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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Lord Lemur Re:No. (367 comments)

There is the little detail about his inability to follow up on Minecraft's success with another marketable game.

4 days ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Lord Lemur Re:No. (367 comments)

The price is just so unbeleivably high for Mojang. It's like having a winning lottery ticket, and some one offering to buy it off you for 20x its value. $2B pays for alot of fine scotch to wipe away the taste of crow.

4 days ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Lord Lemur Re:No. (367 comments)

Take the money and run. There is nothing in Mojang worth $2B

4 days ago
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Google To Refund $19M In In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Lord Lemur Re:Sounds good, right? (88 comments)

What Mom should be doing:
- Mom disables all Google Play purchases without a password prompt. Doing their bit to ensure their child cant rack up $$$ of purchases.

The Result:

And Goggle wasn't allowing that as an option, hense the lawsuit. Glad to see you agree with the decision.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

Lord Lemur Re:I welcome our new coffee overlords (166 comments)

Annex Central America (the same way we annexed the midwest), and we won't have to import it either. Less tounge in cheek, let's not make our coffee supply dependant on a near depleted aquifur. We already use it for our inferior subistutes for dead dinosuaurs and sugar.

about two weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Lord Lemur Re:Ban when you are done testing? (322 comments)

Stuarticus, I think you really don't smell what I'm stepping in. Of course there are coerced, either by propaganda or force, suicide troops. That doesn't discount that there are those who would willingly do so. With Asymetric warfare bound by rules of engagement, there are more opportunities for those individuals to elicit significant impacts that don't require high tech weapons. I agree with you that it isn't a new animal, and the media and powers that be will always exadurate it and spin it to their own ends. If you never had to pick through the chum left behind after a suicide attack, maybe it isn't real to you. Could a few speed boats packed with HME cripple a super-carrier? Sure, if the occupants weren't affraid to die, and the stars aligned. It doesn't take may suicide troops to pull off that attack.

Now does that have any bearing on hypersonic missle development, not really. As always, we are preparing to refight a previous war not the next.

about two weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Lord Lemur Re:Ban when you are done testing? (322 comments)

God is great, but good try. The point being that there are always causes that people will happily sacrifice them self for. In many ways that is what war is on an individual level.

about two weeks ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

Lord Lemur Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

US Persons
1950 GINI 0.47
2013 GINI 0.51

US Households
1950 GINI 0.38
2013 GINI 0.45

Worker productivity per hour has increased 400% (Fixed for Inflation) and wages have increased 200% (Fixed for Inflation). So, yes it is great that women and minorities can have opportunities, but that doesn't encapsulate the entire problem.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

Lord Lemur Re:maybe (355 comments)

I get the pro-business shills, really I do. Every business must cover their cost in order to operate, and that is going to be passed to consumers. I understand that some of the people spouting this even think of themselves as “Free Market Capitalists.” Of course you aren’t, by Adam Smith’s definition of a free-market.
What they are doing is anti-competitive. By obscuring what is being charged for they make it more difficult for the consumer to act with full knowledge of the market place, a basic and defining characteristic of a free market. There isn't a problem with them charging for fixed costs, or incorporating those costs into what they charge, the problem is deceptively marketing that charge. If your cost per GB is X with Vendor X and 1.10X with Vendor Y, but Vendor X add 15% overhead to their count of GB's they are more expensive then Vendor Y.
This is a market inefficacy, and this is why Adam Smith called for regulation. The Neo-Con, and Tea-Party version of Free Market diverge from the classical meaning of a Free Market. If you just let everyone lie, cheat and steal, then the market’s get confused. If you regulate against anti-competitive actions, and enforce adherence you get better outcomes.

about two weeks ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

Lord Lemur Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

We have had sub $300 4TB drives for years. HDD have really stopped moving in both capacity and price.

about 1 month ago
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Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving

Lord Lemur Re:Why? (110 comments)

Then only security, responsibility and privacy remain an issue.

about a month ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Lord Lemur Re: Compared to what?!? (224 comments)

Comcast has about 22.5 million subscribers. So if they only steal a penny a day from each one, that is $81M per anum.

about a month ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Lord Lemur Re:Crapfinity (224 comments)

To be a bit more fair, it is a streaming video service / Internet / and VOIP.

about a month ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

Lord Lemur Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

That amazes you? In a country that elected Bush 2 twice, and Obama twice? You seriously think we have an over abundance of rational people?

about a month ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

Lord Lemur Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

Wait a sec. You two are fighting over which outcome from the same root problem is worse? Are you are you both that shortsighted? You are on the same side. Solve the excess CO2 problem, and both out your issues resolve.

about a month ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

Lord Lemur Re:more power to him (286 comments)

I hope he absolutely crushes Sony. And the 2.1 Million (not-well-varified number) class of people who purchased the game get some non-single-digit payout. It was a selling point for the P4, also made by Sony. They don't really have any wiggle room on any misstatement. Should he get 5MegaBucks, probably not.

about a month ago

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HP announces memristors

Lord Lemur Lord Lemur writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Lord Lemur (993283) writes "The long-sought after memristor — the "missing link" in electronic circuit theory — has been invented by Hewlett Packard Senior Fellow R. Stanley Williams at HP Labs (Palo Alto, Calif.) Memristors — the fourth passive component type after resistors, capacitors and inductors — were postulated in a seminal 1971 paper in the IEEE Transactions on Circuit Theory by professor Leon Chua at the University of California (Berkeley), but their first realization was just announced today by HP. According to Williams and Chua, now virtually every electronics textbook will have to be revised to include the memristor and the new paradigm it represents for electronic circuit theory."
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Dude, your getting a Dell, and hosed!

Lord Lemur Lord Lemur writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Lord Lemur (993283) writes "Dell Inc. deceived customers in a massive "bait and switch" scheme to increase sales of its computer and electronic products, a New York state judge ruled Tuesday. State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued Dell in 2007 on behalf of hundreds of customers who claimed that the electronics company lured them into buying products with promises of attractive deals and promotions."
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