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1) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1827077)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Alex Storey
LOLed after reading this YouTube comment so I thought I'd share:

"Either Warren or Sanders would have been mopping the floor with an orange mop..."

2) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1826209)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
(Late to party, as usual. Sorry)

So the moral of the story is Trump can do and say a bajillion things that are all sorts of stupid, vile, hateful, untrue etc. but...

Use the word pu**y and all of a sudden you're likely out of the race?

So everything else that came out of his mouth so far was OK?

People are strange.

3) Message boards : Politics : Bots (Message 1826204)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
The bot trolling Alex Jones etc. fans? Yeah that was pretty funny :)

But to answer your real question I think you are simply describing dyslexia.

Which has nothing to do with IQ.

But I don't know who you're on about....
4) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Wars 2016: GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050: October 25th (Message 1825760)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Since I'm a laptop cruncher, I've been keeping a (lazy) eye on eGPUs for years hoping they hit mainstream. And apparently Thunderbolt 3 has helped it happen :)

PowerColor is in the news today but if you click on the TH link you can catch up on a few more options.

"In addition to PowerColor and Razer, GPU docks are here or are forthcoming from Alienware, Asus, MSI (maybe), and Gigabyte.",32901.html

(Now having said "mainstream" you'll notice EVGA isn't among those mentioned and I'm also wondering what's keeping companies like - for example - Corsair and CoolerMaster jumping on the bandwagon?)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Wars 2016: GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050: October 25th (Message 1825704)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
"Ahead of launch, this is easily the least predictable GPU and card set of the entire Pascal family."

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1050 Ti & GTX 1050: Entry-Level Cards Launching October 25th

"I’ll address what’s likely the elephant in the room first, which is the manufacturing process. To date all Pascal GPUs have been fabbed over at TSMC on their 16nm FinFET process. GP107 is not one of those GPUs. Instead, it’s fabbed on a 14nm process – NVIDIA’s specification sheet doesn’t technically state whose process – but by simple elimination it’s a very safe bet that they’re making the chip over at Samsung. Feature size is a red herring here, and instead the significance of this deal is that NVIDIA has not used a fab other than TSMC for GPUs for a long time. In fact we’d have to go back to 2003 to find an NVIDIA GPU fabbed somewhere else, when NVIDIA tapped IBM to help fab the ill-fated NV3x series (GeForce FX)."

- AnandTech
6) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU FLOPS: Theory vs Reality (Message 1821184)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
@Shaggie76 This thread is 10-kinds-of-awesome. Thank you and all the Seti wizards sooo much :)
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My 130" video screen ...
Don't get me wrong, I'm a JBL/Infinity man myself but when I saw that pic I was about to shoot my mouth off and say, "Why you no buy Genelec in the land of Genelec!?" But then:
The Infinity speakers are nowadays Genelec.

Of COURSE they are ;) Best active speakers on the planet...
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@jason came in to post this in the GPU-Wars thread but here'll do fine :)

The 1060s are looking like pretty good value right now (total cost of ownership), and I'll be very curious to see if the 1050/1050ti stack up, acheive even better balance, or sit behind the 1060s in performance per Watt (and $)

First of all, I'm happy to see that Shaggie has confirmed that the GTX 750/750TIs are the stuff of legend :D
Now... rumor has it that the upcoming 1050/1050TIs will be a GP107 chip so hopefully a lot of people will get their wish!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats Part II (Message 1821041)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
I dread writing this because somehow it makes it official... Batman is a no-show :(

Here's one of the last pics I have of him, in my mother's lap a couple of days before my daughter was born

8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats Part II (Message 1819311)
Posted 24 Sep 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
Batman has disappeared for 36hrs now...

9) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1815819)
Posted 9 Sep 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
I'd hazard a guess that this may just be ... may just be the result of slight differences in pronunciation/enunciation.

LOL, that's exactly what I thought when I saw that clip.

Anyway, there's zero chance The Donald would know what "a leppo" is either! :D

I did manage to take a photo of "a leppo" once from inside my hotel room...

(Can't believe it's been over 10yrs since I took this pic! Damn.)

10) Message boards : Politics : The Varoufakis thread #2 (Message 1815454)
Posted 6 Sep 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
OK so when I started ripping on the EpiPen crew I was thinking to myself "those things can't have a Bill of Materials of more than 5 bucks".

Wellwaddayaknow :)

"...told NBC News that the base components for each EpiPen, including the plastic cap, tube, and needle, might cost between $2 to $4 to purchase."

Let me put that into context for ya:
If the EpiPen was an iPhone, said iPhone would cost around...


