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Comment Re:Can't wait ... (Score 3, Insightful) 293

That's just anecdotal. What about instances where clear pilot error has caused fatal crashes? You can't just pick out particular instances, one way or the other, and made your judgment on the issue based on that. I honestly don't know whether it's true or not, not having looked at any data on it myself, but I think it's a huge mistake to jump to conclusions like that.

Comment Re:I Was A Subscriber... (Score 2, Interesting) 89

I think you underestimate the chain reaction effect that happens when an MMORPG doesn't "cater to a niche of Apple fans." The rather large WoW guild I was in at the time WAR launched discussed doing a mass guild reroll to WAR and then decided against it because a decent chunk of our members, all using Macs, didn't want to have to deal with installing Bootcamp. While only maybe five or six players couldn't physically play the game, they were popular enough among the other few dozen that everyone just ended up sticking with WoW after all.

Comment Re:Tough choice (Score 3, Insightful) 259

So he was good enough to circumvent a system designed to prevent people like him from acheiving success and you say he wasn't successful? Just what exactly is your definition of success?!?

Being able to fake your way through a qualifications system does not mean you are going to be able to fake your way through the end job. If I forge a law school diploma it doesn't mean I'm suddenly magically qualified to be a lawyer.

One of the points of the movie that genes are not the sum of the person.

Except that more and more we are learning that they are. A good movie does not refute science just because it's entertaining.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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