after about of month living with terrible karma I've discovered how broken the lower spectrum of karma is. for all five of you reading this(if that) the main problem with this is its pretty much shoving all those comments in a box to just be ignored. doesn't matter if its a meaningful contribution or just another troll its left out all the same. in my case i was given this karma for two reasons. 1. a misguided attempt at humor and the other the mistake of trusting the small blurb on a story w
The key to faster technological progress is the more widespread use of free software. Free versus proprietary (or non-free) software bears comparison to the divide between science and alchemy. Before science, there was alchemy, where people guarded their ideas because they wanted to corner the market on the means to convert lead into gold. The downside of this "strategy" is that everyone would have to learn for himself that drinking mercury is a bad idea. The end of the Dark Ages arrived when man started to share advancements in math and science for others to use and improve upon.