So where does this leave ITER, the European project. There's little point building a 500MW experiment if 5 of these babies will work and produce useable power.
That's a big if. Having done my master's thesis on plasma physics, it's great to see multiple different avenues towards fusion in action.
Fusion is often designed to fuse hydrogen into helium. This process seems sane because...
It all sounds sane until you hear the process operators talking.
Gentoo is no more about compilers than astronomy is about telescopes.
Of course, this has nothing to do with the possible phallic symbolism of telescopes.
Yes, I'm sure he's very upset at the rejection by all 10 people who use Gentoo.
Wouldn't it be simpler to say "both" rather than "all 10"?
I used NetBSD for a while back in the day, and I loved the Real Unix purity and simplicity after years of desktop Linux distros, but I missed some of the userland idiosyncracies and hardware support. Then I found out about Gentoo, and to me it's been the best of both worlds, starting with Portage which obviously owes a lot to BSD Ports.
Of course, I don't recommend Gentoo to anyone, because the collective wisdom of
"Why?" is still a valid question; and science says we lack the tools to gather evidence of "why?".
IMHO, "why" questions either form an endless chain or are completely subjective, so they are far from valid in any scientific setting. For example, some say the reason god created the universe is love. Why love? What's the point of love? What's the point of that point? The only way to end this chain is by invoking some value, which is inherently subjective (even if a great number of peole share values).
Of course, the same can be said about the "what" and "how" questions of science. You can always dig deeper into nature and never find out how everything really works. However, we still do it because it's fun to know and understand things.