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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Mashiki Re:Sure, but speed... (366 comments)

Considering I've seen: Samsung 120GB drives going for $39, Intel 500GB drives going for $100 you can bet as the cost of NAND drops through the floor that capacity and prices will continue to be low. You might have also noticed an increase in DRAM prices, as we're about to make the massive shift to DDR4.

yesterday
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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Mashiki Re:LOL (366 comments)

First HDD that I had in my first PC was 40MB, it was $600 so yeah prices sure have gotten better.

yesterday
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Mashiki Re:Tech news vs. political news (495 comments)

Oh you mean where women generally take more time off, thus earn a lower rate of pay. Or perhaps, the point where they're paid the same wages but request less hours. How dare they get less pay for less time put in.

yesterday
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Mashiki Re:Tech news vs. political news (495 comments)

Oh look the race card.

So if they're actually calling for equality, why aren't they protesting say..Jordan? Saudi Arabia? How about China? Iran? Various countries in Africa, how about the FGM bit. Right, that's because they're only after short-term feel good moments.

yesterday
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How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

Mashiki Re:Corn Subsidies (180 comments)

Scratch an environmentalist, find a malthusian.

2 days ago
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Mashiki Re:Yeah right (128 comments)

but how can you move your sub contractor's, their sub contractor's etc. production out of China?

Either by investing in new companies in region xyz, or by making your own start-up contractors and then selling them off as "unprofitable" that has happened in China quite a bit.

2 days ago
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Mashiki Re:Yeah right (128 comments)

Only true pressure would be if companies having their manufacturing in China moves elsewhere.

Already happening quite a few moving from china to SE-Asia, and even a couple popping up in Africa.

3 days ago
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Obama's Immigration Order To Give Tech Industry Some, Leave 'Em Wanting More

Mashiki Re: I bet Infosys and Tata are dancing in the stre (185 comments)

Actually less now. Last I read it was somewhere around $44-48k and still decreasing. Here in Canada we surpassed American median income about two years into Obama's term.

4 days ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

Mashiki Re:wont last (284 comments)

They took a $10 off coupon and added a zero?

(My understanding is that coupons have barcodes to actually check the validity of the offer in a database or something.)

Nope, manufactured their own coupon. It's not hard to do, it used to be a frequent thing on the various underbellies of the internet. And I'm not talking about chans, a bit deeper. The barcode scan is looking to see if it's valid, again--easy to make it work as well. One of the big ones back in '08/09 was for baby formula, people use it to cut other drugs--and would use mules to buy the stuff from walmart, costco, walgreens, etc usually at $200-800 at a time.

5 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Mashiki Re:Tech news vs. political news (495 comments)

"Social justice warriors" and the people in media trying to push a particular narrative point of view.

5 days ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Mashiki Re:They WILL FIght Back (516 comments)

FYI, on the average day it also accounts for 73% of the total generation of all power used.

about a week ago
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City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber

Mashiki Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (168 comments)

The city council itself mainly doesn't want it. There are some behind the scenes crap without a doubt, but by and far the councilors themselves.

about a week ago
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City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber

Mashiki Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (168 comments)

Pretty much, and everyone already knows why they're trying to expedite it right? Because the city council doesn't want it, but the previous mayor and incoming mayor are in favor of it. For people that don't know, or don't pay attention to the council meetings this should be an eye opener. I don't live in the centre of the universe, but I still get pulled into their gravitational well(130km away).

about a week ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

Mashiki Re:They WILL FIght Back (516 comments)

Well they've been trying really hard to push the whole green-energy crap here in Ontario. We just hit our "winter" and all that, the winds are now high enough that the windmills are stopped, and it's generally now so overcast that the solar stuff doesn't work. Thank goodness that we have a a pile of nuclear generation here, otherwise people would be freezing to death.

about a week ago
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Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

Mashiki Re:Wait, what? (114 comments)

Those same neurologists are still trying to understand the basic problems of the brain. Like why do people develop MS, but mainly in the norther hemisphere of the world. Or why do we have headaches, why do some people have migraines that go away when they hit puberty and why do some people like me have migraines that get worse with age. I've hit a point where I can no longer function most days, and spend anywhere between 10-25 days on medications to keep the "omg brain exploding" to "omg, the pain...make it stop." It's bad enough that when I walk into emerg, the nurses know me on sight and know what I'm there for.

It's not uncommon to "lose something" like this in a incredibly complex diagnostic field. Especially when it would have been taught as "common knowledge" and expecting that everyone already knows it. We see this in law too, especially common law where some things are so commonly known for a period that cases don't have to be cited. But then an oddball case comes up, and the original meaning of why xyz happened and is common was lost in the shuffle.

about a week ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

Mashiki Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Considering that many of the sat images come directly from google...in the year 2010, yeah they're fake.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

Mashiki Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (554 comments)

Simply change the tax structure on commercial trucks which are the ones that do all the damage to the roads and highways. You fuel efficient Toyota Prius couldn't damage the road if it tried.

Well forgetting that commercial trucks are already taxed. They pay fuel taxes when they hit the pump, they may if part of a company have to repay those taxes again when they cross state lines. They may have to pay certification taxes on the truck itself every year as well. And considering that the vast majority of our products come by truck from distribution points, I'm sure taxing them even more won't have an increase on your food/energy/domestic/medium or high end goods either.

Brilliant. So you want to tax them even more, when they're already taxed. Here's a plan: Slap your government up side the head for taking money that was meant for road repair, and putting it into the general revenue fund.

about two weeks ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

Mashiki Re:The UK doesn't have freedom of speech (316 comments)

Is that the Senators who receive checks from the PMs office? Or perhaps members of the party that buried neutering Elections Canada in an omnibus budget bill so not only can't they issue subpoenas but can't even mention any investigations into illegal wrong doing including getting funding from American political groups as well as American oil companies (and other nations oil companies).

Oh you mean the senators who have been effectively against most of what the PM has been doing? I won't say everything that the senators do is right, but you seem to have a grudge against anyone who doesn't share your particular ideology on an issue. Rather than the merits of the problem when someone brings it up.

about two weeks ago

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FCC wants to decide what's news

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about 9 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 3 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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