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Comment: Let's see (Score 0, Troll) 136

by Crashmarik (#49366031) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

Wasn't it supposed to raising 2 degrees/decade yy now ?

Aren't the poles supposed to be ice free by now ?

Isn't Florida supposed to be underwater ?

Isn't the entire east coast supposed to be rubble from super hurricanes ?

Dustbowls that would make the 1930s look like nothing ?

Really enough of the chicken little.

Comment: Buy three computers for three apps (Score 1) 179

JavaScript lets you run web applications on any platform that supports JavaScript. If developers are forced to make the applications native instead, they are likely to make the applications exclusive to a particular computing platform, which is not necessarily the platform that you happen to run. Does JavaScript use more energy than it costs to manufacture and run three different computers, each for an exclusive app?

Besides, a lot of these "managed" environments provide type safety guarantees. Preventing your data from being lost or disclosed due to a defect in a program can be worth more than the marginal cost of a managed environment.

Comment: Re:He's good. (Score 3, Insightful) 182

by Troed (#49362355) Attached to: Prison Inmate Emails His Own Release Instructions To the Prison

I can assure you that pretty much everyone* has access to investment vehicles with a larger return than 2%.

By definition it's not possible for everyone to be able to beat inflation.

Having worked in finance

Understandable. Daniel Kahneman has some amusing anecdotes who people who work in finance really don't seem to figure out what it is they're really doing.


"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990