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Comment: The edits aren't the problem (Score 2) 121

The root of the problem is people using Wikipedia as a research resource in its own right. It's very helpful for uncontroversial facts but horrible for anything even slightly politically charged. Wikipedia is filled with power hungry POV pushing scum in denial. The solution isn't to fix Wikipedia, it's far beyond fixing. The solution is to take anything you read on Wikipedia with a whole shaker of salt. Do real research.

Comment: Shitty cover art (Score 1) 90

by Iamthecheese (#49706137) Attached to: On the Taxonomy of Sci-Fi Spaceships
I know authors have no control over cover art, which is why I still read books with bad covers. The kind that offend me most are space ships that look like water ships. They use a traditional battleship or what have you complete with mast and rudder and just stick it into space. I mean what the actual fuck!? It's worse than giving sci-fi soldiers swords because you're too lazy to think through the mechanics of something realistic.

Just a moment's thought is needed to realize that space ships will be guided by entirely different design constraints, technologies, and other considerations. A submarine in space? I could handle that. but a FUCKING SAILBOAT???? If you're doing that just make it a whale and a petunia.

+ - Red Hat takes a stand against container fragmentation. With standards->

Submitted by Iamthecheese
Iamthecheese writes: With Docker, kubernetes, and a little help, Red Hat wants to reform software containers.

How much standardization should happen here? Obviously some coughslackwarecoughcough distros avoid as much change as possible, which precludes package standardization. Others try to fit themselves to a universal standard whenever possible, even if it departs from traditional philosophies. What about your favorite distro? Will you be pushing to support this?

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Comment: Throwing the book (Score 1) 142

Although the maximum penalties are, in my opinion, way too high I'm just happy they're not adding on the dozens of fraud, cracking, and illegal access charges I'm so used to seeing. One charge of violating each actually applicable law is a refreshing change. I wonder if this is a signal the abuse of plea bargaining and DA threats has stopped?

Comment: Bad title (Score 5, Interesting) 416

by Iamthecheese (#49616041) Attached to: No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive
NASA did not invent a warp drive. Roger Shawer might have. The title should read, "NASA has not been robustly proven to have built a warp drive" Three teams have reported the same effect from three different devices. And these aren't teams of hacks. Furthermore the test duplicates our best prediction of the cause of the thrust. It's premature to throw a Singularity party but it's definitely premature to declare the device to not be a warp drive.

Skepticism is a good thing. This isn't proper skepticism.

Comment: Bernie Sanders is old (Score 1) 395

by Iamthecheese (#49602493) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic
I'm no party animal but if he runs even as a Democrat, I might vote for him. He's an old man and I think old men are more likely to speak the truth and less likely to make moral compromises. At 73 he'll be thinking of an afterlife if he believes in one. Even if he doesn't he won't care about future prospects enough to sell out for them.

Comment: No guilt for you (Score 4, Insightful) 286

Nope, I'm finished feeling guilty for the acts of previous generations. The islands are part of the United States now. They have their votes and councils. They have their local government. And this isn't about religion anyway, it's about declaring as much independence as possible. Fuck that, the war is over. I don't care that they want to make a statement. I do care that they want to make their statement at the cost of science. I'm not sure whether I'm disappointed we're not using eminent domain here but I don't think these objections are valid.

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