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Ask Slashdot: Best Open Source Answer to Dreamweaver?

saltydogdesign Re:notepad++ dude. (300 comments)

You're citing the exception that proves the rule. I'm not talking about love of technology blocking your imagination. Quite the contrary — it's about trying to use a technology to mask a lack of knowledge and technique. If you have those, then sure, you can make music with a tin can and a spoon. But if you don't know what you're doing, owning a Casio with an arpeggiation function isn't going to save you.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Open Source Answer to Dreamweaver?

saltydogdesign Re:notepad++ dude. (300 comments)

And Dreamweaver is a hat you wear on your ass.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Open Source Answer to Dreamweaver?

saltydogdesign Re:notepad++ dude. (300 comments)

Your analogy is a bit off. Allow me to correct it: Text editor is to piano as Dreamweaver is to Rock Band guitar controller.

more than 2 years ago
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The Science Credibility Bubble

saltydogdesign Re:Modern-Day Galileo (1747 comments)

Please, you're condemning the science community based on the ramblings of random, functionally-anonymous forum posters? And you think they're the reason why the general public distrusts science? You're aware that Slashdot discussions are not streamed on the ticker at Times Square, right?

Give me an example (since you're allergic to the word 'citation') of a bonafide climate scientist making such a claim in a mainstream publication or program and I'll concede your point. You're right, it ain't wikipedia, but you're still full of shit until you demonstrate otherwise.

about 5 years ago
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The Science Credibility Bubble

saltydogdesign Re:Modern-Day Galileo (1747 comments)

All too often in the debates about GCC someone who is a climate researcher will go "Well I'm a climate researcher so I'm right and the people that don't agree with me are idiots."

I've never heard a climate researcher say anything remotely like that. Can we haz citations?

about 5 years ago
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New Research Forecasts Global 6C Increase By End of Century

saltydogdesign Re:The hack (746 comments)

That's not what we "learned." The information coming from the hacked emails is ambiguous at worst and probably tells us nothing more than that scientists are humans. There's no serious evidence of falsifying data. If you believe there is, out with it, please.

about 5 years ago
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Tesla Roadster Breaks Distance Record For Electric Car

saltydogdesign Re:To be fair? (392 comments)

Yet, we shouldn't forget that this is still far from real life performance

Yeah, like driving to the mailbox.

more than 5 years ago
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White House Website Switches To Open Source

saltydogdesign Re:High profile target and popular CMS' (219 comments)

The advantage to using Drupal for the White House is that it's a popular CMS and has lots of people patching exploits and vulnerabilities. The second a proof of concept piece of code or an easy exploit is discovered, a few thousand developers will descend to get their patches submitted.

As opposed to your homegrown CMS, where you only discover the security holes when 3gotiZt posts pictures of full frontal nudity on the home page of your site.

more than 5 years ago
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1Mb Broadband Access Becomes Legal Right In Finland

saltydogdesign Re:I understand these modern times and all... (875 comments)

It is certainly the point. If you keep up with European politics, you know that's the big issue right now. "Access" is not the same thing as "paid for by someone else." No one can deny you *access* if you're guaranteed. End of story.

more than 5 years ago
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1Mb Broadband Access Becomes Legal Right In Finland

saltydogdesign Re:I understand these modern times and all... (875 comments)

I think you're reading way too much into this. No one ever said broadband would be provided, any more than the US government provides people with firearms. The point, I think, is that this would prevent anyone from arbitrarily shutting you down the way France is considering doing in the event of IP violations.

more than 5 years ago
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1Mb Broadband Access Becomes Legal Right In Finland

saltydogdesign Re:I understand these modern times and all... (875 comments)

Did you read the article? There's no indication there or in any of the source reports that the Finnish government ever said anything at all about prices.

more than 5 years ago
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1Mb Broadband Access Becomes Legal Right In Finland

saltydogdesign Re:Wow. (875 comments)

Way to change the subject there.

more than 5 years ago
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Barack Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

saltydogdesign Re:personally (1721 comments)

Get yourself elected president and we'll talk.

more than 5 years ago
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Barack Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

saltydogdesign Re:personally (1721 comments)

Dude, give the guy props for not being George W. Bush. That's an accomplishment the U.S. can be proud of.

more than 5 years ago
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MIT Axes the 500-Word Application Essay

saltydogdesign Re:And why should they care? (441 comments)

Er, uh, how is the genius engineer going to explain his/her idea to the communication genius if he/she is not capable of communication?

You understand that this isn't about marketing, right? The purpose of the essay is to distinguish between the engineer who can engage other engineers and the one who can't — it's not aimed at finding the engineer who can develop a branding campaign for his/her widget.

The notion that there is _any_ field of human endeavor in which communication is not essential is just ridiculous.

more than 5 years ago
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MIT Axes the 500-Word Application Essay

saltydogdesign Re:And why should they care? (441 comments)

Yes. I think we can all agree that someone's facility with language is no indicator of the quality of their ideas. That's why the best TED talks are characterized only by grunting and the throwing of fecal matter.

Here's a suggestion: Why not simply split candidates' heads open and look at the ideas themselves?

more than 5 years ago
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New York Times Site Pop-Up Says Your Computer Is Infected

saltydogdesign Re:It's very entertaining. (403 comments)

I disabled my entire computer, so I don't have to worry about any malware at all.

more than 5 years ago

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