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Comment Minecraft? Secret? Huh? (Score 1) 743

The dude was head of a company that made one of the top-selling software packages of all time. He sold the company to Microsoft.

When someone googles your name and they get "minecraft creator sells to MS for $2BN", there is no way to not tell people.

Furthermore, when you're worth that kind of money, you *have* to change your lifestyle for personal safety.

Comment Safest it's ever been (Score 4, Interesting) 82

"The fact that we have brains hasn't made the world any safer"

Now, I understand that life isn't a zero-sum game, and I don't want to belittle any of the truly horrible things that are happening in the world right now... but on the whole, the world is a safer place than it's been in probably any point in humanity's history.

Violence is down.

People are, on average, living longer, healthier lives.

Poverty is declining, if only slightly.

And so on... never been a better time than right now.
=Smidge=

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