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Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 138

>I'm actually now against democracy but haven't got a solution
Try this: One dollar, one vote. For every dollar you send in in taxes you get a vote. The rich tax evaders will be disenfranchised as will those on the dole. One could have a bicameral legislature where one chamber is one dollar one vote, and all spending bills arise there; the other is one anus one vote, treaties come from this body. Bills must pass both.

Comment Re:Total Waste of Funding (Score 1) 91

>Hm. Try reading a source that disagrees with your cherished belief. Be brave.
I have next to me a publication, "Galveston Bay Geology" published by Houston Geological Society, 1969. I am looking at it now. There is a chart that shows that 22,000 years ago sea level was almost 450 feet below what it is today, and that 70,000 years ago sea level was 100 feet higher than it is now. When I hear winy sniveling out of snot-nosed south pacific islanders like, "What will the butterflies do?" I can only respond, "They will do what the fuck they did the last time this happened." By the way, I measure hydrate stability for a living. That extra 450 feet of seawater is stabilizing way more hydrate than a few degrees of temperature will destabilize. Actually, it is both chilling and pressurizing, both of which stabilize hydrates.
Take a dose of your own medicine.

Comment Re:Ban Bitcoin (Score 1) 52

>Democrats would embrace bitcoin if they knew how to run a proper server, but alas the top Democrat can't even get her email server sorted out properly
Huh? It looked to me like, "Donate to my foundation and the information you want will show up where you can steal it." You are talking about really smart people, evil, but very, very brilliant.

Comment Re:UH oh (Score 1) 325

LabVIEW zealot here. Yes, it looks like spaghetti until you poke highlight execution. After that experience you will wonder how you ever managed.

The latest versions have functionality to insert space making things easy to clean up; also, you can scoop up a bunch of stuff and make it into its own little box - like a subroutine. I will not go back to Fortran (or Basic).

LabVIEW home is available for about the price of two bottles of Jameson.

We use Team Foundation Server for Version control with LabVIEW. It was probably a bitch for who ever set it up but I get along with it just fine.

Comment Re:School isn't there to enrich lives (Score 1) 246

>If kids need more sleep, wouldn't it be sufficient to go to bed sooner?
High School starts early so kids will have time to get to their afterschool jobs so they can help their family survive. Of course this is not true for every single kid, some have sports to participate in, and one or two of them have intact families with good incomes. But for the benefit of the working kids (ahem, and their employer) school times are set this way. At least that is the consensus of the teacher I have talked to about this.

All Finagle Laws may be bypassed by learning the simple art of doing without thinking.