" Microsoft is very good with backwards compatibility"
I am completely flabberghasted. They can't even keep backwards compatibility from one version of word to the next. It friggin blows my mind that someone would come here and post something that absurd. Seriously.
"It's why Cops dont have to call the mayor when they see a guy running into a bank with a gun in his hand and a big sack with a dollar sign painted on it."
Yeah. That's why I never paint a dollar sign on my big sack, or my gun either for that matter!
"This carries big implications in NSA's spying/QUANTUM program"
Oh, I totally agree. When the US no longer controls it they can exhert pressure to those that do, and then poin the finger elsewhere since they can say "But we don't control it anymore! We can't be held responsible!" Anybody who thinks the US won't control what they want through black-ops activities is an utter fool if they have been paying attention to any of this.
Also, photons don't have cross-talk. That is a specifically electro-magnetic phenomenon.
"If WW2 were to happen tomorrow, we'd still sit on the sidelines as long as possible and you can be sure that the second we declare war there will be protests in the street."
You mean unlike WW1, where we
"Grow the fuck up and learn some respect for a different perspective / belief."
This is Slashdot. If you want to have an imaginary friend go for it, but don't broadcast your special combination of insanity and stupidity to the majority of us who lack an imaginary friend. There are places where you can go talk about how your wonderful all knowing all loving imaginary friend will smite you if you don't bow to him and tell him how great he is on many, many websites where you will find your insane ramblings welcomed with open arms. That's fine with me. That's your right. Just stop that kind of ridiculous bullshit when you are here.
Code Monkey destroyed, the software
Code Monkey should have got a job
Where he could be a loser without affecting me
But Code Monkey didn't
Code Money kept showing up to work
Too much of a pussy to design the product right
He sits back and writes a stupid song
And lets the project become consumed with blight
How, pray tell, will you apply that condition to anything outside software?