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Comment: Re:ok (Score 1) 320

by megrims (#43892361) Attached to: Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

My solution: chloroform. If it's fast-acting enough, then why not use it? Harmless, and pretty soon the victim is incapacitated with no harm done. Sadly, cops don't want that because they want to punish the victim.

Not sure if that was serious, but Chloroform is not quite as harmless as you see in television: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroform#As_an_anesthetic

Comment: Re:Enough already!! (Score 1) 252

by megrims (#34180072) Attached to: Google Give Searchers 'Instant Previews' of Result Pages

Requires javascript.

Requires Javascript?

The primary issue is latency because they're not hosting with a ridiculously load balanced configuration, within a 50k radius of anywhere, but I suspect that will improve in time.

Quality of results is another one of those things which is bearable now, depending on your use case, but will improve in time. Their !syntax seems pretty useful. I've been using it professionally for a week or two now, and haven't really had any trouble.

Also important: they don't store your information.

Comment: Re:Facebook has nothing to do with innovation (Score 1) 255

by megrims (#33867284) Attached to: Technological Genius Is Timeliness, Not Inspiration

Does the direction, or the idea of progress matter to the concept of the argument? I think not. Let me put it another way:

At a given moment in human culture, there are a number of 'inventions' in range of discovery, and a number of people in the right position to make those discoveries, whether any of them do or not. Some people have more capacity for discovery and some less, but no-one creates in a vacuum, so the particular people are very much interchangeable.

What we call 'genius' is, at best, someone reaching a little further out into the dark than we had reason to expect.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"

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