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Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 222

Now we've eliminated the majority of nuclear weapons, it's become irrelevant

Huh? Two countries both have enough nuclear warheads to comfortably annihilate all human life several times over. Six more have enough to put a significant dent in it.

It doesn't matter if you eliminate the "majority" if what remains is more than enough to get the job done.

(Not that I think that the clock thing is particularly useful)

Comment Still with the Roomba? (Score 2) 246

Can we please stop treating the Roomba as a harbinger of the inevitable robot apocalypse?

It's just about the most trivial "robot" you can imagine, it's been around for over a decade, and in that time, there hasn't been a single new development in the "robotic home automation" market that it was supposed to usher in.

It's just a silly gimmick - it does a good enough job of vacuuming your Cheetos crumbs (though not nearly as well as getting off your ass for 5 minutes would), and that's about it.

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