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Comment: Re:It's sad either way (Score 1) 457

by mr_stinky_britches (#38605378) Attached to: Mathematics Says Romney and Santorum Tied In Iowa

Words don't get to change just because you want them to.

The slang "meaning" of santorum was deliberately conjured up to reference the person.
I can't just say natasrevol is a slang for the dried crust of stagnant breast milk that forms on nipples.

Eww... I think you have some santorum on your leg, bro.

Comment: Play framework (Score 1) 519

by mr_stinky_britches (#38577338) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Web Platform Would You Use?

Play-framework is a JVM web framework which works with both Java and Scala. It reminds me a lot of RoR and Django, with additional benefits, such as:

  • -High-performance JVM
  • -Real system-level threads
  • -Type safety
  • -Leverage existing libraries (jars), there are many fantastic resources available for the JVM

I've been using this in production for 9 months now and haven't looked back. The community support on the Scala side (IRC, Twitter, Stack Overflow) has also been friendly and responsive.

Comment: Re:It should be illegal..... (Score 1) 291

by mr_stinky_britches (#38379678) Attached to: 24-Year-Old Asks Facebook For His Data, Gets 1,200 PDFs

> Yeah, but it's not like Facebook performed a forensic analysis to obtain this data. Despite the user having 'deleted' the
> content, Facebook still kept the data indexed somewhere, just not accessible to the user. What is being asked for here is
> that Facebook actually delete the data, which isn't hard.

> Nobody is asking for Facebook to write their harddrives with 0's, just delete the damn data so that it's no longer indexed and
> that it will eventually be overwritten on the disk.

Actually, deleting the data could be very "BigData" [Cassandra, Hbase, Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Pig, MapReduce, etc..] data gets written all over the place so it would have to be deleted from an ever growing list of locations. It is generally not as simple as deleting the data in a single place.

Comment: Re:An Idea (Score 1) 147

by mr_stinky_britches (#37970692) Attached to: Cracks Signal Massive Iceberg Forming In Antarctica

There are many regions around the world, particularly in India and Africa that are desperate for fresh water. Why not send a tanker up there with a legion of laborers to harvest these icebergs? Instead of just letting it melt into the ocean.

People may not know this, but before modern refrigeration, workers used to manually harvest big blocks of ice out of lakes with saws. Then your local Ice-guy would walk up to the side of your house, open a little door and stick a smaller block of ice through your wall, and into your icebox. This was how you kept food relatively cool.

What a brilliant idea! I highly doubt such a concept has ever been conceptualized before!

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton