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Comment Re:Translation ... (Score 2) 145

This is what I am wondering. What is the benefit of a private repo hosted on someone else's platform that you don't control. Any company with source they want to keep private would probably be hosting themselves. I am sure there are use cases but how much money do they actually make with private repos?

I myself use github and its great. But if I am hacking around with concept stuff I usually just push it to my own private server, not to a github private repo i would have to pay for.

There is also gitlab if you really want the gui.

Comment Re:10 Mbps (Score 1) 280

I think you meant Gb and not GB. At those speeds I think there will start to be bottlenecks along the way that will also need to be addressed. When I said Jesus Christ I meant in the context of "Must be nice to have those kinds of problems". I am all for and my measly 3.5Mb/s and 512Kbps up. This is quite normal for many people and if we really want to go into the "Information Age" as you put it, we need to start thinking about raising the floor for all instead of having speeds that only a small number of people can take advantage of.

Lets mostly get to 10 right? My heart will not bleed for the anyone with 500Mb/sec (full duplex no doubt).

Comment Re:So what? (Score 4, Insightful) 146

Who uses Wikipedia as a trusted source? It's value is in quick information on a number of non contentious topics. Going to Toronto and want to get some quick facts about the city? Wikipedia is great for that. I just wouldn't use it to make any important decisions, and maybe it really doesn't need to be that anyway.

Comment Re: When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 0) 456

I am genuinely happy that your kids did well, says plenty about their character and also yourself as a parent. However, I do not know what 'picking their own switch' and becoming successful has anything to do with each other. There are consequences that are possible without violence so it seems like you are kind of polarizing the issue. The choice is not hit or do absolutely nothing.

Since we are being anecdotal, my parents never hit me once. They imposed discipline in other ways and I have become successful in school and my career as well. My wife and I have have also never hit my son and he is very well behaved.

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