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Comment Re:ok (Score 1) 320 320

My solution: chloroform. If it's fast-acting enough, then why not use it? Harmless, and pretty soon the victim is incapacitated with no harm done. Sadly, cops don't want that because they want to punish the victim.

Not sure if that was serious, but Chloroform is not quite as harmless as you see in television: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroform#As_an_anesthetic

Comment Re:you had me at... (Score 1) 404 404

Runtime? So it's like Java then... it's interpreted. Ooookay, well, I suppose runtime languages have their place amongst the honored...

While I don't disagree with your assessment of the language, FWIW, all languages have runtimes, not just interpreted languages.

Comment Re:Enough already!! (Score 1) 252 252

Requires javascript.

Requires Javascript?

The primary issue is latency because they're not hosting with a ridiculously load balanced configuration, within a 50k radius of anywhere, but I suspect that will improve in time.

Quality of results is another one of those things which is bearable now, depending on your use case, but will improve in time. Their !syntax seems pretty useful. I've been using it professionally for a week or two now, and haven't really had any trouble.

Also important: they don't store your information.

Comment Re:Facebook has nothing to do with innovation (Score 1) 255 255

Does the direction, or the idea of progress matter to the concept of the argument? I think not. Let me put it another way:

At a given moment in human culture, there are a number of 'inventions' in range of discovery, and a number of people in the right position to make those discoveries, whether any of them do or not. Some people have more capacity for discovery and some less, but no-one creates in a vacuum, so the particular people are very much interchangeable.

What we call 'genius' is, at best, someone reaching a little further out into the dark than we had reason to expect.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.

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