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Comment Re:Here's a thought: Just freeze the project (Score 3, Insightful) 56 56

No.
Lets say you make a module.
You finish it.
And you rid it of bugs.
After a few months, when you don't really care about that project, a update arrives.
The update breaks the scripting language, and you get angry or scared eposts about your module. They want it to work on new and shiny.
So you fix it....

How many times do you repeat fixing it, before you get tired of fixing it?
I expect projects like Libretro, a frontend for Emulators, to eventually reach this point. Where at some point, people will only contribute ports to stable, and only towards the next stable if the emulator is still alive.
And I am honestly not sure what projects will compare.

Comment Re:Not that Useful (Score 0) 151 151

But what if your webpage wants special background noise for a occasion?
I know 4chan occasionally has done this, on various boards, to celebrate events or just to troll people. /a/ have had M. D. Geist theme running for a few days, a honking variant of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and many more. /v/ had some of the Earthbound themes running after Iwata died, for at the least 3 days.

I agree background noise serves no purpose for most websites, since they are basically read only static pages. But there are exceptions, and by making it "click to play", most users will never spot it.

Comment Re:i haven't bought a car in a while... (Score 1) 252 252

I am not sure I agree. For one, you might have all your friends inside a neighborhood in that city.
You might even have most of your grandchildren inside that neighborhood.

Now... if you just live somewhere random, where you need to car to get to friends and work, than i agree.

Comment Re:So what (Score 1) 184 184

> there's a chance that they'll have grown up and gathered enough coping strategies and reprogrammed their own behaviour enough that they're almost indistinguishable
Read that again, you wrote it, there is a special word there: CHANCE
The reality is that most never learn to cope, they only learn to cope partially.
So instead of having social peers to interact with, you have issues. And thats really bad.
It also means you stunt your social growth by years, if you ever recover.

Comment For the unfamiliar and the confused (Score 2) 141 141

So what is the article objectively stating?
Propaganda against NASA?
For free libre whatever for something?
Mismanagement of funds?
The normal forgetting of that 150 millions is a drop in a bucket for a large enough corp?
I am just curious.

Also:
>plans to spend $150 million human-rating a rocket engine it will only use once
Why is this a bad thing? Its how prototyping works. Some years down the line, they might want a version 2 for something else.

Comment Re:What about severe lag? (Score 1) 125 125

Does packet drop actually exists in the wild? Outside of noise over long distances? In the normal world? That is my question to that.
Packet loss means whoever is between A and B, is fucking up. Somewhere.
Be it having wireless transfer somewhere on the backbone, faulty infrastructure, or destroyed wires. I don't think Packet Loss and "loss of Connection" actually exists in the actual wild.
Add in 3-4 extra paths for packages, and we might got something robust.

Comment Re:Sure... (Score 1) 155 155

Every year there is flodding. Every year people are confused over the fact they got houses in a flood area?
Not really.
They choose to love where the flood comes
They should accept it? Right?
To some extent.
I know that work and social life is limited to where those are. So I know a lot of people moved somewhere for one of those 2, they didn't choose to live in a flooded area.
Still doesn't change the fact they could have moved uphill.

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