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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

arbiter1 Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

Well any country you do business in you technically are subject to the laws of that country so even if they are based in china but operate a regional HQ or even a small mom and pops size store you pretty much subject to same thing. They can't go and take said servers but they can serve a warrant and make the company turn over the data.

about two weeks ago
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New Single Board Computer Lets You Swap Out the CPU and Memory

arbiter1 i would rather pay more for.... (122 comments)

I would rather get one the tiny boards from company like AAEON you can drop a super low power i3 or i5 intel haswell cpu in to. Yea cost more then this but it will play anything I throw at it. Before anyone says that this will to, well since relies on a hardware decoder for most its work, problem I have is I have a lot of media that is 10bit color space which likely that hardware decoder will be useless with. example: http://www.aaeon.com/en/p/3-an...

about three weeks ago
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Rightscorp Pushing ISPs To Disconnect Repeat Infringers

arbiter1 Re:Maintain DMCA safe harbor? (92 comments)

Its pretty easy, all they gotta prove to the court is the ISP is allowing piracy to happen on their network and not taken any "reasonable" action to stop it. As for what is reasonable is the question. If court finds they haven't done enough then they can be held financially liable for what end users do. They tried it against google for videos on youtube, hence how they got backdoor access to delete shit with almost no oversight.

about three weeks ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

arbiter1 Re:I lost the password (560 comments)

Well the safe is different since its a physical object with a physical lock and/or key. The key for encrypted data is stored in your head which the 4th protects against data stored in your head. But that has been attacked a ton recently.

about a month ago
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$3000 GeForce GTX TITAN Z Tested, Less Performance Than $1500 R9 295X2

arbiter1 Re:crossfire/sli compatability (151 comments)

Most games support it but not always take full advantage of SLI/CF. Titan was more focus on low cost option as they said for people that need the double precision. As you see in that test 2x 780TI is 200$ cheaper and got some OC to it.

about a month and a half ago
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Fixing China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Them

arbiter1 Re:Per capita tariff (322 comments)

to many a point on the skittles reference, just do a google image search for "chinese river pollution"

about a month and a half ago
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Fixing China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Them

arbiter1 Re:Per capita tariff (322 comments)

Yet if you look at chinese cities they look like a bar back in the 1980's around midnight, filled with hazardous air. Their rivers put a bag of Skittles to shame in terms of colors.

about a month and a half ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

arbiter1 Re:50MB = 750$ (321 comments)

I think the problem is they are charge ass-in-nine rates for only handfull of minutes, When its clear the don't pay even a fraction of that to company you roamed on. Its clear cause how easy they will drop the charges with almost no fight a lot of the time.

about a month and a half ago
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AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy

arbiter1 Re:And looking in the mirror.. (80 comments)

Yea, but mostly those are no one cares cause its AMD and they get free passes when it happens but when its against nVidia its huge news everywhere

about 1 month ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

arbiter1 Re:Even higher! (1040 comments)

Pull your head outta your ass for 2 sec and understand the problem, the new pay for employee's gets pasted on to customers a lot of them are ones making that 15$ an hour which makes their wage increase less helpful, plus if company wants to minimize the increase in their prices they have 2 options, stop hiring or fire some people. doing massive pay hikes ends up doing as much or more harm then it help's and turns in nothing more the something politicians use in their coming campaign

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

arbiter1 Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

"If you raise the minimum wage so that they only need one job it will open up more positions for currently unemployed people."
Um the problem with that assessment is you assume it will open more job's and not kill them since now company has to pay more out per employee, which to make up difference means raising prices which in turn raises cost of living. As I said kill job's cause now people want a job in the city but will travel outside the city for lower prices cause people paid less hence problem just compounds itself and ends up killing job's in the city and people are right back to needing multiple job's.

about 2 months ago
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In First American TV Interview, Snowden Talks Accountability and Patriotism

arbiter1 Re:But he did do it for his own gain (389 comments)

He has made no money in all this so how was it his own gain?

about 2 months ago
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

arbiter1 Re:Nvidia taking a page out of Intel's and MS' boo (69 comments)

its not locked in, AMD could license it, if they don't its their own fault and have no right to whine like the bitches they seem to always be on these matters.

about 2 months ago
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

arbiter1 Re:nVidia Being nVidia (69 comments)

Just like PhysX, AMD could License the code to work on their end but AMD is cheap bunch of assholes that only bitch and moan when they can't get shit for free.

about 2 months ago
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

arbiter1 Re:nVidia Being nVidia (69 comments)

Well its NOT open, NO API, NO SOURCE, NO DOCUMENTATION === closed standard. Til its released to public its closed no if's and's or but's.

about 2 months ago
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

arbiter1 Re:NVidia's sin (69 comments)

um i wouldn't say that, AMD uses more power and runs hotter just to get same performance nvidia has and still their card is slower. wouldn't say its superior.

about 2 months ago
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

arbiter1 Re:nVidia Being nVidia (69 comments)

Nvidia offered to license to amd, amd refused their own fault no nvidia's

about 2 months ago
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

arbiter1 Re:So what about the current consoles? (69 comments)

AMD is just being bitches about whole matter, whining about anything they can. They don't have anything they can whine about so they going after this. Yet you don't see Nvidia going after mantle in such a childish manner even though that is closed and locked to AMD only.

about 2 months ago
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

arbiter1 Re:nVidia Being nVidia (69 comments)

If you want to talk about black box shit, look at mantle, AMD locked tech, amd claims its open yet you can't download the source any-fucking-where. They claim its closed cause its beta which is pure marketing bullshit. AMD is just as guilty even more so then nvidia for anything.

about 2 months ago
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

arbiter1 Re:nVidia Being nVidia (69 comments)

"In fact, he claims that AMD's own developer relations efforts have prevented NVIDIA from getting its hands on early builds of some games."
Yea everyone forget about tomb raider? Nvidia never got early release of the game to optimize drivers they had to wait til game was officially released before they got one.

about 2 months ago

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