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Comment Maps is a must try (Score 1) 166 166

I have 2 characters that are able to do maps right now and I heartily recommend everyone to give maps a try at least once. It may be true that many high level builds require unique items but the summoner build should be able to take on maps with just decent rares. fyi, all my gear are self found, no trading.

Comment Re:Moral of the story: (Score 1) 193 193

Don't install apps from back alleyways: ... Are people really that naive?

Not really sure naive is the problem. The habits from using windows is carried over I think. Android is in some ways similar to Windows where you can literally install anything from everywhere. Not saying that Windows does not get malware but Windows at least do get periodic system updates and most people install some sort of anti-virus / anti-malware solution. Both of these seem to be missing in many Android phones.

Comment Re:Something is better than nothing (Score 1) 304 304

when my teacher didn't know something we would write to Dianna Hacker ask her to answer our confusion.

English / grammar is just an example. Isn't it possible for student who are still confused after a personal finance lesson to seek advice elsewhere? Should we ban all subjective subjects? Literature perhaps?

Comment Tale of 2 migration to Open Office (Score 2) 273 273

The city of Freiburg in Germany embarked on a migration to OpenOffice.org and failed terribly while another German city -- Munich -- announced that the success of its open source migration had netted savings around $13 million. Partial migration / mixed environments seem to be a very bad idea.

Comment Level of AI (Artificial Intelligence) (Score 1) 246 246

I think the discussion would be more meaningful if we factor in the level of AI (Artificial Intelligence). A machine that repeats a set of pre-defined instructions is just a machine. A machine that is able to think for itself is fundamentally different from a typical machine.

Comment Re:Bullshit - got it in Hawaii (Score 1) 841 841

With so much information to manage, almost everything is stored on the NSA servers. Naturally, I believe the NSA servers must have some sort of access control mechanism to implement a "need to know". But someone has to manage this access control mechanism, i.e. system admin? While I do not know the exact job scope given to snowden but I believe he does have some sort of system admin privileges. Furthermore it was reported that he "borrowed" passwords from fellow co-workers. We will never know if there is a lack of "need to know" but i doubt the snowden case is sufficient proof of anything.

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. -- Pliny the Elder

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