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The vim peeps are running lynx in a pane, or a tab, natch.
Yup. When the business model is data, fake data is the way forward (for us who inexplicably distrust them). This concept needs to be massively extended, in fact. I shouldn't try to hide my data, I should flood with incorrect and meaningless data. You can run fake-data, but you can't hide. If only Streisand had known (or had a good geek friend). She only had to knock out a few fakes, pollute the search index and hey, no meme.
Well, what if the odds you quote were actually ten thousandth of one percent? 1 in 10**6
stars: 10**9 x 10**9 = 10**18
ILife: 10**6 x 10**6 x 10**6 = 10**18
That's one planet with ILife
and at your odds:
ILife: 10**4 x 10**4 x 10**4 = 10**12
That's 'only' 10**6 planets with ILife
Furthermore that's over a period of something like 10**9 'years' or whenever second generation stars started (no ILife possible on a first generation star). Our Intelligence Life has been around for 10**5 years. Which means the odds of two ILife species existing contemporaneously (or shifted for speed of light) is slim.
Although, in case of Earth, I would expect more intelligent species to arise. The diversity, raw material and time still available for further evolution would make it highly unlikely our species will be the last (ILife) on this planet. I think once life establishes on a planet, it's highly tenacious.
I think you have answered your question...
Not to mention their world-beating cheese-based gastronomy.
"they had a single, 7 year old server running Linux with Samba emulating an NT domain (for a totally Windows environment) not because they believe in Linux but because they wouldn't spring for a Windows Server license."
Failing to see the fail here. Of course, if you mean 7-year old unpatched or orphaned software then you have a point. but samba on linux serving files to MS - it does that rather well.
On Linux you get all this for free, and you never have to leave^W use a GUI
I'm always curious about how such things come about. Did some kid go "Oh! I know, lets see how far back the iPhone can go! LOL YOLO"
Over 800 million units sold 2007-2015: That's a lot of monkeys typing....
Design a better comment tree navigation system. On the sly, sneak it in as an inobvious option that has obvious benefits and let the awe flow from there. Nobody has solved comment tree yet, why not be the first? Incidentally, your keyboard shortcuts don't work well for me and are not re-configurable (outwith greasemonkey). Make it easy to skip the dross, please.
There's moderation, tricksy stuff like redundant et al, but then there's "get this shit off of here". We should all have a downvote option that triggers deletion above a certain threshold of non-AC users. Some shit is obviously crap and if enough of us think so, then you should trust us and delete it. I should be able to browse fairly safely at 0.
SD has remained always in my top 5 new sites, for well over 10 years. Almost all good tech stories are here, and the comment threads can be of the highest interest, with many spin offs and detours to visit interesting links or research interesting concepts. The register has better tech content but the commentary is single-child nested which stifles proper BTL discussion. Slash is all about BTL. Just keep the stories focused and let the conversation flow.
I have scraped my knuckles badly on drupal versions 6 and 7. I won't ever go near it again, ever. I basically agree with every (comprehensible) thing in your post. Fanboys, facades, false promises and vapourware along wih a bunch of seriously obnoxious contributors and deluded neophytes.
Yeah, it will run a web site. No, it will not run your website.
Wordpress on the other hand is a great money maker for a dev and can be hollowed out and used in any way you like. Highly flexible once understood, just roll your own theme and plugins.
So what? So I then pull [*] your rewritten history, and what do i get? A merge. I look at this merge, decide it is a load of bollocks, and blow it away.
Git is a very fine backup.
[*] except of course I don't pull. I fetch, every time.
It's not a tragedy
Right. It's a tradegy. Or am I the only one who sees this?
Lavish spending can be disastrous. Don't buy any lavishes for a while.