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Comment: HyperCard was a fantastic prototyping tool. (Score 1) 299

by wezelboy (#48297497) Attached to: It's Time To Revive Hypercard
HyperCard was awesome. It was fairly easy to create a fully functional gui application that someone might pay money for- possibly without writing a line of code. My first serious application was in HyperCard. HyperCard was dog-ass slow though.

I think Apple killed HyperCard because of the performance issues, and because it didn't fit into Jobs' vision. Once they settled on NeXT for OSX, the NeXTStep environment had a lot of cutting edge rapid development features but with the speed of compiled code. They didn't want to develop two separate environments, so HyperCard got the axe.

It is too bad. I would love to see HyperCard alive again.

Comment: Vehemently against. (Score 1) 613

by wezelboy (#48294335) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?
DST is a fascist ploy to make more money from the proletariat. In the spring, they "borrow" an hour of our time, and then give it back in the fall. Time is money. Borrowed money earns interest. Do they pay us interest on the time they borrowed from us? Nope. For each of us individually this is a paltry sum each year, but year after year for all of us it really adds up.

I also really hate waking up before the sun comes up.

Comment: Re:Himalayan Blackberries (Score 5, Interesting) 290

by wezelboy (#47088027) Attached to: Should We Eat Invasive Species?
I loathe the Himalayan Blackberry. The berries, while large and numerous, are bland. They store a lot of energy in their roots quickly, so once they get a foothold, they send out shoots everywhere- especially after you cut them back.

Goats are the best remedy. I had a single goat clear an acre of 8-10' tall bramble in a span of a few months. For good. They eat new shoots as soon as they appear until the blackberry roots have expended all their stored energy.

If you don't have a goat, then you must remain vigilant. I have a zero tolerance policy towards blackberries. If I see one on my property, it dies.

It's a naive, domestic operating system without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.

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