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Comment: Why would we? (Score 1) 287

by HetMes (#48744119) Attached to: Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?
In the mid-60s, we were in the middle of the Cold War, so there was an enormous amount of prestige at stake.

Nowadays, there are no obvious returns on investment. And past results are no guarantee, mind you, before everyone starts pointing towards Teflon, navigation and pens that write upside-down.

The next space wave will start when we find a definite candidate for habitable planet.

Comment: This is peanuts (Score 1) 257

This is such small potatoes. Russian olicharchs are paying millions to mostly American law firms to scourge the internet and write cease and dissist letters to any sites hosting negative articles about themselves and their allies.
Really, a single pianist is *not* the issue here.

Comment: Re:I PC game, and have zero reason to upgrade (Score 1) 98

by HetMes (#47806789) Attached to: AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229
Why in a year or two, and not a decade? What you suggest sounds like the technology push of TV manufacturers with their 3D, curved screens, 4k resolution TVs that nobody seems to be waiting for.
Maybe we've arrived at a situation where the technology to do anything you could reasonably want is simply here, and gaming is going back to providing a unique experience and captivating story lines.

Comment: It still my dream... (Score 2) 161

by HetMes (#46647639) Attached to: App Developers, It's Time For a Reality Check
I know the statistics, but I also know the apps out there. And I can say that even most of the 5 star apps just simply suck; they do one or two just wrong or not at all.

My motto is going to be "We did it just right", and I believe achieving that to be a seriously underappreciated and especially in IT underdeveloped skill. I like my chances.

Comment: Reality in the world (Score 0) 529

by HetMes (#46504771) Attached to: The Poor Neglected Gifted Child
What use is a above-average brain if the person lacks the social skills to apply their intelligence? No, they are not single-handedly going to invent the cure for cancer.

On the other hand, the NFL star leads by example, unites us in support for our team and might very well have a much larger beneficial effect on society than the nerd in the back of the class room could hope to have.

Of course, this idea, that intelligence is not as important as some might want it to be, might be lost on a forum that ironically calls itself 'news for nerds, stuff that matters'.

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