Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
If you have to understand the concepts anyways, why is text worse than a graphical set up? You can't really avoid learning syntax this way if you want to write anything actually complicated.
Also, fuck beta.
Quarks Know Their Left From Their Right
I for one don't welcome out robotic beta overlords
In Soviet Russia users ignore corporate feedback
Hot grits, petrified Natalie Portman, Cowboy Neal.
Goatse is better than Beta.
You're planning on ruining the one good discussion site on the internet. fuck beta.
NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass
I've been reading /. since '98, without the classic UI as an option you have lost me as a user. I will participate in the upcoming boycott.
Dried Meat "Resurrects" Lost Species of Whale
Jesus, I've been coming here since '99. I won't come back if beta is pushed on me.
9th Circuit Affirms IsoHunt Decision; No DMCA Safe Harbor
It sees more cases, so numerically there are more overturned. On average it's rulings are overturned about as often as any other circuit court in the country.
Silicon Valley Before the Startup
My dad bought a house on the edge of a cherry orchard, eventually Fairchild built a plant across the street and then promptly leaked solvent into the groundwater. My sister and several of her friends ended up with large amounts of settlement money due to possible health effects. The Santa Clara Valley was known as the valley of heart's delight and was world renowned for it's stone fruit, especially apricots. It was fun growing up surrounded by tech companies, on the other hand some of the world's best farmland is now fallow.
Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?
We're actually not doing too badly, we have higher income inequality and more poor people but we educate those poor people better than most countries.
Annual "Worst CEO" List Released
Battling Fish Fraud With DNA Testing
That's not true, the color comes from the same pigment astaxanthin. The amount in the feed determines the color and can be tailored by the farm. Admittedly farmed salmon is horrible and is a bit like raising lions for food...
Wil Wheaton's New Show: Tabletop
Getting to hang out with Felicia Day...
Controversial Bioethicist Resigns From Celltex
If it's unproven, your insurance company isn't going to cover it, period. So these types of companies are emotionally extorting people by charging high fees in addition to using you as a guinea pig. If the treatment was given for free, as it usually is in proper medical trials it would be a different matter.
Stem Cell Firm May Have Administered Unproven Treatments
Because the average patient doesn't have the background to understand what they're getting themselves into. Without laws to the contrary snake oil salesman can claim whatever they want about a treatment or medication. Do you really want to live in the 19th century?
What Beer Can Teach Us About Emerging Technologies
If it costs $45 for a 5 gallon batch you're probably selling extract beers with liquid yeast. As an all grain brewer who can yeast wash and buys hops in bulk I can knock out 5 gallons of APA for ~12-15 dollars.
Stem Cells That May Make Eggs Found In Women
Can't tell if humor?
The "Scientization" of Yucca Mountain
You can't seriously investigate intelligent design, it's not science. Any sane university should run anyone who thinks it is out on a rail.
Modern Humans Bred With Evolutionary Predecessors In Africa
No, those are different species by at least most of the definitions of the word.
Dead People Scientists Won't Let Rest
Dude, that's the benefit of being a scientist. You get to wear Cosby sweaters or Hawaiian shirts and it's not only socially acceptable it's almost required.
I Wish My Car Had A...
To require no maintenance whatsoever, because there's nothing worse than a car that doesn't work or has issues that make you unsure about driving where you want to go.
Why Video Calling Is a Wasted Feature In the UK
Seriously, I could've guessed this after reading this
This is essentially a birdwatching guide fort the English, which the author finds horrifying, but there it is.
World Cup Forecasting Challenge For Quants
For somebody falling to the ground clutching their leg long enough to get a card thrown?
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