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

by greyhoundpoe (#34059448) Attached to: Adobe Warns of Critical Flash Bug, Already Being Exploited

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

by greyhoundpoe (#33889988) Attached to: Study Shows Brain Responds More To Close Friends
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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propinquity

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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