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Comment Good! (Score 5, Insightful) 257

As a proud, card-carrying TreeHugger(TM) I am happy to see nuclear power remaining a viable component of our national electrical baseline capacity. Let's be real: when coal (especially) is the main alternative for providing the huge baseload requirements of a solid electrical infrastructure, it's a no-brainer to have nuclear be a portion of the multi-legged stool we need.

Comment Re:BASIC by any other name (Score 1) 370

I'm one of those old farts that first learned programming on a C64 using BASIC. Started with the basic (no pun intended) "Hello, world" and next thing I knew, I was up till 3AM each night writing a full Blackjack program using peek/poke, sprites, etc., to get a fully visual blackjack game. Fucking awesome! Can you do that with Ruby, Perl, PHP, JS, etc.? Didn't think so.

Comment Re:50-60 batteries, out of 2 millions sold (Score 1) 54

Can we please STOP saying "exploded"? A normal electronic failure - that releases the magic smoke upon which all computers really work - while it releases heat and smoke, is NOT an "explosion". (Really, folks - this is /. where we start with real terms with real meanings. Right? Right?)

Comment Stupid comments galore (Score 1) 66

For what at least looks like a possible solution to the ever-present electronic challenges of shrinking geometry, yielding the usual benefits of speed, size and density, I'm seeing some really ridiculous comments. Recall that the first transistor "...was about the size of the palm of a hand, with a depth of two matchbooks stacked on top of each other." Basic technological breakthroughs do not automagically turn into "thinner iPhones" or other crapola for a while, but they do break new ground.

Comment Re:I want to be reincarnated as Linus Torvalds (Score 2, Insightful) 294

Sure. Just be reincarnated as someone who writes a completely new UNIX-compatible OS using a radical new software licensing scheme, attract multiple developers and users who allow same OS to be a transformational force in the computing industry and grow to be the most-used server OS in history, Then - and only then - can you apply, Asshat.

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