I seem to be getting some rather severe packet loss today.
I seem to be getting some rather severe packet loss today.
My local Archbishop had some harsh words on what it means to be A reasonable and merciful Catholic
Maybe it's time to change my sig line again.
I just noticed this morning that the idea of God supporting Agile CI is rather Islamic. To be Catholic, God would have to support Waterfall Development.
Miracles are just God Patching the Universal Sourcecode. He clearly supports Agile CI.
Why public health worries don't have to ruin your cookie dough This and its ilk have been going around for a little while. I especially liked the part mentioning value judgements:
But the key word of the previous sentence is "unnecessarily." Whether something is necessary or not is not a scientific judgment. It is a value judgment. An FDA official may personally believe that eating raw cookie dough isn't important and choose to never eat it. That is their choice. At the same time, I can believe that eating cookie dough (made from flour known to be not part of the recall and pasteurized eggs) is something that I enjoy enough that I'm willing to put myself and my children at (a very small) risk to do.
Someone ought to tell him that in US English, periods go outside the quotation mark.
Well, after doing all these non-squishy 1st and 2nd year pre-reqs for engineering, I'm starting to wonder if my PhD might do better in a more squishy role, since I'm better at taking tech concepts and translating them into human speak. The major question is, since both squishy and non-squishy are Doctor of Philosophy, should I resist the inevitable drift to the squishy side? Ecology, environment, energy policy are things I grok, and both the long term implications and short term changes that are most effective, a set of unique skills that few possess, and how to translate that into rural speak too.
So, what do you think? Fill up my 3rd and 4th year slots with squishy stuff and push on through? Will this lead me to (gasp) having to work in cities, or can I find a way to work in villages and towns and skype in for research meetings when there's 20 meters of snow in the pass and it ain't going to be cleared for 10 days, so relax, eh?
Just came across The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time from way back on May 3, 2016, and i can't say that i agree with their subjective decisions. Regardless, it is a fun list. I think i would go play defenders on the 2600 again if i had the chance.
I've been hopping Linux distros since I decided (for reasons of my own) against intentionally using systemd-based distros. I'm not interested in systemd flame wars, so don't bother here.
Waaaaay back in the early-to-mid 1990s, my dad sent me a box of 3.5" floppies. On these floppies was Slackware Linux. I don't remember the version, but I think I have most of them kicking around still, so if I felt the need, I might dig them up and see if I can install enough to get a version number from it. What I do remember is that it had kernel version 0.99pl10 on it.
Since my introduction to Linux on Slackware, I've used Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS (professionally and personally), Debian/Devuan, Arch, and Aurora (a Red Hat derivative for use on the Sun SPARC platform), in no particular order.
It's interesting, having to find all the dependencies again and having to re-compile kernels to get something newer than what comes in the box.
While everybody else is in a panic, buy British Pounds. They're sure to bounce back and they're on sale right now.
Playing today, Disqus, the ubiquitous blog discussion system. After many years in existence they finally give users the one feature they all have been clamoring for: blocking of trolls in their system, a feature that even Facebook has had for several years now.
Except it's not. Oh, you no longer see replies from that person- but they are still able to reply to you, you just can't see it. Which is fine if you have friends to defend you, kind of sucks otherwise.
And so I'm watching AfterMash on Youtube on my phone. Soon Lee Klinger just had a great line in the second episode: "You are my husband to love and obey, but only when you are right!"
We don't believe tobacco companies that pay for studies that claim that smoking isn't harmful. We don't believe oil companies that do studies that claim fracking isn't harmful. Why do we believe the researchers of the sexual revolution, who were paid to cook the data to claim that fornication, birth control, abortion, and homosexuality are not harmful? Why do we believe those researchers paid by the pharmaceutical industry, including the black market pharmaceutical industry, who claim that LSD isn't harmful?
Logan Abbot just invited Gamergate to come over to Slashdot.
And things were going so well. This site is dead to me now.
I really, really, really, can't decide who will win and whether it'll be a massive victory or a marginal one. I hear my lefty friends absolutely convinced Clinton will get it in a landslide, but, eh...
- Clinton's not popular, even with Democrats
- Republicans virtually always rally around their leader. So the "Even Republicans hate Trump" thing is pretty overblown.
- Everyone knows Clinton and has already made up their minds on her. Trump? Still opportunities, especially now he's not being primaried any more, to shape his public perception.
- They're close, even now.
Me? If Trump stands a chance of winning AND he stands a chance of winning Florida AND Republicans rally around him and indicate they'll work with him, I'll vote for Clinton, otherwise Jill Stein probably.
I know he stopped using his original username here. Ryan was a friend, sure he had is daemons. but he was a friendly and authentic person.
I post this in a journal, for others that may still wander here and may have known him.
May Ryan rest in peace.
[Edit: Ryan was known as kesuki on slashdot]
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