Who said Apple products are overpriced? ;)
11) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1815262)
Posted 5 Sep 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
Hmmm, actually the guy's called "Nate", not "Ned".

Oooops :)
12) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1815258)
Posted 5 Sep 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
On CLYDE vs. WinterKnight regarding the polls:

I have to say I'm 90% with CLYDE on this one for almost every single different reason he's brought up so far.

(Of course we all know we're talking about "right now" btw. Anything could happen 'till November as either side could implode buy then. We're making guesses/predictions on what would happen if elections were "tomorrow")

Anyway -with that disclaimer out of the way- I have to say:

Time Magazine's Person of the Year I'm guessing is going to be Donald Trump. Win or lose there's going to be a million stories to tell so I won't be surprised if that's who they go for. But the REAL Person of the Year is:

The Protest Voter

(or anti-establishment voter if you like)

Now WK, I know you think your friend Ned is the bees knees and that if only we would take the time to click on the 538 link we'd all see the light but:

"Ned's dead, baby. Ned's dead."

Yeah, yeah I nerded out on Ned a while back -long before you ever mentioned him- 'cause Krugman was b*tching about something or other. So I checked to see who this Silver guy was... Anyway, yeah he's smart. He's also wrong.

I'm surprised no one's coined a phrase for this flaw yet but it's a classic:
Pretending your formula is axiomatic when it is not.

Sure, you'll be right most of the time but pretending you've got a "closed model" when you don't is always gonna bite you in the a**.

You've quickly forgotten some of the smartest people on the planet are in the City of London. They tanked your economy but for some weird reason you're blaming it on your uneducated countrymen. You'd be right if the yokels voted to Exit, The City bet on Exit and the economy STILL tanked. But hardly anyone (in that game) thinks the shock would have been anywhere near what it was.

The City got it arrogantly wrong and so'll your mate Silver.

You've got this the wrong way 'round. It's not CLYDE that's missing pieces of information which you - incorrectly - feel the need to fill in. He's actually factoring in more variables than you are. And he is very, very right to do so.

My best guess ATM is Trump is going to do 6% better than whatever he's polling at. Meaning whatever polls you see (even Ned's), subtract 3% from Hillary and add 3% to Trump.
13) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1815094)
Posted 5 Sep 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
Again, apologies for being chronically out-of-sync (thought I wanted to drop by and rant somewhere a little bit about the TPP... however this next point is equally important and will do nicely for today)

Plus as I have said before, with the economic model used by the US and most other OECD countries relies on there being an increase in population every year, to pay the benefits. Because of the birth rate decrease in western society immigrants are an essential element part of population increase.

The problem lies not with the illegal immigrants but the out of date policies most governments run. Much has been said about the 300,000 immigrants from the Middle East that have been allowed into Germany, but figures show that Germany probably needs 500,000 immigrants/year just to maintain the status quo for its economy. Which if you hadn't noticed is about the strongest in the EU.

Actually no. That's not the problem. It's a "solution" and a poor one at that.

Say you've got a busted fuel-line and you're pouring in extra gas [petrol] to make up the difference. If the engine stalls I guess you could say the "problem" is you're not pouring in enough gas [petrol] to make up said difference but of course the REAL problem is... you've got a busted fuel-line.

Subconsciously, the real problem here has already been identified. It lies in the first paragraph:

Plus as I have said before, with the economic model used by the US and most other OECD countries relies on there being an increase in population every year, to pay the benefits.

The REAL problem here is that "everybody" in the Western World (except maybe Norway for example, but I'm not sure TBH) calls this an "economic model" when we've got a muuuuuch better label for bird-brain ideas like this one:

It's a textbook "pyramid scheme".

And those are illegal.

For good reason.

14) Message boards : Politics : Hillary Clinton - the next president of America? (Message 1814187)
Posted 31 Aug 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
or is there some actual real valid concern about her ability to lead the USA?

Yes absolutely. I doubt anybody here strongly disagrees she's a flip-flopper. To which I'm sure a lot of people would generically respond, "yeah but aren't all politicians?".

a) No. She's no Maggie Thatcher. And has a horrible track record of NOT getting things right the first time 'round. I'd trust a coin toss more than Hillary's critical thinking. And unfortunately I'm being dead serious.

So when the imaginary HR department says:
[she really is] the most qualified candidate ever

that would be tearfully funny if it wasn't Trump we might end up with!
If the above sentence said "experienced" instead of "qualified"... actually I think that's the mind trick at play here: a cunningly crafted "bait 'n' switch". Talk up her experience and then pass it off as "qualifications". This is a fallacy. Compare her troubleshooting skills to Bernie's and at best she's a C- "student".

