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Comment Re: Ok. (Score 1) 653

The reason most people use ad blockers is to keep their browsers actually running in a good manner. With HTML5/Javascript framework advertising clients, the issue of the browser eating more and more clock cycles until the operating sytem locks up has just gotten worse. It's more noticeable on lower powered machines like cell phones and tablets, but I even see it on Core I5 machines, especially if there isn't enough memory.

This idea that you can push all the processing to the client and not pre-render anything for your advert is rediculous.

Comment Re:fire! (Score 1) 54

The 1960s era insulation in my attic is exactly that - shredded newspaper treated with fire retardant. The main problem with it is that it tends to settle more than fiberglass and apparently doesn't insulate as well after it settles. Mine had dropped a good 6" (15cm) when I had additional fiberglass insulation blown in.

Comment Re:Visual vs wall of code (Score 1) 158

The drag-n-drop languages teach loops and if-then-else trees pretty easily- case statements are a bit harder, but I know of one drag-n-drop language that has them as a feature.

What they don't teach is how do debug 5 levels of CSS on a website. These kids are going to hate coding when they get down to the actual work.

Comment Re: We are returning to the dark ages. (Score 1) 100

We are descending into a dark age. We have a culture of death, where we've replaced reproduction with immigration. This has been true for decades, and is becoming more pronounced with the passage of time. We have too many elderly, and our women are facing ever increasing pressure to choose service over family, creating a spiral effect. We will reach a point where we don't have the numbers to keep the infrastructure going. Our modern technological society relies on myriad resources being available, and as those resources become unavailable, all the knowledge in the world won't matter. Once we're unable to implement our discoveries and designs, people will forget them.

As we became more advanced, our creations became more delicate. The more delicate they are, the quicker archeological evidence of them deteriorates. There is no reason to believe this hasn't happened before.

ISIS are standing in opposition to this pattern, but I doubt they will be effective enough to prevent it. I'd say a dark age is pretty much guaranteed.

Comment Re:Authoritarians will always rule. (Score 1) 459

but the libertarian attitude should be that the little parasite should survive on its own and stop leeching off its mother. and if, through its own inadequacy and careless failure to provide for itself, it can't survive on its own, then fuck it it - it deserves to die. fetuses, babies, the poor, they have only themselves to blame for their circumstances.

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