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Comment Re: Well, sure, but... (Score 5, Interesting) 289 289

The trouble is, like most anti-GMO people, you have a fundamental lack of understanding of what genes actually do.

They mutate by themselves for one thing. Should we be running around ensuring that no natural mutations occur? No because that would be an insane exercise and would fly in the face of the fact that DNA has been doing shit for a billion years before you came along to worry about it.

Intermingling crops? Are the crops you're talking about native to the area you're in? Are those crops naturally occurring strains of plants or have they been only in human cultivation for a few thousand years?

I'm not gonna say we _can't_ kill the planet by messing with species, but I will say with the utmost confidence that we won't.

Comment Re:Um... you're not nearly cynical enough (Score 1) 351 351

If it cost them too much do you trust them not to take those things off you?

You are of course aware that whatever you do and however much you're paid for it you generate at least 10x that much wealth for your employer?

Just keep shaking your fist at those invisible illuminati who want a tenner from your monthly wage. They're clearly the REAL problem here.

Comment Re:Search engines are expensive and this is niche (Score 1) 424 424

Playing devil's advocate, if I search "database redblack c#" isn't "redblack c#" the context in which I'm searching database? In other words I don't want to see articles that only contain the term "database", no matter how many Kardashians are also mentioned.

I realise it's embarrassing to Google, as keeper of all human knowledge, to say "0 results", but I'd LOVE to be able to confirm that was the case sometimes.

Comment Re:This makes no sense (Score 1) 424 424

Agreed, and agree with TFA. It's like "you entered a word starting with K, did you mean Kardashian?" these days.

Search for what I typed in the fucking box and keep your suggestions and corrections to yourself.

Google search is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to software doing this sort of thing. I can't stand Word Autocorrect for instance, and it's recently gotten more aggressive and will change colour to color before I've even finished typing 'colourful'.

My philosophy is that I have all these buttons to push in front of me and it's up to me to press the ones I intended to press. If I wanted something different I'd push different buttons.

Comment Re:Routing around it. (Score 1) 474 474

If your discussion can't take place without making someone feel bad, why should we allow it to take place? Not a politician or celebrity whose stepped into a debate, but someone who just happens to be overweight because they're undergoing chemotherapy for example.

And scream whatever amendment it is that jerks use to justify these acitons, I'm not a US citizen so I couldn't give less of a shit. I mean one of the amendments tells Americans to all shoot each other all the time - how's that been working out lately?

This whole idea that we'll have lost something as a society if we can't insult random innocent people is so retarded it hurts my head.

Comment Re:Routing around it. (Score 1) 474 474

Let me just rearrange your own words for you.

"But by what definition of the word 'harassment' apply?"
"Embarrassing photos / comments about people."

Do you understand now? As my mother used to say, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.

It's not hard.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)