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Comment almost there (Score 1) 106

As a physicist, I do a lot of numerical programming. I like julia, but it isn't quite useful to me yet. The problem is that it takes too long to run something the first time you run it in a session, and there's no way to save a compiled binary so I have to take the hit each time I run it. In particular, loading libraries takes too long. Maybe this boost will help it get there.

Comment Re:I have no debt and a hefty savings account (Score 1) 386

I figure the people who are likely to be deadbeats are also likely to have positive bank account balances with the same bank, so even though they aren't making money for the credit card department, the bank is still profiting off them since the bank lends the deadbeats' money to someone else. So it makes sense for the bank to keep these deadbeats happy.

Comment Re:Why should they? (Score 1) 187

That sounds naive. So in 200 years when we've got intelligent flying robot hypercars, they will be limited to ~80 mph, though they can operate safely at 700mph. You either have to change the numbers or declare that the airspace is not a "highway" as mentioned in the old laws. Either way, the laws haven't kept up.

The only way laws can keep up with technology is if they are written so vaguely that every detail needs to be re-interpreted by a judge. Might as well not even have laws then, and just have a general principle: don't be a jackass. And the village elder will determine if your action constitutes jackassery.

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. -- Norman Douglas