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The trouble is, when it works, it works.
Did you reply to the correct message? The post was informative and not a whine.
Great referral, thanks.
I liken it to the Y2K issue. For years, experts were saying "hey, get ready, all our dates are going to be foobar". I remember seeing the warnings somewhere around '90-'92. And started coding for 4-digit years.
Anyways, it was all ignored or given lip-service.
Finally, in '98 people started taking real notice. In '99 we had a consultant & vendor free-for-all. Even applications that had nothing to do with the date had to be upgraded to "Y2K Compliant versions".
So, how is it similar to AGW? Well, the time scales are different: I started hearing interest in CO2 and warming sometime in the late 80's, right after we quit worrying about another Ice Age around the corner. But the pendulum swing was just as pronounced: comments and warnings for years, then all of a sudden, everybody (hey we can make money from this) jumps on the bandwagon and it's another free-for-all.
But fun, I'll bet. Anyways, the caveat about "administered professionally" comes into play here.
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And? Legalizing would make it less accessible to children, not more.
Godwin's law...score !
It is nice to travel to places where it is legal or tolerated.
I don't know, I think Godwin's law is legal, if not tolerated, world-wide.
The Rat Park link is an interesting read.
I always wonder what it is about businesses that seem unable to do just about anything to turn themselves around versus more successful ones. Simply the guy at the helm? The corporate culture? A too-entrenched bureaucracy? How does a single company make bad decision after bad decision so persistently?
I think one reason is that when Company A has a product and strategy (and/or lockin) that works, Company B often has to try a different path to differentiate their product, or have to do things differently because of patents, whatever. Often that different path is not optimal, but the optimal path is not open.
I'll call your skip and raise a toast.
Heroin isn't all that bad as long as it's medical quality and administered professionally.
I imagine the same thing can be said for alcohol.
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy"
A few thoughts come to mind:
1) I imagine the same thing could more or less be said about libraries. After all, the vast majority of books in a large library go unread at any given time
2) Eventually our current nation-states will grow old and die. The cultures that replace them might find it useful to destroy whatever archives that they can find, or it might happen by warfare or accident.
3) LOCKSS. Lot's Of Copies Keep Stuff Safe. Too bad the Library of Alexandria didn't have a redundant offsite backup location.
“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
Remember when getting Slashdotted meant that *another* site had problems?