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

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) 219 219

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) 342 342

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) 529 529

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) 271 271

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.

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