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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

thesupraman Re:Its all because of graphics drivers (82 comments)

Um, what?
Firstly, you are thinking that gaming is a primary must have application for schools? I am thinking you are a teen, right?
Secondly, you dont even know that NVidia linux graphics drivers are almost exactly on par with their windows cousins?

Sure, you wont run windows games on them - those are developed for WINDOWS, dumbarse.
OpenGL runs very will on both platforms, and certainly with NVidia with equial performance and stability. Linux is a fantastic graphics platform.
DirectX is continuously playing catchup.

Perhaps if you actually used computers, rather than treating them as a gaming console - you may learn something...

9 hours ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

thesupraman Re:TCO (82 comments)

This.
Most Microsoft TCO analysis involves:

All equipment being re-purchased to use linux, and then replaced at the standard windows replacement rates, which is BS.
All administration staff to be assumed to be windows trained but zero knowledge of linux, but are retained, and consultants bought in to run linux
All microsoft user end software to still be supported (outlook, windows web frontends, databases, office 'apps', etc), requiring additional complexity and many many retained windows servers and workstations.
Basically they create a horrific hybrid solution required to support any and all historical solutions, keep all the baggage from windows they can, then point out that it costs more.

The fact is that any reasonably well planned transition is just that - a transition.
And the savings are clear and obvious, as more and more locations are finding.
Hell, even the savings of transitioning backend servers to Linux, and frontend software to OSS, while retaining windows for users, are huge.

9 hours ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

thesupraman Re: Hipsterism at its finest (worst?) (269 comments)

Wow there was just so much completely made up and utterly wrong 'information' in that post you should win a prize!

And that's before we look at the fact that you must believe long range radio signally and their associated power comes for free.

You are a complete fucking moron. You do realize that.. Right?

IF you cared about actual numbers, which you quite obviously do not, you would find out that cloud storage consumes several orders of magnitude more power per round trip store/retrieve than local SD storage. It's not even close.

Idiot.

yesterday
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Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

thesupraman Re:Good to see something counter to the trend (59 comments)

'imagine that you’re a manufacturer of medical devices and had a profit of $100,000 on sales of $1 million after all your costs and expenses'

ROTFL, wow, that was a good one! Do you tell that to your mates over a few drinks after golf to get a good laugh?
A Medical devices manufacturer with a 10% profit margin? I think you missed a few zeros on that number..

Oh, and really? 'taking risks in health care'? You should take up standup! Really! You will have them rolling in the isles!

3 days ago
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Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

thesupraman Invented? Really? (59 comments)

' Metamason invented a proprietary 3D printing process called Investment Molding'

I'm sorry, but I dont think so, its only of the oldest casting processes there is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investment_casting

I am going to assume they think they invented it by either 3d printing either the original material, or the mould directly.
And then I assume they call it moulding instead of casting as they use silicone not metal (of course..).

This is a VERY common process these days - what exactly have they 'invented' here? sounds to me like a business process
of making the moulds/masks to fit each client - revolutionary!

3 days ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

thesupraman Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

So, please tell me.What do you think happens then?

That Israel will stop blocking humanitarian support for Palestinians?
Give them access to the resources that have been cut off?
Stop bulldozing their towns to make room for 'settlers' bought in from overseas?
Perhaps they will share some of the countries rather fine wealth with the people who have been forced out of the way?

They have a great track record of allow those things previously, haven't they..
No, they want the Palestinians gone, end of story - preferably wiped out so they cannot return.

How can you see that playing out? remember, these are PEOPLE here, not some kind of disease.
Israel wants only one outcome, and that has been quite clear for 30+ years, unfortunately.
And they call themselves people of god. disgusting.

about a week ago
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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

thesupraman Re:Ideal PPI (129 comments)

Why?
Because you dont want to use the built in hardware antialiasing (or are apple and cannot do anything competent like that, limiting things to integer pixel scales)?

At what distance? I would suggest that at 100 meters, the PPI would be about 1, or less.

Want to try again?

about two weeks ago
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California Legalizes Bitcoin

thesupraman Illegal? I think not. (162 comments)

Sigh, of course BITCOIN IS NOT MONEY!
Hence was not illegal.

It is a tradable commodity. just like gold, tulip bulbs, or online porn.

But hey, who cares about reality, which fishing for a good story. If trading bitcoin was illegal, then so what a WHOLE lot of other transactions.

about a month ago
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NOAA: Earth Smashed A Record For Heat In May 2014, Effects To Worsen

thesupraman Re:GLobal warming scien is simple (547 comments)

You almost made sense (in a hugely simplified way) right up until the crux of your argument, 6.
You do release that your 'Falsifiable, and tested' on that one is a fantasy, right?

'6) The VAST majority of excess CO2 in the air is generated by humans. Speculative and not agreed'

There, fixed it for you.

And for bonus points:

'7) Effects of global scale CO2 cycle on current CO2 levels, Not understood and little researched'

about a month ago
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Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

thesupraman Re:Serously? (398 comments)

So why not drop them on military targets to get the point across to the military?

