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Comment Re:At least he still has a sense of humor (Score 1) 206

This exactly. The powers that be want another establishment tool who will do their bidding. You may have seen it reported that some wealthy donors are simultaneously supporting Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, while the media ignores Bernie Sanders and dispariages Donald Trump every chance they get. I predict that as Bush and Clinton's campaigns appear to be sagging, the big money is going to go to Joe Biden and Marco Rubio - basically, anyone but Sanders and Trump.

Comment Re:How dare they! (Score 1) 166

Thank you. This needs to be screamed from the rooftops. I am pleased to tell you folks that both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have announced their opposition to this monstrosity. Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are both in the tank for the TPP, as is President Obama. I just wish that this issue could get the attention it needs.

Comment The Millionaire Next Door (Score 1) 842

You might enjoy reading "The Millionaire Next Door", by Thomas Stanley. He writes about his study of wealthy people and what they are like. He emphasizes that many of them avoid flaunting their wealth and more or less blend in with their neighbors. Best of luck to you.

Comment MRI, PET, CT (Score 1) 311

It would be great if these technologies could be not only made cheaper, but miniaturized, as well, so that you could go see a doctor and say, "My shoulder has been hurting for two weeks and I don't know why" and he could pull out a pocket MRI and have a look at the insides of your shoulder as easily as he could listen to your heart with a stethoscope.

Comment A Crazy Idea (Score 1) 515

Okay, I have this crazy notion. If Microsoft believes that software that is integrated with the cloud is the future, why don't they publish an API where anyone who wants can provide that service. If I understand correctly, Elon Musk has published information about how to make a charging station compatible with his Tesla cars and anyone with the resources is encouraged to do so. Likewise, why doesn't Microsoft allow us to create our own "cloud" that serves our purposes. (It's a rhetorical question; we know the answer.)

Comment In what context is it ruled to be unlawful? (Score 1) 301

I'm an American here. In what context is the UK's regulation permitting copying of CDs ruled to be unlawful. I haven't read TFA yet, but it sounds like they're saying that this rule is at the national level. Is there some supranational organization that prohibits this or something along those lines?

Comment If it must not happen, assert that it doesn't! (Score 1) 1067

You wouldn't put unsanitized inputs into a database, would you?

You wouldn't post someone's comment on your web page without escaping it first, would you?

So then when should your code that does division not check that its inputs are valid?

Nonsense. Space is blue and birds fly through it. -- Heisenberg