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Comment Re:More proof (Score 2, Insightful) 414

LGBT people and atheists don't usually have a massive great chip on their shoulder and go out and riot if they don't get what they think they're owed by society. Isn't it odd how there's no quota required for indians? Perhaps its something to do with them working hard and not expecting a good job to be handed to them on a plate simply because of their skin colour.

Comment Err, yes it can and will (Score 2) 211

The sun is slowly heating up. Regardless of what we do as a species, in a few billion years the sun will get too hot for any of the current negative feedback mechanisms in earths climate to offset and the oceans will start to evaporate away.

That said, I'm not too worried about a runaway greenhouse happening due to man made climate change. If a 6 mile wide asteroid 65 million years ago that set most of the terrestrial plant matter on fire couldn't manage it I doubt we will. What we will do however is make it unpleasently hot in the equatorial latitudes for ourselves.

Comment And the world said... (Score 1, Insightful) 159


Sorry Apple, but your watch is not the killer product you thought it was. Beyond the usual fanboys nobody is interested, not just in your smartwatch, but in any smartwatch. Phones do everything the watch can do much better except as a convenient way to tell the time, and if thats all you need the watch to do you can get a a Casio for the price of a takeaway that will do it equally well and have a 5 year battery life on top.

Comment The irony is... (Score 4, Interesting) 280

that it could well be obsolete in less time than it took to develop it if computer controlled drones keep advancing at their current rate. There was a story not long ago about a computer flying a simulated fighter outperforming a top gun in a dogfight. Move technology on 15 years and putting a pilot in a fighter could seem rather quaint.

Comment Re:Has Nintendo not heard of smartphones? (Score 0, Flamebait) 158

No one over the age of 12 gives a damn about any of Nintendos game franchises. If they think they're going to corner the kids market then good luck to them, but they might find that the kids have moved on.

"Those that think it's about the hardware, just do not play games."

Of course its about the hardware or we'd all still be playing games on an Atari 2600.

Comment Has Nintendo not heard of smartphones? (Score 1) 158

Anyone who wants decent mobile gaming has already got a choice of dozens of devices that also do more than just play games. I don't understand the logic behind this. Perhaps it'll work in japan but it'll be a dismal failure everywhere else. Still, its their billions to burn. Meanwhile playstation and xbox just keep on trucking...

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