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Comment: Re:Having a private pilots license (Score 1) 269

One of the benefits of cars is that they seldom get picked up by a sudden gust, flipped over, and slammed into the ground during takeoff, killing the pilot and passenger. Mostly because they don't have a takeoff phase.

yeah ... that also doesn't happen to planes very often either... only idiots take off in that kind of weather.

Comment: Re:Sure, but... (Score 2) 392

by citab (#46665115) Attached to: How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

I think he is "focused here" .... I had the same idea and was coming to post it...

The embryos don't (and probably shouldn't) come from the adult gene pools travelling in the ship. Could maybe get by with 1000 sets of mates in the ship who are well versed in biochemisty, and 200,000 embryos from families wanting potentially send their genes to a new world, but don't want to leave earth themselves.

It's like the only way Noah could have actually collected all the earth's species onto one ship... but I doubt they had any clue about biochemistry then. At least Bill Cosby didn't mention it.

+ - Meet the woman who's teaching Silicon Valley how to be more likable->

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superboj (3534991) writes "After spending her teenage years as a lonely geek, Olivia Fox Cabane developed her own program for becoming more charismatic and influential. Apparently, it worked: she now sells her coaching services to executives from companies like Google. Is it really possible to hack your way to charm? Or is this just another self-help routine?"
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+ - PostgreSQL Adds Binary JSON Support To Compete With MongoDB->

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An anonymous reader writes "The PostgreSQL 9.4 release is going to feature full support for binary JSON which is currently a lead feature of MongoDB. This feature should make PostgreSQL more powerful and appealing to the NoSQL crowd with now being the first relational database system to support semi-structured data. Benchmark figures show PostgreSQL now out-performing MongoDB."
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+ - Overstock now accepts Bitcoin->

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An anonymous reader writes "Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne has announced that his company is now accepting bitcoins for payment on Overstock.com. He had originally said this would happen within the first half of 2014, but then has moved quickly to ensure competitive advantage."
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+ - Google Is Building Spark, a Web-Based IDE Built With Dart

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rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Google's Chromium team is in the early stages of building an integrated development environment codenamed Spark http://sdt.bz/66405, built using their recently released scalable web app language, Dart 1.0 http://sdt.bz/66370. The IDE contains a Polymer-based GUI widgets library, free and available on GitHub https://github.com/dart-lang/spark. Google's Francois Beaufort dropped the news today on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+FrancoisBeaufort/posts/giSLiGvA4ye."

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