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    [–] Update on S7 Edge that caught fire Purehappiness 10 points ago in Android

    Still, Samsung should have protections built into the Phone for these cases. I’ve worked on wireless headphones that have protections like that, so a flagship phone should definitely have them.

    [–] Paul Manfort has agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation as part of a plea agreement. What political impact will this have, especially on the 2018 Midterm Election? Purehappiness 1 points ago in PoliticalDiscussion

    Part of handing Cohen to New York was to protect that case. Not only does it prevent Trump from protecting Cohen, it also sets up cases for once Trump is out of the presidency. Preventing Trump from protecting Cohen helps set a standard for how these cases will proceed, and would make it all the more egregious if Trump pardons anyone related to the case moving forward.

    [–] How does Kavanaugh’s recent sexual assault allegation affect his chances to be confirmed? Purehappiness 15 points ago in PoliticalDiscussion

    Some people have been stating that Kavanugh is the strongest on Trump's list as far as Presidential powers, which are likely to be extremely important to Trump. This could explain a lack of willingness to withdraw his nomination.

    However, the White House has stated that they wish for the accuser to present before Congress, so perhaps they realize that they don't have the public support to try and push someone through while he's under investigation. Trump's support has already been slipping for the past few weeks, and with the election coming up, they may not want to play with that fire.

    It's a pretty hard choice for Trump. If he forces this nomination, that increases the chances of a Democratic controlled House AND Senate, which means that he is more likely to be removed from Office, which Kavanugh can't defend him from. On the other hand, if Kavanugh isn't elected and he can't find someone of very similar beliefs to him very quickly, he won't be able to "defend himself" against the investigation.

    [–] You ever tried that without 256GB of RAM? Purehappiness 1 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    Thinking a bit more about it, it may be pretty good, if the game is optimized properly and he has a good graphics card. Server CPU’s would be optimized to handle a lot of threads pulling to off of chip functions, such as outside of RAM memory, which could be useful for instructing the graphics card and polling the server while doing other things.

    Of course, it may also be noticeably more expensive than just a good normal CPU, but that’s another story.

    [–] Hacker Discloses Unpatched Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability (With PoC) Purehappiness 4 points ago in programming

    The affected party’s have no direct control over this. Effectively you’re saying that if you saw that the bank left their side door open at night, the correct thing to do isn’t to go and tell the bank manager, but instead to walk around town putting up signs that tell everyone that the bank leaves it’s door open at night.

    [–] Updated: Intel Answers Complaints About Microcode Benchmarking Ban Purehappiness 3 points ago in programming

    Reverse Engineering is defined as: Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the process by which a man-made object is deconstructed to reveal its designs, architecture, or to extract knowledge from the object. Personally, I don’t believe determining flaws in the system would be included, as you don’t need to understand the specific structure to demonstrate the flaw.

    Also, the damages from break a EULA for such a reason are super minor, unlikely if you break them in order to replicate the design

    [–] Syrian soldier with a drone jammer [675 x 1200] Purehappiness 3 points ago in MilitaryPorn

    A handheld drone jammer will be putting out jack relative to a land based omnidirectional antenna, as the Omni direction antenna will have access to far more power and can get hotter before being inoperable.

    At the end of the day, I don’t really get the purpose of this device. It almost certainly doesn’t have the range or power to shut off large high altitude drone, and an Omni direction jammer is better for small low altitude drones.

    [–] Syrian soldier with a drone jammer [675 x 1200] Purehappiness 14 points ago in MilitaryPorn

    Absolutely- but like armor, it only helps so much, and only in certain situations. Some systems will intentionally target a specific bandwidth, and therefore can be ignored via frequency jumping. If the system try’s to target all frequencies, it may not be strong enough to jam the one frequency the drone is communicating on. And, of course, distance is the main determining factor in how effective the system will be.

    [–] War Without End (NYT excerpt from Chivers' The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan & Iraq) Purehappiness 5 points ago in CredibleDefense

    Same reason we subsidize food production so much, then buy and burn a ton of food. In the worst case scenario, (a famine in the food case, a war with a major power in the military case), you aren’t skewed.

    Of course, that’s the argument for it. I’m personally a bit skeptical that this is the best way to do that.

    [–] The winner of a Republican primary in Clay County, Missouri, has openly praised Hitler and promoted anti-semitic conspiracies on his Youtube channel and radio show. What lessons can the GOP learn to avoid this happening in the future? Purehappiness 2 points ago in PoliticalDiscussion

    They’re people too. People weren’t idiots for believing that leaching worked as medical practice, their information was just different and more limited than ours.

    Voters who primarily get their information through one source, especially one that has specified that they want to only represent one set of values, will believe there are different issues facing America than people who don’t.

    [–] After last night's OH-12 special election, how worried should the GOP be for the November midterms? And what can they do about it? Purehappiness 15 points ago in PoliticalDiscussion

    Whatever pundits may have been saying, polls said minor advantage to the republicans in this race. Given that the polls were right about this race (and generally are), that’s really bad news for republicans, as they are down around 13 points in the national ballot.

    [–] The EU vs. Legends: Episode QII Purehappiness -14 points ago in SequelMemes

    Google is only 65% of searches, so most definitions of monopoly don’t apply to them.

    EU believes that a company should not use its ability to promote one platform using another. See Apple’s iBooks legal case. Apple wasn’t a major player in ebooks field, but was still forced to gut their ebooks app because of cross over promotion.

    [–] *love* [OC] Purehappiness 4 points ago in AnimalTextGifs

    Ok, but I can hear the one person I’m talking to at a cocktail party of a hundred, so I imagine it’s similar to that. Finding one voice you know is more about distance from than density of.

    [–] Baro Ki'Teer 7/13/2018 Purehappiness 1 points ago in Warframe

    I don’t know why I look at this while I can’t access my computer... I just end up disappointed I can’t get things haha

    [–] Should the Republican Party embrace minority groups or working-class whites to stay competitive for the next 2 decades? Purehappiness 1 points ago in PoliticalDiscussion

    I agree, I feel a lot of people here are missing the point that Black voters aren’t single issue voters. They’re not going to switch because Republicans now agree with Democrats on a single issue.

    The Majority of Black people live in the city, which are already pro democratic areas. Republicans are going to need to switch a substantial part of cities before they switch the majority of Black voters.

    [–] Hearthstone: Announcing The Boomsday Project Purehappiness 1 points ago in hearthstone

    Except that your aggro opponent looses turns before you get to your expensive minions and board clear.

    [–] Sherman was justified, change my mind Purehappiness 6 points ago in HistoryMemes

    So... nothing on the burning of civilian housing?

    The allies decision to firebomb an entire city using weapons with an accuracy of a mile is vastly different from a single man with a torch being ordered to burn down any supply depots the enemy held.