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The Billion-Dollar Website

oneandoneis2 Re:Technical People (194 comments)

"Lorem ipsum" is industry standard "filler" text for incomplete web pages - typically used to show clients what a page will look like when it has some useful content.

Not that it isn't appalling that it's appearing on a page in production, but it isn't "random Latin" - there are even browser extensions to make it easy to C&P for you.

about a month ago

Correcting Killer Architecture

oneandoneis2 Re:Tear It Down (98 comments)

> If the building had to be torn down then the cost / loss would be so high that developers would never make mistakes like this again

Yes, and if we had the death penalty for theft, there'd be no more mugging!

about a month ago

Correcting Killer Architecture

oneandoneis2 Re:How about preventing KA? (98 comments)

RTFA - the architect behind the "Death Ray" building designed in measures to prevent the problem. Idiot cost-cutters removed them during the build.

about a month ago

Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

oneandoneis2 Re:Why not permanent? (138 comments)

From TFA: "If a golf ball were to fly fast enough, it would be better off with a smooth skin."

The dimples make things better at low speeds, and worse at high speeds.

about 2 months ago

A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

oneandoneis2 Re:Ridiculously stupid (501 comments)

He's a physicist. He'll have assumed a spherical wall in a vacuum.

about 3 months ago

Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast

oneandoneis2 Re:Danger??? (107 comments)

Actually, Great Whites don't even hunt us out of necessity: We are literally useless to them as food. All they ever do to us is take a bite, realize their mistake, and carry on looking for a worthwhile meal.

The trouble is, given their method of taking a bite involves slamming into their target at high speed and sinking hundreds of teeth in, you may well have been torn in half by the time they go "oops" and spit you back out...

about 3 months ago

Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast

oneandoneis2 Excellent news! (107 comments)

As has been shown time after time, the loss of apex predators is disastrous for all levels of an ecosystem.

(If you want examples, check out - loss of wolves lead to over-grazing by elk; reintroducing them not only sorted the elk problem but boosted the numbers of beaver colonies, resulting in less erosion; pushed the cougars back to their traditional grounds; reduced the numbers of coyotes, which increased the number of foxes and thereby decreased the numbers of rodents, which altered the survival rates of various seeds and fungi... a whole cascade of improvements triggered by the return of a single predator.)

about 3 months ago

Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

oneandoneis2 Re:our greatest hopes (267 comments)

Right, because satellite communications, GPS, Teflon, water purification systems... none of these have improved our lives at all.

about 3 months ago

UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

oneandoneis2 Re:UK EU more problems than solutions? (341 comments)

I like the ease of travel to other EU countries that i have with my EU passport.

I personally also like the fact that some of the insanity that the idiots in charge have wanted to do have been blocked by EU rules...

about 4 months ago

Scientists Propose Collider That Could Turn Light Into Matter

oneandoneis2 Re:What element would it be? (223 comments)

RTFA - you wouldn't get any element.

about 4 months ago

Graphene Could Be Dangerous To Humans and the Environment

oneandoneis2 Re:A nuisance, really... (135 comments)

> Carbon shows signs of potentially being rather nastier in its fancy forms

That's like saying "Some types of technology can harm your health".

Carbon is a very versatile element, it can take many forms. Some will be good, some will be bad, some will have no impact.

e.g. There are signs of it being extremely beneficial in buckyball form:

about 5 months ago

Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

oneandoneis2 Re:City within a Building (98 comments)

And then you can build a mega-city out of such mega-buildings. And then Judge Dredd can't be far behind :)

about 5 months ago

Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

oneandoneis2 Re:I find it interesting... (588 comments)

..,pharma compnaies are "barely regulated"?

You really do have no idea what you're talking about, do you?

about 5 months ago

Mr. Schmidt Goes To Washington: A Look Inside Google's Lobbying Behemoth

oneandoneis2 Re:Pay to Play (128 comments)

It's not bribery, it's a "campaign contribution"

It should be no surprise that a system run by corrupt politicians passes laws that makes corruption legal..

about 5 months ago

Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

oneandoneis2 Really? (301 comments)

"it is how a few thousand of us feel about the whole thing"

Then maybe you thousands should stop complaining and start contributing to the project, which is so under-resourced problems like this are pretty much inevitable.

about 5 months ago



Getting Linux into school

oneandoneis2 oneandoneis2 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

oneandoneis2 writes "A friend of mine is a teacher at a large school for 11-18 year olds, with a few hundred members of staff and over a thousand pupils. Because of a change in organisation, they're going to have to replace their Windows site license before the start of the next academic year. She and a few of her colleagues are trying to make a case for instead switching to Linux. Can anyone recommend any good resources for information that could be used to strengthen her case? Examples of schools that have switched, Linux alternatives to popular educational software, etc. etc."

oneandoneis2 oneandoneis2 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

oneandoneis2 writes "In response to a request on the British government's e-petition website, which asked for the government to make it clear that software patents were not enforceable in this country, a statement has now been issued that does just that:

"The Government remains committed to its policy that no patents should exist for inventions which make advances lying solely in the field of software."


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