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Comment Re:Unlimited for one year (Score 4, Insightful) 418

Smugness aside, it's a fair point. The Headline is absurd, and the first thing I thought on reading is that would mean you could have a kid and get free wages for the rest of your life, so the headline must be bullshit.

The word "unlimited" has lost all meaning. "Unlimited within X limits" is an oxymoron. "Any amount of leave within the first year" is not. "No further limits within X limits" is also a less misleading way of phrasing things.

Comment Re:Everyone stands on the shoulders of giants (Score 1) 273

This is very true. Another crucial characteristic is being a leader. None of this stuff could have happened without the thousands of people involved all doing their part, and none of them would have be doing any of it without being led by Jobs or Musk. There are not many great leaders. To lead you have to have the drive, confidence and vision which most people just don't seem to be bothered about.

Comment Re:Sooooo...... (Score 1) 776

I don't know if most of the world is right. - maybe it was just america- because in the UK it was just called Mad Max 2 (no "road warrior" in sight) and we were very much aware of the original film. Here's a link to the international one-sheet quad poster, not featuring the phrase "road warrior"

Comment Re:Not searches. Ads. (Score 1) 216

It's the general principle and how it could apply to any issue of concern, rather than this one example. And it's the number of people that would fall for this that makes them relevant. I don't think it's prudent to dismiss a large chunk of the population as not smart enough to be relevant. Some very un-smart people get into positions of power all the time. There are plenty of harmful myths that stay around even in the minds of people who are generally smart just because they have a plausible venue to be heard.

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.