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Comment: Re:No we shouldnt (Score 1) 287

by Parker Lewis (#48744175) Attached to: Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?
Yes, and just to remind that a lot of modern devices and technologies we have in all places now came from R&D from space programs: wireless devices, technology that is now used in devices for detection of heart problems came from the water detection devices used by NASA, the current glass lenses manufacturing process, a lot of the modern aviation technology (including runway, the tower and the airplane), and some minor ones, like modern running shoes, infrared thermometer, the foam used in those "NASA pillows", drinking fountain, modern smoke detectors (that don't trigger with false positives), etc. So it's not "just that scientists want to science".

Comment: 3D (Score 1) 400

by Parker Lewis (#48717109) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
I'm not in all that hate for the movies. But my problem is with 3D. Every movie I can enjoy with the family is 3D. My wife has headache with 3D. And I have 2 small kids under 6 (not recommended 3D for kids below 6). Not to mention the popcorn prices in theaters. We even have (here in Brazil) some humor sketches when the couple is talking about get kids out of the school to pay for a popcorn in a movie.

Comment: Don't try to abstract a web page (Score 3, Insightful) 194

by Parker Lewis (#48675359) Attached to: MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language
This is fundamentally wrong: the're not only trying to abstract all technologies and flows involved in web page development. Most of these languages and frameworks want to provide the old desktop program flow. And the way web applications works is a way different than that. A good web programmer need to know all the flow and involved technologies.

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