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Comment Re:Sudo did this better 15 years ago (Score 1) 495

"su" was replaced for almost use by "sudo" shortly after its first release in 1999

I think you meant to say that it was replaced for most uses. What's great about sudo is that nothing happened to su. It's still there, and still works like you expect it to. systemd, on the other hand...

Comment Re:Still uses WebView (Score 1) 70

English absorbs words and they become part of the language, albeit ones with roots in different languages.

Dude, we didn't even change the pronunciation of "taco", or those other words (much). They're not loanwords if you're trying to use them faithfully and you know what language they belong to. Ice-a creamu, that's a loanword. CD pray-er, debatable.

Comment Re: History repeats. (Score 1) 80

I solved that problem by just not watching Stargate after it became boring. Then when Atlantis came out, I was excited, and watched it. That made me go back and watch the original show. I'm just sad they only cancelled the last show when it was starting to hit its stride. If they were just going to do that, they didn't need to bother to begin with.

Comment Re:Which is why (Score 1) 250

By the way, the current state of research seems to be that carbohydrate restricted diets work well in the short term but have only modest success in the long term.

Right, I linked that story because it speaks directly to the deception from the NIH and the USDA. It wasn't about the diet — I had great success the first time, and less weight loss the second time, so now I'm just watching what I eat — but about the deliberate attempts to deceive by our government. Shock, amazement, I know. At best they were trying to look busy. More likely, they were working on behalf of the rising processed foods industry.

Comment Re:Mirrored drones = deadly disco balls? (Score 4, Informative) 120

The mirror coating is barely reflective to a laser, and will burn off just about as quickly as the camouflage coating which you propose. What is needed to have any real effect is an ablative laser coating which continues to be reflective as it is burned away. AFAIK no such material exists as of yet, in spite of being prophesied in roll-playing games (i.e. Battletech.)

However, yes, there will be some reflections while the target is being cooked, and if it is at low altitudes that could be quite dangerous to any spectators.

Comment Re:When the alternative is paywalls (Score 1) 233

Would you prefer to have to buy a separate $20 per year subscription for each domain that you visit? Or what third option am I missing?

More sponsored content with embedded advertisement, of course. Some of this is shit, some of it is entertaining. The world's fastest car show sponsored by battery tender may be stamped battery tender all over it, but it doesn't really detract from the experience. It's almost kind of nostalgic, in a mutual of omaha's wild kingdom kind of way.

Fear is the greatest salesman. -- Robert Klein