Slashdot needs to get out of the nineties and into the 21st century.
You can get your old account back if you can remember what your email address was. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd lost my account and they were very helpful about it.
As to your surgery, LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR!!! Helping that one person could prevent you from helping others in the future. Oh, and I empathize; I had a vitrectomy in 2008. Not the least bit fun.
Maybe they did predict an increase of sea ice (which this is), but you just conveniently ignore that part of it? Or perhaps you never even heard of it, because your favorite climate denial blog didn't bother mentioning that part?
And that's exactly what 9 is all about fixing.
The real irony here is that, in the meantime, Microsoft has open sourced the entirety of C# and VB.NET compilers.
Rust does not have similar goals at all. Rust aims to be the 21st century C++, with a sane design that ditches back-compat with C and adds safety-by-default. Swift is Obj-C redone Java-style.
They said they wont make changes to Minecraft, so how will they make money?
I've seen kids wearing Minecraft backpacks and shirts, said something like "hey cool! what're you building right now?" only to discover that while they've heard of the game they haven't actually played it.
I suspect these paraphernalia stand to make a lot more money than the game does.
As far as coming out with sequels, I'm not sure how well that would work anyway. Minecraft prides itself on being extremely basic, letting the player provide the creativity. What could a sequel possibly provide that didn't do away with that premise?
Anyway. Worth 2.5 billion? Highly doubtful, especially looking at the lackluster response to anything non-Minecraft they've brought out.
The cameras like that already exist - all that's needed is adding an accelerometer to one to detect the shot being fired.
I had an idea that might not be so dangerous and pulled out my fone. âoeComputer,â I said, âoewhat's the best way to knock that bitch out?â
The fone said âoeParse error, there are no female dogs on board and âknockâ(TM) is not in context. Please rephrase.â
Who programs these God damned stupid things, anyway? Back when computers were new, science fiction movies had computers that could think. These stupid computers sure can't. God damn it, I was going to have to talk like I went to college... only I ain't went to college, damn it.
John and Destiny left the houseboat parked on a space port pad they had rented at the spaceport at the Meridian Bay dome and got in a cab. Destiny said "I don't want to shop on an empty stomach. Taxi, take us to a restaurant that serves eggs and pork sausage this time of day."
"Wow," John said. "That's going to be an expensive place."
"Well, I'm buying. You said you never tried pork sa
You think the Castro dynasty would give up their communist ideals just because the US lifts the embargo?
Of course not. But you give the right answer immediately.
The truth is that the US has very little to do with Cuba's problems. All the embargo really does to Cuba is give its leaders someone to blame for everything that Cuba is not. A convenient scapegoat for the government.
Exactly. Embargo is a convenient scapegoat - it lets the government to explain away harsh life and crackdowns by an ongoing conflict, "us vs them", "everything for the victory". Remove it, and it makes that much harder for them to maintain that. Long term, it will accelerate the inevitable collapse of the dictatorship and the transition to something saner. If Castros are smart, they will do what Chinese and Vietnamese elites did, and head the transition rather than trying to resist it, so as to reap the maximum benefits. If not, there will be another revolution.
Either way, all that embargo does is delay that process. So it hurts the people of Cuba, not its government.