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Comment: Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (Score 1) 652

by akorvemaker (#48076773) Attached to: Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

If your life is awesome, you don't want/need a bunch of kids to feel important and you've got better things to do with your life than just pump out kids.

My life is awesome because I have kids. It's not an either/or sort of thing. They give me levels of joy that I never imagined before they were in my life. I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Increasing the standard of living decreases population growth, especially when women get a piece of that action.

But I do agree with you there. Lower standards of living are often accompanied by lower life expectancy and higher infant/child mortality rates. More kids makes up for that, and provides more workers to help the family get more food, water, etc.

Increased education tends to lead to improved standard of living, leading to more sustainable and healthier populations. But we don't get rid of the children.

Comment: Re:Editors Won't Won't Edit (Score 1) 114

The letters IHS were the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus IHSOYS, which stood for Yahweh.

Just a nitpick (and I know you're quoting another site): The Greek name of Jesus is IHSOYS in Greek letters, or Iesous transliterated into English letters. It doesn't stand for Yahweh, God's name used in the Old Testament. It just says Jesus.

Awesome comment though.

Comment: Re:I replaced it ages ago (Score 1) 335

by akorvemaker (#43977481) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

There are a few hosted solutions like that as well. I'm using Blogtrottr now. Seems good and reliable. Feed My Inbox ran well for a few years, but shut down at the beginning of the year.

Email works great. We already have mature clients for reading them. And it doesn't become a separate inbox/site/client I need to check.

Comment: Re:Does anyone actually *want* collaborative softw (Score 1) 82

by akorvemaker (#29897581) Attached to: AbiCollab Takes On Google Docs and Zoho Writer

When we were trying to plan our wedding from two different countries, collaborative documents were extremely useful. We could both add things, review what the other was doing, and keep everything in a single place. It kept everything simple and easy.

While not everyone needs collaborative editing, it is extremely useful in some situations.

Comment: Re:OMG! That bug is coming back! (Score 2, Insightful) 437

by akorvemaker (#28348919) Attached to: Opera 10.0 Released, With Integrated Web Server Functionality
The big speed difference I notice between Opera and some other browsers isn't so much in the HTML/JS performance but in overall responsiveness. Opening a tab is nearly instantaneous, even on older systems. The browser just gets out of the way and lets me work. That speed difference won't be shown in most benchmarks.

Comment: Re:Excellent! (Score 1) 437

by akorvemaker (#28347893) Attached to: Opera 10.0 Released, With Integrated Web Server Functionality

The current version is still 9.64, with 9.7 in beta testing, so it will be some time before 10 comes out.

I don't believe there is a 9.7 beta. The Opera 10 beta was released recently, and this builds upon it. They are definitely working towards a v10 release in the relatively near future.

Comment: Re:I can see the press now (Score 1) 993

by akorvemaker (#27597485) Attached to: "Apple Tax" Report Backfires On Microsoft

... said Windows user Joe Beleaguered, who had lost all his email, business files, MP3s and porn again.

Offhandedly, I've had iTunes remove songs and complete albums on several occasions, actually deleting the files. This has occured under both OS X and WinXP. And an iTunes "upgrade" recently deleted my entire library (again, deleting the files, not just removing their entries in iTunes). Quite a pain in the buttocks.

I much prefer working on a Mac, but I wouldn't trust iTunes with anything of value. It's the only program I've ever had which has done things like this. Windows is annoying, but usually not actively destructive.

Hurray for backups.

Entropy isn't what it used to be.