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Comment Re:Aren't we getting a bit ahead of ourselves... (Score 1) 289

Once you're in orbit, you're halfway to anywhere. The moon, Venus and asteroids are all easier targets than Mars. Some of the moons of Jupiter may well be easier targets too. Mars is hard because it's big, with a thin atmosphere, so you need heavy equipment to land and take off. For Venus you just stay in orbit. For smaller moons with no atmospheres you need a lot less mass in fuel and heat shielding to land and take off again. You can use that space for more life support and radiation shielding.

Comment Re: Good (Score 1) 534

I don't think that's true. There are people who really do like ads. I used to have roommates who eagerly awaited the daily delivery of fliers, then spent the evening reading them all.

I don't understand it, but these people do exist. However, they're not the ones running ad blockers. Those are the people who hate ads with a passion. If I were an advertiser I would thank ad block for offering a free way for me to avoid pissing them off.

Comment Re:Easy answer: (Score 1) 49

That's one particular gene that is associated with Alzheimer's. There is no "Alzheimer's" gene, despite what the summary says. Even if there were, it doesn't mean you can't do anything to delay it. You could make an argument that the disease called death starts having an effect at the age of zero, but you should still buckle up and not smoke.

Comment Re:Run faster on the treadmill (Score 1) 89

Yahoo's "hope" seems pretty optimistic all right. I'd think they'd be more interested in the finding the vulnerability bit anyway. Run it on your code before you make it live and fix the bugs yourself if you have to.

They probably decided they needed to explain why a major tech company was sponsoring develop of automated cracking tools though.

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