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Comment Re:Smoking Crack (Score 1) 255 255

From the story:

The spermatophores are not fully formed organisms, though they are complex, which is why they may be termed as such, according to science20.com. They are no baby squid eyes or legs or tentacles, as one might imagine.

If I understand it right, the testicle of a male squids contained the sperm bags which "exploded" in the mouth and stung "victim" in the tongue and the mouth. There was no chance of developing a new squid from it, so the women from the story could not get "pregnant" with baby squid in her mouth. It's just a sensationalistic journalism.

Comment Re:You should never stop learning (Score 4, Insightful) 260 260

Yeah you should stop learning. In the middle of your career, the return on investment is going to be weak. You only have about 40-ish years of good work in you (assuming you don't encounter issues with age-discrimination). It's one thing to learn on your own in the context of your job/career or personal time. It's another thing to invest time and money in a further formal education that is only going to provide so much return.

What are you going to do, go be a 45 or 50 year old entering a new path? Right. That'll be taken seriously.

What return on investment has to do with his question? He clearly says: "...my desire to work on something more interesting than business applications has pushed me toward looking into going back to school..."

Additionally, having PhD will actually help him against age-discrimination

Comment Re:I don't believe it (Score 1) 454 454

As far as I know the iphone doesn't use full disk encryption. It's not that difficult to get all the data off it.

What 'law enforcement' means is that it's not convenient to steal people's data.

Why should they steal data when they just need to ask Apple to give them on a silver plate.

Comment Re:Garunteed Backfire (Score 4, Insightful) 167 167

Now instead of no-name or proxy companies holding giants hostage, the giants themselves will become the hostage takers, violating patents left and right, and daring any little guy patent holders to try, just try, to take em to court. Then when the giant outspends I mean wins the court case, the lil guy is now really fookered cause he had to the giant's lawyer bill for its high profile team of super expensive attorneys.....

Result: no lil guy will ever take on a giant that violates his patents, and when he contacts the company for any kind of settlement or sale offer, they'll just brush him off.

Ya this is a great idea.

I don't see any difference to current situation.

Comment Re:yes (Score 1) 1010 1010

Indeed. Unfortunately, power hungry people who are actually not good at real world things jump into politics instead. In other words, we end up with a bunch of retarded ass holes running our nation. What a bunch of fuckers.

Nope, we end up with a bunch of retarded ass holes serving as a front-end for people ruling the World in the background.

Comment Re:Give them Windows 8 first (Score 1) 448 448

... there is no denying that ME, which people say was "bad" was way better than 3.11, which people say was "good", and that similarly that Vista, also rated by most people in these threads as "bad", wasn' t a way better OS than, say, 98se, which people rate as "good"...

Quite good analysis until this sentence. Why do you compare a different product generations? Comparing Toyota Prius with Ford Model T. Both are cars and it will drive you from point A to point B, but comparing their speed, comfort and security doesn't make sense.

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