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Comment Re:There are ten types of people (Score 1) 96

> There are two kinds of people:
> 1. The ones that can extrapolate

I would argue that by stating there are two kinds of people, you have set up a mental model of a set of two. Then by leaving one of the two to the readers imagination you are requiring *interpolation* not extrapolation. You are not extending the set.

Comment Re:No thank you (Score 1) 203

I usually fly out of JFK, but recently I had a flight out of LaGuardia. Imaging a system of bureaucracy designed by Kafka and Terry Gilliam and you'll be close. Every interaction is perfectly honed to create the maximum frustration possible. To top it off, the staff of every business present has become so numb to misery that not a soul gives a f* or will lend the slightest assistance in any way.
I would rather a 2 hour trip to New Jersey to fly out of Newark instead of going to LaGuardia.
Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb