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Comment Re:Ambiguous (Score 1) 219

Clarity: it's like that one thing that is not the other thing, except for when it is.

Good Lord! You've hit on the exact motto needed for my new startup!
Random Eyeglasses Hut

This is going to be so much better than what we had:
"Somebodies prescription, in about an hour..."

Comment Re:I update my OS every time MSFT kills it (Score 1) 319

And now my entire lab is going Linux, because this Win 10 thing and auto updates means our systems would be at risk.

I was testing Win 10 until that news broke, now I'm advising everyone I know to stay with Win 7 or even Win8.x. I may end up doing a second Win 7 partition and allowing it to upgrade to Win 10 just so I can answer the few support questions from my friends that don't listen to my do not upgrade warning... there are always a few...

Comment Re:It's larger than we thought, lets call it a pla (Score 1) 134

(Thank you frovingslosh for mentioning my mistake before I had time to comment myself). The dimensions I quoted are not km, but earth radii. That's what you get for copy/pasting from Wikipedia without even thinking (it should be obvious to anyone that Pluto is larger than a fraction of a km in diameter).

To be fair, it looks a lot bigger when it's excited.
Judging from the photos it was Very Happy to see New Horizons...

"What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own data." -- Arthur Miller