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Comment Re: We are returning to the dark ages. (Score 1) 59

We are descending into a dark age. We have a culture of death, where we've replaced reproduction with immigration. This has been true for decades, and is becoming more pronounced with the passage of time. We have too many elderly, and our women are facing ever increasing pressure to choose service over family, creating a spiral effect. We will reach a point where we don't have the numbers to keep the infrastructure going. Our modern technological society relies on myriad resources being available, and as those resources become unavailable, all the knowledge in the world won't matter. Once we're unable to implement our discoveries and designs, people will forget them.

As we became more advanced, our creations became more delicate. The more delicate they are, the quicker archeological evidence of them deteriorates. There is no reason to believe this hasn't happened before.

ISIS are standing in opposition to this pattern, but I doubt they will be effective enough to prevent it. I'd say a dark age is pretty much guaranteed.

Comment Re:That guy looks and sounds like a pompous ass (Score 1) 69

Really? Every single person makes judgements by personality traits alone (or at least primarily?)

I certainly don't. Such considerations aren't just pointless, they are wrong. Considering how politics is going, you can see the skillful liar and charmer scamming millions of people because he had a "better personality" than a better man, who wasn't quite as charming. So we miss out on someone who might be a good person in favor of a charming sociopath. All because of "personality".

How is that working out?

Comment Re:That guy looks and sounds like a pompous ass (Score 1) 69

People who view others simply by personality traits are missing out. Yeah, so the guy talks like an arrogant twat, is he wrong?

You see, your attacking him on something completely irrelevant, simply because it is easier than to actually discuss the merits of what he was saying.

Keep in mind, he may be brilliant or he may be a complete loon, I am not judging either here, just your rebuttal, which amounts to "Big Fat Ugly ... do not like", which actually makes you exactly who hate the most, an arrogant twat. ;)

Comment Re:Excellent! (Score 1) 91

Storage is always going to be an issue. Without integrated Cloud/Web Storage (like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox ...) even the SD card option is lame. As for Libre/Open Office, those are nice, but having live documents I can edit from just about anywhere is a huge benefit for me, and "Office" suites no longer suffice in today's world (IMHO)

Comment Re:Dear black and whiter (Score 1) 555

You said the street was designed for multi-ton vehicles, I corrected you, the street was designed for horses, and adapted for multi-ton vehicles. The street existed long before cars.

But I get it, you're one of those assholes who think that ruining someone else's neighborhood for your convenience is okay. The only solution is to block the roads with guard houses for neighborhoods like they do in the Philippines ...

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Comment Re:Controversial? (Score 1) 124

Antibiotics are great, until Bacteria evolve to be resistant to them. And while it hasn't happened yet, there are indications that an outbreak of resistant bacteria might wipe out large portions of humanity.

Unintended consequences are unintended. And they often occur long after the root cause is forgotten.

Comment Re:Fixable - Easily (Score 1) 48

My understanding if float_t means one thing here, and another thing there, then it isn't defined correctly. Standard Math.h files expect it one way, changing that in one place, but not passing that change on to every other possible place is problematic, and as a programmer SHOULD cause flags. Compilers don't care, as you stated.

It should have been flagged somewhere by someone or something. Because it wasn't, looked innocuous and has a potential for HUGE problems down the road. Just because something is allowed, doesn't make it right. Lots of huge bugs are created that way.

Comment Re:Controversial? (Score 0) 124

"What could possibly go wrong"

Has nothing to do with religion. Has everything to do with Scientists ignoring Darwinism and trying to fix nature's "mistakes" without understanding they may not be mistakes after all, but Genetic Mutations for the survival of the fittest. Some mutations are bad/good, until they are proven otherwise. Like sickle cell trait is bad, but has genetic strengths against Malaria. Remove the trait, you remove the benefit the trait provides, making the species weaker.

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