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Comment Re:strife in israel and palastine? (Score 2) 203

I was going to say that the report is out of date. Israel have already solved their water shortage problems, forever, and they have so much to spare that they have begun exporting water to neighboring countries. I believe this could work in Israel's favor, as they forge a path to peace with the region.

Comment This /. post proves the opposite is true (Score 1) 637

The fact this is being debated here on /. and elsewhere proves that we are as a species indeed capable of identifying the problem, and even mobilizing to fix the issue.

The problem is that large parts of the population are stupid imbeciles. This is an education problem.

Comment Russian or Asian (Score 1) 143

Based on how crappy this looks, I would guess either Chinese or Russian. I would also collect fingerprints - there must be a few dozen fingerprints on this device, if not on the black isolation tape, then possibly on the glue side of the tape. If you do find fingerprints, this isn't done by professionals, and you're probably OK. Could very well be the activist's wife suspecting he's not really going to a festival, and is instead planning on eloping with a secret lover. Everything is possible :-)

Comment Meteor is the future (Score 1) 264

What you want is Meteor.com - You will thank me later. If you think it's not what you need, you're thinking wrong, and should expand your mind, do some reading and studying and researching, and in the end, you will still reach this same conclusion. Or you can just trust me and give it a try. Start with a small project, to get a feel for it. Again, you'll thank me later... ;-)

Comment This isn't Soviet Russia (Score 1) 334

First, the EU is a joke. But even if it wasn't, who are they to tell a company not to favor its own products? It is a socialist agenda, and goes against the very core of capitalism.

They can't claim it's anti competitive, there are still a lot of search engines out there. If they did as good a job as Google, maybe customers would have used them more. The fact is that Bing is also popular enough, and there are a few other search engines that are slowly gaining in popularity.

Comment Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 4, Insightful) 186

This is not exactly accurate. It hinges greatly on the type of manager we're talking about.

For example if the manager is very hands-on, goes into the details, produces proper mock-ups, flow diagrams, and everything is properly documented: This type of manager can actually accelerate the development process significantly since developers now know exactly what to do. But again, this manager has to really know what he's doing, and have some serious programming experience in his past.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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