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Comment Mars had water once (Score 2) 41

Can we please stop with the "Mars once had water!" stuff? Mars had water once three billion or so years ago. It probably still has traces of it left, and there's possibly primitive life there. We're dicking around in LE-orbit, hitching rides from the Russians. Boots on Mars. Read it. Learn it. Understand it. Make it happen.

Comment Re:The "Cloud" (Score 1, Insightful) 280

And better data mining techniques too. Anyone who believes that Dell or any other company doing something like this (Apple) won't leverage this level of control into dictating what the user sees is engaging in wishful thinking. Consheepmers might see the device as a convenience, but Dell will see it as a marketing tool & will be in total control of whatever information it provides. This whole movement away from PCs to handheld devices (tablets/smartphones) represents a paradigm shift away from local control & content creation, to remote control & content consumption. The Idiocracy has begun.

Comment The "Cloud" (Score 5, Insightful) 280

I can't be the only one who's creeped out about this. All my data in "the cloud"... I know, I know, it's been going on for years, but me, I like my data on my own machine away from anyone else. The is just more devolution of the power of the individual & transferring it to others, who may not necessarily have the individual's best interests in mind. Keep your little machine Dell.

Comment Buzzwords and overthinking (Score 2) 453

The article is just a bunch of buzzwords trying to appear profound on that basis. There are only three things that matter in the world of online dating sites: (1) Have an attractive picture, (2) Have an attractive picture, and (3) Make sure your picture is attractive. That's 99.44% of online dating right there. You can write out the most heartfelt and sincere profile in the whole world and it will go unreplied to. Likewise when responding to womens' profiles; I don't think it matters at all what you write beyond a certain minimum of decorum. It's a meat (meet) market, pure and simple, and it's pure Darwinism.

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