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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

war4peace Re:"Against a wall" (56 comments)

Monsieur Ventillatoin disagrees.

1 hour ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

war4peace Re: Ineffective advertising (56 comments)

Antec P182 - I have it, there's almost no heat coming from the top of the PSU, and guess where does the PSU reside?

1 hour ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

war4peace Re:Time to travel 11 light years (84 comments)

Now all you need is find a spaceship that could achieve this...

yesterday
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

war4peace Re: Her work (1188 comments)

To have laws is one thing. To apply them... well, that's a different thing.
Some countries are almost purely reactive, meaning that if it hasn't happened, they don't give a shit.

2 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?

war4peace Re:Not at all (191 comments)

I am a fatalist. I think that if it's big, the building I live would still collapse and living on the 8th floor (out of 10) won't save me no matter what I do.

5 days ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

war4peace Re:Both sides (210 comments)

Let me explain to you as I would do to my 2 year old son.
If we have an argument and you give me an apple, and I give you an apple to settle, who wins?
NOBODY.
DOH!

about a week ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

war4peace Re:Both sides (210 comments)

Some people don't get jokes.
Or the math behind the jokes.
Oh well.

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

war4peace Re:Don't feed the parasites! (316 comments)

I am entitled to have some fun every now and then :)

about a week ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

war4peace Re:LOL (421 comments)

I seriously doubt that would work.

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

war4peace Re:Don't feed the parasites! (316 comments)

You bastard, you're wrong!!!

I suck dicks for free.

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

war4peace Re:Why should they? (316 comments)

Globalization is interesting.

Say my manager is from the USA (he was, for about 3 years, now I have another manager who's from Denmark). I live in Eastern Europe.
My manager gives me a project. I, working in Eastern Europe, do the heavy lifting. My manager sits on his ass and asks "are we there yet?" every day, because it's all he's able to do. When work is finished, who's actually making the profit?
With hardware, it's relatively easy. The product is build *here* so the profit is registered *here*. But with software... it's basically "whatever's more advantageous for the company".
Which ain't that bad either. Competition is competition, even tax-wise. If government A has a tax of 1% and government B has a tax of 50%, what would YOU do, as a company? The main reason why government A has a tax of 1% is to attract money which otherwise would go to government B.
Microsoft's simply taking the best of all worlds, so to speak. Any individual or company would do the same, unless they're pure-breed, brainwashed nationalists... or clueless as to how finance works.

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

war4peace Re:Don't feed the parasites! (316 comments)

It's called "ad hominem" and the Internet is full of it.

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

war4peace Re:Okay... and? (316 comments)

Then they should be audited and fucked in the ass. Still, the article has no point.

about a week ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

war4peace Re:LOL (421 comments)

1. Not a hate speech. I don't hate USA, not at all.
2. I don't read tabloids. If this story was posted on /. and came from a tabloid, I expected better and I'm sorry for /.
3. Who says I'm a nationalist, let alone bigot? I hate my countrymen because they're retarded, but in other areas.

about a week ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

war4peace Re:LOL (421 comments)

Oh we have our fair share of retarded stuff happening, but punishing teenagers for writing stupid shit clearly ain't it.

about a week ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

war4peace LOL (421 comments)

Only in 'Murica.
Here' if a 16-year old writes something like that, everyone would have a good laugh.

about a week ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

war4peace Re:Deflect blame? (210 comments)

Err, excuse me - if Oracle are the contractor its up to THEM to manage the fecking project.

If they're left to do so, yes. I suspect they weren't, not fully. there was constant meddling and scope change and feature creep and "wait, we have THIS data too" shit being flung around like there's no tomorrow.

Usually when you hire a big company like Oracle you give them the requirements, pay them money and they're supposed to deliver the goods

Absolutely correct. In theory. In practice, I'm yet to see a project involving multiple people which goes through its lifecycle like theory says it should. No wonder most wildly successful projects are being handled by a one-man team.

I wonder what are the odds they used some cheap indian labour who can just about switch on a computer much less deliver a working program. Sorry if some people find that racist, but indian coders in my experience are universally bloody useless.

Fairly small. They used mixed teams, which is actually worse because of constant culture clashes.

about a week ago
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

war4peace Both sides (210 comments)

They should both pay each other 100M and be done with it!

about a week ago

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