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Comment Re:Change Is Life (Score 1) 110 110

It's not all that hard to stick with a toolkit version for a couple of months (or to be honest, even a project lasting up to 18 months is no big deal.

That depends on the system. If you are doing iOS development, while 18 months is possible it's not advisable due to every new version of XCode (one major, a few minor updates every year) having more advanced tooling, compilers, frameworks... furthermore you are going to have to use a beta version at some point to test and debug your software on for un-released versions of iOS that you have to make sure you work well on before they are released.

I see your point, I was more speaking to the attitude of people that want to spend years without upgrading the underlying technologies involved in building and running your project... the longer you wait the worse the transition is, and like I said in the meantime you are also missing out on things that could have made development easier or resolved bugs you had to fix.

Comment Change Is Life (Score 3, Informative) 110 110

On the other hand if you fall behind current dev tools, you miss out on the potential for a lot of community support, risk being crippled by the bugs that remain in the older system that are fixed the new, and hamstring your ability to work as effectively as you might because you cannot use newer tooling/frameworks to help with development...

Yes SE has a lot of stuff changing, it always has and always will. But cringing from the pain will not help, SE is not finding any kind of safe plateau (because there are none). It is moving ever forward at a reasonable pace, using nettles as handholds where you must grasp them firmly as you ascend, living with the brief pain to move forward.

Comment Promises, Promises (Score 5, Funny) 547 547

She also set a goal of installing half a billion new solar panels within her first term

Come on, even working four years straight there's no way she can install that many solar panels!

On the other hand, if she's doing that there's no way she has time to screw up the country like past presidents... OK, i'm in, as long as she keeps her promise to just install solar panels.

Comment Just mobile? (Score 2) 246 246

After years of abuse, I just instantly close a website now if it decides an interstitial ad is needed. Regardless of where I am browsing.

No content is worth the suffering, no video can have enough cats to justify the anguish.

I have no idea if my own droopy matters at all, but I like to think window closure after interstitial presentation is a metric tracked and at least I am increasing it.

Comment Would you not? (Score 1) 118 118

There is likely more radiation is food grown in various parts of America than from Fukushima.

In fact if you eat bananas at all from anywhere, you are absolutely getting way more radiation than from any produce grown in Fukushima.

There are so many natural sources of radiation you deal with every day, including the sun...

It's really a shame people can't be at all rational around radiation and apply the same kind of one-drop rule that racists use to justify their own crazy statements and thoughts.

Comment Re:Even More Sanity (Score 0) 269 269

Far, far more people are injured and killed by balls used in sports than R/C models.

Well that sure seems like a bold statement to make with no links. Can't help but notice you have links for everything else...

Although it agrees with what I said about baseballs and common sense, so thanks for that.

That's the difference - common sense. People playing in a park are not using the velocities those balls reach during sports.

Drones though are just one mechanical failure away from lethal force given the height and mass they generally have during operation, all without any effort. To move a ball with enough force to hurt someone requires conscious action.

Your comparison of drones to balls is absolutely absurd.

I imagine that significantly more people have been injured and killed by kites than R/C models.

Common sense... *sigh*

Comment Even More Sanity (Score 0) 269 269

Presumably, you also think that kites should be treated the same way?

I'm not sure why anyone would think that given how much less mass they have, and the fact they are almost entirely physically controlled. If a string breaks they flutter to the ground, not plummet.

And baseballs, footballs, soccer balls?

These objects basically hug the ground and don't have the ability to rapidly change course, nor are they generally operating at speeds that can cause much harm. Note however that baseballs ARE dangerous enough that people batting generally confine themselves to specific areas for that purpose, because they could in fact hurt someone.

When's the last time you saw someone playing baseball (with a bat, not throwing) in the middle of a festival or crowded park? You are basically saying you would do that if given a choice?

If drone operators had 1/10 the common sense the average baseball players had you wouldn't see regulations like this.

Comment More Sanity (Score 5, Informative) 269 269

How is it not sane to think that the people who could be potentially hit by your craft would have something to say about it flying over them?

I find this a perfectly reasonable law. Don't forget it means that could could fly on private property NEXT to the public property and film from there, as long as you are not directly over the public area...

Comment The crisis was always over (Score 0) 173 173

Organic honeybee producers never had much of a real problem, it was really only large scale agricultural bees that had issues - it never really was at the point of crisis, like everything else these days it was just being used to scare you for someone else's gain.

Lots of government money happily funneled to useless bee research...

As an aside honey is really good for you, you should have some when you can - it's great to replace sweeteners in things like tea or cereal. It has lots of health benefits and never goes bad. Believe it or not it also relieves pain from bee stings when a bit is applied topically to the stung area (I know that that sounds absurd but all I can say is that it works and works quickly).

The steady state of disks is full. -- Ken Thompson