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Comment Re:but... (Score 1) 351

Isn't it more than a bit arrogant and unrealistic to think the US is the only country with these technologies?
I mean, I know many Americans like to believe the US invented absolutely everything and are ahead of everyone else technologically, but in fact they really didn't and aren't.

I think you'll find that technologies commonly found outside the U.S. don't see a lot of demand for smugglers to sneak them out of the U.S. illegally.


6 Languages You Wish the Boss Let You Use 264

Esther Schindler writes "Several weeks ago, Lynn Greiner's article on the state of the scripting universe was slashdotted. Several people raised their eyebrows at the (to them) obvious omissions, since the article only covered PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl and JavaScript. As I wrote at the time, Lynn chose those languages because hers was a follow-up to an article from three years back. However, it was a fair point. While CIO has covered several in depth, those five dynamic languages are not the only ones developers use. In 6 Scripting Languages Your Developers Wish You'd Let Them Use, CIO looks at several (including Groovy, Scala, Lua, F#, Clojure and Boo) which deserve more attention for business software development, even if your shop is dedicated to Java or .NET. Each language gets a formal definition and then a quote or two from a developer who explains why it inspires passion."

Submission + - 10 Green Heresies: Wired rethinks "green"

susano_otter writes: Wired magazine rethinks some of environmentalism's more popular memes. Among their "10 Green Heresies": Live in cities. Organics are not the answer. Farm the forests. "Winning the war on global warming requires slaughtering some of environmentalism's sacred cows," claims the article. "We can afford to ignore neither the carbon-free electricity supplied by nuclear energy nor the transformational potential of genetic engineering." Every day we learn more about the complex and chaotic global climate system. One of the constant lessons is that we still know very little. Meanwhile, our technological advancement proceeds apace. Is it time to reconsider some of our basic assumptions about solving the problems we face? Or are these sacred cows a protected species?

Comment Re:Peter Griffin on Wisconsin (Score 1) 840

When I started it I found a huge increase in energy levels that helped motivate me to work out more. I also found I began to crave vegetables. Fiber is encouraged with Atkins as it has some kind of effect of reducing the sugars absorbed. Overall I really don't eat more protein. I get full more easily from protein and fiber meals. Rather than feeling hungry a few hours after eating previously.

Now I maintain this diet because cutting out sugars has improved overall concentration and depression. I used to think I had some kind of depression problem, turned out to be what I was eating.
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Journal Journal: First Troll!

Well I got my first troll moderation over here. It was a religious discussion where the article was about a new theory for the creation of life on earth. I was just trying clear up somebody's false logic, I guess a Christian moderator didn't like what I had to say. Oh well, I love religious discussions. So god is a gay mythological entity.

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