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Comment: Re:Don't fix it if it ain't broke (Score 2) 257 257

by raptor_87 (#41271051) Attached to: For Android Users, 2012 Is Still the Year of Gingerbread
The users generally don't have a choice. Eg: a number of Motorola phones released in 2011 (Droid 3, Droid X2) will never see ICS, and while most released in 2012 will, the upgrades are still being rolled out.

Comment: Re:Milky Way (Score 4, Informative) 118 118

by raptor_87 (#36074080) Attached to: Worldwide Night Sky Stitched Together In 5 Gigapixel Image

In an area with minimal/no light pollution, the Milky Way is about as hard to miss as the ground. It appears as a giant (10+ degree wide) ragged band with various dark spots and veins. At the right times of year/night, you can see it stretching from horizon to horizon.

But in most towns, it's just a faint bit of paleness near the zenith. And completely invisible in even a small city.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.