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Comment Re:Or maybe... (Score 1) 487

This is the kind of insightful comment that makes me come back to Slashdot every day. It's much like interacting with smart people during software development or the like -- even if you're smart, you might not think of a particular idea.

Comment Ditto (Score 5, Interesting) 100

Also, I don't know if you ever go back and read what you wrote 6-7 years ago, but in my experience that's a great way to embarrass yourself â" I spent a lot of time rewriting old dialogue to be less embarrassing

This is very true for me. Whenever I come back to very old code, writings, forum/newsgroup posts, emails or the like, I always can't help but feel bad. Sometimes I'll happen upon a piece of code, think to myself 'what was this idiot thinking' and then discovering it's my own code :P

It's good I guess, means I'm changing over time (here's hoping it's change for the better).

Comment Re:And...? (Score 1) 21

Archival of animal tissue could be useful. As an example, a few years ago, some researchers have attempted to clone the extinct Tasmanian Tiger, but the attempt failed due to the DNA samples being too degraded. Had they been better stored, they wouldn't have degraded so much. The animals that we can see today might be extinct tomorrow, hence the importance of archival.

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