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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

stealth_finger Re:Ho-lee-crap (248 comments)

No, when you are working on such a massive scale they really aren't simpler, the engineering and sheer weights alone are astronomical.

For the hull sure, but what about the insides?

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

stealth_finger Re:Ho-lee-crap (248 comments)

Not really. A cargo ship of that size is as complex as an aircraft carrier.

Considering this ship is designed to hold however many thousand cargo containers and the crew to support it, it needs a lot of empty space inside. Considering an aircraft carrier is essentially a city at sea, complete with nuclear reactors, aircraft hangars, repair shops, weapons bays, accommodation for a few thousand and mess facilities for the aforementioned plus its own empty space storage areas. I'm willing to bet the aircraft carrier is still more complex in terms of design and construction.

yesterday
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

stealth_finger Re: I don't follow (360 comments)

No no, this could turn out to be an HaterGate. Please do not try to bring facts into it! Let people who don't even use OS X come in and rant about the poor choices Apple consistently makes.

If they didn't consistently make such poor choices more people might be less against them. Basically unless you want to use your mac in the way they deem acceptable then fuck you. Fonts aside I find the mac deliberately obtuse and designed very much with form over function.

yesterday
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

stealth_finger Re:Thunderbolt (352 comments)

niche uses like most all video cameras.

Just because you don't understand the actual use, doesn't mean it's not useful to transfer data at 20Gbps.

Niche uses like 1 product type. I say that's pretty niche. Practically every keyboard (musical) has a MIDI port, but I doubt you'd argue that's not niche.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

stealth_finger Re:Thunderbolt (352 comments)

What does that even mean?

That to mac users form>function.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

stealth_finger Re:Thunderbolt (352 comments)

Yeah, like firewire isn't used in most video cameras still.

Thunderbolt is just 25x faster.

What else is it used in? Exactly, niche.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

stealth_finger Re:Confucius say: (352 comments)

Considering that my Black MacBook (2006) lasted eight years, it was a good investment.

My XPS from 2006 is still with me, but the equivalent Macbook would have been far more expensive. What is your point?

Today that price difference is not nearly as much. Looking at (as best I could find, not exactly) comparable systems, a Dell 15" XPS laptop is $0.99 MORE than a MacBook Pro 15". The Dell has a touch-screen but the MacBook Pro has an SSD and other differences. Perhaps if you took more time than I just did to build as close a system as possible the Dell would be cheaper, but I didn't find that.

You can bet dell but an extra chunk of cost on just because apple showed them people will pay that much and apple overcharge because they know most people who buy one want the badge more than any actual feature of the machine.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

stealth_finger Re:Confucius say: (352 comments)

Do the math.

But you already did it!

Anyways, Apple products can be pricey, but if you want excellent quality and usability, nothing on the market offers the same value.

Quality, fair enough. Usability is entirely subjective. For me using the mac at work is an exercise in frustration. Does look nice though.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

stealth_finger Re:Confucius say: (352 comments)

Considering that my Black MacBook (2006) lasted eight years, it was a good investment.

You say that as if a regular laptop cant last that long. And I bet you paid more for that than you would of an equivalent specs windows based machine.

3 days ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

stealth_finger Re:(Re:The Children!) Why? I'm not a pedophile! (281 comments)

It's like you don't understand what "effects" are.

The long, long history of American jurisprudence has determined that your effects are materials held at home. Your smartphone travelling in your pocket as you go out in public, just like your wallet, is not an effect. Things on your person can be searched based upon probable cause without the need for a warrant.

So if they bust through your door when you're sleeping looking another (probably innocent) guy 2 streets away, is your phone safe then?

4 days ago
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Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Could Land On Tuesday

stealth_finger Re:The real space shuttle (81 comments)

What's deadlier? A million dollar system that requires huge infrastructure and hours of preparation or a million machine gun bullets?

Well, the million dollar system. A million bullets ain't doing jack shit on their own.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

stealth_finger Re:Hoax (973 comments)

Trade secrets only work for things that are so difficult and complicated that there is little chance of someone else duplicating the invention.

Things so difficult and complicated.... so things like a cold fusion reactor?

about a week ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

stealth_finger Full circle (236 comments)

One day corps might get their dream and have no wage bill at all, but then no one will have any jobs to get any money to buy their stuff so where will they be then? Dead and gone ready for the whole system to reset.

about two weeks ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

stealth_finger Re:disgusting (191 comments)

This is Chewbacca, he lives on Endor. Why would a six foot tall Wookie want to live on Endor with a bunch of two foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense, if Chewbaca lives on Endor you must rise up, this does not make sense!

about two weeks ago
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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

stealth_finger Speaking as a Brit... (264 comments)

...Fuck that.

about two weeks ago
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Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality

stealth_finger Re:I got this one. (336 comments)

Public = funding poor
Corps = funding rich
Corps = win

about two weeks ago
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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

stealth_finger Re:No alternative system is available ? (145 comments)

Their telephone system doesn't have enough capacity either. The Post Office is the only option really.

What's the betting that the post office and folks on the phone are just using the website anyway.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

stealth_finger Imperial used for distances and speed... (942 comments)

and drugs. Oh and milk/beer/petrol for some reason but other liquids come in litres. Get the dealers to go metric and it will all finally fall in.

about three weeks ago

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