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Comment Re:MOOC = Massive Open Online Course (Score 2) 107

I have heard of lots of acronyms. That doesn't mean I'm familiar with them.


Until I read the wikipedia entry, I had no idea what it meant even though I've participated in one (started on Stanford's machine learning).

> first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012

Popular? That's laughable. Easily accessible, yes.

Comment Re:Perl? LOL. (Score 2) 161

> So PHP, Java servlets, ASP took Perl golden child status, as they are better designed to interact with the database,

I think it has to do with readability and cost to maintain, not specific API design choices.

Comment Re:No, way more. (Score 1) 146

> I suspect that many Linux developers have conjured up some really long and interesting code that they then never submitted

All programmers do this. That's part of the development cost. I think you meant potential Linux developers that never contributed. We don't know about the code that we don't know about. Ok? What's more important is the 5 billion completely ignores the trillions that would be made off of licensing know, how they would have paid these theoretical costs. Since the US BEA calculates the GDP based on potential Tech valuation, might as well use potential value in the Open Source calculations.

Comment Re:Does it really matter... (Score 1) 62

a report by scientists from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, who have edited a gene in fertilized human eggs, called zygotes. The team used new gene editing technology known as the CRISPR/Cas9 system. That technology can precisely snip out a disease-causing mutation and replace it with healthy DNA. CRISPR/Cas9 has edited DNA in stem cells and cancer cells in humans.

This is a just one REPORTED case. I don't think you are keeping up.

Comment Re: You're doing it wrong. (Score 2) 190

> Umm, nobody remembers being 4 as well

I remember being 2. I have 2 distinct memories. Being wheeled into an operating room while my mom calls out that we will get Taco Bell after I get out and when my father was assembling a spring rocking horse. My memory is terrible today, yet I retained those all these years. Who the fuck doesn't have memories from being 4?

Comment Wow, way to fuck that up (Score 4, Insightful) 172

The article says "URLs" when the Quora post, cited as the source, says LINKS. Also the article is basically devoid of any information, other than "Google did better because it used LINKS to help determine ranking." Thanks for the headline, with a summary, linking to an article that misquotes the linked source, that has a healine worth of information. No really, thanks.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 2) 747

> Deciding what a full login comprises is the shell's responsibility, not your init system's job.

systemd is not an init system. It's a service manager. Mischaracterization makes your opinions seem ignorant.

systemd is bad for trying to force utilities to be rewritten into a unified application layer, for no other reason. Error prone initiative, to create a new class of problems (where coordination preemption occurs, is just moved around). There's no misuse of a utility role, in this case.

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau