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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 week 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half ago
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Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

shitzu Re: Feature or bug? (89 comments)

What does a fleshlight app do? How does it... um... work?

about 2 months ago
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Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

shitzu Re: Feature or bug? (89 comments)

Also - "Had the key been leaked Nokia would not have been able to ensure that the phones accept only applications approved by the company."
This choice of words implies that the money somehow miraculously prevented the key from leaking. The key already HAD LEAKED. All nokia got for the money was a promise that the leaked key won't be misused.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion

shitzu Re:I dislike Beats... (188 comments)

And over ear headphones not being popular somehow deterred you from buying them until Beats made them popular?

about 3 months ago

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