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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Inequality isn't harmful (832 comments)

No, but they have to power to CONVINCE you to hand over stuff to them. That is a lot more insidious.

5 days ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Traffic Shaper? (429 comments)

Well those baristas aren't bimbos right? I mean, they got a degree for something :P

about two weeks ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

Bandgap engineering is amazing stuff. I fondly remember sneaking into a device physics class as a sophomore and being bowled over by it.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:iPod Classic (730 comments)

Y'all are missing an important point. Most automotive headunits are designed to work best with Apple devices (eg. my Pioneer Z140BH - full voice recognition, album art, etc. only for iPod/iPhone sources). Out of no choice, I shelled out $189 back in 2009 for a 160GB iPod classic to essentially use it as a USB HDD in the car.

about a month and a half ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Sorry guys, but you are full of shit (533 comments)

20Mbps is stupid excessive even for a 1920x1080 1.78 aspect ratio MKV video. That's approaching commercial BluRay datarates (~28Mbps on a lot of releases). 10Mbps for video (less if the aspect ratio is 2.4) + 0.625-1.5Mbps for audio (5.1 AC3 / DTS) is plenty.

about a month and a half ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Same reason blu-ray didn't take off (204 comments)

There's a discernible difference between say a BluRay 25+Mb stream vs. a 10Mb encode, let alone a crappy Netflix 3Mb 1080p stream. And that's not even getting into audio (640Kb AC3 / 1.5Mb DTS / 1.5Mb DTS-HD vs. streaming)

about a month and a half ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:DPI Scaling (204 comments)

Not trying to argue the pros/cons of each OS. Just so happens that a lot of folks need Windows to run particular apps. No, please don't trot out the tired out "But GIMP instead of Photoshop, etc." arguments. Just assume a "I want to use app X, and it only runs / runs best on Windows" scenario. While I like Linux and OSX, Windows does have it's place.

about a month and a half ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

WhoBeDaPlaya DPI Scaling (204 comments)

Sorry, until Windows fixes it's DPI scaling, there's not much point in having retina-like desktop displays.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Read that statement as follows: (441 comments)

Don't speak the truth here. You might get lynched by a xenophobic mob.

about 2 months ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

Crucial was late to the party. PNY already broke the $0.50/GB barrier using Silicon Motion's controller in their Optima line. Hell, even Samsung came close. I bought my 500GB 840 for $260 years ago.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Lets cut the H1B's! (383 comments)

Fuck this xenophobic bullshit. Curb H1B abuse, leaving only the genuine cases, and you solve the problem.

about 3 months ago
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Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Over simplification (157 comments)

Don't worry, that would be balanced out by Murica ala Idiocracy.

about 3 months ago
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Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Another big problem (131 comments)

An LCD privacy filter works wonders. That and my boss is short and can't really peek at my monitors without a ladder :)

about 4 months ago
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Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Monitoring (131 comments)

I assume anything at work is recorded/stored and can be retrieved on request. This is problematic if you have asshole coworkers and/or bosses. Better not to leave any trace. Anything I access at work is on a personal laptop tethered to my cell, or failing which, an SSH tunnel back home.

about 4 months ago
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Intel Announces Devil's Canyon Core I7-4790K: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.4GHz Turbo

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Wow! .6 GHz Faster Than 3 Year Old 2600k! (157 comments)

C2 45nm -> Nehalem (+10%) -> SandyBridge (+10%) -> IvyBridge (+3%) -> Haswell (+10%)

about 5 months ago
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Intel Announces Devil's Canyon Core I7-4790K: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.4GHz Turbo

WhoBeDaPlaya Crappy TIM Application for IVB and HW (157 comments)

Thanks Intel for shafting your early adopters and denying that there is a problem with the IHS assembly process for IvyBridge and Haswell. The TIM that they used is actually quite good, it's just the spacing inconsistency between the die and IHS during manufacturing that is the issue.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Job Need To Exist?

WhoBeDaPlaya Re:Down time can be a goal. (343 comments)

You know what they say, hard work only begets more hard work ;)

about 5 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

WhoBeDaPlaya Overpriced Fluff (198 comments)

I'd rather (and did) spend money on genuinely good stuff like MrSpeakers Mad Dogs and Sennheiser Momentums (over ears). For $50, a timeless favorite is still the Koss KSC-75 and PortaPro.

about 5 months ago

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