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Comment: Re:People! Punctuation is IMPORTANT! (Score 1) 512

by barocco (#30073668) Attached to: Google Under Fire For Calling Their Language "Go"
It's actually a Chinese game if you are talking about where it came from.

There seems to be something in the word "Go" that confuses people about its origin no matter what the context (3 scenarios in your post). Next experiment: try first-post with "Go" and see if the universe explodes :)

Comment: In future releases... (Score 1) 245

by barocco (#29966112) Attached to: Rise of the Robot Squadrons
In future releases, this single person will be able to select a subset of these drones by clicking and dragging the mouse to form a rectangle over the desired units and assign sub-group numbers by pressing ctrl-n (where n is 1 to 9) on the keyboard. The most equipped drone will also be able to pick up ancient scrolls lost in the valleys of Afghanistan which would enhance its armor and features, such as Insightful +3 for improved vision. By the way, the command center is being built within the U.S. base in South Korea.

Comment: I am surprised... (Score 1) 46

by barocco (#29573585) Attached to: Company Offers Customizable Web Spidering
I am surprised that a post containing the words "SETI", "80 legs", "crawling", "computer", "spider", "farm", and "unused power" does not have the plot of Jodi Foster listening to radio telescope and discovering evil giant mutant cyborg space spiders are trying to invade earth and capture humans as batteries

Comment: Re:Powerful evidence for recent wet Mars (Score 1) 179

by barocco (#29535225) Attached to: New Images Reveal Pure Water Ice On Mars
"...humid climate not very long ago, perhaps just several thousand years ago."

Here's an interesting though of mine: What set backs have we wrought ourselves in the history of mankind, that without them we might have advanced to space age a few thousand years earlier and caught up with Mars when it was still much more habitable?

Midieval dark ages come to mind. Can you think of others? I'm discounting natural phenomena, because we couldn't help it.

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra