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Comment Re:Why two weeks to fix? (Score 1) 244

They need to come up with a reliable way to fix this, make absolutely sure it actually fixes the problem, and then make sure the patch doesn't cause crashes on any of the OS variants out there. Otherwise the chaos would be worse.

Indeed: just imagine the riots in the streets if they accidentally broke Farmville. Having millions more PCs in botnets will be much less harmful.

The sad thing is, I'm not 100% sure you're wrong.

Comment Re:Study shows scientists respond less to no-brain (Score 3, Informative) 66

The term is "propinquity", the tendency of people to form closer friendships with those they encounter often. For example, in college, people who are assigned room near stairwells tend to end up with more friends than those whose rooms aren't in a major traffic pattern.

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 404

Or naaah, they can just start charging extra now for passengers to not get hit by stewards/stewardesses with fly-swatters. Or maybe for a tiny extra fee, you could be seated in an area where they don't randomly throw passengers out..

I see you fly United too.

Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal