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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

gumbi west Re:Windows 8 (300 comments)

I've met one too, in person. They worked for MS.

2 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

gumbi west Re:wow (564 comments)

So, what do you think makes the core of the earth so hot? Hint: it isn't the sun and a few MW per person per month doesn't compare to it.

5 days ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

gumbi west Re:Until... (142 comments)

Thank you for explaining.

about a week ago
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

gumbi west Re:when the president does it (208 comments)

I'm sorry, but how is slavery not a terrible thing before you realize rape was a regular part of it?

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

gumbi west Re:Until... (142 comments)

Who said anyone has the ability to shoot down satellites? I thought star wars was a bust.

about two weeks ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

gumbi west Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (392 comments)

1. there is no fast and furious gun running blame on anything but lax gun laws. Were there laws that allowed one to jail suspected gun runners, they would have been enforced, but law enforcement don't waste their time when they know they can't get a conviction. The real fast and furious debacle is on the gun lobby that keeps those laws lax.

2. The notion that the President of the United States (and I mean any President) would appoint an ambassador to another nation and then intentionally bring harm upon them is insane. You would, at a minimum, need some sort of motive here to get me interested enough to research this.

3. I didn't see any indication that Obama or even the WH had anything to do with this, instructed this to happen, or that it wasn't a rogue employee / office. Plus, in the end here, you're talking about tax exempt status being on the line. How could that possibly raise to the level of Watergate?

As for watergate, you are correct, it was far from the worst thing Nixon did--but it is still 100 times worse than the worst Obama has done.

Don't get me wrong, Nixon did some great things (creating of the EPA among them). But he and Johnson really abused the power of the presidency and both continued a war purely for political gain at an enormous cost in lives. I mean, you're worried about a delayed tax exempt status while Johnson / Nixon had the NSA spying on MLK.

about a month ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

gumbi west Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (392 comments)

Setting aside that the Republicans controlled all three branches of government from 2001 - 2006, this narrative assumes that the federally backed loan buyers (Fannie and Freddie) were the drivers of the speculative bubble, but they weren't--the wall street firms were way out in the lead on this and Fannie and Freddie were just following along after the party was most of the way over.

about a month ago
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Washington DC To Return To Automatic Metro Trains

gumbi west Re:What's Wrong with DC Drivers? (179 comments)

Cute theory, but the rail system is controlled by a collaboration of DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Far from one party in control. Also not dysfunctional as far as I can see.

about a month ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

gumbi west Re:Federal Overreach (156 comments)

I think you are trying to be ironic and are throwing your hands up. But try to disprove me on this claim: there is no more effective or prolific trust buster than the USG.

about a month ago
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NASA Inspector General Lobs Big Rocks At Agency's Asteroid Hunting Program

gumbi west Re:How about (35 comments)

Yes, and then there is the question of why I might care about that. Well, except to note that LEO was also no that valuable.

about a month ago
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For $1.5M, DeepFlight Dragon Is an "Aircraft for the Water"

gumbi west Re:Please consult a medical expert (76 comments)

what color do you think blood in your veins is, exactly?

about 2 months ago
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Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug

gumbi west Re:C Needs Bounds Checking (98 comments)

Well, right tool for the job. I think that for servers and clients that connect to untrusted servers, probably C is not the right tool. For example, I'd rather sshd was written in a language that checks out of bounds conditions and I'd rather have it be slow than insecure.

about 2 months ago
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Apple $450 Million e-Book Settlement Wins Court Approval

gumbi west Re:pocket change in Apple's world (93 comments)

The fed has almost a century of history of hitting it's target monetary growth target of 2%. At what point will the sun arriving every morning convince you that it will arrive tomorrow?

about 3 months ago
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Apple $450 Million e-Book Settlement Wins Court Approval

gumbi west Re:Very disappointing. (93 comments)

So, you think that a store shouldn't be able to set final prices with it's wholesalers? I agree that wholesalers conspiring is problematic, but I don't get there being a problem when a wholesalers and a retailer set prices together.

about 3 months ago
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Apple $450 Million e-Book Settlement Wins Court Approval

gumbi west Re:Very disappointing. (93 comments)

Apple conspired to unsettle a monopsonistic price fixing scheme by introducing competition. Yes, they correctly pointed out that prices would rise when the monopsony ended, but I think the justice department really slipped a disc on this one.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

gumbi west Re:So... (401 comments)

Regulatory capture can and does happen but is not a rule so much as it is a possibility.

about 3 months ago
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Evidence of Protoplanet Found On Moon

gumbi west Re:"Simplest explanation" (105 comments)

Yet pop the astronomy books that I read my children are full of moons being captured. I've never gotten that.

about 4 months ago

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wall street predicts merge of OS X, iOS

gumbi west gumbi west writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gumbi west (610122) writes "One Wall Street analyst predicts what slashdot commenters have predicted for years, that iOS and OS X will merge into a single OS. However the analyst sees this happening because the iOS devices receive a substantial CPU boost from the quad core A6 which can power MBA and smaller devices while following 64-bit ARM processors can bring the remainder of the Apple lineup back to ARM under a single architecture."
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Note for those I marked friends

gumbi west gumbi west writes  |  more than 10 years ago Since Slashdot's moderation is broken, I have decided to take maters into my own hands.

I have started looking for people who make consistently good remarks and then making them friends and giving friends +6 moderation points... This system is taking more effort than I had thought it would... I need more friends. But the results, if sparse, are encouraging. If I find a friend or friend of a friend comment it is about 98% likely that I enjoyed reading in. Compare that to about 20% for a comment that is rated a 4 or a 5 and I'm doing pretty good.

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