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Solar Panel Trade War Heats Up

alexhard Re:So are there any free markets? (232 comments)

It should be noted that anti-dumping laws are abused to an insane extent. Organizations in the U.S. which benefit from them obviously hold much greater political power than their Chinese rivals, and are able to manipulate the system to shut down competition. Simply producing for less than the U.S. cost of manufacture has been successfully used as an argument to put "anti-dumping" regulations in place.

about 3 years ago
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Solar Panel Trade War Heats Up

alexhard Re:Yeah... Cheating... Sure... (232 comments)

...and said open market is manipulated by the U.S. government. A big part of the positive effect of QE is because it acts as beggar-thy-neighbor currency devaluation.

about 3 years ago
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Chrome Set To Take No. 2 Spot From Firefox

alexhard Re:Why? (585 comments)

Firefox suffers from horrible memory leaks that the devs either don't care about or lie about fixing in every single version for the last...3 years? Its javascript engine is slow as hell. Start-up is slow. Updating breaks addons. Firefox is worse at following standards than Chrome! My development process at the moment is to code for Chrome because it renders stuff correctly, then hack the code so that non-compliant browsers like Firefox and IE will also display right.

about 3 years ago
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Telstra Fears LulzSec Attacks, Hesitates On Internet Filter

alexhard Re:Conflicted (188 comments)

What are you, 5 years old? Haven't seen such naivete since I went to primary school.

more than 3 years ago
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NVIDIA Gets Away With Bait-and-Switch

alexhard Re:$2500 Tablets (336 comments)

The difference being of course that the iPad is a large cellphone, while tablet PCs are PCs in tablet form. Completely different hardware and capabilities.

more than 3 years ago
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SQL and NoSQL are Two Sides of the Same Coin

alexhard Re:microsoft research rocks (259 comments)

You are an insane person. I know your mind fights against this concept, but it is the truth. You are insane, and you should seek medical help as quickly as you can.

Microsoft hardware is amazingly bad. They make no mechanical keyboards, so that immediately puts them out of the top ~20 or so keyboard makers. As for the mice...they're more of a practical joke than actual pointing devices.

more than 3 years ago
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Dragon Age II Released

alexhard Re:Bioware (168 comments)

How can you even mention Baldur's Gate in the context of Dragon Age...the quality difference between the two games is simply astounding.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Software Driving a Falling Demand For Brains?

alexhard Re:This is gonna be very rant like (622 comments)

As mentioned above, that's due to increases in minimum wage and social safety net programs. The former means young people are pretty much banned from working, the latter means people stay between jobs for longer thus increasing the natural rate.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Software Driving a Falling Demand For Brains?

alexhard Re:This is gonna be very rant like (622 comments)

That is not true. The target is to have no unemployment, which means having natural unemployment. That includes people between jobs, etc. and is generally thought to be in the 3-5% area.

more than 3 years ago
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New Hampshire Bill Could Lead To Adoption of Approval Voting

alexhard Re:Dosen't this give the people more choice ? (416 comments)

Do you think that is a good thing? I mean currently, we chose the best of the candidates first, then run off between them.

No, we choose the most popular candidates. There's typically a pretty strong negative correlation between quality and popularity.

more than 3 years ago
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Betelgeuse To Blow Up Soon — Or Not

alexhard Re:Already happened? (312 comments)

So...things that are not experienced do not exist? I did not realize you had been resurrected Bishop Berkeley!

more than 3 years ago
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The Right's War On Net Neutrality

alexhard Question: (945 comments)

Is it possible to design net neutrality legislation that still allows ISPs to charge each other for peering agreements, as they have always done?

more than 3 years ago
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PC Gaming 'a Generation Ahead' of Consoles, Says Crytek Boss

alexhard Re:Bullshit (412 comments)

Google Dwarf Fotrress.

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Rape Case Reopened

alexhard Re:Next time... (529 comments)

Actually, the women's lawyer asked for the rape charge to be reopened, which then happened.

more than 4 years ago
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Chinese Company Seeks US Workers With 125 IQ

alexhard Re:Not fully thought out plan. (553 comments)

By the same principle, no person with an IQ over 100 would be willing to work in the United States, which is obviously not true. Maybe you overestimate the prevalence of humanists..

more than 4 years ago
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OnLive Latency Tested

alexhard Re:And that means...? (204 comments)

I think you're overstating the difference the lag compensation of tf2 makes. It kinda makes the 70-100ms interval playable, but anything above that is still very noticeable and extremely frustrating unless you're playing a camping engie.

more than 4 years ago
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Flash Crash Analysis of May 6 Stock Market Plunge

alexhard Re:It should Flash Crash to about 5000 (411 comments)

Yes, it is collectively worth 1.5 times more. Valuations are not intrinsic, they are directly dependent on the average level of risk aversion of investors. Obviously in a recession risk aversion goes up, and thus valuations go down. The process is reversed when you exit the recession.

more than 4 years ago
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Sudden Demand For Logicians On Wall Street

alexhard Re:Self regulating? (525 comments)

I'll give you the issuing of more equity, but debt issues are not affected by stock market prices..fixed income investors look at ratings and financial ratios such as interest coverage. The stock market price does not really affect the

In any case, the long-term movements that would affect equity issues are not really affected by HFT.

more than 4 years ago

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Famous music torrent tracker shut down

alexhard alexhard writes  |  about 7 years ago

alexhard writes "The Northeastern Echo reports that OiNK, one of the biggest private torrent trackers, has been shut down. The home of a 24-year-old IT worker was raided in Grange Road, Middlesbrough, and the website's server, which was based in Amsterdam, was also closed down by Dutch police."
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