From IE9 on it has seemed like the least broken to me.
To me, this is a big problem. There's a great deal less development of applications. There are tons of productivity projects that are years, sometimes a decade or more, out of date compared to commercial applications. Frequently they've been left in a halfassed, marginally functional state. Largely, the open source community has failed to deliver on FSF's vision of free software for the masses, unless the free software you want happens to a Linux desktop or an Android phone or some works-pretty-well-but-not-as-well-as-Microsoft office software.
The reason seems obvious: open-source programmers work on whatever they want. They want to work on what's hot so they all gravitate to current hot projects and everything else gets left by the wayside. Meanwhile commercial companies with customers who pay work on software they can sell to people who need software to make complicated tasks easy to do.
But seriously folks, how many programming languages do we need? Do we have enough already? Did we have enough already 15 years ago?
I think it will be this way for a long time. Maybe forever. What might change is that we'll see commercial software companies take more of an interest in making their programs work on Linux and FreeBSD desktops instead of or in addition to Windows and Macintosh.
You pretty much can't cause an ecological disaster in a place that's already too toxic for life. Err.. most life.
But it helped that everybody for 500 miles in any direction was a close cousin.
Culture grows on a substrate of instinct. Certainly there's a large cultural component. I'm proposing that there may also be an instinctual component. If so, it would probably be a characteristic we share with gorillas and chimpanzees and many other primates, but not with bonobos. Bonobos seem inclined toward female leadership.
I supposed it's better than UDUMBASS.
No, that will make it blow up wherever it is. We're talking about launching the rocket.
In the bad old days of pulse dialing, entering 00000000 would take 10x as long as entering 11111111.
Maybe they were going for maximum delay.
"Not being so hot at maths" doesn't follow. It's easier to remember your lottery numbers if you never change them. Then it only takes a second to check whether you've won because the numbers are in your head as well as on the ticket.
Explains the preponderance of recessive traits like blond hair, blue eyes and fair skin. You people need to get out more.
Complete mischaracterization. What the article says is that there was an African expansion from a smallish group in West Africa that spread out and populated most of the continent and that Europe was colonized really quickly in the aftermath of the latest glaciation by people rpobably from the middle east.
The African expansion took longer because there were more people there to compete with the expanding group.
* Bell Beaker site mentioned in summary but not in quoted article.
* Summary says R1b entered after 3rd millienium BC. Quoted article says the European expansion took place roughly 12000 years ago:
In Europe, the expansion was very rapid, taking only approximately 325 (50 to 600) years and ending approximately 12 (6 to 14) KYA,...
No mystery there. The last glacial period ended about 12000 years ago, turning much of Europe from a hard place to live to a much easier place to live. People moved in and expanded greatly.
I think that's the important part right there; sorting.
Sorting out the opposite sex people who are not even looking for a mate at all is the primary and most important sort. What good does it do you to approach a woman or man who's already in a committed relationship? It's a complete waste of your time. What do you want people to do, hang around in bars or churches or social clubs looking for girls with no ring on their finger and no man on their arm?
But you can do so much better than that with just being able to see some biographical and interest data and if this algorithm works, it could really increase the efficiency again because looks effing matter. You can't change this about people. It's in our DNA. So does the sound of a person's voice, which you can get if they do videos. They can't yet convey how the person smells and that matters too.
The good news is that if this method works or if it can be refined it can pick mates that would probably like you and suggest you to each other more efficiently.
But sadly the point is well taken that the dating site gets paid for the time you're not spending with the love of your life. If they got too efficient they'd lose money. There's a counterbalance though. You'd pay more if they could promise to find you someone who is a great match in a month or your money back.
Never met a man who couldn't work for men either unless they couldn't work for anybody. I've met plently like that.
It may not be meanness on the part of the boss. Maybe everybody is hardwired to accept male authority and not all people can adapt to female authority.
So what's the fucking point? Where's the science that says year old kids have the essential wiring and have mastered the prerequisite skills to understand computer programming?
Christ! you're trying to teach the little bastards to read and now they're supposed to write code before they can write coherent sentences and spell?