Does the fact that the guy was 24 have any bearing on the story what-so-ever? Why not say "scam artist" or something more generic?
And this is my point - we're giving false legitimacy to the "look how cold this winter is!" every time we point out "look how hot this summer is!"
I really wish the pro-AGW side wouldn't focus on these events so much. It's pretty much irrelevant whether a month or quarter were "the warmest on record" and only leads to deniers pointing out all the "coldest on record" events as they happen.
AGW is about long-term trends. Focus on that.
You call that good TV???
FWIW I moved to Feedly / Beyondpod from Reader / Listen. Beyondpod can import feeds from Feedly too. It's not quite as seamless as Reader/Listen but it works out pretty well. I don't add new feeds terribly often though.
Because all Slashdot is these days is bitching about which programming languages suck the most.
NVM - I misread things (and confused copyright with patent).
That's an awful argument. By that definition nothing can ever be copyrighted (which may be your point). Music is, after all, just a unique set of sounds the instruments could already make - the already existed.
Is there evidence to support any of these assertions? Just because it's less "unlikely" doesn't mean it's "true."
One of the beauties of X11 has been the fact that the application programmer typically does not even have to
That's simply not true. It's very easy to write an application using X11 that works reasonably well with a local view but performs *terribly* when running remotely. You definitely need to take these cases into consideration when developing your application.
Sure - you don't need to make special calls in order to get network transparency - but these days nobody does. RDP and other OS-level remote desktoping things will do that for any application - and often better.
I remember the glory days of X and showing coworkers how cool it was that I could work remotely from a machine with ease. But these days X11 just sucks compared to other remote desktop offerings - especially over high-latency connections.
Obviously it wasn't a REAL Linux distro then.
"Getting money our of politics" is the first step that needs to be taken before any other reforms have a realistic chance of succeeding.
This is not an end - it's a beginning.
A compiled binary doesn't care how well-written your C is if you are running it on the wrong platform.
They still do - particularly motorcycle cops.