Everyone knows what Linux and Java are on Slashdot. Clearly, most people don't know what Docker is.
It's customary to put a brief explanation of what the fuck the article is about in the summary.
So it doesn't have to do with pants?
Radiation blockage is mostly a function of mass the rays have to go through. The vast majority of cosmic rays are blocked by the 14 pounds per square inch/100 kilopascals of air above us. That means that a square inch of ground at sea level has 14 pounds of air above it. A square inch section of a rack above you would probably be in the pounds as well, and would block a good portion.
I'm pretty sure his ego can't fit in 512 mb.
If it's cosmic rays causing a lot of the problem, the extra material of the racks above would make a difference.
Yeah because everyone has the time to fuck around compiling stuff and dealing with update nightmares.
Package managers are there for a reason.
Ah, yes, since you've never needed it, nobody else will. MRSA is already killing more people in the US than AIDS.
How about let's not use the anti-science mouthbreathers at the Register as a source.
Wow, you're a fucking blowhard.
Gay teens make up around 40% or more of homeless youth, usually because their parents kick them out for being gay. They are discriminated against at many homeless shelters by both staff and other homeless.
Not tolerating my intolerance is intolerant!
Fundies are the biggest bunch of persecution-complex crybabies. However, Card goes way beyond that though. He is truly loony.
The three cities with the largest share of bike commuters are Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis. Not exactly places known for nice weather. It's just a matter of dressing well and having fenders.
Cycling reduces stresses on the city street, and cycling infrastructure is dirt cheap compared to roads. I can get around the denser parts of my city (Seattle) much faster by bike than when I drive my car or take the bus. Even though it's really hilly and it is usually rainy.
Motorcycle helmets actually offer good protection, while bicycle helmets don't. For any impact over about 10 mph, they are not going to signifcantly reduce the peak accelerations your brain experiences (it's your brain sloshing that does the damage). I guess they can prevent lacerations, but that's about it. Helmet advocates always quote a study from the 1980s (funded by helmet manufacturers) that showed an 84% reduction in brain injuries, but other work has not borne this out. (example)
Wearing a helmet is applying a different standard to risk than we do in many other situations. Cycling is actually slightly safer per mile than walking, yet we don't make peds wear helmets. Just the same, we could make drivers wear helmets just like race car drivers do. That would actually prevent a huge number of deaths. But we don't. So why are cyclists singled out to wear the safety yarmulkes?
As an additional point, helment laws are actually terrible for cycling safety. After Australia made helmets mandatory, cycling went down 1/3 overnight. Fewer cyclists means drivers are less likely to expect them. In addition, there is evidence that cyclists wearing helments engage in riskier behavior as a form of risk-compensation.
The problem with Octave is that it just generally sucks balls at everything. It's commonly an order of magnitude slower or more than Matlab. It's compatible with simple scripts that only use basic library functions, but if you start talking about plotting and such, it isn't.
Of course, Matlab is actually a horrible language itself. Everything is a double. One function per m-file (I know, local functions, but you can't call them from the outside). It's really sad that everyone is so locked into it.
Julia is the best choice, IMO. R and Numpy/Scipy are also loads better.