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Comment Re:no (Score 1) 191

This is rose-tinted thinking. We didn't have a clue about methodologies and processes in the 80s either, when I taught myself to code in BASIC. Version control? I'd tell you I'd heard of it but I hadn't. Early 90s I did - I copied directories to different names. rcs etc.

There's irony in putting that in an article praising GitHub, i.e. git, written by a guy who resisted source control for so long and then claimed it was because every system was rubbish except his. He knew nothing about process either.

Comment Re:Armchair heroics (Score 1) 384

This just isn't the case. I'll talk about the UK because I'm more familiar with it, but other countries will have similar stories. Changes have been made to energy consumption, rules brought in on recycling, incentives given for electric transport, stress on public transport - people see and vote for these things. Yes - every party. Clearly some in the UK want to go further than others, but there is no party that has no policy in this area.

This didn't happen by magic - this happened because the public consistently and repeatedly voted for candidates that had policies leaning more in that direction. And again - before someone tries to make this a domestic political scrap, this was for every party of every stripe. People do do things when given the chance.

Comment Re:Lighten up, Francis. (Score 5, Interesting) 93

It's China. They often delay live broadcasts to prevent anything hitting the screen if, say, a Human Rights protester suddenly invades the area and starts waving flags about Tiananmen Square. They often do this with news outlets and interviews of their politicians, for instance.

The delaying of the game's broadcast may have nothing to do with the game itself, and everything to do with the fact it is an international platform for China.

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