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Comment Re:Theocracies (Score 1) 862

even the otherwise very conservative Catholic church has no problem with evolution or the big bang.

Indeed. The so-called Big Bang theory was the work of a Catholic Priest, Monseigneur Georges Lemaitre. In response he was elected as member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, eventually becoming its president.

Comment What's new? (Score 5, Insightful) 234

I've worked for big companies, and for startups. I have to say that on-campus dining facilities are pretty standard for big companies. We normally call them "cafeterias" but if you want to call it a restaurant knock yourself out.

Not to mention that Google's in-house chefs are a thing of legend. I really don't see what's news here.

Comment Re:And the geek shall inherit the earth... (Score 2) 237

It's nice to see real Engineers getting a bit of recognition for a change.

On Slashdot.

No. In the Seattle Times. Like most stories on /., this is just a summary of an article that appears elsewhere. This is why you sometimes see people saying "RTFA" or "Didn't RTFA". These are hints that a poster who wishes to be knowledgeable about the thing that they're commenting on would actually read the fine article and not just the summary.

Comment Re:Qt (Score 2) 90

How do you pronounce a name like that?

I hate to feed a troll, but there's three schools of thought here:

  1. Cue-Tee
  2. Cutie
  3. Cute

Comment Re:huh (Score 1) 212

If it's that important, why not just have uniforms?

In a way, they do have uniforms. The uniform is the method of dress spelled out in the dress code.Their uniform just has more variation allowed.

But what would uniforms save? You still need to tell people how to wear them. The US Air Force spends about 160 pages (annoying PDF) telling people how to wear theirs.

Comment Re:mind blowing? (Score 1) 465

Ok, let's get one thing straight -- the Cylons "evolving" into human form was not "mind blowing". It just wasn't.

Agreed. it wasn't even new to the Galactica canon. We first see human looking cylons in "The Night the Cyclons Landed" two-parter (aka "the halloween episode" with a special Wolfman Jack appearance) of Galactica 1980.

Comment Re:Cat (Score 3, Informative) 138

So really, the first picture of a human was porn, and not the picture in this article? That's awesome!

No. You made the mistake of reading the summary and thinking that somehow reflected what the fine article said. It's a common mistake here. If you actually take the time to read the rather brief article itself, you will find that the first photo of a human was in 1838.

Comment More fun with Math (Score 5, Informative) 175

399 images included the location of the camera at the time the image was taken, and 102 images included the name of the photographer. ...

Or, to summarize from the other point of view...

"97.4% of images did not include the location of the camera at the time the image was taken, and 99.3% of images did not include the name of the photographer. ... "

Google

Submission + - Bing to Become Default iPhone Search?

snydeq writes: BusinessWeek reports ongoing talks between Apple and Microsoft to make Bing the default search engine for the iPhone. The discussions reflect an accelerating rivalry between Apple and Google, one that some believe will be the most important rivalry in tech in the years to come. 'Apple and Google know the other is their primary enemy,' says one person familiar with Apple's thinking. 'Microsoft is now a pawn in that battle.'

Submission + - Apple to make Bing default iPhone search engine? (businessweek.com)

recoiledsnake writes: Business Week is reporting that Apple is in talks with Microsoft to replace Google as the default search engine on its iPhone, according to two people familiar with the matter. "Apple and Google know the other is their primary enemy," says one of the people, who's familiar with Apple's thinking. "Microsoft is now a pawn in that battle." Apple is also working on ways to manage ad placement on its mobile devices, a move that would encroach on Google's ad-serving business. The person familiar with Apple's thinking says Apple has a "skunk works" looking at a search offering of its own, and believes that "if Apple does do a search deal with Microsoft, it's about buying itself time."

Comment Re:The classic double speak (Score 1) 441

Charge for extra service for the offending 3%.

"Offending"?

If someone buys "UNLIMITED" (all caps to match marketing material) access, shouldn't they be entitled to UNLIMITED (all caps to match marketing material) usage without being considered "offending"? That's like saying my family uses too much milk because we drink the full gallon instead of letting it go bad.

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