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Comment Re:But of course! (Score 1) 117

Indeed, indeed. There is a certain amount of necessity to it. Personally, I'm all for standardization as far as web content goes. It really would stand to benefit the masses.

One of the big problems, though, is getting said masses to go along with it. There're a certain number of individuals out there that just don't want to play nice. They want to do things their way, regardless of what "standards" the majorities want to enforce. The internet's a big place, and it's tough to get everyone in it to follow the rules.

Comment Re:So push notification but no background apps? (Score 2, Interesting) 619

The apps still won't run in the background, but yes, that's the intended purpose. Basically, take an IM client as a great example. For most of them out there (Beejive and others excepted, because they're smart), when the app isn't running, you're logged out of the service, and people have to know your phone number to send you messages. With 3.0, apps like IM clients can notify the phone directly when its user has received a new message, then they can tap into the app and get said message. This is how it was initially intended to be, and it'll be nice to finally see some follow-through.

Comment Re:Good for them (Score 2, Informative) 123

Exactly. Yeah, there's a lot of hate out there for 'em. You can't be a big guy in the market and avoid hate. You have to admit, though, that being said big guy does have its advantages in areas like this. There's a lot of power in this company. No matter how much some of us may dislike Microsoft, they deserve some props for the strokes of genius they occasionally show. I'm impressed, at least.

Comment Re:Pathetic moon. (Score 1) 102

It's all really about the proportion. Take the size of this object, and compare it to all the tiny little things floating around in those rings. It's significantly bigger, and therefore, could reasonably be called a moon.

Yeah, forget the fact that it's a speck compared to Saturn itself, but whatever. Let them have their wonky classification "standards". :P

Comment Re:Can you blame them? (Score 1, Interesting) 770

No blame whatsoever. The US seems to be a sinking ship as of late; why not abandon it and head to solid ground? I'd likely do the same if I were in their position. I don't blame them one bit. It's like Zelos from ToP said. "I side with the strongest." In terms of one's own self-preservation, it's a very smart move.

It begs a question, though. Will there be some time down the road when, should our economy rebound and achieve the levels that those people once sought again? And, if so, would we see a sort of inverse-mass-exodus? Only time will tell, I suppose.

Comment Re:Just around the corner... (Score 0) 139

See, there's the distinction here. TFA makes it sound like these cells are somehow superior to the embryonic ones, where the truth is that they really just happen to better suit different purposes.

The change of not having to use a virus to make the necessary adjustment is quite the nice improvement, though. It'll really help the stability and reliability, and much lessen the risk of negative effects resulting from said viral interference.

Man, medical science these days never ceases to amaze me.

Comment So, maybe I'm missing something here... (Score 0) 204

...but what's the big deal? I did RTFA, for the record, and it just doesn't seem like it make a whole lot of sense. Visitors get a tracking cookie, which happens literally all the time when you visit websites. So why is this suddenly a big deal when it involves the President's blog? I...just don't get it. Why should someone care so much about such a trivial little thing like a tracking cookie? Anyone want to provide a poor user like myself with some enlightenment?

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