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Comment: Privatization (Score 1) 198

by s1d3track3D (#48320595) Attached to: Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys
So, for you proponents of the privatization or everything, what do we do in this (hypothetical) scenario?

Deadly virus starts very slowly over years in third world country where there is no money to be made by creating a vaccine. Years later, virus starts spreading through the entire world at an alarming rate, killing all infected within 5 hours of contracting the disease, which spreads as easy as measles, at which point it's too late to develop a vaccine.

(My point being, a government funded research lab would have potentially stopped this virus in the early stages)

Comment: Re:Not your job. (Score 1) 104

by s1d3track3D (#48198125) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Event Sign-Up Software Options For a Non-Profit?
This^

How would you convince them to abandon their plan to dive into project management and use an existing solution?

List all the reasons you think it's a bad idea, present it to them, let your opinion and advice be heard. Then tell them you will go with whatever decision they go with, it sounds like they have already made up their mind, if you are getting paid, just do it. (If you're not getting paid or just want to help then mock up an currently existing solution and show it to them as proof of concept.

Hey, people/companies/government's make bad decisions everyday and there is usually someone in the corner (waving their arms or not) who actually has a much better solution, who was unheeded.

Comment: Other stories from site... (Score 1) 42

by s1d3track3D (#47298833) Attached to: Fresh Evidence Supports Higgs Boson Discovery
I'm not commenting on this discovery but here are the other top stories from that site...
1 Hyena escapes lions by hiding in an elephant
2 Gay bears like blow jobs
3 Indonesia bans video-sharing site Vimeo over 'porn'
4 Top 5 worst mobile phones ever made
5 Fresh evidence supports Higgs boson discovery

Comment: Re:GTK is trash (Score 5, Informative) 282

by s1d3track3D (#45977257) Attached to: Intel Dev: GTK's Biggest Problem, and What Qt Does Better

instead of reusing an existing toolkit

GIMP version 0.54 (January 1996) "It had a dependency on Motif for its GUI toolkit, which made efficient distribution to a lot of users impossible."

A New Toolkit - The 0.60 Series:
Peter got really fed up with Motif. So he decided to write his own. He called them gtk and gdk, for the Gimp Tool Kit, and the Gimp Drawing Kit. Peter tells us now that they never intended for it to become a general purpose toolkit - they just wanted something to use with GIMP, and it "seemed like a good idea at the time". GIMP History

Comment: Re:Accenture? (Score 1) 284

by s1d3track3D (#45920701) Attached to: White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor
It seems just about everyone here agrees this is a crappy company.
How come the gov decision makers don't know this? why was accenture chosen?
What company would you all suggest as the right choice? and why can't the community (i.e. "we the people") alert them to this apparent bad decision? (I know nothing about this company or any good contractor to suggest myself)

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