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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime 243

Posted by timothy
from the for-the-child-processes dept.
mtaht writes ESR is collecting specifications and donations towards getting a new high end machine to be used for massive CVS and SVN repository conversions, after encountering problems with converting the whole of netbsd over to git. What he's doing now sort of reminds me of holding a bake sale to build a bomber, but he's well on his way towards Xeon class or higher for the work. What else can be done to speed up adoption of git and preserve all the computer history kept in source code repositories? ESR says he'll match funds toward the purchase of the needed hardware, so if you want to help drive him into bankruptcy, now's your chance.

Comment: I humbly believe the experiment is flawed (Score 1) 247

by youn (#47764327) Attached to: Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

1) even assuming we are holograms, how do they know the imperfections are not simulated
2) even if the experiment comes with results that confirm it, an irregularity does not mean we are holograms, it could simply mean some theories about the universe are adjusted
3) Even supposing for a moment that we live in a simulated universe, what the heck are you going to do about it? ask for a refund? ask for a change in the simulation?

Comment: what do you mean no visual? (Score 1) 876

by youn (#46194977) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

_ gui interfaces
_ gui db tools
_ gui class visualization
_ auto complete
_ some uml tools allow you to prototype classes.

Programming can be as visual as you want it to be. no, this is not fully visual because it does not make sense - it is not because you have a "smart phone" that computers are smart enough yet :)

my personal question is why are most language still ascii and resort to external library for i18n strings

Biotech

NIH Studies Universal Genome Sequencing At Birth 128

Posted by samzenpus
from the giant-book-that's-hidden-inside-you dept.
sciencehabit writes "In a few years, all new parents may go home from the hospital with not just a bundle of joy, but with something else—the complete sequence of their baby's DNA. A new research program funded at $25 million over 5 years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will explore the promise—and ethical challenges—of sequencing every newborn's genome."

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