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Comment: Re:Saudi Arabia, etc. (Score 1) 653

You need to read more foreign press. In Mexico is usual to call my metropolitan area, Guadalajara, as the "Mexican Silicon Valley" for all the IT and comms related companies that settled here. We used to have delivered to our Sun shop every year the "Silicon Valley xxxx year" calendar, so clearly, at least for publicity purposes, the term "Silicon Valley" was a metonym for the IT industry. In fact, your post and the one from the great grandparent are the first ones I have seen nitpicking about the term in 22 years.

Comment: Re:Just in time. (Score 1) 219

by Kyusaku Natsume (#48596207) Attached to: Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

I was bitten by that damn thing. I have a shoebox full of hard drives. Aside one drive of 250 Gb from Western Digital that become damaged in several sectors after 7 years the only drives I have that are really, really dead are the ones from Seagate, full spectrum from 750 Gb to 3 Tb.

Comment: Re:Folks need to see 'The Day After' (Score 1) 342

by Kyusaku Natsume (#47971509) Attached to: US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

People should walk at least once in their lifetime the radius of destruction in Hiroshima up to the Atomic dome to get a real sense of the level of destruction that a small nuclear bomb can do. I sort of did it last summer, from Hiroshima Castle and halfway the path to the Atomic dome I was crying, the carnage that could come in a modern city even with that old small weapon is mindblowing, what kind of barely sane person would do that now?

Comment: The key to the benefits is not religion (Score 1) 529

by Kyusaku Natsume (#46497211) Attached to: Religion Is Good For Your Brain

Is the social interaction enabled by religion:

So where does that leave non-believers?

“Out of luck, I guess,” Koenig joked.
“Actually, I would suspect that people doing the types of things like religious people do -- socializing, doing similarly complex cognitive tasks, would have similar benefits. But it is interesting that religion provides that whole package of things that people can adopt and pursue over time.”

It would be really interesting to make an additional study to compare that against a group of people that are not religious but that have a simmilar level of social interaction.

Comment: Re:4K makes sense for monitors (Score 1) 271

by Kyusaku Natsume (#45558273) Attached to: Why You Shouldn't Buy a UHD 4K TV This Year

I was in Kyoto last year in the Gion Matsuri event that is used by Sony to showcase their 4K tv sets so I can compare the real life event versus the recordings. The accuracy of colors and the resolution are really impressive, and nothing like I or pretty much anybody else have seen before. I think that for the first time the resolution and color space of a recording can give a real sensation of "being there" instead of only seing a moving picture, even without any 3D efects.

Comment: The problem are the politicians (Score 1) 634

by Kyusaku Natsume (#45162235) Attached to: British NHS May Soon No Longer Offer Free Care

Is absurd to expect any other result when people elects politicians that think that the State is a problem, an obstacle to society -instead of a tool to provide and protect the general welfare- that should be destroyed and then find that under their government the State's institutions start to fail. Is no wonder than after a long spell under conservative governments, Tory and New Labor, the welfare institutions are in shambles but well, the Great UK have it's army in action around half dozen countries around the world and boomers ready to strike the Soviet Union, and a great funeral for the Iron Lady, that's a better investment of taxpayer's money than wasting it in health care.

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.