or choose to use grammar.
Fuckin' commas, how do they work?
Reading comprehension is such a lost art these days. It was the H1N1 virus that caused the pandemic, which the Chinese scientists used in their research; not the results of the Chinese research that caused the pandemic.
From the cited article:
a team of Chinese scientists to create a hybrid viral strain between the H5N1 avian influenza virus and the H1N1 human flu virus that triggered a pandemic in 2009 and claimed several thousand lives.
For those challenged individuals, this sentence fragment should be parsed as:
(a team of Chinese scientists)
As a developer in the industry here I can honestly say nobody in our industry would be dumb enough to use this tool.
Bullshit. As a (former) developer in the industry (still a developer; no longer in the industry) I can honestly say plenty of people in your industry would be dumb enough to use this tool. Especially when some wide-eyed "Oracle DBA(sm)" tells them "I heard about it at Oracle World -- of course it's secure." Seriously -- it is not like retailers hire the best and the brightest. And virtually every online retailer I deal with keeps my CC information on file. Most of them are hard-working, understaffed developers just trying to get the job done and do the bare minimum to meet PCI compliance -- because that is what management wants.
The surgeon knows his job and does it with great freedom. He/She 'just do' brain surgery
Nobody would survive a brain surgery if a physician would have to go through the same hurdles as a professional programmer
Very true. By the same token, by the time your average programmer was done with your brain surgery, you'd have toenails growing out of your asshole for some inexplicable reason. "Oh, we'll fix that in the next surgery." *That* is why we have "clueless" administrators pre-approving their shit.
The brain surgeon has to be worried about malpractice lawsuits; the programmer does not. The brain surgeon requires board certification; the programmer does not. The brain surgeon requires twice the education and years of formal, on the job training before he is ever allowed to operate; your average programmer thinks he/she can write shit-hot code before they even graduate.
The bigger injustice is that mathematics has become an elite: a vocation requiring rare talents, grueling training, and total dedication. The way things are today if you want to be a mathematician you had best be someone like me on the autism spectrum who has spent their entire life mastering vast realms of arcane knowledge — and enjoys it. Normal humans are effectively excluded from contributing to the field of mathematics. The real injustice of mathematics inequality is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Yeah... that feels about right.
Congratulations, you get to go to the ATM, carry around cash, and pay more(*) for your stuff.
You pay more for your stuff if your privacy is worthless. But, in all honesty, if you purchase anything online, your privacy is toast in the U.S.
They track you using your credit card.
Cash is king, baby.
You're right that there needs to be a 'real reason', but we can say the same thing about, say, Australia.
Are you suggesting a Martian penal colony? I don't see that ending well for anyone.
Nope. That was on the Internet. That is completely different.
How about "on a smartphone"? Surely I'm the first person to ever think of that.
Or "on a plane", "in a car", "just like that, but yellow", "at the beach", "indoors", "during a snowstorm", or "while watching Pigs in Space"?
How will visiting sourceforge help me see summaries of new software releases? Guess I'm confused.
Sourceforge is where open source projects go to die. That's the only summary you need.