No, better to choose nice soft non military targets. fuck morality.

about a month ago
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Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

thesupraman Re:Serously? (398 comments)

Urmm.. you do realise a lot of people live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Right?
Both quite lovely cities. Both without any significant health problems caused by the American bombings.

But dont let that get in the way of your OMG Radiation!! Terror.

about a month ago
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Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

thesupraman Re:context (164 comments)

Why? The failure modes are completely different (and yes there are quite a few reports around on this subject..)

SSDs have a write capacity limitation due to write/erase cycle limitations (they also have serious long term data retention issues).
Mechanical drives tend to be more limited by seek actuations, head reloads, etc. The surfaces dont really have a problem write erase/write cycles.

Nether are particularly good for long term storage at todays densities. Tape is MUCH better.

about a month and a half ago
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FWD.us: GOP Voters To Be Targeted By Data Scientists

thesupraman Re: That's just a bad idea... (422 comments)

You complete lack of scientific understanding seems only to be exceeded by your confidence in whatever source you cut and pasted that from..

Impressively wrong. Even in the basics.
Then again with the massively inconsistent bible considered a source of knowledge.. I guess what are we to expect.

Hints: forensic science has absolutely nothing to do with evolution at any level (one is a theory the other is a practice). Reasonable doubt has nothing to do with forensic science (it is a criminal legal position). Absolutely everything determined in the LHC is measured statistically. Core evolution can and has been scientifically demonstrated in many forms.

And those are just the obvious faults..

about a month and a half ago
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AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy

thesupraman And looking in the mirror.. (80 comments)

"Since AMD debuted its Mantle libraries there's been allegations that they unfairly disadvantaged NVIDIA users or prevented developers from optimizing code."

Get the idea?

about 2 months ago
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Study: Royalty Charges Almost On Par With Component Costs For Smartphones

thesupraman Re:so apple and samsung should just research it al (131 comments)

Actually Samsung has done a lot of that research, however it is handwaved away by the US courts and valueless.
Samsung and other companies participating in the active development of standards for such important techniques also
cooperate, cross license, and charge very little.

Apple however slapped 'on a capacitive touch screen' on a mountain of prior art it is held up and important and innovative.
Apple then uses this 'high value patents' as a weapon to try and exclude competition from who markets so they can protect
their astronomically high per device profits (compared to industry norms).

THAT is the problem.

about 2 months ago
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Why Snowden Did Right

thesupraman Re: The Roman Empire? (348 comments)

Want me to translate what you are feeling for you?.

1. You are embarrassed that the good ole US Of A has been outed as the local bully boy and peeping Tom on a scale even their friends never guessed. Deal with it. Perhaps it can help you become a more healthy country.

2. You feel he may be a traitor to the USA. Fair enough. Just remember he is a hero to humanity.. Which kind of trumps that. A lot.

about 2 months ago
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Why Snowden Did Right

thesupraman Re: The Roman Empire? (348 comments)

Um.. No.

Point 1. My country does not claim to be the leaders of the free world, dies not pose as the world police, and does not claim the right to invade and 'punish' other countries at will. The USA does and therefore needs to live up to higher standards.

Point 2. My country actively spies FOR the USA. On its own people and others. Almost certainly due to strong arming from the USA.

Therefore I do believe I have the right to be very pissed of at what has come to light, and to now see the USA in a different light than before.

It does seem interesting that many in the USA seem to think it is OK to just say fuck the rest of the world. We are all that matters. It would be a good idea perhaps to climb of the high horse first though.

Mind you.. At least my country doesn't owe it's body and soul to China and Japan.

about 2 months ago
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Why Lavabit Shut Down

thesupraman Re:USA, the land of freedom (304 comments)

You actually believe that shit? Really?

Do you realize that what it is actually saying is that in the US, manufacturers have much higher markups on their products than Chinese?
And of course carefully ignores the fact that most of what they count as manufacturing is actually assembly of Chinese produced components?

a few other titbits you may like:
'China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries increased $12.2 billion to a record $1.317 trillion in November, data released on the Treasury Department’s website showed. '
'China’s swelling foreign-exchange reserves, reported today to have reached a world record $3.82 trillion at the end of December'

The simple fact is that americans have priced themselves out of base manufacturing, and are only just holding on to 'value-added' assembly - most of the
base capability still left is held their artifically to avoid huge unemployment of the working class.
That is of course why the US has spent the last two decades forcing their own bizarre view of IP/Trade laws down the throats of other countries practically at gunpoint - after all the Romans demand their peeled grapes. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic_virtue .

about 2 months ago
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Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry

thesupraman Re:Dear google, we love sdcards , idiot CEOs (234 comments)

You got a choice? pure luxury! Oh to have had a choice.. We just got zeros, and were damn happy to have em.

about 2 months ago
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Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

thesupraman Re:So a bicyclist is safer..... (490 comments)

Great, now of course you also realise you need to balance the infrastructure AND collection AND policing fees across the user population right?
So, how much do you think all the cycleways will cost per rider?

After all, you want it to be 'fair'

about 3 months ago

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