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  • That’s the thing, they don’t care if people have a solid understanding of science if it gives them power / more true believers. It’s a completely backwards thinking that’ll set back science for years, decades or more if it really takes hold.

    If the strongest military power on Earth is being controlled by religious fundamentalists (aka heritage foundation) it is quite scary. Sure it’ll take some time to widdle down the will of the people in charge (replace them) but given a bit of time it could easily happen and they don’t just want to change their country they think their opinion is right for the world.

    I also agree, I love science, I’m older but I still strive to learn new things, get excited by new discoveries it’d be a shame if that stopped cause people gave up on it, or if education failed people wanting to learn it.









  • orbitztoProgrammer Humor@lemmy.mlWorst is UTC vs GMT
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    14 days ago

    Not if the place doesn’t do daylight savings time, and not all places in a timezone will do that (least in North America) so you need extra code if they do or do not. It becomes a pain after awhile when you do it in multiple projects. Technically one extra setting but it’s still a pain to make sure it’s handle properly in all cases, especially when the previous programmer decided to handle it for each case individually, but that’s a different issue.

    Also when you deal with the times, say in .Net you gotta make sure it’s the proper kind of date otherwise it decides it’s a local system date and will change it to system local when run. Sure it’s all handled but there are many easy mistakes to make when working with time.

    I probably didn’t even get to the real reason, I sort of picked this up on my own.



  • orbitztoWTF@lemmy.worldTF is wrong with people.
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    I agree mostly but you do need some time, that was sort of the key, not the actual timeframe. The best jokes one month later would not work regardless how good they were. Well anywhere in the US. Even you said a decade later, that’s over half an adult worth of time for a human growing up.





  • Okay I have no drawbridges close by, is it because traffic backs up so much or because the drawbridge takes so long? I imagine a combination so really curious on the drawbridge time needed I guess.

    Used to live in a city that would raise a bridge for a ship but I tried not to travel that way if possible. It was on the coast so you could drive around, though probably worse traffic felt like it was moving.