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Comment Re:notepad++ dude. (Score 1) 300 300

You're citing the exception that proves the rule. I'm not talking about love of technology blocking your imagination. Quite the contrary — it's about trying to use a technology to mask a lack of knowledge and technique. If you have those, then sure, you can make music with a tin can and a spoon. But if you don't know what you're doing, owning a Casio with an arpeggiation function isn't going to save you.

Comment Re:Modern-Day Galileo (Score 1) 1747 1747

Please, you're condemning the science community based on the ramblings of random, functionally-anonymous forum posters? And you think they're the reason why the general public distrusts science? You're aware that Slashdot discussions are not streamed on the ticker at Times Square, right?

Give me an example (since you're allergic to the word 'citation') of a bonafide climate scientist making such a claim in a mainstream publication or program and I'll concede your point. You're right, it ain't wikipedia, but you're still full of shit until you demonstrate otherwise.

Comment Re:The hack (Score 5, Informative) 746 746

That's not what we "learned." The information coming from the hacked emails is ambiguous at worst and probably tells us nothing more than that scientists are humans. There's no serious evidence of falsifying data. If you believe there is, out with it, please.

Comment Re:High profile target and popular CMS' (Score 2, Informative) 219 219

The advantage to using Drupal for the White House is that it's a popular CMS and has lots of people patching exploits and vulnerabilities. The second a proof of concept piece of code or an easy exploit is discovered, a few thousand developers will descend to get their patches submitted.

As opposed to your homegrown CMS, where you only discover the security holes when 3gotiZt posts pictures of full frontal nudity on the home page of your site.

Comment Re:I understand these modern times and all... (Score 1) 875 875

I think you're reading way too much into this. No one ever said broadband would be provided, any more than the US government provides people with firearms. The point, I think, is that this would prevent anyone from arbitrarily shutting you down the way France is considering doing in the event of IP violations.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)