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HP Back In Tablet Game With Android-Based 'Slate7'

Plasmoid2000ad Re:So what exactly is 'beats audio?' (120 comments)

It's a lovely marketing stamp in general. In practice though, on HTC devices at least, it means putting in a decent headphone amp that is actually big enough for poor quality headphones, and having some built in equalizing code that pushed up the bass. For most people, it means things sound better...

about a year and a half ago
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Are Plastic Bag Bans Making People Sick?

Plasmoid2000ad Re:That's funny.... (533 comments)

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/plastic-bag-levy-nets-166m-in-10-years-185605.html http://www.hpsc.ie/hpsc/A-Z/Gastroenteric/Clostridiumdifficile/CdifficileSurveillance/CdifficileEnhancedSurveillance/Reports/File,13565,en.pdf Shows a rise in C Diff in the last 2 years, but long after introduction of plastic bag levy. Also shows that most cases are still sourced as Hospital based infections. Seriously... both are the first links on a Google search. Lack of sources is hardly a defense for you snarky comment and bout of laziness.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Plasmoid2000ad Re:The Micks will be disappointed (104 comments)

It's maybe not in good taste, and it's not exactly hilarious but racist?? C'mon. It's a pretty obvious joke, one that get thrown around a lot at Intel.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Article(s) didn't state a reason? (104 comments)

They need a reason to create jobs anywhere in the world other then the US? That seems like a very small minded view of the world where the US is number 1, and everyone has an obligation to give it some special priority.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Intel doesn't manufacture in Asia much (104 comments)

The Singapore packing plant is one of their largest as far as i know. Every chip from Ireland goes there for example. It's probably rarer to see a Singapore packaged chip in the US, but most of the chips in Europe and Asia at least go through there. That's mostly my personal experience, but yeah.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Plasmoid2000ad Re:well, good. (104 comments)

Well they are producing physical products, so it's a bit more difficult to magic away taxes on real items.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Plasmoid2000ad Re:well, good. (104 comments)

But they already do... Intel's tax makes up a pretty big chunk of the entire tax take, and it alone is 2%-3% of Ireland's GDP. Oh that right, your just making a snarky ill informed comment and jumping on the tax haven bandwagon.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Plasmoid2000ad Re:"go ahead by a lead planning agency" (104 comments)

Well... we're talking about a huge manufacturing facility that requires it's own substations and high voltage hookup via a network of pylons. One that needs millions of litres of fresh water. Not to mention the huge car parks for all the workers that permanently alters the run-off of rain, and makes floods much more likely. And that minor detail of the need of transport infrastructure to stop the area around being permanently gridlocked. Yeah... i'm pretty thankful we have a Government agency to make sure all that gets thought of ahead of time and corporations can't just ride in an destroy a country at a whim. If anything i wish they hadn't been so laid back in the past on planning and avoided things like apartments exceeding the water supply for an entire district, business parks miles from the nearest public transport and huge shopping centres right next to motorways turning them into car parks.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Remember Dell (104 comments)

There's a bit of a difference between Dell and Intel in terms of the skill level of the jobs, and the R&D portion involved. I don't reckon Intel would have as much to gain chasing subsidies and throwing away their highly skilled personnel.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Plasmoid2000ad Re:The Micks will be disappointed (104 comments)

It's a terrible joke, but it's hardly offensive. It's a well known joke around the Intel plant in Ireland, and occasionally a chat-up line.

about a year and a half ago
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How Websites Know Your Email Address the First Time You Visit

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Tor (184 comments)

Are you sure? If you're always using the same browser, with the same addons and extensions installed, same local machine config details being shared... you could have been fingerprinted. It's not 100% accurate, but the more times they see you the more times they can guess your're the same person. Sure, they don't have your email, but they can still stitch together multiple sessions information.

about a year and a half ago
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Yahoo Excludes BlackBerry From Employee Smartphone List

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Why a Microsoft phone? (192 comments)

Troll much? It's not exactly a best seller, but you can hardly claim no one buys them.

about 2 years ago
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Mandatory Automotive Black Boxes May Be On the Way

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Limitation (619 comments)

You are right. It's really hard to see this ever taking off in the US when there is still a debate of seat belts... seat belts for crying out loud. It's like you are 30 years behind the rest of the world in terms of car safety.

more than 3 years ago
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Nvidia and AMD Hug It Out, SLI Coming To AMD Mobos

Plasmoid2000ad Re:SLI: Sorely Lacking IMO (120 comments)

^ This You are using SLI but living with the XP 3gb 32bit memory cap??? Remember, the more GPU Ram you have, the less address space for your regular Ram... and you have 2 GPU's with ram.

more than 3 years ago
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7.4-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan; Tsunami Alert Issued

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Fastest slashdot story ever! (313 comments)

Same in FF3.6, only no right clicking either so no cut and paste.

more than 3 years ago
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IE9 Released, Media Has Opinions

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Windows XP is the weakest link. (378 comments)

Of course some Businesses opt to keep themselves on IE6 even with XP, so tis a bit of a moot point. I'm looking at you Intel and several other huge multinationals.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Recruiting For Next-Gen Console Development

Plasmoid2000ad Re:profits? (134 comments)

But... MS doesn't have an "Xbox" division... you are thinking of the Entertainment and Devices Division. And one of the few areas making money in MS... oh i guess Windows, Office, Exchange and all the serve tools don't count.

more than 3 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Update Jams Some Phones

Plasmoid2000ad Re:NOK is in trouble. (177 comments)

If by different Code Base, you mean changed, then "well duh!" If you mean completly distinct, then what are you smoking. Why in gods name would they drop so much development effort into WP7 only to throw it out the window in the next revision

more than 3 years ago
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1Gbps Wi-Fi Coming Soon To a Billion Devices

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Four years (202 comments)

8800GTX is probably a bad example. 1 year ago it was still in the top range, as Nvidia perfected the business process of releasing the same damn card under a new name again and again.

more than 3 years ago
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Hotmail Launches Accounts You Can Throw Away

Plasmoid2000ad Re:Cool idea (286 comments)

Because no one tries to spam Domains with emails by just guessing at common local parts to the email address.

more than 3 years ago

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