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Comment: Re:Have to share this - holy crap! mod parent up (Score 1) 626

by lurcher (#36869290) Attached to: For Texas Textbooks, a Victory For Evolution

With NS this will specialize the variation in the "creature" . e.g. all dogs comes from wolfs (evols & creationists agree on that) due to man's natural selection, we get Great Danes and chiwawas, it doesn't matter how many times the chiwawas breeds, you never get a great dane out of them.

You say that as if its true. Its not. Select the largest of each litters and breed them. See how the size increases. No magic involved, no "lost information" restored.

Even if what you said was true. It would just be a case of waiting for a mutation to produce a larger offspring, and to select that. RInse and repeat as needed and you have something of the size of a Dane again.

Comment: Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 194

by lurcher (#36750594) Attached to: How Increasing Cloud Reliance Affects IT Jobs

Maybe so, but the part I was questioning was this bit of rainbows and puppies

From a programmers point of view a cloud aware application does not need to know anything about memory, cpu and back storage.

It may not be the case that it matters where those resources are, but that doesn't mean the programmer doesn't have to know about them.

I don't know the absolute address that the MMU maps a running process under Linux to, but I still need to know about the virtual address that I see in the process space.

Comment: Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 194

by lurcher (#36746792) Attached to: How Increasing Cloud Reliance Affects IT Jobs

The cloud is something new!

The cloud has nothing to do with "network"!!
From a programmers point of view a cloud aware application does not need to know anything about memory, cpu and back storage.

Everything is abstracted away and virtualized independendly.

During deployment you only bind a name to a service, you don't even knwo how the service si running, that is up to the cloud provider.

Hmm, ok, that sounds great, but what does it actually mean. BTW, try and answer using real words, not just hand waving.

Comment: Re:But but he said his stuff was always cheaper (Score 1) 249

by lurcher (#35676740) Attached to: Paul Allen Rips Bill Gates In Autobiography

I tried, but I can't find any other way of saying this...

And your point is? I would rank Microsoft over nuclear power as an accomplishment for the 20th century.

Well, then sir, you are an idiot.

BTW, "nuclear power" != "the science behind splitting the atom"

One is much larger than the other.

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