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Comment: Politicization and Blind Spots (Score 1) 460

by RomSteady (#41587429) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions

One of the biggest issues I see with the politicization of software licensing is that often advocates of software on a certain license will mentally gloss over major holes in the software/ecosystem, while at the same time gloss over major advantages of competing software/ecosystems.

In your opinion, what are the biggest holes/"areas for opportunity to improve" in Linux at the moment?

Comment: Re:My favorite (Score 4, Insightful) 214

by RomSteady (#27192887) Attached to: Site Compatibility and IE8

I think you are missing the point of the example given.

Microsoft isn't saying that they didn't implement both window.postMessage and window.addEventListener.

They are saying that if you want to test for the existence of feature A, you check for the existence of feature A and you don't infer its existence by checking for the existence of feature B.


US Adults Fail Basic Science Literacy 1038

Posted by kdawson
from the ignorance-can-be-fixed dept.
TaeKwonDood writes "Do you want the bad news first or the good news? The good news is that about 80% of Americans think science knowledge is 'very important' to our future. The bad news is most of those people think it's up to someone else to get knowledgeable. Only 15% actually know how much of the planet is covered in water (47% if you accept a rough approximation of the exact number) and over 40% think dinosaurs and humans cavorted together like in some sort of 'Land Of The Lost' episode. What to do? Pres. Obama thinks merit pay for teachers makes sense. Yes, it will enrage the teachers' union, but it might inspire better people to go into science teaching. It's either that or accept that almost 50% of Americans won't know how long it takes the earth to go around the sun."

User hostile.