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Comment: Re:Chicken Little (Score 4, Informative) 278 278

Take, for example, Global Cooling back in the 1970's. That was refuted with Global Warming in the 2000's

It was refuted in the 1970s, not the 200's. It was never a popular theory. No one should doubt Global Warming on the basis that the scientific community switched its stance. It never did: the majority of scientists were saying it was warming all along.

now it's simply Global Climate Change

It has been called "climate change" since before 1988, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was formed. Today, people act like the name is some kind of knee-jerk defense against the switch between "global cooling" and "global warming" when in fact, there was no name change at all, nor was there ever a switch.

Comment: Re:"IPv6 Leakage"??? Give me a break. (Score 1) 65 65

mod up. That statement, along with the following one, made no sense to me.

The leakage occurs because network operators are increasingly deploying a new version of the protocol used to run the Internet called IPv6.

I wasn't aware that IPv6 was fundamentally flawed. This sounds more like bad network design or something.

Comment: Re:Actively killing the polls (Score 1) 143 143

Came to post the same thing. 13% voted the same as I did. Why would anyone bother to write the AJAX code to update the page, but only include a subset of the information? Also: I am a fix 50/50 mix between Slashdot and Soylent now. Soylent isn't the ultimate solution since it is still the aging Slashcode. But at least the content is well-edited and the site makes sense!

Comment: Re:FreeNAS (Score 1) 211 211

He never said he was happy with Windows Server's versioning.

From the submission.

That is, users have a highly available network location where they can "go back" to how their file was an hour ago. How do you do that with Linux? This is a highly desirable situation for users.

I took "is highly desirable" to indicate he was happy with it.

Comment: Re:What do you mean by versioning? (Score 1) 211 211

You can only use a file system snapshot to store a database file because databases are designed specifically to handle this. 3-phase commit logic, journals, transaction logs... The database builds transactional capabilities on top of the file system. And even those don't work if the drive "lies" and says it committed data when it didn't. That's why you should be careful running an enterprise file system on consumer-grade drive.

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 3, Insightful) 86 86

Are you proposing that to run a legitimate business, you don't ever have to reveal to your customers such basic things like a phone number or a mailing address?

Actually, this happens all the time.

I have purchased ads from Google, and I have never been given their address. Google goes out of their way to make sure there is no way to find a human for technical support. Same goes for Steam, eBay, PayPal. Today companies give you a forum and expect the community to support themselves. It's almost impossible to find them unless they sell a physical product.

Comment: Re:This is why you don't pre-order. (Score 1) 223 223

It would be hilarious if you still died. Like how, if Superman suddenly catches a falling person, they should not only die from hitting the Man of Steel's arms, but also be liquified by the fact that they were hit by something traveling hundreds of miles per hour.

Comment: Not too different from the other Batman games (Score 4, Informative) 223 223

The other Batman games suffered major issues at launch too. For example, Batman: Arkham Origins was impossible to complete at launch due to a bug. There was a river where the grapple would never connect so you couldn't get across. It took several patches before it worked reliably for everyone.

Debug is human, de-fix divine.