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Comment Facebook Says Thanks! (Score 1) 98

Fine, you think you've got a cozy little electronic commons where everything will be unicorns and rainbows if we are all just willing to show our beautiful selves to one another. In the meantime, Facebook and its partners are making bank data mining your junk and marketing to you. And they say, "Thanks!"

Comment Summary Incorrect (Score 0) 290

The B-52 did not "[drop] the first hydrogen bomb in the Bikini Islands in 1956" as the summary states. The first hydrogen bomb was much too heavy to fly, resembling a locomotive in size and weight. "Ivy Mike" was the first hydrogen bomb tested, detonated by the United States at Enewetak Atoll on November 1, 1952. It weighed 80 tons and yielded about 10 megatons.

Comment Re:Visual Studio RT? No. (Score 1) 182

So more busted old shit is constantly created and ported to the current MS platform to become the new 'busted old shit' that people need to be able to run on new machines.

Interesting. This makes me think that Apple may have discovered the "secret sauce", albeit accidentally. With each processor transition, Apple has provided a compatibility window that slammed shut at a point in time not too far from the transition; but, far enough to satisfy the vast majority of their customers. The Intel transition featured Rosetta, for a while (until 10.6), then dropped it. This effectively flushed the 'busted old shit' straight down the pipes.

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I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.