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Comment Re:Just downgraded to 8.1. Linux? (Score 1) 172

Perhaps you can do something where you have the best of both worlds? Linux host with GPU pass through (dedicated hardware for Windows VM to run Steam). 95% performance. I use Apple stuff at work and really dig it for development, homebrew makes it amazing. Got 7 for a workstation at home (copy of 8 just waiting to migrate to when I do another hardware refresh) and a bunch of VMs and VPS for work. Here's one thread on it, there are more guides out there.

Comment Re:don't get your hope up (Score 2) 261

Are you one of these people? What's your point? That some people made some bad calls? Are you claiming Kickstarter is where the vast number of business people reside? Or that Kickstarter is a retched hive of scum and that the vast majority of projects on there flop?

If I understand you correctly "Some people lost some money on a website"

I've bought tons of stuff online and I've backed a number of projects on Kickstarter. I hardly think it's full of saints. Each of the projects I've backed have been realized - and they're all software. I went with projects where people have done things before and it was $50. I'm curious as to what projects were backed? How much was wagered on the endeavors? I'd like to see first hand the appeals made to better understand their judgement, if you'd kindly enlighten us.

Comment Re:Please stop this farce (Score 1) 76

As you are aware Youtube is able to identify content, and there are other services you may have even used such as Shazam which allow you to identify audio specifically. They're really interesting pieces of software. I don't think infringement is as big a problem now (vs when they opened their doors) on Youtube since uploaded copyrighted media is able to be identified via Content Id the ad revenue is shared with the respective organizations. When this process doesn't proceed that's when the content is disappeared. Pretty neat how these companies make it big by enabling the behavior in some fashion and then eventually clamp down. See the iPod (as if people were paying $10,000 to fill them with licensed media), Google, Youtube und so weiter.

Comment Re:Gun control absolutely, positively does work (Score 1) 660

Since guns make you more dead than other means of being killed, such as water? Why don't we look at homicide rates? Here's statistics from the Australian Government. Here's Britain.

From the article:

United Kingdom: The UK enacted its handgun ban in 1996. From 1990 until the ban was enacted, the homicide rate fluctuated between 10.9 and 13 homicides per million. After the ban was enacted, homicides trended up until they reached a peak of 18.0 in 2003. Since 2003, which incidentally was about the time the British government flooded the country with 20,000 more cops, the homicide rate has fallen to 11.1 in 2010. In other words, the 15-year experiment in a handgun ban has achieved absolutely nothing.

Ireland: Ireland banned firearms in 1972. Ireland’s homicide rate was fairly static going all the way back to 1945. In that period, it fluctuated between 0.1 and 0.6 per 100,000 people. Immediately after the ban, the murder rate shot up to 1.6 per 100,000 people in 1975. It then dropped back down to 0.4. It has trended up, reaching 1.4 in 2007.

Australia: Australia enacted its gun ban in 1996. Murders have basically run flat, seeing only a small spike after the ban and then returning almost immediately to preban numbers. It is currently trending down, but is within the fluctuations exhibited in other nations.

. Maybe banning guns like Chicago will do the trick? Last year 2,988 shooting victims, 1,827 this year. Care to guess the demographics, and more importantly gang affiliations of the parties involved? Maybe it's time to have a national discussion about how black lives don't matter to other blacks.

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