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

by saltydogdesign (#38738340) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Open Source Answer to Dreamweaver?

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

by saltydogdesign (#30394266) Attached to: The Science Credibility Bubble

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

by saltydogdesign (#29865263) Attached to: White House Website Switches To Open Source

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

by saltydogdesign (#29753327) Attached to: 1Mb Broadband Access Becomes Legal Right In Finland

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.

It is not well to be thought of as one who meekly submits to insolence and intimidation.