Linked by bcavally on Mon 21st Dec 2009 17:18 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Today there are many operating systems available. Every vendor or community round it tries to make it as good as possible. Having different goals, different legacy and different cultures, they succeed in it more or less. We (end users) end up with big selection of operating systems, but for us the operating systems are usually compromise of the features that we would like to have. So is there an operating system that would fit all the needs of the end user? Is is the BeOS clone Haiku?
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RE[2]: Religious perspective:
by sbergman27 on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Religious perspective:"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

No. Humans are by nature selfish, greedy, self-preserving bastards, often willing to sacrifice others in order to satisfy one or another need, including plain curiosity, and the whole world would actually be better off without us.

Agreed. I often think of this when I read science fiction novels which imply some moral imperative for us to colonize the solar system... or worse yet, the galaxy. And also when I'm visiting our national forests and parks.

Edited 2009-12-22 15:08 UTC

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"No. Humans are by nature selfish, greedy, self-preserving bastards, often willing to sacrifice others in order to satisfy one or another need, including plain curiosity, and the whole world would actually be better off without us.

Agreed. I often think of this when I read science fiction novels which imply some moral imperative for us to colonize the solar system... or worse yet, the galaxy. And also when I'm visiting our national forests and parks.
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If you ever want to really depress yourself, pick up a copy of Sea of Slaughter by Farley Mowatt - it's a catalogue of the (mainly) marine animals that have wiped out since European colonization of North America began.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

If you ever want to really depress yourself, pick up a copy of Sea of Slaughter by Farley Mowatt - it's a catalogue of the (mainly) marine animals that have wiped out since European colonization of North America began.


Why should I find that any more depressing than reading about dinosaurs that have been wiped out?

Mother nature kills off species all the time. It's a natural part of evolution. I don't see why when humans take out a few they become moral dregs of the world.

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