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Comment Re:Half mast? (Score 1) 200

Do you mean the guy that always explain the joke in the way that everyone else had already understood, and that is the reason that he is called Obvious? The Captain part would then imply a superhero persona that comes out of nowhere to do this duty of explaining.

Comment Re:What's the point of cloning a pet? (Score 1) 116

I'd just like to point that the Agent Smith example might not really relate to cloning, since he was the representation of a program on a very complex interface (the Matrix). We can't say for sure whether his clones were copies of the same program, or one program expanding - why wouldn't a program be able to control two entities at the same time?

Comment Re:For starters... (Score 1) 842

Sometimes it isn't about money, it's just about showing that you care. For example, I have this friend that has a complicated financial situation. When we go out with her, she tries to spend as little as possible, or even openly transfer the cost to people that she considers that have a better situation. But she spends more with her roommate. I don't really care about the money, but if you say that you can't go out because you need money, or expect me to foot most of the bill, and at the same time spend more with other people, I feel that my friendship is worth less.

Comment Re:We're a tech company... (Score 1) 247

If a Uber driver uses the GPS as I do he will driver either slowly or miss the correct turn because he didn't notice it was right over there. And cash register operators barely have to enter any numbers now, they just have to swipe the product in front of a laser and get as much money as the machine tells them to. And they still get that wrong from time to time.

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