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Comment: Re:Capable, sure (Score 4, Insightful) 329

That is because the terrorism was not religiously motivated. Religion had a polarizing effect on the population of Northern Ireland, but the motivation for the terrorism was political, not religions: it was the Irish Republican Army, not the Irish Catholic Army.

Comment: Re:How Writers Expressed Emotions (Score 1) 104

by jeremyp (#48796565) Attached to: Chrome For OS X Catches Up With Safari's Emoji Support

Well most writers were always unable to convey the tone of their writing. Generally speaking, most of us only read the best writing from ages ago. Back in the 20th century, pretty much everything I read was written by people I knew personally or people who were good enough writers to get published in books and newspapers and magazines.

Now, Twitter is spammed relentlessly by the illiterate arseholes who were always there but couldn't get published in the past.

Comment: Re: Shrug (Score 2) 161

by jeremyp (#48775153) Attached to: HTTP/2 - the IETF Is Phoning It In

This is utter nonsense. XHTML is not a an HTML renderer, it is a standard for an XML document format.

If your browser misrenders an HTML4 document because it thinks it is XHTML, the problem is either the browser itself which can't distinguish different document types or the person who wrote the web page and erroneously put the xml processing instruction at the top.

Comment: Re:Modern Technology (Score 4, Interesting) 189

by jeremyp (#48767011) Attached to: UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

Without knowing *why* the castle is gone, I have no idea what your point is.

Usually, if it was a stone castle, the building materials were robbed out to make new dwellings. The reason that people could do that is because the owners abandoned them as being shit places to live.

With buildings, as with other man made items, technology moves on. Generally speaking, a house built now will be more comfortable, easier to heat and more suited to modern life styles than a house built 50 years ago. Who cares if the old ones fall down? If you are going to knock it down and replace it with something better, money spent making it last a millennium is wasted money.

Comment: Re:Unrelated to Github (Score 2) 148

by jeremyp (#48632267) Attached to: Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced

No it isn't.

Both NTFS and HFS+ are file systems that are case insensitive and case preserving (by default). They work as designed. They have always worked that way as the people who ported git to those platforms should have known.

Just because you don't like the way NTFSD and HFS+ work and it makes the programmer's job a little harder doesn't mean there is a bug.

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"