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Comment: Space Mirror (Score 1) 421

by lasermike026 (#49111101) Attached to: What If We Lost the Sky?

How about a space mirror? This seems like a better alternative than to blanket the sky with aerosols.

We must stop dumping carbon into the atmosphere. We need a Manhattan project for clean energy and over all efficiency. We will also have to change the way we live and perform operations on the planet. (No one want to hear this.) We could use this crisis as an inspiration for building a better life for all and more hopeful future. (Yeah, I like Star Trek.)

Gene Roddenberry - "In the 24th century there will be no hunger, there will be no greed, and all the children will know how to read."

Comment: Give these people an automatic extension. (Score 0) 211

by lasermike026 (#49096073) Attached to: 800,000 Using Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data

Give these people and automatic extension. Make there tax date June 15th.

My personal feeling is that The Affordable Healthcare Act didn't go far enough. We need to go to single payer or something else. The current system is not functioning for most Americans and the costs are too high. Americans are in trouble. I have difficultly understanding the why folks oppose reforming the health system. There are a bunch of other systems that need reform too.

Comment: Re:COBOL (Score 3, Insightful) 387

by lasermike026 (#47862793) Attached to: Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

COBOL is great and prolific programming language. COBOL programms will be running long after we are dead. I almost wish I saw more COBOL on Linux. Designed by Grace Hopper she made it so average people with limited CS knowledge could get work done. It's about a sexy as Mom's minivan but it brings the groceries home.

Comment: systemd doesn't play well with others. (Score 1) 826

by lasermike026 (#47750379) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

systemd doesn't play well with others and it's an architectural abomination. Not to mention that systemd folks have the reputation of not playing well with others. It does things that admins and engineers just don't want their systems to do. Hmmm... I don't like systemd and it does things I do not like... Well F!@#$ that!

If SysV isn't enough we need to start coding something new.

Comment: Wall St. is having a laugh this morning. (Score 1) 303

by lasermike026 (#46879633) Attached to: SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

No one on Wall St, except for the willingly deluded, believes that the markets are not rigged. Ever strategy takes into the account how the market is rigged and works to deal with it. You're either a whale (those that rigged the market) or remora (those work to siphon some value from the whales).

Comment: Cracking crypto and giving it to Exxon. (Score 1) 196

by lasermike026 (#46408637) Attached to: Computing a Winner, Fusion a Loser In US Science Budget

And the conversation goes something like this:

"We must make sure those little shits have no private communication and Exxon dominates energy production. If those dirty unwashed masses where every to gain political control and self sufficiency it would be the end for all of us."

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen