Admittedly the rest of this post is off-topic. So let me start with: hope you put 3B up soon, Stardock - we're all looking forward to it!
Quoting Icepick, reply 75If BP were involved, the source code would've leaked out by now
Not so sure.. they have kept a really good lid on the huge 15-20 miles long by 10 feet high methane gas bubble that could explode and cause catastrophic damage ~200 feet inland.. http://embedr.com/playlist/bp-gas-bubble-20-miles-long-could-cause-tsunami ... plus they are keeping the lid on all of the dead sea life they are dumping.
Can't let this one go... did you actually listen to the "catastrophic" gas bubble clip? First of all, it's dated a month ago, with no confirmation of any sort. Lots of rumors, but I've seen no discussion by scientists actually familiar with the situation see a threat of the sort implied by whoever it is talking here (and there are plenty of them that don't work for either BP or the government). Notice how he never actually gives any names? It's always just "a geologist I won't name on the air" and all that.
It is true that increased methane levels could lead to (for that matter, to some extent, is) algae blooms, which leads to oxygen depletion... but the same is true of the oil even if no methane were present. Not that it's a good thing, but this isn't a catastrophic tsunami-causing explosion. Natural gas is leaking all the time out of the gulf and is always dissolved there.
Further, the guy mentions how "the miltary" is blocking their GPS signals so they can't make an accurate measurement. The military stopped selective availability (SA) on GPS over 10 years ago under the Clinton administration, and the newest GPS satellites aren't even capable of it anymore.
So while BP certainly made some awful mistakes they should pay for, these sorts of unsubstantiated rumors help no one.