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Elon Musk Promises 100,000 Electric Cars Per Year

Mashiki Re:so... (52 comments)

We started doing that here in Canada, and then companies started turning off the pipes to drive up the price. So yeah, lot of places are now looking at building coal power plants again. Hell there was a 40% increase in the price of NG in many parts of the country this year, because it was unusually cold and in turn burning through all the stocked gas.

2 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?

Mashiki Re:Yes (108 comments)

Pretty much that. Even Norway tossed it after trials, we looked at it here in Ontario gave it a go at 33 municipalities, garbage. Same with phone voting, garbage.

2 hours ago
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Unboxing a Cray XC30 'Magnus' Petaflops Supercomputer

Mashiki Re:DF (67 comments)

You think that's impressive, it can actually hit 13FPS in Crysis.

12 hours ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Mashiki Re:So this is a... (164 comments)

Sure, pal. Except that even the ancient Pentium 4 was already available at 2.2GHz. In other words, clock speed is pretty much nothing.

And how many cores did it have. Right, now think very slowly as to why when they switched to dual cores, they ran at a slower clock speed. I'll wait for you to figure it out.

yesterday
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Mashiki Re: Good luck with that. (314 comments)

I'm curious, who made the units for GM and Ford?

Depends on the year, model and a few other things. The one in my car is done by samsung(GM suv). My sisters dodge pickup uses nokia, I know ford used a bunch of companies but it made a huge mess in terms of repairs. So companies seem to be standardizing it.

2 days ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

Mashiki Re: Tag, you're it! (182 comments)

Well, I guess that makes it right; Israel clearly has zero moral obligation to avoid targeting hospitals if the Geneva Convention says it's okay.

Consider the matter settled.

One of these days you'll figure out the rest. Remember that in Israel's case, they could level Shifia hospital. It's illegally being used as a hamas c&c structure, but they don't do it.

I'm sure you'll also have aged in a few years, and realize why your second sentence proves that you're the a-typical liberal who when faced with something they don't like, they revert to ad-homs.

2 days ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Mashiki Re:So this is a... (164 comments)

Oh, look, another ignorant idiot that thinks clock speed is everything.

Clock speed is pretty much everything. The only real differences come into play when the number of cores are ramped up. Then it becomes a voltage and heat arms race.

2 days ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Mashiki Re:Good luck with that. (314 comments)

I'm pretty sure that GM, Ford, Chrysler, and all the Japanese automakers will team up for this one, simply because they're not using the same system in the JP models, doesn't mean they won't in the future.

2 days ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

Mashiki Re: Tag, you're it! (182 comments)

It still doesn't excuse Israel ignoring the targeting said hospital though.

When a group fires from the grounds of a hospital, religious building, or homes, under the geneva convention those buildings automatically become military targets. There is no ignoring the geneva convention, what you've just posted is that hamas is committing war crimes in order to try and sway opinion.

2 days ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

Mashiki Re:Tag, you're it! (182 comments)

Why, did China start to settle on their land, too?

If you're asking about the Philippines, Japan and S.Korea they'd all answer with yes.

2 days ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

Mashiki Re:Gee, isn't Iron Dome supposed to be worthless? (182 comments)

So, if it's 5% effective, why is it getting 80-90% of all the incoming rockets from Gaza? It appears that the H:M ratio is much higher than that, and it's "smart" enough to figure out which rockets are not going to land in a civilian area.

That liberal arts community is the same group that's happily pushed nuclear research back 30 years, so they can go fuck themselves, while sipping their latte in their ivory towers, while protesting capitalism.

2 days ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

Mashiki Re:What about... (155 comments)

*Before anyone gets all huffy about secondhand smoke being a problem I have experience with it. I was a non-smoker who roomed for a couple of years at college with a pack a day smoker. When I moved out I found I'd become addicted and started smoking (stupid, I know).

No you had another reason, you're just placing blame on those around you for smoking. Whether it was stress, it seemed like that was the likely cause, or something else. My father smoked a pack to two per-day, for close to 15 years. My grandparents(all three that were still alive) smoked upwards of 1-3 packs per day, until they died. I never became addicted, I had no desire to smoke. The only thing I missed was the smell of burning tobacco, and fresh picked. That's probably because as a teenager I used to pick the stuff(meaning I got all the crap oozing from the plants on me), but again I didn't start smoking because of it either.

