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Comment: Re:Holy Mountain (Score 1) 230 230

But the alien conspiracy creates an "other" which binds the Earth together. Dr. Manhattan creates a new nuclear arms race to create more Dr. Manhattans (even if in secret). The squid might not have been necessary, but something alien was. This is from the Antogonist's perspective. From the readers' perspective, we all understand that it's a matter of time before the house of cards for either secret falls.

Comment: Re:No, just no. (Score 1) 89 89

Okay, revised:
"My driving a car is statistically riskier to my physical safety than riding a bus. But I drive, because I have more control there. Sometimes convenience wins out over security."

My second analogy still stands (altered for clarity): "Just because I'll happily engage in one risky behavior doesn't mean I should now climb a ladder when I could use stairs instead."

Comment: Re:Literally the only useful thing to me (Score 1) 219 219

CPU and RAM lights would be constantly on (although I have seen gauges with multiple LEDs like on Apple Xserves). USB devices that shift between active and inactive states (HDDs, thumb drives, etc) have their own activity LEDs; no need for an LED on the bus. Although this reminds me of one quirk of Macs that I hate: the NICs have no LEDs, so testing jack on/off state is harder to do with a MacBook or iMac.

Comment: Re:No, just no. (Score 1) 89 89

My driving a car is statistically riskier to my physical safety than flying. But I drive, because I have more control there. Sometimes convenience wins out over security.
To make my analogy fit better, the two things should be unrelated: Just because I'll happily drive a car doesn't mean I should now climb a ladder when I could use stairs instead.

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