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Comment Re: You do know (Score 1) 139

Its not just bad science, its bad theology, because its essentially accusing god of being a liar.

Like, why would god plant fake evidence everywhere. Why is he lying. It doesnt say in the bible that gods a liar, and if he is, why assume the evidence is a lie when he could have just made some nonsense up in the bible.

Creationists are a discredit to their own faith.

Comment Re:Irony (Score 4, Insightful) 95

Instagram claims it has right to sell your informations if you agree to use their services, thus granting them permission to do so.

This is of course assuming a child is competent to enter into a contract, which is not considered a valid assumption in most countries. (I have no idea about the US, but here, judges somewhat frown upon the idea that a child can forfeit rights because of an agreement as they are not considered competent to understand the implications.)

Comment Re:Best Linux Distro (Score 5, Informative) 224

Best Linux Distro for people who just want to get stuff done: Linux Mint

Yeah I'm pretty much of the same mind. Debian for my servers and Mint for my desktop. I do prefer debians more stripped back but-with-options server chops, its familiar and I like it. But mint is a desktop setup that just works and doesnt have ubuntus baffling UI.

Comment Re:what? (Score 1) 219

Oh. SFTU and spare me. Where is the "This isn't news!!!!ZOMG!!!" brigade when legit, nerd-worthy material is posted? I'll tell you where: NOWHERE to be found!
Its people whoring for upvotes. Nothing more nothing less, simple attention seeking. Its also white noise posting that screws up the comment sections, and it demonstrates that the person commenting hasn't been around long enough to realise that slashdot has *always* had a diverse selection of stories.

Comment Re:Take the bus (Score 0) 75

I did throw a shitfit and told her that if she wanted to take another Greyhound bus trip, it would be as a single parent. She is quite headstrong, but if that was all the respect I'd get after having to worry about what I knew was going to happen, fuck it .

Way to be a complete dick to your wife after what sounds like a traumatic ride.

Maybe she'd be better off without you.

Oh and there is no such thing as "alpha" and "beta" people. Theres absolutely nothing in sociology or psychology that supports the idea, its just nonsense that the pick-up-artist scene invented. Hell even dogs dont have "alpha" males and females.

Comment Re:Internet of shit strikes again! (Score 2) 74

The internet is really trashing its own reputation with this guff. I'm pretty interested in an internet camera system for my house (Live inner city, it gets pretty crazy in my hood) BUT If its just going to make me a sitting duck for s'kiddies building ddos nets, well no, I think i'll hold off.

Comment Re: What Could Go Wrong (Score 1, Insightful) 150

A country must have an enemy without or an enemy within, or it cant be governed absolutely. You cant rally the people unless theres a folk devil to throw stones at.

Thats pretty much the pathology of power right there, and its the little people who pay, be they brown dudes in the middle east, or brown dudes at home.

Comment Re:not quite correct (Score 5, Interesting) 257

No. Hell no. Higher education is about teaching concepts and proper practices. A gutted mess of a language simply isn't appropriate for good education. Python is an equally 'easy' language but has far superior constructs for abstraction, sensible error handling , structured and OO design, and so forth. Its duck typing goes easy on new students, but doesn't fall into the traps offered by languages like Javascript or PHP's weak typing.

Beyond that Java (or C#, the two are almost interchangeable here, and with Java rapidly becoming radioactive thanks to oracle, it might be the better choice) , C/C++, Clojure and Haskell all provide proper computer science training whilst still remaining job market viable.

And if someone is unlucky enough to end up in a javascript shop, well theres always whisky and the blues.

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