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Comment Re: calixit (Score 1) 1368

It can't be done without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress. If one were to get the consent of the California legislature (the state involved) and the Congress, it would be possible. The probability would be extremely small, but it would absolutely be possible.

Comment Re:Too late (Score 1) 454

I'm happy to hear this, as SourceForge has, of late, been pretty much a cesspool of malware. I hope you are able to fix things in a relatively timely manner, as I'd like to be able to recommend FileZilla, jEdit, and PortableApps (all of which are SourceForge downloads) to my students once again.

Comment Re:Who is to say that this "list" is legit at all? (Score 4, Informative) 546

a) It's Robert Byrd. b) If you look at his voting record from 1968 onwards, you'll see that he was hardly voting the Klan agenda: He voted in support of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. In 2003-2004 he had a 100% "pro" voting record from the NAACP, and in 2005 proposed additional funding for the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial.

Comment Re:Gun-free zone? (Score 4, Insightful) 1165

When will people understand that only law-abiding people pay any attention to laws? And that is precisely why having "Speed Limit 30" in residential areas is a total waste of money. When will they grasp the concept that abeling something with a speed limit doesn't magically do ANYTHING? People will still drive through your neighborhood at 90 miles per hour no matter how many signs are posted.

Comment My experiences with SourceForge (Score 5, Informative) 384

1) I recommended an open source screencast recorder for Windows to a co-worker. She downloaded it from SourceForge, it loaded adware on her system and made her system pretty much unusable. It cost her quite a bit to have her system restored (she wanted to have it done professionally to make sure it was done right). The next time I recommended some other open source software, her response was "No, I don't want to go to that time and expense again. I don't trust anything Open Source any more." Thanks, SourceForge!

2) I call bullshit on SourceForge's assertion that their adware only comes with projects that aren't actively maintained. There have been a lot of complaints about FileZilla downloads (see, for example, https://forum.filezilla-projec...), and it is definitely a very active project.

Comment Re:Another language that has a fatal flaw (Score 4, Informative) 520

Here's the direct link to the section of the manual, for those who, like me, couldn't believe this: http://nim-lang.org/manual.htm... (see the section titled "Strong spaces") You have to explicitly say you want this experimental parser directive, but it's still a horrible anti-feature, as far as I'm concerned.

Comment Re:I have a dream ... (Score 1) 78

On what basis do you conclude that "phone home" code will be included, and that it will be difficult to remove? Does the current React.js include such code? If not, is there a reason to believe it would be included on the React native? As per TFA, Facebook did write it to benefit themselves, but that certainly doesn't mean it is useful only to them.

Comment Re:How many kids took those classes? (Score 1) 134

During the '70s, it was mostly available for students at the University of Illinois. (I was the lead programmer for the Modern Hebrew project, and I know all of the first semester students used it. We even created a threaded notes system that let students write posts in Hebrew.) With quick response time, programmable fonts, and graphic display, it was well ahead of its time.

Comment Quick chi-squared test, FWIW (Score 2) 350

Given the data (36 out of 47 found one photo inappropriate, 38 out of 54 found the other photo inappropriate), a chi-squared test without Yates's correction shows X2(1, N = 101) = 0.497, p = .481; thus, not significant. It would be nice if Mr. Haselton had posted a link to the raw data so we could look at it for ourselves. (Sorry for not using the Greek letter and superscript, but Slashdot didn't seem to like them.)

Comment Re:Finally getting this right. Maybe. (Score 1) 466

I have had some of the chicken strips, and they are quite good. (No, I do not work for Beyond Meat, nor do I have money invested with them.) Yes, it's far more expensive than chicken, but theoretically the price should come down with volume. It's a chicken and egg thing :) I'm also quite fond of the Tofurkey italian sausage; the texture is totally off, but the spices make it sufficiently flavorful to be enjoyable.

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