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Comment Why warn? (Score 1) 201 201

Why would they give a warning? IMO there should be no warnings at all, and just let them be surprised.

By giving warnings, you're indicating where they can and can't pee cause they'll just look for an unpainted wall. If you don't warn, then the gambling effect kicks in and they will be wary of peeing against anything that isn't a toilet or foliage.

Comment I've been complaining about this for years. (Score 1) 351 351

Companies have done so much to lower the barrier of entry, that we have huge swaths of 'developers' who are basically walking personifications of the Dunning-Kruger effect. The amount of craptastic software out there is just incredible because people can't be bothered to learn even the most basic fundamentals like de-coupling.

I remember taking a database course in university, aced it without even trying, and constantly asking myself, "What's so difficult about this?" Yet people are flocking to things like MongoDB, not because it's the best tool for the job, but because SQL is too hard.

And yet when looking for a job, these are the nimrods that real developers have to compete against, and have an excellent chance of losing against because they're more skilled at schmoozing than doing a good job.

Comment Re:Yep, keep searching (Score 1) 434 434

No, actually, they're not. The democrats now are what the republicans were in, say, the 80s. They're right of centre, but they manage to do some decent work.

Meanwhile, the republicans refuse to believe that debt is an issue, they penalize the poor for being poor, the list is virtually endless. And heck, the *entire* lineup of republican presidential candidates are freaking psychotic, with the most psychotic of the bunch currently in the lead.

Comment Re:Yep, keep searching (Score 2, Insightful) 434 434

While the parent comment is funny, I wouldn't be surprised if republicans actually believed this. They seem to spend all their time focusing on pet conspiracies, while ignoring the real problems facing the USA. The party has successfully reinvented themselves from being "conservative", to "batshit crazy" and their entire existence revolves around defeating the democrats (when they're not attacking each other).

Actually managing the country seems to be very far down on their priority list.

Comment Re:Evolution in progress (Score 1) 174 174

I just want to point out that there's no such thing as 'artificial' vs 'natural' selection pressure. There is simply selection pressure. This pressure can come from *anything*, whether it is chemicals in the environment (as may be in this case), other organisms that affect them in some way (a new predator forces a species to adapt in some way to survive), or even themselves (eg: The females prefer black bees with yellow stripes, rather than yellow bees with black stripes).

These pressures have *always* existed. All humans have done is made things more interesting.

Comment Re:That's cool though (Score 1) 273 273

Typical. You can't handle being called out on your ignorance, so you label me as a SJW so you can relax back in your armchair and disregard what I say with undeserved smugness.

But I can understand that point of view. It's pretty uncomfortable to think that one's attitudes cause pain, suffering, and death of others, choosing to be willfully ignorant is a convenient and powerful defense.

Comment Re:That's cool though (Score 2, Insightful) 273 273

The fact that you include transgenderism to be the same as homeopathy, or a white women co-oping black culture, just shows how people like you are part of the problem.

You're an armchair 'expert' who doesn't actually know anything about topics you're discussing, but you think your point of view is valid regardless.

It's depressing that humanity's breadth of knowledge has increased to an unprecedented level, yet instead of educating themselves about the world they live in people prefer to just dig deeper holes to stick their heads in.

Comment I hope it's better than the last preview (Score 1) 189 189

The preview I installed (~2 weeks ago) was shockingly unstable and slow. I was appalled at the state of an OS, especially when it is slated for release in July.

(For example, my start... panel... thing... completely hosed itself for no apparent reason, a couple days after I installed the OS, leaving me nothing with a bunch of coloured boxes with class names in them).

Comment Re:iOS is toys, OS X is Unix. Learn the difference (Score 1) 360 360

We're talking about OSX right now, not Windows. Generally speaking, OSX notifications are not focus stealing.

Naturally, there are notable exceptions of some applications, which makes it that much more infuriating because you don't *expect* focus to be stolen.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)