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Comment: Re:How convenient for Apple... (Score 1) 136

Eat my shorts.

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Comment: Re:IPv6 and Rust: overhyped and unwanted! (Score 3, Interesting) 198

by phantomfive (#49515323) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

They aren't being adopted because they try to solve problems that aren't really problems.

IPv6: not enough IP addresses. The problem is very real.
Rust: incompetent programmers who leak memory, which problem can be fixed at compile time (with tradeoffs that annoy some people but not others).

Both solve very real problems, you just don't see them because they are at a level deeper than you understand. Don't worry, the 'magic' will keep working, and you can keep posting, because other people will solve them.

Comment: Re:Here's a better idea (Score 1) 586

by rickb928 (#49515185) Attached to: William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California

Santa Barbara has a plant in standby mode - 2 years to reactivate, and they have begun planning for that. Planning.

San Diego will be getting water form the Carlsbad plant late this year. It took only about 15 years to build this, mostly to overcome objections from everyone.

These plants take time to permit and build, and planning is the most important step. But in California, that is in short supply, like the water.

Comment: Re:Here's a better idea (Score 1) 586

by rickb928 (#49515143) Attached to: William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California

Who cares if Nestle is reselling water ant any price? Their usage is a tiny fraction of the total, and shutting down ALL bottled water production in California would change nothing about the drought and impact.

Agriculture is the big user, and then people who live where water isn't. As with many resource shortages, this is equally a problem of delivery and planning. There is water to be had for Californians, but it takes planning, and there are few excuses for not doing that already. Only now do they start looking at desalination.

Looking to take it from Arizona is sort of cheap. Not going to happen.

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