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NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

O('_')O_Bush Re: Hey! I've been gypped! (145 comments)

Except, to get the analogy right, it would be important to consider that: 1. 0.5 GB is only 12.5% of the total pool (not 75% as in your analogy), and 2. Probably 99.9% of users don't have applications or hardware to use more than half of that VRAM anyways, unlike 100% having a need for more braking performance, as with your analogy.

2 days ago
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Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own

O('_')O_Bush Re: what about spectrums rights? (104 comments)

I am all for legalizing cannabis. I have no interest in legalising heroine, crack, meth, PCP, etc. I'd rather abusers spend time in jail than around me and mine. We have to draw a line somewhere, and crossing that line is how the black market makes money. Taking away that line altogether is akin to anarchy.

about two weeks ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

O('_')O_Bush Re: Got Sloppy? (219 comments)

There is no contradiction here... lots of skilled people do sloppy work on occasion, especially on something drug out over weeks. Just ask any programmer if they've ever written a bug.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

O('_')O_Bush Re: Clearly (391 comments)

My math is perfectly fine, going by the "industry standard" conversion of storage space to songs used by device makers of 3MB/song. Unrealistic maybe, but that is how their marketing team would advertise it.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

O('_')O_Bush Re: Clearly (391 comments)

They give you enough space to store $40k in legally purchased music... in comparison, $1200 is chump change.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

O('_')O_Bush Re: Its a cost decision (840 comments)

There are a lot of plastic pieces that companies won't or can't sell separately from the appliance, or if they do it costs 1/3 to 1/2 the appliance cost. That would be where 3D printers would come in handy, assuming you had the design to print from.

about three weeks ago
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Google Researcher Publishes Unpatched Windows 8.1 Security Vulnerability

O('_')O_Bush Re: 90 days to fix (129 comments)

That really isn't Google or our problem. Attackers aren't going to politely wait for Microsoft to fix issues like this, and Microsoft won't fix issues like this unless they are pressed to. And this brings up the glaring flaw with closed source products. If a third party flagged an issue in an open source product, any user that is concerned enough could potentially fix it or patch their own systems themselves. With closed source, we have to wring our hands and wait for someone at Microsoft to care enough to fix it.

about a month ago
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Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

O('_')O_Bush Re: Waste (teaching kids about the 'rich') (170 comments)

*cont.. writing on a phone is hard. ...which is that we should pander to a minority and everyone else in the classroom will magically do better just by being around that minority. I make a very good living (my family income is about 4x the average) because I work hard and am an engineer, but I hardly believe I am completely entitled to it.

about a month ago
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Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

O('_')O_Bush Re: Waste (teaching kids about the 'rich') (170 comments)

I would think he should be upset, your analogy is terrible at describing reality is is really only beating home your worldview that wealth is earned and everyone deserves their lot in life. But this is way different than an economy. Classes don't have students that are guaranteed to get 100s because their parents had 100s, and neither do we want to teach in such a narrow way that only students who are doing well *will* do well so we try different approaches to teaching and offer outside help, as opposed to what your worldview suggests.

about a month ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

O('_')O_Bush Re: WTF UK? (360 comments)

I still don't get how every discussion about the U.K. on Slashdot gets dragged off topic into a discussion about the U.S. or comparing the U.K. to the U.S. The U.K. is its own country. I'd think by now we'd be able to talk about it as its own entity. We don't frame it in comparison to other nations nearly as often. It is almost like a meme.

about a month ago
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Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

O('_')O_Bush Re: Waste (teaching kids about the 'rich') (170 comments)

