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Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 1) 556

You need to seriously chill out.

It was a intended as a funny comment (I included a smiley) about a ridiculous *actual* statement Cruz made (you know, a "fact"). Regardless of his age, it does seem to reflect his character - if you've actually watched and/or listen to him. You compared him to Rand Paul and while they may have similar political positions on some things, their personalities are quite different - which was my point. Hilliary is another matter altogether.

I guess you and whoever modded my post agree that facts are "overrated".

Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 0) 556

If one was a Rand Paul supporter, it makes sense to switch to Ted Cruz, whose stances are not too different.

I'm not sure Rand ever dreamed of world domination (or simply Google: cruz world domination):

A video posted to YouTube Saturday shows an 18-year-old Ted Cruz sarcastically joking about world domination.

“Take over the world, world domination, you know, rule everything,” Cruz says when asked about his aspirations. "Rich, powerful, that sort of stuff." The footage was taken in 1988, according to the video's YouTube description, while Cruz was attending Second Baptist School in Houston.

But, I could be wrong. I haven't read all of Rand's position papers. :-)

Comment 4 trillion degrees ? (Score 3, Funny) 336

While this is nowhere near the hottest temperature that has ever been achieved in nuclear fusion research (that distinction belongs to the Large Hadron Collider which reached 4 trillion degrees Celsius), ...

Sadly, even at such temperatures, the LHC was, like the Mythbusters, also unable to successfully flash-fry shrimp in a shrimp cannon.

Comment Re:It's just an allegory (Score 1) 89

Six is not an average but an upper limit.

Regarding the remote tribes: that is even more paradox. Suppose they never had a visitor or there is no living person that connects them to an other population, then the distance to random other people on the world is "undefined" or "infinite".

On the other hand, perhaps, if no one knows anyone outside their tribe(s), never had an outside visitor, etc... then, from their perspective, no one else exists and they know everyone in the world and their numbers are probably 1 or 2.

Comment I'm impressed (Score 1) 248

  • 2016-11-08 – Firefox 50 (8 weeks cycle)
  • 2016-12-13 – Firefox 50.0.1 (5 week cycle, release for critical fixes as needed)
  • 2017-01-24 – Firefox 51 (6 weeks from prior release)

They already know, 11 months in advanced, they'll need a critical fixes release then - and have planned ahead - so we can count on smoooooth sailing until December.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 576

In fairness, with enough resources, Vista didn't suck nearly as bad as people said it did ... I ran it on a quad core machine with 8GB of RAM until a year ago, and it was just fine.

Ya, as long as you don't need a Cray supercomputer to run Windows and Office ... wait, you only mentioned Windows.

Comment disrupting or interfering by design (Score 1) 167

... an app cannot disrupt or interfere with devices, networks or other parties' apps and services.

I imagine these rules are meant to apply to unintentional/unknown actions, not ones by design for which the user specifically installed the app to perform. Otherwise, all those call/text/spam blocker apps (like Mr. Number) need to go, 'cause they're interfering with things too...

Comment Re:frosty (Score 5, Funny) 59

The Unleashed books are still going?

Correction: Books are still going?

When the Apocalypse comes and you're frantically looking for something to charge your Kindle so you can read your digital copy of "Surviving the Apocalypse" I'll be sitting by the campfire, thumbing through my hard copy - which can *also* be used to start the campfire.

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