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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

Jumunquo Re:That's Less Than $1 per Device (530 comments)

Your fellow Americans will turn around and nuke you instead to protect their iPhone addiction.

about three weeks ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

Jumunquo New commenters - read the article! (239 comments)

"UPDATE 17:20, 3 July 2014
So there have been some interesting developments in my encounter with the EU's "Right to be Forgotten" rules.
It is now almost certain that the request for oblivion has come from someone who left a comment about the story.
So only Google searches including his or her name are now impossible.
Which means you can still find the article if you put in the name of Merrill's ousted boss, "Stan O'Neal"."

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

Jumunquo Re:Umm, ctrl+c/ctrl+v? (681 comments)

True dat. I categorize my apps. Whenever I install a new app, I will go to the start menu and move the shortcut it into the appropriate category folder. Then, I'll delete everything else, incl. the uninstall shortcut, help file shortcuts, and the folder that's holding those. I also use Classic Shell (free third party app) to make my menu like the Win2000/98 style that opens subfolders to the right and goes all the way to the top of the screen.

about a month ago
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China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US

Jumunquo The real reason (274 comments)

"Tianjin Pipe, for instance, began building its Texas plant after the U.S. imposed sanctions against Chinese-made pipes in 2010, notes Thilo Hanemann, Rhodium's research director."
In reality, it's usually to get around tariffs, contract requirements, or for sales purposes. Chinese labor is still super-cheap compared to the U.S.

about a month ago
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4K Monitors: Not Now, But Soon

Jumunquo Re:4k media? (186 comments)

Yup, despite Google showing it can be done, the cable companies only put in fiber wherever Google puts in fiber just to screw with them. Most ISPs have a 200-300GB cap per month on data, so you'd better not watch more than, like, five 4K movies a month. Media, yea, I hear ya, many Bluray sets now come with DVD AND Bluray discs, and I bet it's because a lot of people don't have Bluray players but want to their purchase to be future-proofed.

about a month and a half ago
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4K Monitors: Not Now, But Soon

Jumunquo Re:What?! (186 comments)

Personally, I'd rather get something like this for ~$350 on sale:
http://www.monoprice.com/Produ...
The pixels are already so small, people can't find the dead pixels, and it's AH-IPS, the highest quality panel, not TN, the cheapest.

about a month and a half ago
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4K Monitors: Not Now, But Soon

Jumunquo Re:Over 30yo+ you won't see the difference anyway. (186 comments)

If you watched something with high resolution and a clean picture, like Disney's "Frozen," on a high-quality display, like a Samsung 55", then you should be able to tell the difference b/w 720p and 1080p easily. For many things, it is hard to tell the difference at a reasonable distance. Monitors are different in that you're usually much closer to one. At 24", 720p monitors look like crap compared to 1080p. 4K, however, seems like overkill at anything below 30".

For gaming, I'm totally with you. For computer gamers, what's really popular are the 27" 2560x1440 monitors that can be overclocked, ideally to 120Hz and that do not have a scalar which reduces response time (which means it can only be run at 2560x1440 and has a single dual-dvi input). Many cheaper monitors will advertise sort of bogus or software-corrected response times that are not representative of real-world use, so it's important to read the reviews. For the more mainstream models, tftcentral is a very good resource. It's trickier if you import from Korea trying to get the magic 120Hz overclock.

about a month and a half ago
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4K Monitors: Not Now, But Soon

Jumunquo Re:display port (186 comments)

Totally agree. Nvidia 6xx has been out for a long time, and a 660 costs like $150. Anyone who buys a 4k monitor for $1000+ is not going to think twice about getting a matching video card. For gamers, in all likelihood, they probably already have one. The article claims a hardware barrier that is simply not an issue.

The real issue here is the price point. 2560x1440 27" monitors have been around for a long time, but it wasn't until it dropped under $400 that gamers started chomping them up. When they get low enough in price, then the graphics card cost can become an issue for non-gamers who are just using integrated graphics. There's also the issue of whether 2560x1440 at 27" is good enough, esp. for gamers, because given the distance from keyboard to monitor, going bigger than 27" doesn't seem that great, and at 27", 2560x1440 is already so small that most people can't find the dead pixels unless you fill the screen w/ white.

about a month and a half ago
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Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

Jumunquo Re:No funny business (89 comments)

Regarding keeping the code, you'd have to hide it really well such that only you can retrieve it. You should encrypt or otherwise scramble it for starters. It's not that hard. Criminals are usually caught because they're either stupid, or because easy money is addictive, so they keep doing it, and eventually, something happens outside their calculations (and they tend to get more careless over time too).

about a month and a half ago
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Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

Jumunquo Re:No funny business (89 comments)

Too many potential points of failure - you could be quickly restrained or knocked out (like by a taser). They could cell jam you or otherwise intercept your data. Or they could have already hacked your phone in the time you picked up the bag and took it somewhere to check its contents. Better would be to set up some servers to send out the code at a certain time. If anything happens to you, then there's no one to disable that system.

I agree that the blackmailer, once the money is in hand, is incentivized to keep his/her end of the bargain. Sending out the code would just leave a potentially traceable digital trail and just having the code on-hand is incriminating evidence. And in this case, where Nokia keeps dishonestly quiet, all you have on your tail are a few police officers that can't even follow a bag.

about a month and a half ago
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Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

Jumunquo Re:Sigh (89 comments)

Actually, paying the ransom was the best bet to protect the user. However, they also should have let everyone know they had been compromised, and that's the part where they put corporate greed before their customers.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

Jumunquo Re:Kind of see their point... (207 comments)

Then get used to being extremely distrustful because I've never heard of anyone not start with C&D. I don't know why you'd equate that to knocking you down. It's more like telling to you stop versus saying, like, the more neutral why are you using our trademark?

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon Launches Subscription-Based Billing And Payments Service

Jumunquo Re:Recurring Payments? (76 comments)

Same here; I don't see it. I think Amazon tricked CNN into some free advertising.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Launches Subscription-Based Billing And Payments Service

Jumunquo Re:On the heels of the recent eBay data breach... (76 comments)

I don't see why you wouldn't use paypal - you're just using them as the credit card processor. Your credit card company will cover any fraud anyway (use one with 0% liability). What sucks about Paypal is the high fees the seller gets hit with and trigger-happy merchant account freezing. As a buyer, it shouldn't matter to you, and you should always have $0 in your account.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision

Jumunquo Re:Corollary (94 comments)

That's why I always write-in myself for all positions.

about 2 months ago
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After Trademark Dispute, Mexican Carriers Can No Longer Use iPhone Name In Ads

Jumunquo Re:wow (53 comments)

Apple definitely started all this. They had two iPhone trademarks already and wanted to register iPhone for telecommunications but were told it was taken. Rather than retreat quietly, they brought a lawsuit to invalidate iFone's trademark.

about 2 months ago
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Robotics Engineers: "We Don't Want To Replace Humans. We Want To Enhance Humans.

Jumunquo Re:Humans suck anyway (124 comments)

Traitor!

about 2 months ago
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Robotics Engineers: "We Don't Want To Replace Humans. We Want To Enhance Humans.

Jumunquo Re:Sorry, losers (124 comments)

Nah, robots will do the calculations and realize it's a waste of resources. They'll just hack your brain through your robots grafts and turn you into their slave instead. Just make sure if suspicious people try to give you drugs for free that you take the blue pill cuz that'll make you happy.

about 2 months ago

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