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Comment: Re:Dolphins ... right. (Score 5, Insightful) 204

by magnusrex1280 (#38704584) Attached to: Navy May Use Mine-Detecting Dolphins In the Straight of Hormuz
Given how intelligent dolphins are, and how much technology and money it would take to replicate the functions and capabilities of a living creature, I don't think your view plays out. You talk about how expensive it would be to train dolphins, but it would be many more times expensive to use hardware instead.

Comment: Re:In other news (Score 2) 306

by magnusrex1280 (#36767352) Attached to: 34% of iPhone Owners Think the 4 Is 4G
Sounds like you're missing his point entirely. He's not even remotely saying that knowing the processor is important. He's saying the kinds of people who do more research when buying a device (people who know what processor is inside is one way of qualifying that) are less likely to be confused about something utterly basic like knowing the difference between an iPhone 4 and a phone with 4G. People who realize a basic truth, knowing the details helps you make better choices and achieve better results, are going to have the curious mind and appreciation for facts and information to know that "phone version 4" and "a phone with 4G service" aren't the same thing. Now I don't necessarily agree with him saying that Android users are smarter than iPhone users, but there are huge chunks of people who buy the Apple product only because it's more expensive and because they're hungry to be recognized as owning the "cool" or "luxury" brand. Me, I don't give a shit what other people think about my phone. I had an iPhone 3G for a while, now use a Galaxy S, but will probably get an iPhone 5 simply because Android is too glitchy and buggy and immature of a platform to run like it should. It's too busy stumbling over itself to work properly.

Comment: Re:It doesn't work (Score 1) 331

You're implying a distinction when there isn't one. Office politics and making connections requires social skills, and when you develop social skills and use them instinctively, you will develop connections and probably get involved in office politics whether you want to or not.

...there can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth. - George Jacob Holyoake