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Comment This validates how many cheesy movies? (Score 1) 93

Yet another case of popular media predicting actual science.

Seriously, I think there was at least one James Bond ("Never Say Never"?) with this theme as well as one in which eyes were carried around in plastic baggies to break security. I think the big part of this was the "ick" factor to create audience buzz.

Comment If you answer "Yes", then I won't be hiring you... (Score 2) 149

I have a Win (various), Mac, Linux and Chromebook devices which I install OS (as well as browser) previews on to test my software on and hopefully give me a bit of runway to report a problem in an upcoming release. As a few others have noted, my primary (development) systems have stable versions of the OSes in which I review all updates and only install security patches.

If somebody is so irresponsible and so chained to the idea of being on the bleeding edge that you put previews on your primary machines, then I wouldn't trust you with my company's software.

Who is this "We" that were wondering in the question? Why would you think that serious professionals (or even semi-serious hackers) would do such a, frankly stupid, thing?

Comment Re:I'm morbidly obese... (Score 1) 202

If you haven't been to a doctor in 15 years - how do you know you are "in better health today than I ever was before"?

I'm very suspicious about the claim that you are maintaining 350lbs on a 1,500 calorie a day diet. With any kind of exercise, you should be losing weight, not maintaining it. Maybe if you were eating 1,500 calories a meal, three times a day you would be maintaining that weight.

I'm happy you feel good - but at 350lbs and not losing weight on what should be minimal caloric input, I suspect that you should be seriously thinking about swallowing a bit of humble pie and going for a much delayed doctor's appointment.

After all, you don't want those relatives of yours spilling drinks and cigarette ashes into your coffin.

Comment âoeCell on Wings.â??? (Score 5, Insightful) 114

Aren't we at the point where enough is enough?

To the /. powers that be, could you please update your systems so submitters can copy and paste with a reasonable expectation that characters like double quotes (") don't get mangled? At the very least, downgrade your editor system so these issues can be seen before the item is released?

Isn't this supposed to be the premier site for âoepropellerheadsâ? I think that it is long past when annoyance this should have been fixed.

Comment So Philip Marlowe belongs to? (Score 1) 354

Would it be:
- Humphrey Bogart
- Elliot Gould
- Robert Mitchum
- Dick Powell
- James Garner
- Robert Montgomery
- James Caan
- George Montgomery
- I think there's another couple or three actors that also have played the Mr. Chandler's detective.

Not to take away Mr. Takei's performance as "Sulu" in ST:TOS, but it's a role and when another actor performs it they should be allowed to put their own spin on it. That goes for the writers, the director and the producers.

I guess you could argue that the creator has the final say, but apparently Mr. Takei approach Gene Roddenberry about making Sulu gay and he refused saying that he was pushing too many buttons already and didn't want the show to get cancelled.

Unfortunately, Mr. Roddenberry is dead and the franchise has been moved onto others who have different ideas about the characters.

Personally, I think that's a good thing.

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