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Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 173

I would go a step further and say more often than not the internet is a DETRIMENT to learning, especially in the programming realm, there is simply so much poor quality code using poor practices espoused on blogs as the way to do X, Y or Z that you would almost certainly be better with a structured education of programming (assuming the content they are getting is decent).

Comment Re:It's a Criminal Organisation (Score 2, Insightful) 154

yes her complaints are fact, they are not doing what she wants. Thank fuck for that, people like her always believe they can do better but instead of actually doing better they whine about others that are actually making an effort. Gates foundation has saved millions of lives, she is butt hurt that it isn't the millions of lives she would have prioritised and that no one else got a say in who and how they made there chooses.

Comment Re:It's a Criminal Organisation (Score 4, Insightful) 154

LOL dude you don't have a fucking clue how tax works do you? this article is really really bad, reads like a whine fest of "they aren't focusing on the areas we want them to therefore anything good they do is outweighed by not doing what we want". She is more than free to create and fund her our foundation and focus on the ills she believes haunts the world instead of bitching about others that are actually trying to help

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 1) 594

Maybe, but currently Turkey is claiming this was far more than a short-term border violation, but that it was actively bombing targets in Eastern Turkey.

citation please? everything I have read, including the Turkish statements all say it was an incursion of just a few seconds where they crossed piece of Turkish land that protrudes into Syria, the jet was then shot down while it was in Syria, i.e. the jets were not even heading into turkey let alone on an active bombing run on turkey.

Comment Re:This is why ISIS wins (Score 1) 594

It is not so clear on the turkey side. Where do you think ISIS sells their oil? where do you think they import most of their weapons, vehicles etc from? Turkey's only real enemy is Assad and the kurds. ISIS they have a love hate relationship with and seem to actively be in business with them.

Comment Re:Good! (Score 1) 365

It is an unfortunate reality that relocating to somewhere like Ireland does cost significant money. This means unless your company is sufficiently sized you will actually lose more money than you save in doing so. The larger the organisation and the less dependent on local facilities the bigger the incentive to do this.

Comment Re:One huge problem still (Score 1) 173

most of the types of tech required for this would have just as many benefits on earth, technology wise it is a win win. The time, money and commitment costs with a uncertain return make it a difficult thing for any government to commit too though. It is a bit like war, they are horrible and expensive but when challenged sufficiently humans are capable of coming up with some pretty amazing shit, for all the pain of the 2 world wars they brought about a shit ton of innovation.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 424

It's a made up story. Isn't there any other universe that one could tell a story in? The only advantage of doing more stories in the Star Wars universe is if there is a connection to the earlier characters.

bullshit, Star Wars has a huge array of species, lore, factions, organisations etc that make it a piece of cake to completely disregard ANY link to the orginal characters, hanging onto the original characters is just a way to play it safe and appeal to their popularity.

Comment Re:PS4 (Score 1) 375

And the PS4 can't do 1080p/60fps a lot of cases either. in the end choose the one with the controller you prefer and the exclusives you prefer. Either console is excellent for graphics wise. choosing based purely on specs or power is moronic when it comes to consoles, if graphics and power was the primary concern you should not be looking at a console in the first place.

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