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Comment: Learn Why and How jQuery does what it does (Score 1) 125 125

I personally don't like jQuery for various reasons, but if one is going to use it, learn the why's and how's, so that when things aren't working, you can figure out why.

Myself, I use ExtJS heavily for projects on the front end, granted i'm doing things that actually have a purpose for business.

Comment: Duh, Just use Dino Juice (Score 1) 597 597

This is so stupid. Telsa cars are a waste for a majority of the nation, as we like to drive beyond our city, or commute long distance. You know what's more efficient than wasting all this money on home electrical conversion and expensive batteries...? Gasoline. Super efficient means of moving energy from one place to another and lighter than a big nasty caustic battery, and I don't have to reconfigure my house to use gasoline.

And thats before even getting into the electrical merits pointed out by others.

Comment: I give you N Rays (Score 1) 320 320

What do you get when respected members of a group have their work questioned? They call their detractors 'deniers' and try to establish a consensus, (as if a fact is something that could be voted upon), to cover up their mistakes and double down on their flawed models. I give you N Rays.

It takes a jack-ass who refuses to blindly accept to point out the Emperor has no clothes and prove it.

'Murica, we're filled with Jack-Asses ;)

Comment: Re:Congratuations, so what? (Score 1) 764 764

I'll agree with you on some of your points.

I personally think the role of marriage in federal government ( and even state, but that's up to the individual state) should be completely separated from law.
Whom another person is married to should have no bearing on a federal law or policy.

At the same time, I do not feel that any individual, religion, or business should be forced to ignore their religious beliefs by one group or another. First amendment protection.

I don't care who comes out, or doesn't, or for what reason. My identity is not defined by my sexual preferences. I find those that choose for that to be their defining identity to be rather shallow and not very important in my daily life. Good for them, they can have a cookie.

I look forward to this being a non issue.

Comment: Congratuations, so what? (Score 1) 764 764

Congratulations Cook, good for you, have a cookie. Now, how soon until we stop giving a shit about people's sexualities when there are more important things in the world.

Where I (or others) put my (or their) genitalia has nothing to do with making ends meet at the end of the day.

I don't care what other ppl do, nor should the federal government.

Comment: Why use either? Asking for trouble. (Score 2) 631 631

How about using neither system. I don't trust apple with my data, and I don't trust any data stored in an app on my phone, regardless of OS (but esp android).

I'd rather just have a card with chip+pin or good old fashioned cash.

I don't blame retailers for wanting to cut out CC fees, hel I would want to do that too. I don't blame them for not wanting to outfit hundreds of POS devices with NFC support, that is costly, when CurrentC can achieve similar with existing hardware.

I don't trust apple or google, period. Only a fool would trust either of them for anything.

Comment: Re:Let me get this right (Score 1) 839 839

I'll agree with you that taxing income is the wrong way to go, and that taxing consumption is the much better way to go.

However, I completely disagree with arbitrary taxation on certain forms of consumption. It either all gets taxed equally and "fairly" at the same rate, or it's nothing more than government using policy to further select winners and losers amongst their friends.

I also disagree completely with your notion of "fair share". My "fair share" is whatever I choose to purchase with the money I have earned that represents my time, applied skill, efforts, and education, providing I did not use force, coercion, or trickery to obtain. I can have as much of it as I can choose to afford. Should I choose, I should be able to sit on my assets I have chosen to acquire and resell them later at a higher price when supply is low, generating a profit.

I have grown up poor, I never envied others that have been better off than I. Instead, I rose myself up and out to join them instead of wallowing in class envy.

"Fair share", as bad as or worse than "Give back"

Comment: Re:Let me get this right (Score 1) 839 839

Wow, you're concepts of the sustainability of local food sources is... I can't think of a polite way to say that you're nuts.

Modern cities, of which I have lived recently in both rural and urban, do not have the capacity to support their own populations, nor do the populations have the knowledge or experience to sustain themselves on their own as say, 150 years ago. The average population doesn't know how to clean a fish, butcher a pig/cow/chicken, or how to grow and when to harvest plants.

Lets pretend for a moment that there is a sufficient education campaign to teach people how to grow crops. Cities do not have the horizontal surface area capacity to handle sufficient crop growth.

Importing of food stuffs costs fuel, which would be heavily taxed. Harvesting foodstuffs require fuel, which would be heavily taxed. Refrigeration costs electricity, which would be heavily taxed.

I'm sure we could go back to horse drawn wagons using ice to transport much smaller quantities of food stuffs at a time, but that is impractical.

I can only presume you know little of running a business, as regulatory, embedded taxes and other "costs of doing business" and only be absorbed so much before they are passed onto the consumer or the business goes broke. This raises the final cost at retail out of the range of lower income households. Another "cost of doing business" from increased regulatory and embedded taxes is the need to eliminate positions of employees to keep a business afloat. This means another person who is now low income that can't afford the cost of foodstuffs or other products that have risen in price.

Congratulations on your ability to live close to your job. You are fortunate in that regard. However, there are millions of people that must commute long distances, such as all the people that can't afford to live in new york and must travel from jersey. Don't bother going into some "well if gov taxed 1% or forced lower housing costs so they could live in the city they work in blah blah" nonsense, i'm not even going to bother addressing that kind of totalitarianism.

It's adorably naive that your seemingly racist world view completely ignores logistical facts of transportation of goods, food, and energy. Have fun with that, leave the rest of us out of it.

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350