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Comment Re: Sounds like it's working as intended. (Score 2) 245

Social Security has always been a premise of "collect money today from taxes based on promise of population growth and the assumption that those people too will pay taxes". The model breaks down when there isn't a steady stream of people, such as a large segment of the population simultaneously exits the job market (retiring).

Comment Re: Potential Damages? (Score 1) 318

Paint is harder to wash off? So vandalism charges, especially the need to rapid re-sod a golf course because of this stunt... versus some guy with a hose. Potentially much more expensive than 3m when taking into account the direct costs of mitigating the paint and indirect costs of finding and prosecuting the offender.

Comment Re:Oracle worked very hard at making a closed ecos (Score 1) 198

SQLite is the most deployed database in the world.

So? How often do those /databases/ need to be anything more than a JSON or XML doc? How often is said SQLite DB a technologically advanced, elegant, or better solution?

Just because someone /can/ create a database doesn't mean someone /needs/ a database.

Comment Re: Obligatory.. (Score 5, Funny) 235

Archaeologists near Mount Sinai have discovered what is believed to be a missing page from the Bible. The page is presently being carbon dated in Bonn. If genuine it belongs at the beginning of the Bible and is believed to read "To my darling Candy. All characters portrayed within this book are fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental." The page has been universally condemned by church leaders.

Comment Re: Why do people continue to believe alarmist cra (Score 1) 156

Global Warming is causing major extinctions - citation: Gawker Media. I'm not saying it isn't happening, but I'd much rather an article from someone who doesn't make a living from flashing photos of starlet'a crotches, intertwined with stories of "is your cat the cutest on the block? 15 steps to know for sure".

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