3 days ago
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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

Mashiki Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (125 comments)

You mean IDF doesn't claim they did that(read that nice article I linked before hand), you're pretty good at the whole outraged propaganda bit. Perhaps you can explain why the "crater" looks exactly like the strike from a failed qassam missile.

5 days ago
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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

Mashiki Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (125 comments)

Really? You're posting actual propaganda and expect people to believe it. I really like that "israeli snipers killing a wounded one" probably my favorite, especially since there's a whole pile of pictures on that one(use google) showing how they staged it.

5 days ago
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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

Mashiki Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (125 comments)

That's cute. Can you explain then why non-jews can vote in their elections if they're a citizen of the country? Can you explain why the leader of hamas, has two daughters living in Israel in which they are both citizens. Can you explain why their population has increased 2500% in the last 20 years. Can you explain why israeli's have no problem with the west bank? Can you explain why israeli's have no problem hiring palestinians, but people of the BDS insanity would rather put these companies out of business; especially when the palestinians who work there get excellent wages, healthcare, and so on. Can you explain why Israel goes out of their way to treat injured, critically wounded, and so on palestinians, but many palestinians will respond with "I'm glad they saved son/daughter/husband/etc, and I hope they grow up to be a martyr."

Can you explain why said "racist" country is the only democratic country in the region with arabs, druze, and so on in the kenesset, can you explain why said "fascist country" only seems to have a problem when the various terrorist organizations deliberately target civilians. This is why in places like sderot playgrounds are indoors, and so are the schools in bomb hardened structures. Because the palestinians were targeting children.

I'll wait with baited breath.

about a week ago
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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

Mashiki Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (125 comments)

Four attacks on well known refugee centers within three days. Does anyone still believe that such attacks are some random accidents?

You mean that the palestinians have fired over 2500 rockets in the last week and a half that there's 0 chance that they're going to go awry and land in their own territory. Come on, there's several hundred incidents of this previous to the latest round of them firing rockets. And that was in the first quarter of this year.

about a week ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Mashiki Re:no problem (336 comments)

Glad you agree. Perhaps you can tell the various environmental groups to stop using it now.

about a week ago
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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

Mashiki Re:Heck, we probably already fund them (125 comments)

Hospital
Hamas using UN ambulances
Bombing at gaza school, probably from hamas rocket falling short
Hamas rockets in two different UN schools

This isn't rocket surgery, not by a long shot. Hamas really is "the bad guys." Haven't even started on the tunnel stuff yet, and them using them as weapons storage. And commandeering all those materials meant for housing, and instead built it up for the sole purpose of terror, war, and screwing over the civilians.

about a week ago

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FCC wants to decide what's news

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about 5 months ago

Mashiki (184564) writes "The FCC has decided that they know what news you need to know. This sounds familar doesn't it? Everyone remembers the fairness doctrine. The CIN, will "ferret out information from TV and other media, and determine what's best." Including but not limited to, the format, type of information, and whether or not it's newsworthy. But with this, they say don't worry we won't do anything wrong and it's voluntary. As we all know, the government is highly trustworthy. There have been no flagrant abuses that have come to light in the last year, and we can trust in their unbiased opinions, and their objectives right?

Let's think on that a moment, and remember that Putin did something similar 14 years ago, and let's look at the state of the media in Russia today."
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EU probes new Google privacy policy

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The EU is probing Google's new privacy policy to determine whether or not it breaks the bloc's data, and privacy laws. This investigation could delay the rollout of the new policy, and bring increased pressure against Google, as they are already under investigation for their existing competition practices."
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Google Announce cross-product tracking, no opt-out

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Google has announced new privacy rules across all products(email, search, youtube, plus, etc). With this change, comes a unique twist. You can't opt out. I'd say google pulled a netflix, but it could be much interesting than that depending on where you live. Since this flies in the face of the privacy laws of other countries to track across sites, when you refuse to allow users to opt-out of tracking altogether."
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DOJ seals records of murdered border guard

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The DOJ has sealed the recorders of a border agent, who was murdered by a weapon procured during the Federal Government's Fast and Furious program, operated by the ATF, which allowed weapons to walk into the hands of known criminals. Perhaps the most troubling issue at hand from the most transparent administration ever, is how quickly they wish to silence any information of how these weapons were moved, and who has been murdered by them."
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EA modifies ToS for ORIGIN again

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Following what seems to be a brilliant move by everyone favorite company Sony, EA has amended the terms for ORIGIN their downloading service to include the following clause: "By accepting these terms, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.

YOU AND EA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING."

You have until tomorrow(Aug 25th) to opt out, if you want."

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