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Comment Fractals? (Score 1) 238

Maybe it's just me but when I was a young teen I was amazed at fractal exploration software. In those days it took ages to draw, might have been part of the fun, but they were just so cool. I don't have mathematical prowess but I'd think anyone who did would be at the very least intrigued by fractals.

Perhaps some fractal software and a copy of Mandelbrot's Book would be a good gift?

Comment Re:Benefit to end users? (Score 4, Interesting) 688

I don't want to speak for Matthew but when I read his post I see someone who simply didn't like the toxicity level that can or often does occur. Then he saw someone important, a maintainer, leave because of that same toxicity. He's right that he doesn't have to put up with that, it's free software. If forking the kernel is what he needs to keep his hands in the game he loves while being able to feel good about the environment then more power too him. I hope he succeeds. At the very least I can see some like-minded devs coming on board even if the project doesn't see wide-stream adoption.

Comment Re:Epic Fail? (Score 5, Insightful) 229

Did Target and Home Depot lose lots of customers? Yeah, didn't think so.

Completely different situation. AVG is saying they will include your browser history and searches, so on. For your analogy to be comparable it would have to be Target and Home Depot following people around who leave the store to see where else they shop, what they buy, and what they look for in catalogues/flyers. And then sell that to 3rd parties.

Comment Personal Experience (Score 1) 30

Although not scientifically documented as such I can personally confirm this appears to be the case.

After I damaged my spinal cord I had to take a series of tests to verify my nerve conductivity and signal strength was okay. I took these tests over a year and my last series showed, without a doubt, that my nerves had created new connections to essentially get around the damaged areas. I had regained signal strength.

I didn't have stimulation, just the testing so I think in my case it was just regular healing, but if there is a way to stimulate and increase the effects then awesome, I wish I had that opportunity! Anyone with a back injury will probably agree, we'd do just about anything to get our health on track again.

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