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Comment: Re:Terrifying. (Score 1) 51 51

This is the most terrifying and ridiculous thing I've seen in my entire life.

No, the most terrifying and ridiculous thing would be if it was rewritten in JavaScript which outputted Java source that piped C# source that then, when compiled and executed, outputted as an x86 ASM program that produced a PHP script.

Comment:! (Score 1) 43 43

> Sure but SpaceX's goal to land the first stage has little to do with its cargo launch capabilities

It has a great deal to do with the cost of missions. They've not yet created a working human-rated craft. I applaud their work, but I'd call that the _next_ lap of the space race.

Comment: Re:The straightforward (Score 1) 99 99

> The situations where the system is abused to steal someones domain is so rare that its not worth worrying about.

What makes you think this? There are entire companies that squat potentially useful domain names, and resell them as desired. They've fallen in prominence as registration has become easier, and registrars have evolved policies to recover expired domain names more quickly. Most of them are pretty benign, and will turn the domain over to the original for what is effectively a "finder's fee". But it's a _very_ common practice.

Comment:! (Score 1) 43 43

This lap, yes. The Space Shuttle had roughly 3 times the cargo capacity of a Soyuz vehicle, but never fulfilled its design goal of being a "space truck" that could be refettied quickly and cheaply. SpaceX is having problems with the "land on a barge" task, which _no one_ has ever done before.

Comment: Re:Depression is not self pity (Score 1) 176 176

> Would you say a financially comfortable american with terminal cancer is 'better off' than 99% of the world?

Better off than at least 50% of the world, possibly as high as 90%. They have access to high grade medical care which has a chance of saving them, time to spend with their family, some resources to leave for their family's care, access to high quality painkillers, and an opportunity to do a few "final wishes" they might otherwise miss out on. I've had several friends die from cancer: while the end can be devastating and agonizing, their day to day life leading up to that end was often far better than the ordinary world citizen's life.

Comment: Re:Not Exactly.... (Score 1) 476 476

I get how it works. I disagree completely that any access to a third party WiFi network should be up to any permissions model put out by Microsoft, or that I should have to basically implement the kludge so that the network is excluded.

It's a shitty idea, pure and simple.

Comment: Re:if that's true, (Score 4, Informative) 476 476

I don't care about whether you can prevent sharing with your friends on FB it whatever, what I care about is me not having to alter my network settings so that if I give you access to my WiFi network, you sharing MY network information with the pwoe you're "friends" with.

The star of riches is shining upon you.