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Comment: Re:Population? (Score 1) 127

by xxxJonBoyxxx (#49176063) Attached to: Physicists Gear Up To Catch a Gravitational Wave

>> patch of woodland just north of Livingston, Louisiana

The most annoying part of the introduction was the fact that it made it sound like this was going on in somebody's still, rather than a highly funded research project run through nearby LSU. Also it's partial due to work in California:

>> Key design elements of LIGO came from Ronald Drever, project director at Caltech from 1979 to 1987, who, Thorne says, “has to be recognized as one of the fathers of the LIGO idea."

Comment: TLDR - here's the list (Score 5, Informative) 213

Extreme climate change
Nuclear war
Global pandemic
Major asteroid impact
Super volcano
Ecological catastrophe
Global system catastrophe
Synthetic biology
Artificial intelligence
Future bad global governance
Unknown consequences /karmawhoring>

Kind of weak list, IMHO. For example, where is "overpopulation?"

Comment: Are you sure you were running Linux? (Score 4, Interesting) 716

by xxxJonBoyxxx (#49028157) Attached to: Is Modern Linux Becoming Too Complex?

>> it was simple; only two pieces to fit together

To me, the Linux experience has been based around the use of simple, command-line oriented tools that could be easily scripted together. That's the opposite of "only two pieces fit together" - just like Legos you have thousands of pieces that could fit together to make billions of different things.

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.