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Comment: Re:Better revolution in beekeeping (Score 1) 128

by CanadianMacFan (#49138147) Attached to: Inventors Revolutionize Beekeeping

And so instead of fixing the underlying problem we'll put another band-aid on top and hope that it stops the bleeding. The problem is that one day we are going to run out of band-aids or that the bleeding will be too much.

It may be less disruptive to keep the almond orchards but it's the better solution. Unfortunately almonds are making so much money that it won't happen. Not only would a varied crop rotation be better for the bees but it would be better for the water management of the regions. Almonds require a lot of water and the orchards are draining the aquifers dry. But they just drill deeper instead of using techniques to reduce water (for example, not planting so many almonds).

Comment: Not that bad (Score 1) 466

by CanadianMacFan (#49138023) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

The icons aren't the worst thing. There's plenty else on the screenshot that would drive me batty before the new icons. I'm so glad that I only have to use Windows once or twice a year because I got so tired of fighting with it. Now if I could just find a good software package to do Canadian business taxes on the Mac.

Comment: Re:The biggest challenge? (Score 1) 185

by CanadianMacFan (#49116339) Attached to: Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

Using the phone to replace the cards with bar codes on them is handy because it's removing a number of cards from your wallet. I've got four or five apps for loyalty programs on my phone that means I don't need to have the card in my wallet. I don't have them hooked up to pay automatically but I could with a couple of them.

Comment: Re:Nature... (Score 2) 420

by CanadianMacFan (#49113559) Attached to: What If We Lost the Sky?

I came here to mention this. For some reason the people that suggest reducing the light hitting the surface always fail to grasp that it would also reduce the crop yields (along with the growth of all of the other plants, reducing their carbon uptake). It would also reduce the electricity generated from solar power plants.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 291

by CanadianMacFan (#49057081) Attached to: Should We Really Try To Teach Everyone To Code?

Or a realization that people have strengths and weaknesses. I happen to find programming easy but if you wanted me to do something artistic such as a painting or write a poem then I would have great difficulty.

I don't know why there is such a great focus on getting people to code. I think that people need to know how computers work but you don't need to know how to program in order to achieve that. We don't expect everyone to become a doctor in order to teach them about health or you don't have to become an accountant in order to balance your bank account. But for some reason when it comes to computers we think that people have to become programmers.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.