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Comment Re:The main motive for a private enterprise is pro (Score 1) 580

The main motive for a private enterprise and for people in general, is profit.

For private enterprise, sure, but people have much greater hobbies - generally profit is seen as means to an end (or to ends if you will), at least by healthy individuals.

But people in general have very little motive to colonize mars (as being part of it), and to be able to achieve it they would need to either be able to pay someone enough to make it profitable or do all the work needed to get and set up conditions they can live in there themselves. I don't see that as likely - However there might be growing amount of people willing to leave from this planet to existing colony in future... if there would be one, that is. And I see such colony being rather unlikely to be done as a long term for-profit business plan - in comparison a (multi)government supported colonization sounds far greater, but one likely to happen much further in future, if ever (rooting for the former).

Comment Re:Neil DeGrasse Tyson may be right - now, but... (Score 1) 580

I'm pretty sure going to the toilet in the middle of the night costs as much as it ever did (unless you count accidentally dropping your phone in).

If you got there alive and unharmed, sure, but it wasn't until indoor toilets becoming the norm for middle- and low-class people too, which wasn't that long ago (in wealthy countries - for the whole globe we still have long to go to get there), when it got safe too.

Comment Re:Arch Linux (Score 1) 92

Seriously, the AC is talking of running servers on office environment for 6 years now - unless it's fiction he obviously must have a job as maintaining servers and/or as system administrator for them.

And you AC talk about "nub" (wtf is that anyway, must you turn l33t sp33k even dumber?). 6 years (and who knows how long experience of Linux out-of-field), and you AC talk about mistake in the beginning.

Really? :) *sparkle*

Comment Re:Microsoft and Bill Gates (Score 1) 577

I think the piece about dealing with hurricanes was meant to mean better dealing with surviving them, not prevent them with magical pixie fairies.

It's obvious to anyone with no anti-Obama bias effecting their interpratation (if that's not right word, sorry, not my native language) of everything so they see something other than what it obvious means - something they can call laughable.

Comment Re:Yes but is this different (Score 1) 446

Lots of sex, with lots of partners (as stated) increases your risk of getting an STD. Especially if you don't wear protection. People (in general) only wear protection a fraction of the time they have sex (don't know the numbers, but if you are an adult, can you tell me you/he wore a condom 100% of the times you got a blow job, or had sex, etc.)

Not in a trusting relationship, but other than that I've been very strict about using condom 100% time during random sex slash with friends with benefits. Especially with men/anal with women, but that's not important as it already was 100% anyway.

Comment Re:Med students (Score 1) 446

So, care to tell me how the healthy and fit patient is supposed to feel walking into a doctors office to find the nurse waddling up to their industrial-strength chair?

And then finding yourself growing impatient as you have to wait an extra 10 minutes for your obese doctor to come wheezing in from his smoke break to talk to you about lifestyle choices?

Funny thing about bias and obesity. It tends to swing both ways. Seems the arrogance of the med industry thinks this is a one-way door.

Of course it goes both ways, and the study makes no claim it doesn't, or does it now?

Btw, I've had a doctor a bit like you describe (not as over the top, but the drift is same), and he was one of my best doctors. He never judged people but did his best to help with whatever was their problem. If he thought the patients life choices may affect how he/she follows the treatment he might have verbally pushed the importance of it, but never did he mistreat at least me.

I wouldn't know, but maybe the fact he knew that he too was only a human might have had something to do with it.

Comment Re:why does your phone need software running on yo (Score 1) 519

Yeah, I doubt the iOS 5 can provide me the functionality I get with phone + computer. No, I don't doubt, I know - it won't rip my CD's or DVD's (whether for music or video too it won't do it) for one. I could list many others, but why? I made it really easy for you and you either get it or don't - besides as someone who's never gonna own an iPhone (*knocks on wood*, there's been two iPod's already, practically free second hand - but I used gtkpod, not iTunes to manage them).

Comment Re:Getting an education today is hard (Score 1) 289

By buried in the install discs do you mean like they are still left uninstalled by default? Because I can't be sure if I'm right but I remember wondering other way to get it on Win95 than copying from MS-DOS 5.0 on our old 286 :) I don't think I found it from the disc, although I did browse it sometimes and bumped in to surprise music video, but if it was installed then I truly have erroneous memories.

Comment Re:Just wanna say (Score 1) 273

I wish I could, but rather than post a good long explanation of deeper politics of USA versus other western countries with most have parties all along the left-right axis - which in itself may not be that good indicator, for example there's a party here in Finland which is economically on left but socially on right.

The best I can say is that the parties have very little difference on large things that truly matter. And even of these things the differences are only on areas they've chosen to be used as weapon against other, so usually moral/social issues (like gay marriage). USA democracy seems sad enough because it's trapped in nearly impossible to break two-party game - without a huge percent of people starting to vote for "3rd parties" anyway. But economically these parties are very close from my Nordic point of view, and while socially Democrats might be a bit more noticeably on left the truth is that in comparison to most mixed-system democracies the only two parties currently seriously (as seen by others) in the game are clearly on the right from the middle of the fictionary axis.

If someone can really explain/write about this better/deeper I'd be glad too. Even just to read it myself.

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 252

I'm not "free as in speech zealot", unless you can be one and still be OK with people choosing proprietary license for their software (note, it will affect my choices though it's not a showstopper, but a "free... ...zealot" would not only choose another software but actively oppose the whole choice of selecting proprietary license). But I will draw the line on DRM crap. And nobody is crapping their DRM crap on my crappy crap. End of crap.

DRM is purely evil and anti-"legit customer".

However if there are any non-DRM "protected" titles on Steam for Linux I'd be glad to try the system.

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