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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

John Jamieson But let the bankers off. (165 comments)

So Bankers that damage the world economy face no time in jail and no fines, but the whistle blower can get life?

Sounds about right for this messed up world.

about 2 months ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

John Jamieson Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (422 comments)

Sodium benzoate

I think that this one ingredient, (which is also in many juices) would explain most of this. That is why they are starting to phase it out in many pop formulations.

about 2 months ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

John Jamieson Normal everywhere (993 comments)

Well, as someone who seems to pride himself on being unconventional and breaking the status quo, you would think he would understand the position HE put HIMSELF in.

This happens everywhere, I architect'd some stuff for a company using SQL Server and SSRS that was almost free, others in the organization wanted to continue using DB2 and Cognos for millions more $$. Do you really think I had an easy time? I had subtle threats, and plenty of well connected people trying to get rid of me.

So what? If you can't take the heat, keep with convention!

about 2 months ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

John Jamieson Bob Lutz is actually a car guy (267 comments)

The parent poster is correct!

For all the car analogies, very few people here seem to know much about the auto industry.

Bob is a real car guy from way back. He did time at BMW, Ford and lots at Chrysler (where he was responsible for the Viper for example).
He got tired of not the new Chrysler ownership not listening, and moved to GM.

about 3 months ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

John Jamieson Re:$199? Wow (264 comments)

Does anyone other than me get irritated by the description of the 16GB version being described as a $199 phone?

That is like saying your SUV is a $300 vehicle, because that was the down payment.

about 3 months ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

John Jamieson This is so last decade (232 comments)

Most people I know that used Ubuntu.... Have moved on to Mint.

about 4 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

John Jamieson Re:Hottest quarter? (552 comments)

In Man, Sask and Alberta there is a history of soil mismanagement as well.
My Brother works in the Oil industry and is up in Estevan now. He does not understand why so few farmers use trees as wind breaks, there are correct ways to do it, and they just don't.
(Beyond that, you have the sunniest spot in Canada, and almost no "solar" activity)

about 5 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

John Jamieson Re:Hottest quarter? (552 comments)

We lost the last Ice in our part of Lake Superior during the 2nd or 3rd week of June. I don't think anyone remembers it lasting this long.

Yes, if the world is still warming up, it would be nice for them to share it, the last 2 years have been crushingly cold around here!

about 5 months ago
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Apple Gets Its First Batch of iPhone Chips From TSMC

John Jamieson Re:It's a huge risk (45 comments)

I don't remember TSMC even keeping up with AMD most of the time, and they were a node behind Intel at almost any time.

It appeared to me that TSMC may have seemed to keep up, but AMD and Intel were producing huge dies and had to have a process really fixed before they ramped. TSMC had the luxury of announcing they were at a node, while only producing simple stuff with it and fixing the bugs over a long period of time.

An Aside: In my opinion Intel chip designs have been less than spectacular given the R&D resources they have, it has been the process engineers that have given them the dominance in performance.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Gets Its First Batch of iPhone Chips From TSMC

John Jamieson TSMC not the largest (45 comments)

TSMC is the largest pure play foundry, not the largest chip manufacturer.

about 5 months ago
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

John Jamieson Re:Of 1000? (467 comments)

Being a Millionaire before you die does not mean you ever became rich by North American Standards. Especially if you have another 30 years to work, and inflation goes to work.

about 8 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

John Jamieson Re:Slippery Slope (1633 comments)

I am sure some people may miss the difference, I did not.... thus the title slippery slope.

Anyway, just yesterday some student up in Calgary (Canada) stabbed 5 other students to death with I knife (if I remember correctly).
Totally stupid/evil stuff, that is why they will have to take away the knives after they take away the guns. They are all "Arms"

about 8 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

John Jamieson Slippery Slope (1633 comments)

Good thing Knives are not arms.... oh wait.
What knives/cutters were used in the most recent stabbings, what cutters were used in 9/11. Ban them all!
Oh ya, this is going to work really well.

Take everything from the proles so they don't threaten the oligarchs!

about 8 months ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

John Jamieson Fantastic idea if done right (253 comments)

As long as it does not impact personal use at home, this will be a great service no one will want to give up once they are used to it. Of course, there will always be leechers that want to use, but not provide.

about 9 months ago
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Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay

John Jamieson You don't HAVE to be the Great Satan (510 comments)

"A lot of the privacy people, perhaps, don't understand that we still occupy the role of the Great Satan."

Well then, be like Darth Vader and take off the mask.

about 10 months ago
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White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor

John Jamieson Out of the frying pan, into the fire. (284 comments)

My experience is that CGI usually does a better job. This should be a mess!

The only hope (that someone already identified) is where they pick up all the CGI people working on the project already.

about a year ago
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Norway's Army Battles Global Warming By Going Vegetarian

John Jamieson Incorrect understanding of Christianity (495 comments)

No, Christianity does NOT have similar rules for non-Christians. Some who have claimed to follow Christianity may have, but they have to make it up. (creative excuses for discrimination seems all too common for most humans through history.)

Ghettos started as segregation of Jews, in places they were not treated well, in other gettos they were treated VERY well, encouraged to settle, and left alone to practice Judaism without restraint.

1 year,27 days
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Canonical Targets Ubuntu Privacy Critic

John Jamieson Re:Welp, (259 comments)

And consider Mageia as well? Darned good job done by those volunteers.

about a year ago
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Amazon Selling Kindle Fire Refurbs For $139

John Jamieson Were you lucky enough to miss the sale? (52 comments)

I am betting that at $139 this will very soon be considered overpriced for a locked in tab that does not have GPS or a SD card slot.

Soon we will have the new google Tablet available at 199, and a bunch of others at bargain prices to compete.

This is one "bargain" that most of us will be lucky to miss.

more than 2 years ago
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XBMC Running On Raspberry Pi

John Jamieson Re:Can someone explain... (177 comments)

Yes, Intel has traditionally been weak at producing good graphics processors, and even weaker at good drivers. This chip does a good job of the math in the GPU section.

more than 2 years ago

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