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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Xenx Re:Skin deep, but that's where the money is ! (174 comments)

All lowering taxes on a business guarantees... is they make more money. The savings only get passed on to the customer if they feel they need to lower prices to better compete. It doesn't mean it won't happen, but it also doesn't mean it will. In this particular case, it almost certainly wouldn't get passed on to the customer.

3 days ago
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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

Xenx Re:Wait, what? (161 comments)

A white universe with rounded corners.

Dude, that rounded corners line is getting rather old and tired. Can't you fandoids come up with something new once in a while?

Can't Apple?
(I kid, but so did they. Get over it. It's a joke.)

about a week ago
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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

Xenx Re:So much for his career (161 comments)

You mean, really hope. It's very easy, and often done, to discriminate against people unjustly. That isn't to say all (or most) companies would hold it against him.

about a week ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

Xenx Re:But, as the feminists say.. (333 comments)

It's telling boys that girls get to do things they can't, for no other reason than being a girl. Reinforcing sexism among the youth is not the best way to end sexism.

about three weeks ago
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Nokia's N1 Android Tablet Is Actually a Foxconn Tablet

Xenx Re:It's an Intel Atom (109 comments)

They specifically mentioned the NDK. It's possible to release as a single app that supports both, or as two separate apps, but it's up to the developer to do that. They could just develop for the vast majority and only support ARM.

about a month ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

Xenx Re:You're Doing It Wrong (103 comments)

I find holding the tablet in one hand a LOT easier than in two. I honestly can't think of the last time I held it in two hands, except to load up some random game needing two hands. Obviously, different people have different opinions.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Xenx Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

You can claim his motives are whatever, but the reality is it doesn't matter why he is doing it. He is helping people with his money. It's better than him just hording it all.

about a month ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

Xenx Re:When you encrypt everything... (200 comments)

Regardless of what you think, it's not a lie to tell the customer to expect at least 80% of their package speeds. It is, however, a lie to tell them they'll get the full speed and then only give them 80%. YMMV per carrier.

about a month and a half ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

Xenx Re:When you encrypt everything... (200 comments)

I work for an ISP. Most of our customers get somewhere from 80%-105% of their package level, while all showing the same connection speeds between our equipment and the router. It would technically be possible to adjust the speed profiles of every customer to guarantee they get the same rate. However, it's easier(to set up the customer and support the customer) to have a general profile for the package level and put the 80% in the contract.

about a month and a half ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

Xenx Re:When you encrypt everything... (200 comments)

Thats why most services are marketed as up to the given speed. It actually is cheaper to offer a mostly full speed connection than a full speed connection. As long as they provide a defined minimum connection speed and don't default to that speed most of the time, then there really is no reason for complaint.

about a month and a half ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

Xenx Re:No meeting in the middle... (179 comments)

Umm.. all I said was that AT&T was offering unlimited plans when they could manage unlimited plans. Mobile data usage has skyrocketed in a rather short period of time. On top of all this, because it's cellular data there are other limits on their ability to provide more bandwidth per user per tower.

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

Xenx Re:All based on a false-to-fact payment model (179 comments)

The only issue in all this is with cellular data, there are practical limits to the amount of data to be flowing at any time to all the customers on a particular tower. You have to try to curb usage as well as charge for fair usage.

about 2 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

Xenx Re:No meeting in the middle... (179 comments)

You do realize the load has drastically changed since they offered Unlimited data, right? I don't agree with AT&T's choice to throttle down to only 10% of available bandwidth, but realistically they sold those unlimited plans at a time when it was more feasible than now. I think AT&T is being more restrictive than needed with their data plans, but unlimited data caps doesn't equal unlimited speed on the connection.

about 2 months ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

Xenx Re:Time for a revolution (424 comments)

I agree that there are places that are overbudgeted, or some programs I don't agree with. For those, it's all well and good to want to see change. The difference is, I feel we have a moral obligation to pay for a number of public services backed by our tax dollars. Personally, it's better to pay for everything than for nothing. I wouldn't expect everyone to feel the same, which is why I only state people are responsible for their choice whether to pay.

about 2 months ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

Xenx Re:Time for a revolution (424 comments)

Sure, you can go to another country. But, you are in the USA. Regardless of your opinion on it, you're responsible for paying (or not) your taxes.

about 2 months ago
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Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

Xenx Re:Solving the problem backwards... (97 comments)

People will always do stupid things. Some, more than others. I think leaving it up the customer is a good choice, because it doesn't prevent immediate usage. Yes, you need to take responsibility and get the battery replaced. But, you can continue to function in the short term. Ultimately, if the battery is sending a trouble signal it can be interpreted at any step in the chain. The battery manufacturer could put a kill switch in. The hardware manufacturer using the battery could put a kill switch in. The software vendor can put in code to shutdown when the trouble state is detected.

about 2 months ago
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Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

Xenx Re:Solving the problem backwards... (97 comments)

Attempts to stop dendrite formation have met with limited success

It sounds to me like they've been trying to do just that. This sounds like it's meant to be a stop-gap solution.

about 2 months ago
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Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

Xenx Re:What can be done about this? (109 comments)

Perfect doesn't mean best choice available. There are plenty of unaccomodating issues with the planet.

about 4 months ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

Xenx Re:Thank GOD (96 comments)

I used my office as an extreme. One that I knew the bounds of. Sure, I support thousands of people as well at work. Lots of them user iPads or android tablets. I don't have numbers for them. But, a lot of the ones I actually talk to... prefer it over their computer. It's people like you that actually make it worse. You intentionally recommend people buy inferior products, worsening their opinion of the form factor as a whole. Also, making fun of people tends to piss people off regardless of whether you're right or not. Tablets aren't for everyone, not everyone needs one. Tablets also don't need to be purchased every year. So yes, sales should decline with market saturation. It should, however, stabilize at a level that covers a normal upgrade cycle.

about 4 months ago

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