While we shouldn't dismiss problems ranging from rape to unprofessional behavior as just being prude.
Academia is very hierarchical in structure, so there is a pecking order in power there. So having men who are in a higher power position hitting on women in lower power positions puts them in a disadvantage. While they can go forward, it will still mark them as being "Miss. Woman's Lib" and isolate them from working up the power command of academia.
At least you folks are answering questions. I'll take a wait and see, buff SourceForge was once great, and it would be nice to see regain at least some ground.
I learned to program primarily on Radio Shack machines (MC-10 and Color Computer, boy that brings back memories). I found the GWBASIC/QBasic interpreters fairly close to the old Tandy/RS variants of Microsoft BASIC. The Commodore interpreter, which was also an MS BASIC variant, still seemed to have some oddities.
The problem with gaming was of course that every microcomputer had its own graphics engine, so it made porting incredibly complex in many cases. Since we're talking about computers that had, at most, 30-odd kb in free RAM, there wasn't much room for graphics abstraction. Commodore's graphics, especially on the C64, with its sprite capabilities, made it very different than the rest of the microcomputers of the time.
But text-based stuff was usually pretty easy, and I remember the adventure writing book, which was pretty cool, and I wrote a few adventure games. It actually taught me a lot about string processing, indexes and counters and the like, so these books did teach some pretty important fundamentals in a way that gave you quick results.
What you see is irrelevant. What precisely is your special ability to determine veracity of any statistical model?
You know, you can't just handwave evidence away with "It's a complex system."
If increased CO2 levels are increasing the absorption of solar energy, which you don't seem to deny, then pray tell where the fuck is that energy going, if not into the lower atmosphere and the oceans? Come on, Mr. Smarty Guy, fucking explain how "complex systems" make energy magically fucking disappear. Go on, get to it. Show how "complex systems" somehow allow violations of thermodynamics.
But only if you believe there is such a thing as sexual misconduct. It's pretty clear that on
So, I'm thrilled that the open source GL driver is finally deemed useable - how's its stability? I've had quite a bit of experience with legacy OpenGL code that "works fine" on NVIDIA drivers having not only rendering problems, but actual crash in the driver problems with Mesa.
What's really fun is to watch morons and psuedoskeptics going around bandying made up statistics and literally denigrating an entire field of research as populated by liars.
Grow the fuck up. The laws of physics don't owe your fucking SUV any favors.
Proof is for mathematics and liquor. The fact that you don't know that shows you know fuck all about science.
When at least some portion of General Relativity was confirmed by the 1919 eclipse, did that mean all the cosmologists could go home, their work done?
This is more akin to firing the consultant about half way through their analysis, declaring "Yeah, you told us some things were wrong, so we don't need you tell us any more."
And economists and agronomists are going to be able to continue to develop climate models?
It's amazing, no matter how the wheel turns, people still have this desire to shoot the messenger.
Exactly. Just because a theory has been confirmed in a "larger picture" fashion hardly means there's no work left to do. It's not like cosmology is finished because General Relativity has been largely confirmed, or Proto-Indo-European studies is finished just because we know a large number of languages descended from a common ancestral tongue about 5,000 years ago.
As with all technology. Just because it exists doesn't always mean that it needs to be implemented.
For example the eject button on the remote control for your VCR/DVD/Blueray player. Sure it is technically possible, but what is the point. After from your chair you eject the disk, you will still need to get off your butt, to take the media out, and replace it with something else.
Some devices don't need internet connectivity. Just because when they are soo far away from you they are no longer useful.
10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.