We've been at this for months and Trump still hasn't imploded. And if he muddles through to November without any dramatic change in support I'm afraid he has a good chance of winning. Because I'm pretty sure he'll do anywhere from 5% to 10% better than whatever he's polling at.

which brings us to:

b) Pushing the legal boundaries of the DNC and the Clinton Foundation one might say "is to be expected". But that doesn't make it good idea. Doing everything in your power to establish yourself when you know someone else [Bernie] has a much better chance at beating Trump... Surprise, surprise: that's putting ego over country.

IOW if Trump wins... that'll be 90% Hillary's fault.

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Had to quickly drop by and rant 'cause I just found out Roger Ailes is helping out Trump behind-the-scenes. And that slimeball currently has all the time in the world (and the motivation... AND the skill) to get Trump elected...

Panic mode on.
15) Message boards : Politics : The Varoufakis thread #2 (Message 1813358)
Posted 29 Aug 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
Or wait the 17 years the patent runs before they can rip it off.

I believe more than 17 years have passed since 1977*.
And back then it cost a whopping 7 bucks (apparently).
So it's not the patent.

Again, it doesn't matter HOW it became a monopoly.
What matters is it IS a monopoly.

Which is why a few cents worth of adrenaline cost 600 bucks.
But I'm sure Medi-Cal doesn't mind...

At least Canadians will get a good laugh out of all this mess ;)

*Yeah... I know... it's been re-patented apparently. For a daft reason like the "cap" or whatever...

Rounded corners? Just kidding...


And even though Franklin was a bit of workaholic-weirdo I'm kinda hoping he never foresaw (and would frown upon) the likes of Edison hoarding said patents like a madman.
16) Message boards : Politics : The Varoufakis thread #2 (Message 1813320)
Posted 29 Aug 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
You are replying to something I never said which, needless to say, is CLYDE's department.


I'll answer anyway.

Ever heard of adrenaclick?

So your counter is a $25 donut... It's better than the $100 donut but it's still $25 bucks for a... donut.

it is the damn patent

No, the patent is the "how". We care about the "why".

IOW we don't care HOW Randy's came to be the only donut shop in LA (though I'm sure it's a fascinating story) but now that it is it's charging $100 for a donut.

(And yeah, sure, there's this other guy that makes them for $25 but we both know they don't taste the same)


Q: Why are Ray-Bans 3x more expensive than they used to be even adjusted for inflation?
A: Luxottica is a monopoly innit?

(No patent necessary)
17) Message boards : Politics : The Varoufakis thread #2 (Message 1813277)
Posted 28 Aug 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
Apologies, had to drop by quickly for an esoteric/inside joke...

So EpiPens went from 100 bucks to 600 bucks in less than a decade and unsurprisingly the daughter of the Governor of West Virginia had her salary raised accordingly seeing as she's the CEO and all...

Ain't monopolies brilliant?

Gotta hand it to the Netherlands too (credit where credit's due - they may not be Luxemburg but they're trying hard as hell) without whose tax wizardry none of this would have been possible :)

Now where's Michiel when I need him?

18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I've got a bun in the oven! (Message 1812390)
Posted 25 Aug 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
Oh! I almost forgot what I came here for!

Love her hair.

Hehehe :)

The first day she looked a bit like John Belushi... then she went through a Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un phase... now, every other night after her bath the poor girl has Trump-hair! Even so, I duly think she is the cutest little thing on the planet.

(At nights it's even more Trump-like but I don't want to blast her with the flash)
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I've got a bun in the oven! (Message 1812308)
Posted 24 Aug 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
Thank you for all the kind words guys & gals :)

Yeah I've been getting teased from day 1 for her looks... Nurses at the hospital would say, "Where's the pretty girl that looks like her mother?" and all my mates are convinced I was asleep when she was conceived ;)

Oh and, good question:
What is her Name?

Weeeeell, we didn't give her one at birth so we've got a ton of nicknames for now (most kids get their name later on here in Greece, usually by baptism). But of course we're floating a few real one's around and since this is the café let's see if you recognize these 2 lovely ladies...

I've got my heart set on (and thinking of using it as her second name, while Maria get's to choose her "real" name):

and Maria is likely set on:

20) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1809764)
Posted 17 Aug 2016 by Profile Alex Storey
Hi every one, I've been away, did I miss
anything, is America still there?


Me too, past 3 weeks have been a daze, haze and a blur!
In a very, very good way :)

(Scanning through threads now, pretending to catch up on what's going on in the world)

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