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Engineers Build "Self-Healing" Chips Capable of Repairing Themselves

Sterculius another non-story (68 comments)

I saw IBM demonstrate this with redundant hard drives about 15 years ago. They ripped out a failing drive (out of six) and the others "healed" the database without even much of a pause in availability. Then they popped in a new drive and the data was redistributed. So now a chip with built in redundancy can bypass damage, but without allowing for the bad section to be replaced. FAIL.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Will Cut 1,200 More Jobs At Motorola Mobility

Sterculius serves them right (112 comments)

That's what those workers deserved. I'm sure they were making more than some third world country worker would work for. They can all go out and start their own businesses.

about a year and a half ago
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Moon Mining Race Under Way

Sterculius for the horde! (150 comments)

I'll kick in another $50 if the robot takes down the U.S. flag and replaces it with a World of Warcraft flag.

about a year and a half ago
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Ancient Flood Channels Cut Deep Into Mars

Sterculius Gold! (46 comments)

Recently. So just a few weeks ago water was gushing all over Mars. When they are really ready for people ot populate Mars, they will claim to have found huge deposits of gold.

about a year and a half ago
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Chrome, Firefox, IE 10, Java, Win 8 All Hacked At Pwn2Own

Sterculius FRONT PAGE NEWS!!! (183 comments)

Wow, you mean really large complex systems can be hacked by smart people with a lot of time and sophisticated tools? Knock me over with a feather.

about a year and a half ago
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Rand Paul Launches a Filibuster Against Drone Strikes On US Soil

Sterculius Re:It is disturbing... (693 comments)

Bush did it first.

about a year and a half ago
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North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

Sterculius elevator shoes (727 comments)

I think this is just more Short Man Complex playing out. Haven't North Koreans ever heard of elevator shoes?

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft: the 'Scroogled' Show Must Go On

Sterculius Re:free market (286 comments)

The free market will take care of crime, so we don't need laws, you fucking Socialist. Stop trying to impose your Big Government welfare state on the free market.

about a year and a half ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

Sterculius Re:Hire government workers on H1B visas (353 comments)

This is a great idea. We should apply it to all politicians as well, including the President ... we will have to change that pesky Consitutional thing about the President being born in the U.S. ... but Obama wasn't really born in the U.S., so it isn't like we enforce it anyway.

about a year and a half ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

Sterculius Re:H1B itself proves american arrogance and stupid (353 comments)

Why don't you start a business in your own shithole country? You guys are so talented you should have no problem competing in the global marketplace.

about a year and a half ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

Sterculius Re:why stop at IT? (353 comments)

You are mommy's special little boy, now shoo.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft: the 'Scroogled' Show Must Go On

Sterculius Google is helping me (286 comments)

I personally love the fact that Google targets useful ads to me based on my email conversations. It is like having a personal concierge catering to my every whim!

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft: the 'Scroogled' Show Must Go On

Sterculius free market (286 comments)

In a free market, Google is allowed to use their customer's personal information in any way they see fit, and the magical hand of the free market will punish Google if they do something wrong. So if Google finds out by reading your Gmail that you are cheating on your partner, and they extort money from you, that is just free market capitalism at work -- nothing wrong with that. By the same token, Microsoft is allowed, by the free market, to characterize Google in any way they see fit. After all, these are big corporations. The free market dictates that they can do anything they like, and so can their customers. Everybody is free, the market is free, and in the end the world is perfect and everyone is rich and happy.

about a year and a half ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

Sterculius why stop at IT? (353 comments)

You know, these brilliant "free market" gurus are right, so let's go all the way with this idea. Whatever your job is, be it in accounting, sales, plumbing, whatever ... let's allow every foreigner who wants your job into the United States and let them work at whatever pay they will accept. Come on, after all you are SO DAMN GOOD that it wouldn't effect YOUR job, right? In fact, let's just open the borders. Anyone can come to the United States without restriction, except that if they choose to take your job at a lower wage, your ex-employer can also threaten them with deportation to keep them in line. Oh, that's right. You are SOOOO SMART and just SO DARN GOOD that nobody could replace you! You are mommy's special little boy, aren't you?

about a year and a half ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

Sterculius Re:No longer a need for H-1B (353 comments)

The enormous Farm and Oil subsidies weren't touched, so your Crony Capitalist overlords are safe, huzzah!

about a year and a half ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

Sterculius Re:A few thoughts (353 comments)

What field did you move to? My defense contractor programming career is obviously coming to an end.

about a year and a half ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

Sterculius Re:No Free Market for Employees (353 comments)

No, anonymous coward and idiot ... can I buy a car directly from China or India? I want to pay exactly what they pay, no surcharges. I want to get my electricity from China as well, at the going rate over there. You moron. Can I pay what they pay for housing, for utilities? Can I pay what they pay in taxes? No, you fucking idiot, because I live in the United States. So what you suggest has not shit to do with a free market -- it is Corporatism, pure and simple Crony Capitalism. Did I mention that you are an idiot or a moron. Sometimes I forget and leave those out. Ah, but you are anonymous, so what can you really say.

about a year and a half ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

Sterculius No Free Market for Employees (353 comments)

Supply and demand right? The "Free Market" right? Once again, brainwashed Corporatists who believe they are Free Market Capitalists think it is OK for corporations to simply manipulate the supply through H-1B visa abuse rather than pay the free market rate. These are the very same boobs who squawk that CEO pay is based on "talent" and the great scarcity of ex-football players with big egos who want to make 50 million a year. Tell me Corporatists, why is CEO pay OK, but programmer pay gets under your skin so much? Ah, because you believe that if you suck up to Big Daddy he will take care of you. Infants.

about a year and a half ago

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