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Comment: Re:Rainbow PUSH said ... (Score 4, Insightful) 123

by jzilla (#48301459) Attached to: Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

I'd think that the black community could make their own choices on who their leaders are and don't don't need white folk telling them which of their leaders are effective. Especially when it's the lazy white press who keeps more effective (albeit less visually stimulating) leaders in the shadows.

Neither Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton have ever been elected or othrewise "choosen" by the black community. It is hard not to despise people who make their fortune on the backs of the people they claim to represent, like these two have.

Comment: Re:I've been impressed with IE lately (Score 2) 122

by jzilla (#48055255) Attached to: Internet Explorer Implements HTTP/2 Support
If you have not worked with web front end and not had to deal with the torture that is ie 6, 7, 8 and to a lesser extent 9. Then it might be easy to forget and forgive.
But even if ie 10 is an acceptable browser, it just proves that microsoft will produce a decent product only a last resort. When all the chips are down and they are loosing market share in a steady flow, then and only then does the prospect of not making a steaming pile of dogshit become feasible. I'm not impressed.

Comment: I haven't bought an EA Game in ages. (Score 1) 346

by jzilla (#43405143) Attached to: EA Repeats As 'Worst Company In America'
EA makes games like laundry detergent. Every year they make a new box, slap a "10% more whitening power" sticker on it, and try to sell you the same shit game they sold you last year. I have time to play like 5% of the games out there nowdays, cause there are so many. I want to play a game that has something else to say than "Give me yo' fucking money". So I don't really avoid EA games because i hate EA, they do me a favor really and point out the shitty games i don't want to play by putting their name on them.

Comment: Its not about confidentiality. (Score 5, Insightful) 165

by jzilla (#42669397) Attached to: Mega Defends Its Security Practices
The encryption is there for mega to maintain plausable deniabity about copyright infringement. If you want to keep something private don't upload it to mega. The question is not whether the encyrption scheme is sound, but whether it is reasonable in court to expect a company to break encryption (and most likely laws) to ferret out copyright violations.

Multicellular Life Evolves In Months, In a Lab 285

Posted by Soulskill
from the selecting-for-extroverted-cells dept.
ananyo writes "The origin of multicellular life, one of the most important developments in Earth's history, could have occurred with surprising speed, U.S. researchers have shown. In the lab, a single-celled yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) took less than 60 days to evolve into many-celled clusters that behaved as individuals. The clusters even developed a primitive division of labor, with some cells dying so that others could grow and reproduce. Multicellular life has evolved independently at least 25 times, but these transitions are so ancient that they have been hard to study. The researchers wanted to see if they could evolve multicellularity in a single-celled organism, using gravity as the selective pressure. In a tube of liquid, clusters of yeast cells settle at the bottom more quickly than single cells. By culturing only the cells that sank, they selected for those that stick together. After many rounds of selection over 60 days, the yeast had evolved into 'snowflakes' comprising dozens of cells."

Comment: Unity... it unites everyone in not liking it. (Score 1) 798

by jzilla (#37903770) Attached to: Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity?
I use Ubuntu because out of the box, it has the best looking console. I like the excellent readability of font it uses, and i like the how the color scheme works really we ll with vi's syntax highlighting. To me the console is genius. I don't really like unity, it changes things up, yet offers no new innovations, or no new features, or anything compelling from the user experience point of view. Theres nothing in unity that has grown on me. There is nothing i really like, or hate for that matter. Mr. Shuttleworth says its a forward looking change that in the future the desktop won't exist and unity will be running on whatever replaces it. It seems there is currently no shortage of OS options in the sub desktop category, and Ubuntu will be the late entry to this market which is already pretty cut throat. His argument seems pretty absurd. To have a chance be significant in that market it would need to have some significant innovation, but its just a coat of paint over some stale features that aren't even new to the desktop. Unity is pretentious and I'm embarrass to use it. It just feels dirty.

Dead? No excuse for laying off work.