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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

shitzu Re: Memory doesn't cost that much. (262 comments)

Its just marketing. If the base model was 32gb not many would shell out the extra 100$ for 64 model. But 16 vs 64 - even i am considering it...

about two weeks ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

shitzu Re:Just Apple? (207 comments)

I dropped my iphone 5 from 2 meters (i leave it to the Americans to make out how many badger's kidneys it is) to a hard, stone floor. Glass intact.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

shitzu Re: geek or not ~ pfSense (238 comments)

Actually i would recommend m0n0wall. This is what pfsense is built upon - but without the kitchen sink its even lighter. And m0n0 does everything he asks excellently.

about three weeks ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

shitzu Re: Not a barrier (183 comments)

Also - how is that news? Crucial MX100 256GB that became available in the beginning of summer costs 110$ at Amazon. That is less than 0.5$/GB.

about a month and a half ago
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Putin Government Moves To Take Control of Russia's largest space company Energia

shitzu Re:minutes to midnight (252 comments)

If Putin is against it, then probably because he has no trouble getting people dead or jailed without involving the pesky little thing called law.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

Yeah, lets all forget that the soviet regime persecuted millions of people because:
a) other people have done crimes too
b) couple of lads were quite well fed

I am sure that there were some people who had a pretty decent life in 3rd Reich as well (probably not of jewish origin), so why are we depicting it as some kind of Mordor, eh? How does it justify a criminal regime that some people had some reasonably priced food and 20 square meters of living space "free" from the government and it sounds so lovely in the horrible capitalist world?

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

Ok, lets settle on "labour camp", not Siberia.

Perm-36 was in full swing until 1988. And now the russian government tries to phase out the Gulag museum there, so that the people who like to remember the soviet union as a nice, cosy place to live, can more easily forget the crimes against humanity and say that "living space was free and everybody had food and it was not so bad after all".

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

Sigh.

There was rent as well as utilities. As i said - rent was quite reasonable, but it was NOT universally free. Maybe it was free for some people who got their apartment from their employer (you?) but not "guaranteed by the state". I have actually paid rent to the soviet government, so there is no argument here.

As far as a "certain amount of personal living space" guaranteed by law you are talking about - it might have been in the law (i really do not know), but you could easily be "waiting in line" for getting such an apartment for DECADES. While living with your parents, grandparents and children in a 1 room apartment.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

If it was free, how come I HAVE PAID RENT to the soviet govenrment?

YOU brought the dissidents into the argument, saying that even they were guaranteed living space. I just asserted that even if it was guaranteed, it was in Gulag, which hardly qualifies.

Stop romanticising the Soviet era, we already got that you are the type of Russian shill who yearns back those "golden" years.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

I am saying: no, there was no guaranteed living space, and no, it was not free
You: there was a kid who got an education

Nice argument.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

Yeah, sure they could get a place to live. In Gulag. I personally know people who were "given a place" to live in Siberia as late as 1988.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

1500/2.5=650? Is that some kind of American imperial units math?

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

No it wasn't guaranteed - you had to kiss ass and behave politically "correctly" and even then not guaranteed. If you spoke "wrong" or had some relatives that were considered "anti-socialist" or any other reason, you did not get it. Or if the apartment just wasn't available - which happened a lot.
And no, you didn't get it for free (there was rent, albeit quite affordable).
Stop talking about things you don't know about.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

shitzu Re: The American Dream (570 comments)

Depends who you mean by "they". Not everyone had an apartment of their own. You had to kiss lots of ass and act politically "correct" to get one. And even then it wasn't guaranteed. And political correctness was a totally different thing than the PC in western world.

about 2 months ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

shitzu Re:Hilarious (160 comments)

Exactly what i though reading "has started placing banner advertisements on websites" ... "which will appear instead of paid-for ads". Does that mean the City of London police - whatever that is - has taken upon themselves above the law and are essentially cybercriminals? So they con the sites as well as someone who has actually paid for the ad space?

about 2 months ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

shitzu Re: Typical (162 comments)

You added a comment "Those who can't create, litigate." to an article about Bose suing Beats. In the context of the article, i read your comment - "Those who can't create (Bose), litigate".
If this is not what you meant, could you explain what it IS that you meant?

about 2 months ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

shitzu Re: Typical (162 comments)

So - according to you - Beats create and Bose doesn't? What are you doing on slashdot?

about 2 months ago
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Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

shitzu Re:Your next supercar. (138 comments)

"New technology is cool."

Not true. Some new technology is cool, but not all. Relevant case in point is the engines used in supercars, where you will often see naturally aspirated V8s, V10s etc used not because they are the latest, most efficient tech, but because they sound great, and people expect a supercar to sound awesome, efficiency is secondary.

He said "cool" not "efficient".

about 2 months ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

shitzu Re: Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (415 comments)

Also, put some encrypted files on each. From ROT13 to something serious. Make sure the encrypted content is creative commons so that you can't be accused of copyright violation.

about 3 months ago

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