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Comment Can someone explain what "the shift" means? (Score 1) 70

I'm not going to read the article. What does srussia mean by "the shift" which is in the last sentance? She created a controversial shift while head of darpa? Those exotic programs which are mentioned in the article ought to take a lot longer than 3 years to manifest, so weren't they already in motion when she took over?

Comment Re:Ice Age buried city, guy exploring surface worl (Score 1) 1244

When I first posted as AC I didn't see it show in comment so I posted with my login. On my original post someone kindly suggested "Time of the Great Freeze" by Silverburg. It does look about right...I'm going to read it and find out. As a kid that was a world that was close enough to touch.

Comment Ice Age buried city, guy exploring surface world? (Score 1) 1244

Does anyone recall a book from the 60s or so where a young guy leaves his glacier-buried city to explore the surface world for the first time in centuries? As a kid it was a great story but I can't recall the name or author. My prev posts are hidden for some reason.

Comment What exactly is boxee good for??? (Score 4, Insightful) 163

I have zilch experience with boxee but did spend some time on it's site a couple of weeks ago to see if it might be of utility when viewing tv shows or movies online. For the life of me I could not figure out what its supposed to do 'for me'. The boxee website is a great example of what happens when they people involved are so deeply entrenched in whatever realm boxee is that they have no clue how to communicate to 'regular' people.

A site like hulu is easy to figure out. But it's got too many commercials and they seem to be adding more all the time. Boxee...someone tell me what it's good for? Like you were explaining to someone who didn't know already???

SCCS, the source motel! Programs check in and never check out! -- Ken Thompson