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AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do

ovu Re:Not just laptops (597 comments)

we call that a tramp stamp around here.

about 4 years ago

Apple Exec Stashed $150,000 In Shoe Boxes

ovu Re:Inflation (345 comments)

That's the nice thing about gold? Dude, the US may be in a recession, and we may even be in a depression, and yes we have a national debt, but we are far, far from that level of Armageddon. I mean, even if we were forcibly reduced to an Afghanistan-level of economic destruction, which incidentally is the polar opposite of where we currently stand in the world economic hierarchy...You don't see those guys doing that. That's a survivalist fantasy.

about 4 years ago

Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

ovu Re:conservatives (759 comments)

Businesses are taxed on profits, not revenue. Individuals are taxed off the top, regardless of whether your expenses are met.

Why all the sympathy for businesses? Aren't they supposed to be scrappy and innovative? I can understand the healthcare burden, but payroll is in a separate accounting category than profits...

about 4 years ago

Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

ovu Re:Yes...this will end well (759 comments)

I've said it before and I'll say it again - people who give one crap either way about ACORN need to get a life. That is one of those trigger words just like welfare queen, gay marriage, abortion, stem cell, terrorist, muslim, WMD, inside job, and any mention of Ronald Reagan, along with the ever-beloved collection of nobama, teleprompter, community organizer, and a hundred other words that instantly reveal the speaker's information sources.

Do we need to constantly be outraged about everything? Does it do anything but give one that deranged conspiracy theorist look?

about 4 years ago

Google's CEO Warns Kids Will Have to Change Names to Escape "Cyber Past"

ovu Re:Either that (706 comments)

Not to mention that emerging facial recognition features in photo sharing sites will render name changes an exercise in futility. Society's going to be forced to loosen up.

more than 4 years ago

The End of Forgetting

ovu Re:On the other hand.... (329 comments)

There are so many reasons to do any particular action in life. Several people I know who use drugs do so to achieve altered mental states - call it self-exploration. So where do you draw the line? Should I look down my nose at you papering over your life because you drink coffee? Does intent matter?

People should stick to determining what is most healthy and fulfilling for their own lives & let others do the same.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Signs License With ARM

ovu Re:ARM is going to end up in servers (148 comments)

Atom is a Xeon with things disabled due to manufacturing issues?? Dude you are out of your element.

Atoms are manufactured in different facilities, designed by different teams, in a completely separate division of the company! Also, Xeons consume an order of magnitude more power than Atom.

And remember that the reason Intel dominates is due to manufacturing capability. Nobody can touch them. They do not have massive batches of defective chips being packaged and sold.

more than 4 years ago

Man Emails AT&T's CEO, Gets Threatened With C&D Order

ovu Re:In related news... (306 comments)

Did you read that article? The guy was previously arrested for a string of 35 burglaries w/ his girlfriend, and when the cops apprehended him, he was getting it on with his girlfriend on a pile of stolen property. He's not exactly a model of innocence!

more than 4 years ago

Google Attackers Identified as Chinese Government

ovu Re:Consequences? (651 comments)

note to self: do not vote for

more than 4 years ago

Intel and AMD Settle Antitrust, Patent Lawsuits

ovu Re:Greedy European Benchwarmers (165 comments)

EU fines are due immediately - Intel already paid that off in full.

more than 4 years ago

The Big Questions

ovu Re:Sheesh, what a Glibertarian. (229 comments)

Poetry. Don't stand between a man and his rigid worldview. Much better to serve as a living example of the alternative!

more than 4 years ago

N.Y. AG Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Intel

ovu Re:NO Govt Seizure of Private Business (169 comments)

CEOs are acting just like individuals do, except with amplified powers and priorities. In my personal life, I am free to do anything that is not explicitly illegal. In legal grey areas, I assess the risk vs. reward and proceed accordingly. With the corporate veil, corporate size bank accounts, and attorneys on staff, CEOs have more leeway than an individual to venture into the grey area. Human history is largely composed of people violating existing rules and either getting away with it or not...Judging morals is like armchair quarterbacking.

more than 4 years ago

The Golden Age of Infinite Music

ovu Re:It really is a golden age (294 comments)

"Pure profit" may be reaching a little. Having personally financed several independent albums, my experience is that physical media manufacturing constitutes ~10% of the cost of creating an album of music at a professional level on a bare bones budget. "Recovering a fraction of production expenses" may be a more appropriate designation for any revenues generated!

more than 4 years ago

What is the Current State of Home Automation?

ovu Re:X10 makes cool stuff for automation (409 comments)

Why oh why, must a post coming from a place of deep experience not offer any alternative options? The purpose of this discussion thread? May we please have a suggestion?

more than 4 years ago

AT&T To Allow VoIP On iPhone

ovu Re:Seriously, all joking aside: (220 comments)

I would like to counter with:
If you think you can get away with not spending money on your woman, your misconception will be corrected.

more than 4 years ago

Choosing a Personal Printer For the Long Haul

ovu Re:Xerox Phaser 8560 (557 comments)

I second this - the phasers are wonderful.

more than 4 years ago

Lawmakers Voice Support For NASA Moon Program

ovu Re:Talk is cheap (206 comments)

That is true for all endeavors - it's not what you do, but rather how you do what you do.

about 5 years ago


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