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Comment: Re:Prime Scalia - "Words no longer having meaning" (Score 1) 591 591

The symbolism of Southern honor and courage known as the Confederate flag was stolen years ago by a domestic terrorist organization known as the KKK. Because the South did not prevent the theft, they have now lost their flag. It's your own fault this happened.

Comment: Re:Agile. (Score 1) 507 507

The customers of your webapp may tolerate continuous deployments and the inevitable rollbacks, but not all of us are so lucky. After their production network crashes and burns because of our product, we quickly learned that paying customers will take the latest release and park it in their lab for 6 months or a year before risking it on their live network. Agile is great for keeping devs accountable and on track, but real software cannot be continuously released.

Comment: Re:Ehhh What ? (Score 1) 157 157

Plants are engines powered by the Sun. The very purpose of those leaves is to tap the flow of solar energy. When the giant celestial nuclear reactor is taken into account, the entropy of the entire system is increasing.

Plants are engines powered by the Sun, made almost entirely out of water and air.

Just had to throw that in, otherwise I would have modded up your answer.

Comment: Write a trivial web server (Score 1) 172 172

Its very handy to have a lightweight web server running on your machine that you control completely. You will immediately start learning about sockets, TCP-IP, and HTTP. You can set up a home page with useful information [e.g. how many cats do I own and what are their names]. Plus if you ever open a port on your router, you will quickly learn lots and lots about why security is important.

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.