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Comment: Re:Youngest ever? False. (Score 1) 310

The problem is, that the Blue State abortion fanatics refuse to establish even a baseline, because they know that once that line is drawn in the sand, it can be argued for movement.

Every single state in the country has established a baseline. None of them allow aborting while in labor when the mother's life isn't in danger. Almost none allow it when close to labor. So-called abortion "fanatics" show themselves to be the exact opposite of fanatics, in that they're happy to draw and re-draw and debate the line and acknowledge that it's a matter of degree rather than a black and white date.

Comment: Re:Not fully junk (Score 1) 310

The slightly reduced likelihood of revival is because of the very very obscure chance that the girl might be discovered to be still alive after all if not frozen. That negligibly above zero chance is greater than the chance of reviving today's cryo patients whose biochemical information has been destroyed by freezing.

Comment: Re:If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It! (Score 3, Insightful) 207

by Gavagai80 (#49468473) Attached to: Linux Getting Extensive x86 Assembly Code Refresh

You're operating on the mistaken assumption that code that works now will always work and never need to be modified. You can't leave anything but the simplest things alone forever, because changes to the context/world will eventually require changes to it. If it's spaghetti code, that's going to be causing future bugs that are going to be non-obvious and difficult to discover.

Dynamically binding, you realize the magic. Statically binding, you see only the hierarchy.