Another factor is the number of dimwits that don't understand the importance of peer review. I've heard people claim that not allowing uncle Charlie the engineer's blog rant into the discussion is "cherry picking.". Science proceeds via the discovery of errors, and those errors need to be accumulated and tracked using a consistent and standardized methodology. Peer-reviewed publication is how scientists communicate with each other and keep track of errors and results in a manner that other scientists can reliably find and reference. Google is not a reliable means of finding scientific results in a standardized and consistent form. You at least need CiteSeer for that...
Yes, I like to use this relative wrongness to illustrate "what's wrong" with pseudoscience. Science advances when someone finds something wrong with current theory. You learn from your mistakes. So I ask you, when was the last time someone found an error in the theory of Astrology? Of Creationism? Of anti-AGW? If mistakes AREN'T being found in these "sciences" they aren't progressing. Instead, if they're finding mistakes it's not in their own theories, but in the competing theories, like Creationism finding errors in Evolution or anti-AGW in AGW. The funny thing about that is, to the extent they are actually finding legitimate errors (and not just misinterpreting, misrepresenting or misunderstanding), they are actually contributing to making their "opponents" science better.
Notepad is essentially what we ARE programming with using an IDE like Visual Studio. The paradigm is the same, enter with a keyboard, edit with a mouse. But you know, the last time I looked I had ten fingers, not one. And as a touch typist, taking my hands off the "home" position, is darned inefficient. Now, I'm not trying to argue that "vi" is what we should be using, but I'm way faster editing with "vi" than with either Visual Studio OR Notepad. Why is it that the IDE's have advanced development functionality in every way but one? Are all you guys hunt-and-peckers (or all the developers at Apple and Microsoft)? Even worse, with regards to editing the IDE/Notepad paradigm took a big step backwards and stayed there while the rest of the process has pushed on to better things.
Indonesians aren't the biggest source of the problem here, we are. All the Indonesians can do is get mad about it. So what's the point? Do Indonesians really have any sway over the US House of Representatives?
Shitty content combined with advertising. I still remember when cable TV first came out, one of the big selling points was NO ADVERTISING. The idea was, since you're paying for the cable, they didn't need to pay for it by advertising. And frankly, I'm finding it cheaper to use Netflix or for that matter, buy used DVD sets of the good shows on Amazon, and resell them afterwards. WAY cheaper than what cable TV was costing, and with NO ADS.
Twinkies supposedly last for just about ever too, but that doesn't mean you want to be eating them...
Even Archive.org supports MP4, among other formats. YouTube does both Flash and MP4 for the most part, or at least most of the third party downloaders will give it to you in MP4. Clearly the solution is to provide the content in a couple of formats, enough to serve THE USERS. Unless that is, you don't give a shit about users, in which case I don't see why you need a web presence at all...
You're only borrowing the work, it's not appropriate for you to highlight it any more than it would be a library book.
Is posting a comment virulently defending an unpopular fringe point of view a troll? Doesn't it depend on whether the person posting it actually believes it or not? An active evangelical might make such posts thinking that they're helping people to be saved. How do you tell if such a post is really trolling or simply someone gullible enough to fall for bizarre arguments and think it's in your best interests to buy into them too?
Everyone I listed are Classical composers, not folk, a previous post suggested contemporary classical composers are forgotten too-- those were at least contemporary for me, born in the center of the 20th century. But folk musicians have forgotten far more than any Classical composer has ever written, yet they've remembered as much as well. That's how it works, and it remains a vibrant and ongoing community.
Why do you think gas is so cheap? In the good old US of A, industrial cleanup is simply not factored into the cost of doing business. Whether fossil fuel, nuclear, plastics or any chemistry based business, cleanup is "someone else's problem.". Even hard drive manufacture-- though that's no longer done in the US largely because of the dreaded "regulations" which at least for that, have caught up with them. I bought a bunch of file cabinets once from a liquidation sale of a hard drive company, that still had the files in it from the building maintenance guy-- it was an endless array of citations for dumping the nickel water from the plating operations-- you could see the entire history of what happened. They then started trucking it in tanker trucks offsite (all the bills for that were there), then they got cited for what they did with that, finally it got so expensive tomdeal with they went out of business. This was in the 1980s/1990s. Now they'd probably get some Republican asshole to whine about overregulation and get the regs removed while the neighbors start suffering the effects of nickel in their drinking water.
Rakim and Bassnectar? Who the hell are they? I guess I've already forgotten them. Yet I remember Henry Cowell, Edgar Varese, Pierre Boulez, Milton Babbitt, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Stockhausen, Wuorinen, Xenakis, Nino Rota, Ligeti, John Cage, Penderecki, Bruno Maderna. But I suppose 20th century is not what you would call "contemporary," I'm showing my age here. Still, not all music is perpetuated by known composers or musicians. Take folk music for example.
How clueless can you get. You don't understand folk at all. Folk is not about big names and stars, it's largely about passing traditions down from musician to musician via direct contact, fiddler to fiddler, so to speak. It operates completely differently than Classical in the way it is perpetuated. Much of it is not written down. And it continues to evolve. Folk music does not perpetuate itself by personality cult. Is it less "remembered?". Perhaps, but not because noone is doing it, it is "remembered" the same way native Americans remember their history and who, BTW probably have a better sense of their history than you do of yours (assuming your not Native American yourself, if you are you probably inow what I'm talking about).
Folk music is forgotten by history? You really ought to get out of your mom's basement from time to time. I'm not much of a folk music buff and play jazz myself, but I'd say probably 80% of my friends, of all ages and from all over the US, are seriously into folk, including most of the musicians I know. I don't even like folk music all that much but I see and hear more of it than anything else if you don't count what I listen to on my own stereo or the radio where I can choose. That includes American folk, Irish, Polish, Scandinavian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Iranian, etc., and a lot more I can't think of right now. My neighbors are a professional touring Irish group, that's ALL they do. Another friend has been hosting a morning folk music radio show for years. I wish there was more other stuff out there, as I prefer jazz and electronica, which look more like they're dying out than folk is to me.
Must be "curl" then...