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Comment Re: color me surprised... (Score 2, Insightful) 119

How is this different from safari, Firefox or chrome or than the geographical location?

Because it sounds much more scary to say "your private info is being sent to China" than "your private data is being sent to Mountain View".

There's no *actual* difference, of course; but the press can run with this story, because China == scary and California == good.

Comment Re:Arguing over the subjective (Score 4, Interesting) 523

I both heartily agree with him, and think he's a crackpot. If you're trying to attract unpaid people to work on a project, this isn't the way to do it.

// and, for the record, who uses c-style comments any more?
// haven't written one in years
// double-slash comments are the one and only improvement that c++ gave us

Comment What is a "city" (Score 2) 100

Anyone who has lived and worked in the Bay Area knows: "San Francisco" and "Silicon Valley" (Mountain View/Sunnyvale) and "San Jose" and "East Bay" are very different, very distinct markets. Heck, we're talking about an area the size of Rhode Island; why wouldn't they be distinct? But oh so many studies, done by so-called professionals, confuses the areas, or mashes them together.

Comment Re:I don't want redmond working on this (Score 1) 120

I *do* want Redmond working on this. Hopefully they'll bet Microsoft's future on it, fail spectacularly, and bankrupt the company.

We had hopes there with Windows Phone, but they just didn't invest enough cash to bring about financial ruin. AI will take much more time, effort and money - so there's a better chance.

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