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  1. Here is my take on it.   The non-interventionist position stems from libertarians in the U.S. viewing nations as fully sovereign over their people and seeing it as an act of coercion and force to attack another nation. It is as if libertarians take the harm principle as it is applied to individuals and applies it to nations. The libertarian movement in the U.S. also likes to dig up a lot of old quotes from various founding fathers on entangling alliances. In my opinion, the Libertarian Party needs to rid itself of this position and argue to only intervene when absolutely necessary. Libertarians are correct that a lot of our interventions have been problematic, but they're wrong to suggest that we should never intervene because another nation is sovereign over its people.    Edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-aggression_principle#Interventions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_perspectives_on_foreign_intervention   I think this is worth posting:  
  2.   http://www.lp.org/news/press-releases/libertarian-party-four-decade-advocacy-for-marriage-equality-pays-off-with-us   So the Libertarian Party and the Cato Institute aren't libertarian enough for DVD. Got it.
  3. GTX 1070 Benchmarks

    Impressive
  4. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA   California is in a drought. Stating otherwise is precisely what I would expect Trump to do.
  5. I just skimmed the last few pages and it seems that people are getting upset over nothing. Bernie supporters are very loyal but need to accept reality. Prediction markets have Bernie's probability at 3% right now.  I am casting a protest third party vote and dislike Clinton, but she has the nomination as long as she doesn't face a criminal indictment.    
  6. Rubio endorses Trump, lol.

    Sad!
  7. SpaceX Lands Third Consecutive Rocket

    The employees of SpaceX are real heroes. 
  8.     http://fortune.com/2016/05/28/spacex-third-consecutive-rocket/
  9. ATI to AMD to ATI again!

    I messaged Nextgen about this too.   My personal take on it is the guy lost even more credibility. Why is he analyzing the body language of the CEO and head of Radeon? What sources did he actually cite except for unnamed disgruntled former and present AMD employees which would be the very definition of a biased sample? Is the head of Radeon really so charismatic that he can lead around hundreds of AMD employees to break off from their corporate parent, that you know, pays them?  A poster in the discussion claimed that his brother works for AMD and everything is full speed ahead. I don't think the article has any more credibility than the claim that the poster made, which is jack shit. We know that he wasn't invited to AMD's press event because of his unprofessional work with AMD's products in the past, so he also has motive to trash AMD.      AMD has been pretty clear for a long time that Polaris was targeted at the mainstream market, not the high end. I don't expect AMD to compete with the 1080 with a 480x. Every rumor points to Polaris 10 being a smaller die than the 1080's, so it doesn't take a genius to figure out that it won't beat the 1080 in terms of performance. I expect it to be close to the 1070, but behind by 10% or so. If it isn't, I think AMD failed.   Now it could turn out that he is correct, and I readily admit that AMD may have a failure with Polaris on their hands. I simply do not know and I am no closer to knowing based on what amounts to an unsubstantiated rant. It certainly is entertaining to read all the responses though.
  10. Broadwell-E

    Yep, but it was most likely in part because the major design work on Zen was done. He had been with AMD 3 years (2012-2015) before he left. Zen FX chips will have 8 cores, so I would eventually expect downward pressure on 8 core Intel chips if Zen delivers. 
  11. Broadwell-E

      The wait is almost over!
  12. States sue to keep queermos out of bathrooms.

    Democrats are really damn good at baiting Republicans into these culture war issues that they will always lose. It's kind of sad.
  13. 1080 reviews are hitting

    I wish AMD would hurry the fuck up and tell us what they're up to. I am tired of the leaks. 
  14. http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36382104