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Comment: Re:... really 13 years to update? (Score 1) 341

What do you do?

  • disconnect it from the network
  • promote the guy that said 5 years ago that you need starting to save money for replacement
  • fire the guy who blocked that
  • start saving the money for the replacement

You think that I'm starting to save money for my new car only after my old car breaks completely?

My girlfriend is a ...

Ah. You almost got me.

Comment: Re:Projections (Score 1) 987

by rastos1 (#46628501) Attached to: UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

or be labeled a "denier"

Yes, labeling someone as "denier" is shutting down the discussion and is not productive. Unless ... you know ... when you indeed deny the facts presented to you that show that your opinion is wrong. In such case you actually are a denier and removing you from the discussion does not harm the progress.

Comment: Re:Lawsuits (Score 1) 440

by rastos1 (#46618749) Attached to: Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

isn't legally binding on anyone who might later decide to sue the company.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the company may get sued anytime for any reason and there will still be lawsuit that causes bad publicity, time wasted at court and lawyer costs even if they win. Does it matter whether it is because of this particular batch of peanut butter?

Comment: Re:No respect for the HIG (Score 1) 256

by rastos1 (#46542525) Attached to: Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

You don't like the new tab bar? Then install a skin like the rest of us.

Here is a revolutionary idea: do the Mozilla developers want a revamped UI? Then they are free to install the skin that does that!

And make it default only when significant part of users does the same. Until then don't force it down our throat.

+ - Java 8 Officially Released->

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "Oracle today officially released Java 8, nearly two years after Java 7, and after much delay. The new release includes a number of critical new features including Lambda expressions and the new Nashorn JavaScript engine. Java 8 however is still missing at least critical piece that Java developers have been asking for, for years.

"It’s a pity that some of the features like Jigsaw were dropped as modularity, runtime dependencies and interoperability are still a huge problem in Java," James Donelan, vice president of engineering at MuleSoft said. "In fact this is the one area where I still think Java has a long way to go."


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+ - Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'-> 10

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.

Philosopher Rebecca Roache is in charge of a team of scholars focused upon the ways futuristic technologies might transform punishment. Dr Roache claims the prison sentence of serious criminals could be made worse by extending their lives.

Speaking to Aeon magazine, Dr Roache said drugs could be developed to distort prisoners' minds into thinking time was passing more slowly."

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Comment: Re:America's loss is the enemies' gain (Score 1) 279

by rastos1 (#46498053) Attached to: U.S. Aims To Give Up Control Over Internet Administration

Why do you see enemies in one of our largest trading partner? ... Oh, Russia? Yeah, that old cold war mentality isn't quite gone... sigh.

Yet, Russia attacks a country through which it delivers the majority of the gas to Europe. I too though that the cold war mentality is a thing of past. But events from last month made me think again.