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Belief In God Correlates With Better Mental Health Treatment Outcomes

Xeoz The power of friends? (931 comments)

Having an invisible friend that you know not only believes in you but genuinely loves you is a powerful thing. I'd be very interested to know if people with human friends who love and believe in them enjoy the similar success.

about a year and a half ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

Xeoz HTML5? But that doesn't exist yet. (2254 comments)

The design isn't bad, but why did you use HTML5? Maybe you haven't checked slashdot recently, but that isn't a valid standard, yet.

more than 3 years ago
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5 Reasons Tablets Suck, and You Won't Buy One

Xeoz I disagree, tablets (slates) can be useful (553 comments)

If you want a little computer that is extremely mobile and can follow you to the meeting table or the bed then a slate device is where it's at. The technology simply wasn't there before. Most of the old tablets only worked with a stylus, the ones that had touch screens only had single-touch and were very poor at detecting them. Now we have multi-touch capacitive and much smarter software and more powerful hardware. The iPad still sucks because it is an overgrown iPhone, a novelty that keeps you locked into the app store. Windows slates will be useful. And before the mac fanboys start flaming me over "But windowz isnt design for touch", Windows 7 works very well for touch. Also, since it can run any windows software there will be more software specifically designed to help touch screen users.

Personally, I will be getting a new generation slate PC, probably the HP Slate or the Hanvon BC10C.

more than 4 years ago
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Things To Look For In a Web Hosting Company?

Xeoz Transparency (456 comments)

Personally, I have to look for a hosting company with active public forums and public conversations between users and the staff. This makes all of the difference in the world. You don't want a company that is trying to hide from you. The more public communication and discussion the better. IRC is always a plus. Other key points: Good contact information, good references on the web... and a good web site. After all a hosting company should be web savvy enough to not be using tables and HTML 4 frames.

more than 4 years ago
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Really Misleading Ads From Broadband Providers

Xeoz Re:The sad part (256 comments)

That's the idea, and that's why their marketing is geared towards the lowest common denominator. The want to hook granny up for $140/mo and see almost no usage from her. But when someone who can actually use that connection comes along, they accuse the customer of "abusing" the service. In my area there are only two choices for internet, AT&T DSL, and Comcast Cable. I'm sticking with my AT&T even though it is slower just because they don't care if I peg my connection 24x7.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazing New Movies of Saturn's Moons

Xeoz Almost as impressive as the mission itself (32 comments)

This mission was launched back in 1997. It didn't reach Saturn until 2004. Way back, in the days of yore (1997) the internet was just going mainstream, no one had a digital camera and a to get processing power equivalent to today's average desktop would require a room full of computers. I can't wait to see the results of the latest solar system explorers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassini%E2%80%93Huygens

more than 3 years ago
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Three Lawmakers Ask For Enforcement Against Leak Sites

Xeoz Falls under freedom of press (316 comments)

The press is allowed to post anything newsworthy, no matter how the information got into their hands, even if it was acquired via illegal actions. So long as the press organization and it's agents have not done anything illegal to get it.

more than 4 years ago
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Virgin Galactic Unveils SpaceShipTwo

Xeoz Re:It's ugly but it's the future of space explorat (260 comments)

I think if large deposits of easily mined gold were discovered on mars then there would be a hell of a lot more interest in getting there. The logistics still do not exist, but at least people would start really working on solutions. Which would be a big improvement, right now space travel is viewed as a novelty. Make it something useful and productive and we'll see huge advancements in short periods of time.

more than 4 years ago
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Virgin Galactic Unveils SpaceShipTwo

Xeoz It's ugly but it's the future of space exploration (260 comments)

As much as I love NASA and the space program, it is time to private companies to start building an industry out of it. Only when private companies find profits in space will we see real progress. Unfortunately, no one has thought of a way to make money off of it yet. Other than insanely rich tourists.

more than 4 years ago
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Murdoch To Explore Blocking Google Searches

Xeoz The last angry twitches of a dieing media format (549 comments)

Newspapers are a dieing media. The time when everyone pays for a subscription to get yesterdays news is over. This is just the frustration of a billionaire watching his format die. If he was willing to adapt and embrace new media then he would find new ways to make money. To bad, we need good journalists in new media, not stuck in the past with angry old men.

more than 4 years ago

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