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Comment Time capsule. (Score 1) 105

It's amazing. I haven't been to this website in YEARS. I saw a link to this story on Twitter, clicked on it... and I'm right in the middle of a "Why would you use Windows when you can use Linux" argument from 2002. Did I go through a wormhole or has nothing changed here in a decade and a half?

Comment Re:Welcome to our world (Score 1) 1205

And mandate more open spaces for parks and recreation. Reduce the incentives for living in suburbia. For those who want to live in the wild, open spaces, that's fine. They're a small % of the population and their footprint will be negligible.

I live in an old house in a dense city neighborhood. One of my ex-coworkers was telling me he has no idea how I can live on such a tiny patch of land; he has a dozen acres with a pond.

I told him it's easy. I live near a park, which is much larger than a dozen acres, and also has a pond. I don't even have to mow the grass to enjoy it.

People will have to get a lot better at sharing when gas hits 10 bucks a gallon.

Comment Re:Rewrite the Constitution or face default! (Score 1) 1042

The red herrings and ignorance are rampant here today. So according to you, they can only carry "convenience foods", but not nutritional foods. And ignoring that, the majority of the poor live near grocery stores. The majority of the poor live in dense urban centers.

Dense urban centers don't generally have grocery stores. There are converted ice-cream trucks that distribute produce in Detroit, because there is a not a single supermarket chain that has seen fit to open a location in the entire city.

And bodegas carry convenience foods, because Twinkies stay edible a lot longer than fresh fruits and vegetables.


Submission + - Bring-Your-Own-Hardware In The Enterprise (digitalundercurrents.com)

saintlupus writes: After the discussion earlier this month about whether employees should buy their own computers, I wrote up a few suggestions for employers who would like to consider allowing personal devices to connect to their corporate networks. My aim was to provide practical suggestions for protecting the other hosts on the network, given that the clients are no longer predictable or assumed to be reasonably secure.

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