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Comment Re:Spare us the hype (Score 1) 93

If they need insect pollinators, they'll make sure they have insect pollinators in the right quantity, with the right pollinating ability, to make their crop a success.

I never knew that nut farmers had such godlike powers.

I wonder why they're not using those powers right now to bring the perfect amount of rain to California, though.

Comment Re:... and here on slashdot? (Score 1) 231

they didn't feel it was worth while to put any additional money into the code, ever again

Not true. Just recently they came dangerously close to completely ruining this site with an investment in new code. Thankfully, they backed down.

The truth of the matter is, there is no reason to upgrade the code. In fact, I'd prefer if they reverted to one of the older versions from earlier years that has fewer "Web 2.0" stunts and just serves up the damned text.

Comment Re:Typing versus Reading (Score 5, Interesting) 304

On the other hand, students and people in-general have gotten > and < confused for a long time.

Many decades ago, my first grade teacher explained that these symbols are like alligators: They choose to chomp on the bigger meal. I've never been confused on these symbols since that day.

Comment Re:Security isn't a product (Score 1) 291

From their homepage: "Only two remote holes in the default install, in a heck of a long time!" Granted the default install can't do much, but the code was gone over in a massive audit. Everything is still checked for correctness.

Not saying Linux sucks, but I sleep better at night knowing OpenBSD powers much of what I am responsible for.

Comment Security isn't a product (Score 1) 291

Security in Linux has been looked at as something you bolt-on after the fact. It was not designed from the ground-up with security in mind. Look at OpenBSD as an example: rock solid security and when a rare remote exploit is found, it's usually news on sites like /.

Comment Re:The One True Model (Score 2, Insightful) 143

"The problem" started when people began to question His writings and opted to not circumcise their sons.

Science is a great thing, but God trickles out knowledge to us bit by bit to help us grow as his children. Unfortunately some people think Science is the be-all-end-all and ignore Him. That is why we have earthquakes, AIDS, and terrorists.

Comment Re:Part of why farmers hate DST is Cows doing that (Score 1) 252

I think you missed the point entirely.

It's actually daylight when the sun comes up, and that's all the cows care about.

Too bad we don't, but instead we try to pretend that what time a clock says on it matters in some way beyond what time a clock says it is.

For the 99.9% of us who aren't dairy farmers, the time on the clock does dictate our schedule and the exact timing of the sunrise is irrelevant.

Given that, it makes more sense to adjust the clock time twice per year than continuously tweak 300,000,000 individual schedules.

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."