Come on man, don't hold back. Tell us how you "really" feel.
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I'll bet we see 850ppm before 2049. Hopefully I'll be dead before that. It would suck being 90 years old with the condition the world will be in by then.
All you have to do is tax it so much no one can afford it anymore. Wonder what the repercussions of that will be?
Yep, Nuclear Winter should fix things nicely. Good fix for over population as well.
There will still be beachfront property it'll just be a little farther inland from where it is now.
I don't live anywhere near the coast but we had a flood in 1994 here that exactly matched the 100 year flood plain drawn up by the Army Corp of Engineers. I mean, exactly. Everywhere it stated 100 year flood plain was under water.
The IPCC has stated that sea level rise this century will likely be in the neighborhood of 2.6 feet or less but that extreme conditions could cause as much as a 6.5 foot rise in sea levels over the next hundred years. Maybe you are referring to Al Gore's propaganda where he stated a bunch of US cities could soon be underwater in the near future. You must remember Al Gore is a politician and as such, if his lips move, he's lying.
Laws don't necessarily have anything to do with right on wrong. It's simply legal or illegal. For a long time slavery was perfectly legal in the US despite the rights or wrongs of it.
That was in the sequel.
You have to get the baby crows and hand feed them to adulthood. Once you do you can train them to do damn near anything. They can even learn to mimic human speech to a limited degree. If you've ever hunted them you'll know they're pretty damn smart. I remember as a teenager planting corn in our garden, I had just finished hand planting corn seed in a 360 foot long row and stood up and looked back and saw about 30 or 40 of the little black bastards eating the corn. I yelled at them and they just looked at me like "hurry up and drop some more corn stupid." I went to the house and came back with my shotgun and they all left.
And, as a guard, you never thought, well this is fucking stupid ??
Have you ever tried to reason with a PHB? Especially when your argument, however correct and well-supported, doesn't come from someone who has that specific responsibility?
Y'know, I hate advertising as much as the next guy. But whether or not selling ADs is 'evil', for the thousadth time - they don't sell information. There are others out there that doubtless do. Google has pretty brilliantly come up with a way to monetize the information you provide without selling it directly, and while performing useful services. The results are sometimes creepy, but it doesn't help to mischaracterize the process. They sell advertising in order to provide the 'junk' you mention (presumably the users of gmail, search, youTube, Android, etc don't think of them as junk) - not the other way around. And your kind of hyperbole just makes you look dumb, paranoid - or paid by Microsoft to somehow justify the same exact behavior by their parallel services.
Whether the case at hand is particularly egregious or not (I haven't paid enough attention to know), the hysteria contained in phrases like "thinly veiled ruses to get information on me and sell it" and "they are *not* a technology company" puts me in the tiresome position of defending them against bullshit charges (as if they really need my defense). So, I guess I'll stop - and simply lament how moronic so much of the commentary on Slashdot has become. I've been on here long enough to remember when it was often quite enlightening...
And this is venture capital - not technology. Just because they're investing in technology, don't assume they all need to be technologically savvy. VC is as much about showmanship and cooking the books in prep for the IPO as it is about the underlying tech they're hawking. Of course, that's an entirely different (and perhaps bigger) problem...
...and 'logging code' is no more involved than 'exception code'. You format some kind of message and make a function call - how 'wasteful' is that?
My point is that in a fatal error of the sort "this should never happen, so I'm going to dump to let the programmer take a look", there's no way to format an exception to have the relevant information - you don't know what that info is. And for application (as opposed to library) code to throw exceptions that are never going to be handled other than to treat them as fatal and dump, throwing an exception is a waste of energy and discards possibly useful information. You're better off dumping at the site of the exception than where the caller catches it.