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Comment Re:Nice summary! (Score 5, Insightful) 123

Credit where it's due: adding the definition of "MDM" at the end was a nice touch for those not already in the know.

Perhaps, but going the extra step to define it for this audience is like having to spell out STD in a porn workers forum.

Isn't it proper journalism practice to define acronyms on their first use, then continue on using the acronym through the remainder of the story? Doing it at the end does make it seems as I am splitting hairs, which I am not, as long as the acronym was defined, I understand it.

Comment Re:I'll bite (Score 2) 241

Alabama is the home on the Marshall Space Flight Center

In 1961, when President John F. Kennedy envisioned an American on the moon by the end of the decade, NASA turned to Marshall Space Flight Center to create the incredibly powerful rocket needed to turn this presidential vision into reality. Since its beginning in 1960, Marshall has provided the agency with mission-critical design, development and integration of the launch and space systems required for space operations, exploration, and scientific missions. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ma...

Comment Re:Strange (Score 1) 72

If you can follow the discussion, do you really need to critique others spelling? It is beyond rude. What did it contribute to the conversation? It is one of those pet peeves of mine, and back when this site had traffic, it always bothered me, now that it is clinging on for dear life, it's just fun troll bait.

Comment Re:Strange (Score 3, Interesting) 72

The primary goal of bitcoin it to promote trade without central authority. It makes transacting globally very easy for very minimal transaction costs. Bitcoin does much good for the unbanked and poor, so it may be slow adoption., but in many 3rd world countries with unstable national currencies, it has done wonders.

Comment Re:Icahn is bluffing (Score 1) 59

Exactly. A quick look at his little history (especially with Yahoo a few years back) shows that he's only in it to score some meat from a dying company while the victim is still breathing. Notice that he doesn't really go after healthy, growing companies - only those which show signs of being in serious trouble.

Netflix doesn't seem to be showing signs of trouble, or serious trouble. They had a big bump in the road with Quickster, but seem to be all stream ahead now.

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