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Google's Lease of NASA Airfield Criticized By Consumer Group

non0score Re:what? (138 comments)

There's a difference between selling below market rate and selling at a loss. And that difference stems from the fact that NASA never purchased their gas at market rate to begin with. Put it another way, if selling below market rate means playing favorites, then who exactly are the favorites on Black Friday? And who exactly is losing money?

about two weeks ago
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Google To Lease and Refurbish Naval Air Base For Space Exploration

non0score Re:Google got some 'splaining to do... (89 comments)

You do know that Google owns Titan Aerospace...right? And you do also know that Google has an experimental program do deliver goods via drones, yes? I'm sure you can connect the dots between aerospace ventures and having airfields.

about two weeks ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

non0score Re:Google Beta products (173 comments)

Does "Inbox" read "Gmail" to you? Last time I checked, there's no law saying no company shall make two programs that serve similar purposes in different ways.

about 1 month ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

non0score Re:can I snooze on this feature ... (173 comments)

Do you have an INVITE? Did you even RTFS? This looks pretty opt-in to me.

about 1 month ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

non0score Re:oh fuck no ! ! ! (173 comments)

And what're they supposed to do? Set it to not improve by default? How does that even make sense? How is anyone going to discover new features?

about 1 month ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

non0score Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (839 comments)

All of your examples (i.e. privacy) only indicate "police state" to me; I don't see the "socialism" part. Or did you mean to add "adding the highway system, launching GPS, getting humans to the moon, and inventing the internet that you're posting your replies on" part as well?

about a month ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

non0score Re:Meh (201 comments)

So you can use your SD Card w/ EXT2/3/4 on CrOS again, I'm guessing? Like, some other use?

about a month ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

non0score Re:It's sad (427 comments)

Google Maps also has offline maps....

about 2 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

non0score Re:The WHO (478 comments)

Major breakthrough? I don't think you have to even go there. Given our current rate of progress in biotech/genetics research (not even counting the acceleration that happens as time goes on), we can probably get significant life extensions for healthy people already in their 40s and 50s. Heck, given that they're getting life extensions, I won't be surprised if by the time their life extensions are "up" that they would have even more.

about 2 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

non0score Re:The WHO (478 comments)

I'm sorry, but you could act a little more creative. If you have the technology to live forever, why can't you, or someone else still alive, find some way to restore your cognitive and bodily abilities to that of its prime?

about 2 months ago
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Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

non0score Re: Bad idea. (101 comments)

Yeah, and the NDK also has a target called "x86", and the OS can tell what platform it's running on. How do you think NDK apps are presently being distributed on the Play store? Not sure what your point is.

about 2 months ago
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Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

non0score Re: Bad idea. (101 comments)

You can just install it yourself (it's not a secret you can install Linux on chromebooks). It's not like chrome os can't run Linux. If the average user can't figure this out, they probably shouldn't be using Linux in the first place. They should stick to something easier like, well, chrome os.

about 2 months ago
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Patents That Kill

non0score Re:Make the cliff of patent expiration gradual? (240 comments)

Oops, bad choice of words. I meant the normalized remaining fraction of the life of the patent. If straight line is used, after 3 years of an 18 year patent, you would have: final damages = damages * (18-3)/18. Then the point is to replace straight line with double depreciation.

about 3 months ago
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Patents That Kill

non0score Make the cliff of patent expiration gradual? (240 comments)

One way to avoid the patent cliff (and perhaps foster innovation) is to use double declining balance deprecation in accounting. As in, if a patent-holding company sues another company for patent infringement, then the final damages will be reduced by the fraction of the residual value. So patent-holding companies will be compelled to innovate, since at some point less than lifetime of the patent, another company may decide to violate it anyway since it's economic to do so.

Of course, I have no idea how this would apply to embargos.

about 3 months ago
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Chicago Mayor Praises Google For Buying Kids Microsoft Surfaces

non0score Cheap press (137 comments)

1) It's not Google's job to fix said issues, nor are they going to get into/win that mess. 2) What's your better alternative? Don't fund it?

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

non0score You'd be gullible if you believe this (200 comments)

If you believe this, then you're falling for the exact same two-faced argument the cable providers said to the FCC back during the first net neutrality debate. I.e. they told the FCC net neutrality will absolutely DESTROY infrastructure investment, and did an about-face and told Wall Street that it wouldn't put a dent in investment.

"Fool me once...shame on...shame on you. Fool me, can't get fooled again!"

about 4 months ago
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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

non0score Re:Vote (200 comments)

Your argument may have merit in rural areas (quite frankly, I don't know). But in the two biggest metropolitan areas in California, I haven't seen more than one service provider for cable, and one service provider for DSL. When I called the company that didn't offer service, they specifically said "that's [X Company]'s area, so by agreement we can't serve there." What competition are you talking about?

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

non0score Re:Surprised? More to come (383 comments)

Usually the "seat moisteners and business preventers" are the last to go. They are that because they have some ability to not get fired. The ones who tried to change the company for the better tend to be outcasts, and are usually the first ones to go.

about 4 months ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

non0score Re:You make it... (519 comments)

Just to nitpick, accountants (the ones in accounting roles) have absolutely no power. You mean HR/finance/management.

about 5 months ago
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YouTube Releases the Google Video Quality Report

non0score Re:Also smacks of Google strong arming people (66 comments)

So...Google is strong arming ISPs to deliver the bandwidth they promised (which you paid for), and that's bad all of a sudden? And I think you can't fathom the amount of traffic that YouTube gets, so your sense of "margin of error" is probably orders of magnitude off. And at the end of the day, if I don't get my HD stream, then I don't have an HD cat video stream. I don't fucking care if it's within your "margin of error".

If you don't like this tool, well, go find something else that is reasonably objective, not "optimized" by the ISPs, and comes even close to the confidence of this data. Good luck with that.

about 6 months ago

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