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Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 3, Informative) 153 153

It's really hard to fit model to data that hasn't been collected yet.
Or do you not understand when they talk about why they are building a particular space observatory satellite or something like the Large Hadron Collider?

If one of these experiments doesn't verify the model or contradicts it, and the model is changed, they then go collect even more data. They always want to verify that the model can predict something that wasn't known beforehand. And obviously the model has to match what is known already or it's just crap to start with.

Comment: Re:It's required (Score 1) 170 170

ARPA was also called DARPA at various times, where "D" stands for "Defense", and the ARPANet was therefore called DARPANet at those times.

Back in the day when the only people on the 'net were military, schools, and tech companies... long long before Canter and Siegel's Green Card spam.

Comment: Re:First hand report (Score 1) 126 126

Technically speaking, the parents separated themselves from their children. Not necessarily a wise idea at a large event. This was just one thing out of many possibilities that kept them from rejoining them. For example, the halls could have been evacuated for a half dozen reasons, fire alarm, actual fire, bomb threat, gas leak, etc. And finding people under such circumstances is extremely difficult.

Comment: Re:Which proves it - they do in fact pass savings (Score 1) 631 631

ORLLY? Is there a discount for cash?

Corps screw you coming and going. I love making electronic payments via ACH where they charge me the $0.25 ACH fee, when the alternative is sending them a check which costs them far more to process. But they figure I don't have to use a stamp, I don't have to burn a check, I'm making out so surely I can afford a $0.25 convenience fee.

The program isn't debugged until the last user is dead.