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    Obviously, it's not an option in Japan. Instead, they must focus on minimizing the damage and preventing as much from happening as possible.
    I simply hope they can do a better job than USA.

    Thankfully, where I live, there are no such things as tornadoes or earthquakes. Why don't everyone move over here instead?
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    And as far as the government goes, well, that depends on your level of cynicism. Sure, some federal money and some state money gets spent everytime there's a big set of tornadoes. That money is going to get spent anyway: that's the government's job, spending money, once they have the money it has to go somewhere. So this money goes to tornado victims instead of a police department somewhere getting a grant to buy new equipment. Maybe next year. And remember this is the American Midwest: the only proper response, to our way of thinking, to the phrase "I'm from the government and I'm here to help" involves a shotgun. (You don't have to fire it, just brandish it a little -- government types scare easily.)

    I don't remember foreign governmental aid for the last big tornado? I remember International Red Cross, but that's charity. And of course Americans have been good about sending our charity money overseas too -- that's karma.

    We in tornado alley often shake our heads about the people who get flooded away; we say the same things you say about "they know they're living next to a river, and at least we only get blown away once every hundred years". But we don't really mean it, and we know that in most places they only get flooded out every hundred years too. (The ones who get flooded out every year are usually planning for the eventuality.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Thankfully, where I live, there are no such things as tornadoes or earthquakes. Why don't everyone move over here instead?
    You mean... the sky?
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    I have a solution.
    Let's move to Mars or some other planet!
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    Obviously, it's not an option in Japan. Instead, they must focus on minimizing the damage and preventing as much from happening as possible.
    I simply hope they can do a better job than USA.
    Just how do you propose that we minimize the damage when a tornado tears through a town or a hurricane rips the coast line? What you are proposing is preposterous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crvenkapa View Post
    I have a solution.
    Let's move to Mars or some other planet!
    Hmmm. Not sure about that. I think other planets have other problems instead.

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    Just how do you propose that we minimize the damage when a tornado tears through a town or a hurricane rips the coast line? What you are proposing is preposterous.
    Preposterous or not, it's what I'd like to see. Though, I'm not a politican, so I don't have a say in the thing. Thank the gods for that, eh?
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    I love how foriegn people are waiting for America to become smaller. According to recent population statistics from the Census Bureau, there are 85 people per square mile in America, with a counted population of about 300-million. Not bad, but yeah, no exodus away from tornado alley anytime soon. It's way too much of the country, and we don't have quite as much space to actually preserve, like say, Canada does. Plus, people immigrate here from Mexico illegally all the time. We do need all that we are using now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Preposterous or not, it's what I'd like to see. Though, I'm not a politican, so I don't have a say in the thing. Thank the gods for that, eh?
    Mankind lives in the edge of danger. Floods, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, all are part of mankind history. USA is not even by close the country where the most people die due to natural disasters.

    People don't move to these places because they are stupid or because their government forced them to. Culture, education, human ties, chance, all contribute for the decision of staying or leaving a certain place.

    Regarding Tornado Alley storm frequency and intensity are not that demanding on people's lives or property that would justify the biggest exodus in American history and the worst recession the world ever experienced. Tornados aren't even big killers anyway. Earthquakes probably are.

    You say you would like to see people move anyway... no you wouldn't. Because your cereals would soon be over, your parents would probably soon lose their jobs, banks would give no more loans, credit companies would shut their doors. And what do you think would happen to the folks that actually had to move from tornado alley.

    I hope you aren't saying you would like to see that happen. Is that what you are saying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I hope you aren't saying you would like to see that happen. Is that what you are saying?
    I would like to see the ideal situation where everyone moves to a better location and stops rebuilding in the area. And by ideal I mean a no-lose situation. No lost jobs, and such.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    I would like to see the ideal situation where everyone moves to a better location and stops rebuilding in the area. And by ideal I mean a no-lose situation. No lost jobs, and such.
    Anything else?
    There's still plenty of room for more nonsense.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    No, that would be all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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