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Comment: Welcome to the party... (Score 1) 305

by Saint Ego (#30563786) Attached to: Critics Call For NASA TV To "Liven Up"

NASA wants the same thing that everyone else does: for their program to encounter some phenomenon so remarkable that it captures our attention.

I suppose they could always fake up a few alien spacecraft for us all and just get the wait over with regarding staring at the sky, but that just wouldn't be sporting, would it?

In other news, deer blind owners complain about the boredom of hunting...

Comment: Re:What mobile company would support this? (Score 1) 102

by Saint Ego (#30283472) Attached to: Cool-Tether Links Phones' Bandwidth To Make High-Speed Hotspots

They can't hold off supporting it much longer. As more providers distribute phones capable of supporting features like this, they are all brought closer and closer to the line. One of them will cross it first, and then the rest will follow. Tethering will be a ubiquitous feature in another year or two, even in the US.

No, they don't like it. Yes, they will do something about it if/when they perceive it to be abused. No, it won't matter in the long run.

Comment: There is a buzzword for that now? (Score 1) 219

by Saint Ego (#26489083) Attached to: The Zen of SOA

"Service Oriented Architecture"? Really? There is a buzzword for that now?

If I spent less time writing code and more time reading about the latest trends, I'd stop to realize that I've been developing SOA for years now without ever even realizing it.

Is this that moment when I'm supposed to recognize that I'm actually standing on some type of "cutting edge" because it all just sounds like another remix of disparate systems with a client that says "make it all work together"...

Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.