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Comment: Re:Um, TFA? (Score 1) 61

by xevioso (#49182757) Attached to: Lost City Discovered In Honduran Rain Forest

It's possible the area was mapped previously or even visited in the 30's by that Morde person, but these Archaeologists are actually examining some of the artifacts, and from what they are saying it appears they don't correspond to any previously known artifacts from other civilizations of the time period. The Lidar mapping done indicated there were a number of cities along the river in this area that were quite sizable. They aren't ignoring the history of previous expeditions at all. The Atlantic article referenced areas T1-T4. Areas T2-T4 had been looked at previously, but not extensively or in any great detail.

The T1 area, where they found this city, had not been looked at previously; the authors stated that to their knowledge there had not been an expedition there because it was too hard to get to.

Comment: Re:This doesn't sound... sound (Score 3, Interesting) 328

by xevioso (#48915913) Attached to: Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

And yet some economists, like Krugman or Greenspan, are quite prescient with their predictions, and were/are right more often than they were/are wrong about what will happen in the future. It makes more sense to pay attention to someone who has a good track record...Krugman didn't win a Nobel prize because he was lucky or didn't know what the hell he was talking about...

Economists are like poker players. Yes, there's a lot of luck involved and half the time no one knows what they are anyone else are doing, but it IS possible to be a good economist.

Comment: Re:That's WordPress in a nutshell (Score 1) 302

by xevioso (#48876181) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

"create a mock-up in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, I don't care what you use, but then send that to someone who knows how to code HTML from scratch. "

This right here shows you don't know what you are talking about. You can export your page IN HTML directly from Photoshop. You can save the whole mockup as a web page, which you can immediately open in a browser.

"There is no statute of limitations on stupidity." -- Randomly produced by a computer program called Markov3.

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