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Comment: Re:Great. Let's sit here and wait for the next wav (Score 5, Insightful) 422

by CurryCamel (#49671043) Attached to: Ice Loss In West Antarctica Is Speeding Up

Personally though, I hate both your attitudes because your emotions and politics get in the way of rational, logical evolution of the science behind the issue.

I sort of agree, but then, do we have time to wait for the 'logical evolution of the science'? Most science is done by making observations that prove hypotheses. In this case there is a slight problem with this way of making science. Once the observations are indisputable, its a bit too late to change things.

That is why I back 100% the hypothesis that leads the human race to clean up their act and (I hope) create technology that ultimately leads to a Star Trek sort of socialist utopia.
Even if it costs current-day industrialists their last million in bonuses.

Comment: Re:Still right... (Score 1) 540

Is it? "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these" (the Bible, Mark 12:31) On the other hand, if we allow a bit of forward-looking, soon there will be a lot more neighbours to love. And "the need of the many outweigh the need of the few" (that other Star* series).

I guess developing an area for its zoned purpose can't really be thought of like any sort of "revenge" by any sane person. Seems like there isn't going to be tower blocks built there...

Comment: Cultural imperialism (Score 1) 653

by CurryCamel (#49428309) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

What T.Cook says or doesn't say is insignificant compared to what the influx of the american (western) culture that comes from selling the Apple (and similar) stuff does to these countries' human (and similar) rights. It might not be evident instantly, but the base currents are changing.

I've never been to Indiana, but I guess the case is pretty different there, so a more direct approach might be needed.

Comment: Re:When hype turn to Tripe. (Score 1) 258

by CurryCamel (#49408737) Attached to: A Robo-Car Just Drove Across the Country

Just one car per terrorist attack, surely. An autonomous car involved in such an accident could surely inform others cars locally to yield control to their human overlords. Or just stop.

Still, probably easier to develop the AI of the cars to not rely on such lane markings in the first place. And cheaper in the long run.

Comment: Re:One-sided education (Score 1) 397

by CurryCamel (#49380959) Attached to: Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous

Religously fundamentalist mathematician?
An Engineer who thinks the earth is just that 6000 years old?

These suggestsions sound so idiotic, axiamatically & obviously false, that I thought I should just mod parent down. But since someone has already modded parent up, I ask instead: please link *anything* that suggests STEM education correlates with fundamentalism. This can't be true.

Comment: Re:Bullshit detector: ALERT (Score 1) 765

by CurryCamel (#49325667) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy

I bow to my master. I didn't realize what was happening untill the next sentence:

There's legit concern that tech is run-amok with 'brogrammers' that make women programmers feel unwelcome.

During my soon 20 year carreer in IT, I've not met such a 'brogrammer'. Not once. They are really scarce, I find.
And why? Because it looks unprofessional. If the README is full of jokes, the most likely explanation is that this is because the code is full of shit. One, perhaps two dick-jokes in the README, and my BS detector might not beep. But as it is now, I would not want to touch DICSS.

Just to put this in context, I am an completely average instantiation of the 'male programmer' stereotype. (white, hetero, soon-to-be middle-aged). And I did find the DICSS README funny.

Comment: Re:The industrial revolution -- why in England? (Score 1) 274

by CurryCamel (#49281213) Attached to: Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

No. English is a terrible language to convey ideas in. It is more imprecise and ambiguous than any other language I know, save mandarin.
English sort of works for art where these values are at a premium, and prose is where it fits best. I don't think it is a coincidence that the worlds most famous bard was English.

Comment: Patenting (Score 4, Interesting) 64

by CurryCamel (#49231993) Attached to: Open Source Hardware Approaching Critical Mass

With HW going open source, shall we now start hating HW patenting similar to how we hate SW patenting?

What is the fundamental difference between e.g. python and pyhdl http://pyhdl.net/?
Or have we (secretly) hated HW patenting all along, just as bad as SW patenting?
Or is it just the current setup of the patent system that is the problem?

Comment: Re:No Zoidbergs (Score 1) 93

by CurryCamel (#49231973) Attached to: Linux Kernel Adopts 'Code of Conflict'

And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches. ...
And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, one girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place.

Zoidbergs win.

Why is it so much easier to be mean than polite? Or to slip into (the passive-agressiveness of) political correctness? Some design flaw there in the human brain/soul.

All life evolves by the differential survival of replicating entities. -- Dawkins