The fault is that your argument builds a straw man that the wealthy do *no* good by holding/using wealth, but that isn't the argument. The argument is that they do relatively little with that wealth. One two million dollar car churns the economy, as in, provides jobs, taxes through fees, etc, much less than one hundred 20 thousand dollar cars. A similar thing could be said of a house. A 70 million dollar house doesn't generate 100x the economic activity of 100x 700k dollar houses. Partly this is because many "premium" materials don't generate more economic activity than less premium materials at a fraction of the cost...but the increase in cost is due to rarity and desirability only. Another part is that high priced items tend to require a one team work longer rather than more teams work, concentrating the transfer of wealth rather than spreading it out over broad actors who can trickle wealth down much faster and efficiently than a few who have a large share of it. The idea of "trickle down" is valid, it does happen, but it is more like accidentally watering some plants from a leak in water tank rather than watering a field with irrigation. And when your goal is to grow a crop like an economy, relying on minimal rainfall and tank leaks just isn't a productive way to go about it, as our Norse neighbors have shown.

about a month ago
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Librarians: The Google Before Google

O('_')O_Bush Re: Stamps? (94 comments)

Problems with method: 1. Stacks of soft things like paper are usually compressible. And in the case of stamp sheets, by a lot. It would be much easier to measure a single stamp with an accurate tool like a set of calipers or a micrometer. 2. Stamp sheets have wax paper backings. The question was only about stamps/glue, not including the backing.

about a month ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

O('_')O_Bush Re: Whether it was NK or not doesn't matter (236 comments)

If they (U.S. and Allies) wanted to do that, they would just have to stop feeding NK and let the brilliance of freedom take roots on its own. Or let NK starve to death. As far as kookie conspiracy theories about the U.S. trying to make NK look bad... given their history of bizarre claims, nearly self destructing to become a nuclear power, and the mentality of their citizenry around the personality cult, I think it is laughable to the absurd to think that the U.S. even has to *try* to make NK look bad.

about a month ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

O('_')O_Bush Re: of course it wasn't NK (236 comments)

Except if your view was thought through to its conclusion, the NK would have claimed to have hacked Sony whether they did or did not actually do so. The fact that they regularly lie about what they have and haven't done makes any face-saving claim dubious.

about a month ago
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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

O('_')O_Bush Re: 65536 (246 comments)

Your analogy misses the critical difference... A bum selling Rolexes on the street isn't a threat to the name or reputation of Rolex. If a jeweller claiming to be a Rolex authorised dealer was selling fake Rolexes as real, you'd better believe Rolex would be pressing charges, suing the living piss out of the shop, and working their PR department to save face. The issue isn't scammers, the issue is scammers claiming to represent MS, thereby harming MS.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

O('_')O_Bush Re: America! (230 comments)

It is probably just a viral marketing campaign by Sony. They will release it in a month and 10x more people will go see it out of misguided patriotism and anti North Korean sentiment than would have otherwise

about a month ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

O('_')O_Bush Re: Luddites (688 comments)

Arrogant and wrong. That makes you a real gem. We can't increase the size of our brains... we can increase transistor count indefinitely (not density, but if you know shit about computers, you know that supercomputers aren't a single ultra dense chip). As for your anecdote about the computer's abilities, we have designed computers to augment ourselves. That is why they are so specialized and can't do general tasks like a 5 year old can. Neural network type architectures diverge from this paradigm to become much more like how our brains work. Given a large enough and well designed enough neural network, we can certainly model the whole brain, and given that we expect to emulate human thought... The advantage being that unlike taking decades to duplicate a skill set from birth, a computer+its knowledge can be replicated quickly. Imagine the ability to mass manufacture a network equivalent to a smart person and then instruct lots of them to solve a problem.

about a month ago
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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

O('_')O_Bush Re: Bennett confuses me (190 comments)

I'm not convinced "he" isn't one of those article writing software algorithms being used by Slashdot for Google click baiting.

about a month and a half ago
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Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

O('_')O_Bush who cares? (168 comments)

We already know that whenever there is a headline that contains "French Lawmaker" it is going to be an idiotic remark that is inconsequential to anything. We might as well just ignore whatever French Lawmakers say.

about a month and a half ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

O('_')O_Bush Re: What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (465 comments)

Greenpeace was founded by Boomers and is ran by Gen X'ers, which includes those who set the stunt up. The only Millenials I saw were the ones posing for photos.

about a month and a half ago

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