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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

blahbooboo Re:my ipad 2 still works (281 comments)

You must not be very observant or extremely patient if you think iPad 2 is the same "use speed" as it was 2-3 iOS versions ago. It's tremendously slower under iOS 7...

about 2 months ago
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DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

blahbooboo The company that makes water piks... (188 comments)

So teledyne will be able to use this technology to improve their water pics!

about 3 months ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

blahbooboo Re:get rid of salary pay / make it have a high lev (477 comments)

In the 1980's, IBM (among others) invested lots of money to have legislation passed that makes programmers, engineers, and sysadmins into "salaried professionals" so that they wouldn't have to pay overtime.

What legislation was this specifically that forced these folks to be "salaried" because I never heard of such a thing?

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

blahbooboo Re:Well, that took a while (184 comments)

All while google harvests tons of information about android users....

about 6 months ago
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DirectX 12 Promises Lower-level Hardware Access On Multiple Platforms

blahbooboo Re:Let me guess... (107 comments)

Of course, how else will MS force Windows 8 on people...

about 6 months ago
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Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like

blahbooboo Re: Until you experience the speed ... (338 comments)

Uh the max speed you get on a gige line is about 80MB/s. The theoretical Max is 100MB/s. I don't think you got 400MB/s on your slightly better consumer router. That's not possible on gige

about 8 months ago
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A Short History of Computers In the Movies

blahbooboo What!? No mention of War Games! (165 comments)

For kids of the 1980s this movie was first exposure towards the medium. Additionally it heralded the dawn of the hacker and government misunderstanding of the hacker capabilities -- specifically some of the problems Kevin Mitnick faced. Really surprised it wasn't mentioned.

about 9 months ago
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Security Breach Forces Bitcoin Bank Inputs.io To Halt Operations

blahbooboo Re:Secure Online Wallet (285 comments)

Pick any two what? I think you need to list 3 things for us to pick two from.,..

about a year ago
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Security Breach Forces Bitcoin Bank Inputs.io To Halt Operations

blahbooboo Bitcoin is it just a scheme? (285 comments)

Having watched this bitcoin project/program/scheme (whatever) unfold the last couple years it seems like a money making fraud scheme. I still don't fully understand how it works, it's extremely confusing to actually try to use the "currency", why someone can just say a bitcoin is worth X dollars, and you can create money by "mining" for it with a graphics card. It feels like something created by criminal entities which will eventually collapse or found to be fraudulent....

about a year ago
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Never Underestimate the Bandwidth of a Suburban Filled With MicroSD Cards

blahbooboo Sneakernet was another one (208 comments)

I think sneaker-net is funny phrase from the days of 10baseT networking being slower than just copying to another media and walking it over. Also used when the stupid networking just wouldn't work...

1 year,8 days
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How Outdated Data Distorts Doctors' Pay

blahbooboo Re:So what. Doctors SHOULD be paid more. (336 comments)

Lawyers study as long as Doctors, get as many loans, and make less. Most Law School grads make under $50k. Vets are worse. It's harder to get into vet school then MedSchool, the coursework is harder (you have to know medical care for multiple organisms), the loans just as bad, and $50k is a really good salary for a Vet. Hell do you think ANY humanities PhD is ever gonna pay off his student loans?

I would have a lot more sympathy for American Doctors if their foreign counterparts didn't make do with a much less pay. Luxembourg is an incredibly expensive country to live in, yet their Doctors make 30% less then our doctors. Yeah we overpay our MBAs, and MPHs, but it's very hard for me to sympathize with a guy who does the exact same job as a Doctor from Winnipeg for $40,000 more and complains he isn't paid enough.

I disagree as your facts appear to be incorrect.

1. Lawyers have 3 years of school and no residency. Doctors have 4 year schooling, 4 years of residency, and more residency if they specialize. Cardiologists often don't finish training until their mid-30s. I don't follow how you say they study "as long"? They aren't even close to similar.

2. You're not comparing properly. In Canada med schools are far less than the US ones. About 1/3 less according to the article. Thus, the society subsidizes some of the costs of their training. So they don't have large loans with interest to pay off which enables them to be paid less...
http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/2011/06/01/should-med-school-be-free-in-canada/

about a year ago
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How Outdated Data Distorts Doctors' Pay

blahbooboo So what. Doctors SHOULD be paid more. (336 comments)

You know I am sick and tired of everyone blaming doctors for the cost of healthcare in the US. When in fact, doctors salaries are a miniscule portion of US healthcare, especially compared to drugs and device costs and hospital CEO pay! Doctors should be paid MORE. Yes I said it, more! What other profession do you study at least 12 years before you make a decent salary, take on at least $250k in school loans, and work 12 hour days for your entire career?

Yes doctors make good money but it's far less than other folks in the US make who are far less deserving. How about addressing the seriously disgusting salaries on wall street? Should a computer nerd working in Morgan's computer risk group really be making $500k which is FAR more than the majority of doctors? What about the asshole investment bankers making millions at Goldman figuring out new ways to screw every US citizen out of a couple of pennies. Meanwhile the doctor is someone who makes you feel better and often will save your life.

p.s. I am not a doctor. I just work with a lot of them and see how hard a life they have nowadays.

about a year ago
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The Air Force's Love For Fighter Pilots Is Too Big To Fail

blahbooboo Re:Real War (253 comments)

In Vietnam, the US made the mistake to only prepare for the "big war" against the USSR, ignoring minor conflicts that might appear. Planes didn't get guns anymore because "modern air combat will be fought beyond visual range. Then politicians came up with the stupidity that enemy planes first have to be visually identified. Not to mention that the long range air-to-air missiles of the time were unreliable at best and required an active lock (yeah, it's a really bright idea to fly straight towards and enemy plane coming at you with its weapons pointed your way...). In a nutshell, the USA relied on technology that was simply not ready to fill the role it should, coupled with political stupidity of epic dimensions.

So what they said in the movie Top Gun during the training school about pilots losing the art of dogfighting in Vietnam was true?? :)

about a year ago

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Fusion Giant laser experiment powers up!

blahbooboo blahbooboo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

blahbooboo (839709) writes "The US has finished constructing a huge physics experiment aimed at recreating conditions at the heart of our Sun. The US National Ignition Facility is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of nuclear fusion, a process that could offer abundant clean energy. Read about it here here"
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iPhone 3G lines start at the Apple Cube... one wee

blahbooboo blahbooboo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

blahbooboo (839709) writes "Some really over-eager folks have decided to get a jump on the iPhone 3G line. Engadget took pictures of about ten people who have started a line outside of Apple's flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York. The family at the head of the queue are attempting to break some kind of record which involves their baby. Think it's Steve hiring these people to sit there?"

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