Good point. (redundant post to work around mis-moderation error)
Personally, I've no problem with it, particularly if insect derived food were processed. For example, it could be presented in the form of burger. Having said that, I'd probably get used to seeing insect shaped food. Particularly if it were cheap and nutritious and tasty. I'm certainly willing to give it a go. Maybe one day we'll all be telling our grandchildren, to their horror, that we used to eat things that looked recognisably like the leg of an animal.
The Bolivian Navy on manoeuvres in the South Pacific.
I don't think it goes far enough. If they really want to beat Google, they need to switch to powers of 3 for the version numbering.
I don't really like the way that Rowling is held up as an example of a rags to riches success against the odds. According to Wikipedia she completed her university education and gained a degree in French and Classics. She then travelled the world a bit, got married, had a kid and then got divorced. When she returned to the UK, she moved into a flat and had all of her bills paid by the state. She then lived the (expensive) coffee shop lifestyle while she was writing her book. At one point, she received a massive grant from an arts council.
It was cushy. I wish I'd had it as hard her when I was struggling to get my first bit of paid writing work.
In Britain, feminists are campaigning for this practice to be made part of the law, and the government are supporting it. I wrote about it in this article.
Usual feminist nonsense. The countries that adhere least to feminist philosophy have the most female tech entrepreneurs.
Remember how feminism works:
Some tech jobs are male dominated = men and women are equals.
Jobs such as working with young children are female dominated = female brains are different!
Any argument that could be made in favour of affirmative action for women in tech could also be made for affirmative action for men in nursing or working with kids. This could be extended to non occupational roles such as being a homemaker.
I remember reading a quote along the lines of "Apartheid cannot be reformed, it must be abolished.". Feminism can't be tweaked to make it male inclusive, it has to be either replaced with a new, gender-neutral philosophy or attacked by a male orientated one.
I wonder what the gender composition of most the penal system in that country is? Oh hang on, that's because female brains are different, right?
By the time you get to 60, raising it to firing position is still pretty good.
Job such as teaching is female dominated = women's brains have evolved to be better at certain things.
Negative role such as being in prison is male dominated = men's brains are different.
Positive role such as winning sole custody of one's children is female dominated = women will always be better are certain things.
Job is male dominated = men and women are equals.
It's femilogical, and you're being sexist if you don't agree.
Women’s breasts can be a confusing subject for heterosexual men. Sometimes, the feminist assertion is that they are sexual, such as when wagging a finger of disapproval in the direction of a girly poster or a strip club. In fact, even looking at them from across a room is often at odds with the rules of polite behavior. On other occasions, the feminist position is that breasts are not sexual and that it is offensive to consider them so. Examples include the right to breast feed in public or the right to be topless in all situations where a man could be topless.
In such cases, women’s breasts are merely mammary glands which women use to feed their young. Analyzing the situation, it becomes clear that breasts have two modes – we’ll call them mode A and mode B – and the only consistent rule is that men are usually on the wrong side of the rules."
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God Shcmod - I want my monkey man!
No doubt, this new development will lead to some finger pointing.
From the Daily Mail article: "Scientists say they are now '99% certain' the Sun is surrounded by dark matter, a phenomenon first proposed in the 1930s by a Swiss astronomer.
Fritz Zwicky, who came up with the theory decades ago, believes that clusters of galaxies were filled with a mysterious dark matter that kept them from flying apart.
At nearly the same time, Jan Oort in the Netherlands discovered that the density of matter near the Sun was nearly twice what could be explained by the presence of stars and gas alone.
Yet even today, mystery surrounds whether dark matter actually exists at all, let alone where it is.""
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But only a few will have the honour of serving the Tripods inside the city of gold.
That's an error in the article. It's a 3.x derived kernel but it reports as 2.6.x for compatibility reasons. Even "uname -a" shows it as 2.6.x. Just reviewed it for one of the mags.
In a nutshell, the kernel enhancements offer some improved performance on massive hardware, such as the stuff that Oracle is selling. The appeal of the distro is a business one. Server admins like the idea of something that has been tested and certified by Oracle from the hardware to the kernel, all the way up to OracleDB. Other than that, the userland aims to be completely the same as RHEL beyond some cosmetic changes. Basically, a business has to weigh up the total cost, and it seems to be quite competitive with RHEL. For people who aren't going to pay for the service contract or hobbyists , Centos is a better bet.