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Comment: Re:/farthermost/ (Score 2) 94

Farther just means further in a distance-specific context, in much the same way as taller, wider, or more voluminous all mean bigger.
It really doesn't matter if you are further away or farther away, but it does matter if you try to raise the temperature by a farther two degrees or prefer taller breasts.

Comment: Give me the option to disregard... (Score 1) 276

by Godwin O'Hitler (#49501665) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Features Would You Like In a Search Engine?

...all meta shopping sites.
I'm at my wits end when alibaba or ali express or kelkoo or tengo or whatever is in the top five of EVERYTHING I search for. I don't ever want them to be even in the top 1000 unless I explicitly type "Meta shop" or whatever.

Apart from that one filter, just search for what I fucking asked for, not what you think I might have meant.

Comment: Re:boo hoo (Score 1) 161

by Godwin O'Hitler (#49369379) Attached to: Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption

Or, to put a different spin on what you said, is the money spent on counter-terrorism the most cost effective way of minimizing death of any kind? Could the spending be deployed in different endeavours that would outweigh the lives saved from terrorism? (Not that we have a lot of proof it saves any lives at all from terrorism).

Comment: Re:Some pedants are more pedantic than others... (Score 1) 667

by Godwin O'Hitler (#49267129) Attached to: Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'

Plenty of languages routinely use double negatives as ways of reinforcing the negative. English should be able to adapt to this too, without ambiguity. And in fact it does.
Find me a beleivable argument for interpreting "I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more" as "I'm gonna keep on working on Maggie's farm".

All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.