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Comment: Re: Must example set of him (Score 1) 629 629

I'm not sure what you are trying to say. But it seems to me that operagost is making a moral absolutist argument. Saying American isn't doing these [worse] things that these other countries are doing which he considers worse, and so is not the laughing stock of the world.

Comment: Re:Sorta surprising. (Score 1) 290 290

I'm guessing they are referring unauthorized Easter eggs?

Since it was my understanding that the original Easter eggs used purposefully to sidestep the code registration process. Since software patents only required the first X number of lines of code to be submitted...

I doubt that. Easter eggs have existed long before software patents which didn't exist in bulk until 1994.

Comment: Re:"Dreaded"? (Score 4, Insightful) 183 183

It is, People take shittons more photos now than they used to. The reasons are obvious. Moden technology has enabled cheap photography- where it wasn't too long ago that you had to bring around extra equipment, rolls of film, then get them developed, or even just the fact that SD cards were limiting. Now I can take more photos than I Have time to review- but that is the problem. People are spending more time taking pictures and less time actually experiencing life because of the status, The Facebook status. People aren't making memory books, they are trying to show their friends they are cool and hip and whatever.

Comment: Re:Realistic (Score 1) 374 374

That is an interesting extreme, but between now and then is this particular problem: Peak energy usage in sunny states in the middle of the summer in the middle of the day when the people are at work and the AC is on- required power plants to be much larger than that average power usage to support peak usage.

As of next Thursday, UNIX will be flushed in favor of TOPS-10. Please update your programs.