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Comment Re:More Flexibility? (Score 1) 466

That's not an unmitigated good however, especially if you want to make edits but not commit them until you're done. Unix gets it mostly right in that I can send a NOHUP to tell the other process to reload. What would be nice is if there's a deamon running that would allow the admin to register processes and config files and that would watch the config files and auto-nohup if the admin so desires. Then again, that's probably already been built. Doesn't seem to difficult to write, but I haven't seriously looked into it.

Comment Re:Constitution is NOT a living document (Score 1) 242

The contradiction in your mind is resolved readily if you recall that that consitution doesn't "grant" any rights to the people at all, as the people are innate posessors of all rights. The constitution is structured to place limits on the government, not the people. In fact, a major argument at the time against the "Bill of Rights" was that people would intepret it as an exhaustive list.

Comment Re:Mytbusters episode (Score 3, Interesting) 205

The important things to remember, are
1) No matter how big your plane is, it's tiny in comparison to the air;
2) There is a mind-blowingly huge amount of energy in the atmosphere, especially around thunderstorms and changes in the land. It can be beneficial (see gliders and updrafts) or detrimental (low level wind shear & downdrafts), and you must pay constant attention to it.

Comment Re:Morality (Score 1) 235

Your restriction of 'right' to only apply government actors is too restrictive, and is not the commonly used meaning. A right, as the word is defined, is in essence, something you have a just claim to. E.G. I have a "right" to my property. Similarly, I have a "right" to the components of my body, hence other people acting on my body without my consent is a violation of my rights. Hence, whether or the actor is the government is largely irrelevant.

Denver Airport Overrun by Car-Eating Rabbits 278

It turns out the soy-based wire covering on cars built after 2002 is irresistible to rodents. Nobody knows this better than those unlucky enough to park at DIA's Pikes Peak lot. The rabbits surrounding the area have been using the lot as an all-you-can-eat wiring buffet. Looks like it's time to break out The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Comment Re:Couldn't agree more (Score 1) 617

Huh, learn something new every day. I stand corrected. As far as compiled vs interpreted, I'd have to respectfully disagree, to an extent (in general I consider your points are valid). A critically important part of any shell or Command Language Interface is user binding of names/late-binding/re-binding, which can't be done at compile time.

In Case of Emergency, Please Remove Your Bra 123

An anonymous reader writes "Caught in a disaster with harmful airborne particles? You'd better hope you're wearing the Emergency Bra. Simply unsnap the bright red bra, separate the cups, and slip it over your head — one cup for you, and one for your friend. Dr. Elena Bodnar won an Ig Nobel Award for the invention last year, an annual tribute to scientific research that on the surface seems goofy but is often surprisingly practical. And now Bodnar has brought the eBra to the public; purchase one online for just $29.95."

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It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.