I'm sure the project will appreciate your patches.
No he has many more options than that. He did not need to respond at all, he does not need answer to anyone or is liable for anything, read the licence. If it was me and I was inclined to comment at all, I would just say: "Well shit, fuck me for trying. If you think you can do better - please do."
He has no reason to. He gave it a best effort shot given the resources. If you can do better, fucking do it.
Success is always attributed to the extraordinary skill and foresight of the winner: http://psychology.about.com/od.... Queue the endless blogs and Forbes' deep analysis heaping accolades on Jan and his demonstrable $16B greatness. Good on Jan for striking it lucky, spare a thought for the thousands, just as worthy, that the dice did not favor, nothing more nothing less.
That rebound was just a hop of the ball rolling down the hill. Once the permafrost is 30% gone the climate hysteresis curve flips to the hot side. No gradual slide, no slow "glacial change", rapid, furious, chaotic and violent ringing around the new norm.
I don't get it. If it so old it should be an ember by now, or does it still radiate ? If its only 6k ly from here then it still radiates right ? Also, if it is so old it should have 'expanded' away enormously.... or not. Its like finding a live dinosaur in your back yard.
And why not, she can eat whatever she wants, its her right, right ? I mean its not like you need a vagina to eat shrooms and die.
eaters. But there are no old, bold mushroom eaters.
Not construction. A manager that insists to manage a R&D project as a construction project is going to have a bad time.
You know I don't really care about the number of humans the impeding environmental crisis will kill off, the more the better, as long as its not me of course, and it will take at least 50 years, by which time I will be dragged to my grave by my fat ass. In all probability it will be some brown nobody that cooks his food over a dung fire in Asstonia, and who gives a fuck about that ? What concerns me more is the sterile wasteland the survivors will create. I mean its nice to "conserve" some splatter of greenery somewhere out of town siting in front of your TV in your underpants, drinking craft beer, but I'll wager not much will stop you bulldozing that shit down to feed your starving kids.
Not all violence is committed against humans.
I can't help to feel a bit of both schadenfreude and melancholy. Being a westerner myself, I wonder if Neil Stephenson were more of a prophet than a futurist.
I really do.
cry me one.