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Comment Re:Didn't it sort of get bogged down? (Score 4, Interesting) 77

There was a series long time ago called "Robotica" that had for their host one of the Zappa offspring.
They had just that, all kinds of obstacles, so really low to the ground bots often were hung up. It forced designers to really think about what they were doing.
Best show of the bunch IMO.

Comment Re:Nothing to worry about (Score 1) 412

Of all the comments (so far) you are the only one who seems to understand why NK rattles sabres on a regular basis...for aid.
Having read parts of their founder's "manifesto" I don't panic every time they light off rounds at SK. They just need to save face while at the same time asking for food.

If this is a real nuclear device, it might change things a bit, but if NK were to ever *really* decide to invade SK, they won't start with a show of force and theatrics, they'll just do it.

Comment Re:What? (Score 2) 325

I know how you feel. I have books that pre-date the Internet with information on the engines and development team, from Alfa Romeo. The wiki page is so far off base on just about everything in that area. But try to correct it and it's a total no go.

So these days, I look at wikipedia and a good starting point to find general information. If I want *accurate* information, I go elsewhere.

Comment Re:Good for them (Score 1) 474

As a gov't worker, I wanted to point out something you might not know.
Where I work, it takes an act of the general assembly, to lay off an employee. Especially if it's through no fault of his own. In fact, it's cheaper to keep them on, than to tie up the court fighting a wrongful termination suit.
So yes, you might be able to eliminate 15 million public sector jobs in theory, but you'd never be able to do it in reality.
The gov't does not like to shrink. They might be re-trained (might mind you) but their depts. will never go away.

Comment Really (Score 4, Insightful) 76

"We've all said "just one more episode before bed" to ourselves only to fall asleep halfway through while Netflix kept playing. It's frustrating to try to put the pieces back together the next day as you attempt to determine what you last saw before you dozed off"

First World problems right there.

Comment Another possible option (Score 3, Insightful) 217

Say you can crack it, even if you can't. Security researchers around the world will try to figure out how you did it, and in the end, show you what to do.

Sort of like Reagan-era Star Wars. Drove the Russians crazy (and broke) trying to replicate non-existent technology because they took our word for it, that we had done it.

Comment Social media (Score 5, Insightful) 307

Did in being an introvert. SM (as opposed to S&M, which is for another topic) is the current be-all-end-all to a great many people. It's sort of like AOL was the internet back in the early 90s, SM is the internet.
But for introverts, who don't feel like posting every aspect of their life for all to see (I am one of those) we are overlooked in this mad rush to get 10,000 "friends" or 20 million "likes" and I feel it's infecting schools as well. Not directly, but in the way of thinking that everything (learning) must be done in groups, or socially, or collaboratively, which is not the way we all think or learn.

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