dirt cheap these days, so there's very little excuse to not upgrade if it's so much of an issue for you that you're demanding MS design it's OS around your 10 year old computer.

about three weeks ago
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Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone

Dutchmaan "Simple" solution (65 comments)

Create an artificial lake and build the structure floating on it. Use the water for cooling and for shock protection from earthquakes.

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Dutchmaan Re:Oh good (907 comments)

If they employ these methods, their risk should reduce significantly, as well as repo costs, and therefore be reflected in nice big loan rate drops.

If they employ these methods, their risk should reduce significantly, as well as repo costs, and therefore be reflected in nice big pay increases for execs.

There fixed that for you.

about 1 month ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

Dutchmaan Re:I need definitions (499 comments)

That's a far cry from "belonging to"... Sounds like just another form of McCarthyism.

"Are you a member of, or know anyone who is a member of (insert domestic terrorist group)?!?!?!"

"Names please..."

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

Dutchmaan Re:Space Era: Its Over! (211 comments)

of course I've heard of peak oil, but if you're going to post your tripe, at least do a decent job of informing people of what you're trying to say instead of a bunch of chicken little hornblowing.

about 2 months ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Dutchmaan Re:Space Era: Its Over! (211 comments)

Thank you for that very well documented argument. As soon as I'm done reading all the sources you posted, I'll get back to my morning coffee.

about 2 months ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

Dutchmaan At long last... (94 comments)

<first post> depreciated

about 2 months ago
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News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

Dutchmaan Rupert Murdoch Streisand (132 comments)

"Don't look at my financials... nothing to see here!!!! seriously go away!"

about 2 months ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

Dutchmaan It's about the money. (299 comments)

Never gonna happen. Most people just read the headline then jump right to the comments section to roll around like pigs in slop flaming each other. News sites rely on traffic for revenue/value. I don't know about you but I certainly perceive a story as being of less value when there is no comments section.

about 2 months ago
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Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes

Dutchmaan Re:Just Testing Code (69 comments)

How do you know you don't posses "coding" to process information in a particular way and apply it in a new circumstance, because that sounds exactly like what you "learned' I'm sure your train of thought was "what if i do THIS" i.e. going through your list of available problem solving abilities.

about 3 months ago
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Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again In Under 2 Minutes

Dutchmaan Re:Just Testing Code (69 comments)

If a novel break comes along that the programmers have not planned for, the machine won't have a working behavior is it's data banks.

Just presenting an oversimplified argument, but how would that differ from what our DNA has programmed for us. When I see robots using code for whatever specific reason, what's really going through my mind are that these are just micro components of what will eventually be incorporated into a much larger more complex "organism" Think of robots these days as simple organisms, where the primary concerns are mostly locomotion and simple functionality.

about 3 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

Dutchmaan Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

My reading comprehension was just fine thank you. If the sentence meant what you say, then it should have had a comma.

"Before welfare, blacks and poor whites picked the produce."

about 3 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

Dutchmaan Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

Just curious as to why you used "welfare" for blacks, but "poor" for whites... Seems they'd be in the same boat, so why did you differentiate?

about 3 months ago

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