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Comment Good initiative, bad implementation (Score 1) 34

HTML is best learned through trial and error. I never really understood the concept of the CSS or HTML until I began visualize a web page as just a stack of transparency paper that is moved around by CSS. Learning the tags alone won't do any good. You have to interact with the elements produced by the tags to really understand how HTML works.

Comment Re:Wow a machine faster than a human. (Score 1) 91

Wow! our advancement in technology to make a machine that and travel faster then a human! Amazing. Perhaps we can make a machine that can fly too.

This is a good example of the type of ignorant, knee jerk comments that are ruining Slashdot. You know this is a technological advancement. If quadrupedalism is perfected, we could have ATV sized vehicles that can practically tackle almost any terrain. Besides the military applications, I could see these things being autonomously sent out to send medical kits and supplies to remote or war torn regions. I would normally tag this as redundant and move on, but since I'm all out of mod points, this long-winded post will have to suffice. Good day.

Comment Re:Why am I not surprised? (Score 1) 106

Yes, if your nanny controls your computer

No one is in control of your computer. The Android market is hosted on Google's servers which is managed by Google employees, providing a service to you free of charge. By agreeing to use their service, you're signing away any rights that you think you have. I'm a privacy buff as well, but I'm not going to delude myself into thinking I'm somehow entitled to anything when I'm on logged onto the internet. You're at the mercy of the legal terms you agree to. Nothing more, nothing less.

Comment Why am I not surprised? (Score 0, Flamebait) 106

The Android market aka Google Play is home to apps that seem to have been made on a lazy afternoon. The amount of pings they make to various web servers ( I checked it via a request sniffer) is astounding. This isn't a problem specific to the campaign apps, but a lot of Android apps in general. Google has been hesitant to enforce a strict set of standards akin to Apple, and the results are beginning to show.

Comment Re:I believe it's called... (Score 1) 202

It's not a hacker tool, it's a learning tool. RPi was originally ( and still is) geared towards educational institutions where access to affordable computers is limited. So while this might be a minor inconvenience for some people here in the states, it *is* a big problem in places where supplies and the budget are limited.

Comment Our lasting evidence of our existence (Score 3, Interesting) 168

Assuming the Voyager and Pioneer probes don't get flung into a star, plummet into some super gas giant, or captured into orbit by any other celestial object, these probes may be our fist step in preserving our legacy into the future. Assuming Voyager is still intact with its present trajectory, it will reach the star AC+79 3888 in about 40,000 years .

In 40,000 years, there's a good chance that humanity would have gone extinct for a plethora of reasons. It comforts me to know that we would not go the way of the dinosaurs, quietly into oblivion on a lonely corner of the Milky Way. Damn it, at least we tried.

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