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Comment: Re:The US slides back to the caves (Score -1, Troll) 364

by Pieroxy (#47766053) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Because of the size of the population (which exceeds that of all Europe)

It always surprise me how americans see the world: in their head.

Europe: population is 742 millions
USA: population is 352 millions

Yes, there are people outside the USA, and MUCH MUCH more than inside. And you still don't know it and display your ignorance right out there for everyone to see... Nice job, really.

Comment: Re:This does pose the question: (Score 1) 195

by Pieroxy (#47621709) Attached to: Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

Well, they may be self contained (which is not true because NIC drivers interact directly with the network stack for example) and small, but they are also highly untestable and undocumented.

What I see is a stack to fix and a continuous stream of drivers to write. The one shot operation is bound to be cheaper on the long term.

Comment: Re:This does pose the question: (Score 4, Insightful) 195

by Pieroxy (#47616301) Attached to: Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

Don't you think it's easier and cheaper to optimize the network stack of Linux rather than writing tons of hardware drivers for FreeBSD? Hardware which, most of the time, will be undocumented. Furthermore, when you change your servers, yay, more drivers to write...

Comment: Re:But what IS the point they're making? (Score 1) 342

While I agree that the change we witness in the climate is most likely to be blamed on industrialization, I think it's overzealous to instantly draw conclusions as to what exactly this change will do on the planet. And ecologists are the people we should blame for that. They've been claiming for decades that if we don't do anything the sea will rise by 25m in two decades.... But it's been two decades already and nothing visible has happened. In the eyes of many, they've lost most of their credibility. Especially since they advocate extreme measures that would really drain our economies and (most of them) don't even follow the first of their advice.

If you want people to believe you, you must be credible. Even more so if you want them to change. And ecologists are anything but credible. It's been the third political party over here in Europe and all politicians that were kicked out of the regular parties ended up there. Saying bullshit all day long.

There is no win in the short term unless some common voice can emerge from the brouhaha. I'm not holding my breath.

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