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Comment: Re:Sounds like a step backwards to me (Score 2) 131

also agree. try jewish and israeli culture. there are words and phrases in hebrew that have no translation to anything in english. this ac is hopelessly clueless. also, what kind of interest do you think you have in a culture when you don't care to learn the language? if you love japanese culture you don't just read manga and play jrpgs.

my sister loves the japanese culture and besides learning to draw anime she took kendo sword fighting classes, japanese history classes, learned to speak japanese (and speaks it around her house, even though she knows you can't understand her), learned to write kanji and katakana, and is saving up for a trip to visit. she has a real interest, not a fleeting ADD version of "ooh shiny culture, what's tha-- oooh shiny culture over here too"

Comment: test motivations (Score 1) 151

by Eponymous Hero (#41403339) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Taming a Wild, One-Man Codebase?

and now a versioning system would mean going through proper deployment/rollback in order to get real feedback.

not true. using a versioning system does not necessitate testing. just to be clear, testing is always necessary, and not enforced by any versioning system. you can use svn or git or cvs to keep versions of your files so when you do your testing on the production environment (shame on you) you won't have a stack of the same files with extensions like .bak, .bak.bak, .old, .delete, .undo, etc. sitting on your server.

test because it's the right thing, the proper thing, to do. not because you think some tech you choose to use is forcing you. you should be forcing you.

Comment: Re:Probably (Score 1) 761

by Eponymous Hero (#41400923) Attached to: Can a Court Order You To Delete a Facebook Account?
i think the root of the problem is forgiveness. let's take that mass murderer in norway. anyone feel like he deserves forgiveness? do a majority? is there hope for reform? do we believe in the salvation of his soul and attribute value to that in our corporeal society, or his he ultimately dead weight? it doesn't really do any good (objectively) to have the death penalty, we've studied that and learned from it. but we feel like they deserve it, right? a guy rapes and kills a dozen kids, you don't let that guy live, right? who forgives? that's why we have the death penalty. there are some things most of us can't forgive. the death penalty is legalized vengeance.

Comment: Re:Silly (Score 1) 388

by Eponymous Hero (#41394299) Attached to: Is the Can Worse Than the Soda?
what? come on. kids drink lots of soda, kids get fat, it's obviously the bpa lining the can. after all, we never did obesity studies during the time before we added bpa to the can, sooo ... wait a second ... i know what makes kids fat! it's the obesity studies! like quantum mechanics, just stop observing the kids get fat and they'll stop being fat. i'm going to start ignoring the obese for a healthier world in which we all can live (in a van, down by the river).

Comment: Re:I'll believe it when I see... (Score 1) 867

by Eponymous Hero (#41369199) Attached to: Warp Drive Might Be Less Impossible Than Previously Thought
i think they mean the space-time outside the craft's bubble. you could travel through space by pulling the fabric of time around you toward you -- but space is inseparable from time, so you could theoretically pull yourself toward the past or (relatively) distant future.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.