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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

electrosoccertux Re:Stupid (557 comments)

I'm not disagreeing with you. These are valid points. And you should have the right to hire the best person for the position.
But this is life.

about a week ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

electrosoccertux Re:Stupid (557 comments)

Guys I'm not disagreeing with you. These are valid points. And you should have the right to hire the best person for the position.
But this is life.

about a week ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

electrosoccertux Re:Government selection of connector technoglogy. (191 comments)

Also, if you have the Purple Dildo shaped connector and try to pass through airport security screening, you may have an interesting afternoon...

Fight Club

Narrator: Was it ticking?
Airport Security Officer: Actually, throwers don't worry about ticking 'cause modern bombs don't tick.
Narrator: Sorry, throwers?
Airport Security Officer: Baggage handlers. But when a suitcase vibrates, then the throwers gotta call the police.
Narrator: My suitcase was vibrating?
Airport Security Officer: Nine times out of ten it's an electric razor. But every once in a while [looks around, leans in conspiratorially] it's a dildo. [leans back] Of course, it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a dildo. We have to use the indefinite article, "a dildo", never *your* dildo.
Narrator: I don't own a dildo!

about a week ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

electrosoccertux Re: What for? (191 comments)

you left off the best one, the magsafe plug that gets sucked into the port when you just dangle the power cable near it

also, you'll catch flag for bringing up Thunderbolt

about a week ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

electrosoccertux Re:Stupid (557 comments)

If I were a stock holder, I'd be upset. I wouldn't want him be "diverse" so he can look good; I'd want him to hire the best qualified people in a completely "blind" way. If that means 90% are male, or 80% white, or 85% female, or whatever the numbers work out to be because those were the best people to get the job done, then so be it.

until you catch negative PR blitz that feminists picket and blacks boycott, which the media loves to pick up because You're Apple

about a week ago
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China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access

electrosoccertux Re:Apologies not accepted (64 comments)

Not that, the part where it wasn't encrypted.
I don't see what the issue is with using a phone number and IMEI.
Why is this a big deal?

about two weeks ago
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China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access

electrosoccertux Re:Apologies not accepted (64 comments)

Why is it considered okay to do this until you get caught? Then you apologize? How about not stealing the information in the first place for starters. Fuckwads!

media spinning this. It wasn't an apology, it was an explanation of what's being used. I think it was just lazy programming honestly, read the blog post yourself. Seems reasonable.

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk Promises 100,000 Electric Cars Per Year

electrosoccertux Re:We losing money on every sale (122 comments)

the cost is the same. why would you buy 40 year old aircraft (f-16) for the same price as 20 year old aircraft (F-22/35)?

(yes, 20 years old. go look when they started development)

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk Promises 100,000 Electric Cars Per Year

electrosoccertux Re:We losing money on every sale (122 comments)

Same reasoning exists in the people complaining about the F-35 and F-22 cost-- it's approximately the same price as a new F-16/18 in actual current cost of production; but people lump the cost of the development into the cost of the sale to make it look like it's $350m not $110m / per or whatever the actual number is.

about three weeks ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

electrosoccertux Re:1,050 people for a 1,000 person tower (274 comments)

at the rate we're going we'll need completely redistricted wireless spectrum and we'll need to upgrade the EM spectrum itself to be able to handle more bandwidth within a given bandwidth

about three weeks ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

electrosoccertux Re:I must be missing something. (274 comments)

I can't wait to be done with Verizon.

well, it's a good thing you have so many choices of other corporations running nationwide cellular networks that want you dumping your cable internet connection in favor of wireless spectrum coverage.

about three weeks ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

electrosoccertux Re:I'm affected by this, and... (274 comments)

why would it cost them anything at all? The tower is already running, the backhaul is already laid, the proxies are already up, the air is just sitting there asking for 700mhz LTE to be passed through it.

Only way it costs them is if there's someone else they can give that bandwidth to who will give them more money than you.

about three weeks ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

electrosoccertux Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (274 comments)

You know I'd love to do that, but Google wants me to buy some Cloud storage that's only there if I'm connected to the internet, only there if I have data left this cycle, and only 5s of latency to open the file if I have a solid LTE signal in a non-downtown area. Otherwise (and believe me, there's a lot of otherwise), forget it.

So they don't put microSD slots in their phones anymore. Dummies.
Thankfully I just stopped fighting on this matter. I have one station that I like to stream if I want some background music, it's 100kbit/s streaming ogg (sounds great honestly and I'm pretty picky), and I just have gotten in the habit of deleting songs I don't want to listen to again and keep my phone simply as a "fun-music" device storing about 3GB of individual songs I actually want to hear again, which I use for playing in my car via bluetooth that auto-connects when I get in and auto-plays on auto-connect. Can't beat the convenience.

about three weeks ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

electrosoccertux Re:1 or 1 million (274 comments)

Comcast has already said the same thing. There are only about a 1/2 dozen vendors that could handle a surge like that at all. So let's say they push the traffic to AT&T. With AT&T getting their own Netflix's traffic plus Verizon's Netflix traffic they might complain as well.

At some point Netflix is just going to have to pay for asymmetrical traffic and create an agreement.

Ha. If it were a free market, you can bet your bits they wouldn't think of doing anything like that to Netflix. The value of my Comcast/Verizon/AT&T connection drops by about 95% if I can't get Youtube and Netflix.

Without those two, there basically wouldn't be a need for Verizon et al.

about three weeks ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

electrosoccertux Re:pfft, 3.5% overrun (132 comments)

"no, see, you SpaceX just proves politicians should be MORE involved...."

about three weeks ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

electrosoccertux Re:According to Wikipedia (132 comments)

Excuse me, those aren't windows you're looking at, they're rockets. haha what do you propose, giving to welfare? What a joke.

about a month ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

electrosoccertux Re:pfft, 3.5% overrun (132 comments)

if the 400 million is really the only overrun that's an astonishing record for the federal goverment

of ALL the government programs worth blowing money on, I think NASA should be one of them. It stimulates the economy with relevant tech spending, inspires our children, and sets a rocket ahead of other nations.

NASA is of the things we can look back at over the last 50 years and be immensely proud of. Proud to a NASA supporting American.

about a month ago

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