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Interviews: Alexander Stepanov and Daniel E. Rose Answer Your Questions

19thNervousBreakdown Re:No one could replicate Windows? (42 comments)

Yes, those are two examples of failures to replicate Windows. Maybe someday!

about two weeks ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

19thNervousBreakdown Re:Bring back 19.34b (156 comments)

Yes, how hard can it possibly be to get millions of lines of code written over a span of decades by thousands of authors to interoperate close enough to flawlessly to parse some simple text in hundreds of grammars through the use of a couple dozen basic operations executed billions of times a second? Geez.

Whenever a computer problem arises, the first thing to remember is that it's not strange that it doesn't work.

about 3 months ago
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30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL

19thNervousBreakdown Re:Throwing out all compatibility hooks makes it e (164 comments)

Why is your security code depending on undefined behavior? And why would you port to other architectures to serve as canaries for the architecture you're presumably running on? How about a test suite instead? Do you you tie your shoes in the morning, or do you have an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine try to will them onto your feet?

about 8 months ago
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Scientists Print Retinal Cells

19thNervousBreakdown Re:Great timing! (41 comments)

Maybe you should have checked those limits more closely. Class 2 are the ones that are blink-safe (if you're the trusting sort), limited to 1mW. Class 3 is 5mW, and the description of that is, to paraphrase; Hey, be careful, this shit can blind you before you can blink.

about a year ago
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Scientists Print Retinal Cells

19thNervousBreakdown Re:Great timing! (41 comments)

Yeah. Take the blind guy's advice.

about a year ago
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First 3D Printed Liver Expected In 2014

19thNervousBreakdown Re:Fantastic! (67 comments)

You forgot this meme, you insensitive clod!

about a year ago
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Give Your Child the Gift of an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

19thNervousBreakdown Re:55% (198 comments)

Me too! So far, so good!

about a year ago
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Reprogrammed Bacterium Speaks New Language of Life

19thNervousBreakdown Re:this is a big mistake (141 comments)

New, certainly, but that's a tautology. Better? Always? What's your definition of "better"?

about a year ago
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I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

19thNervousBreakdown Re:I only go... (415 comments)

You're often contagious long before you're symptomatic. Not getting vaccinations is as mathematically stupid as playing the lottery, just in the opposite direction.

about a year ago
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Spatial Ability a Predictor of Creativity In Science

19thNervousBreakdown Re:I predict (199 comments)

Exactly.

about a year and a half ago
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Spatial Ability a Predictor of Creativity In Science

19thNervousBreakdown Re:I predict (199 comments)

All the problems have an easy shortcut. Make choice, click submit. Score go up? Hit back, next question. Stay the same? Next choice.

about a year and a half ago
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Nine Traits of the Veteran Network Admin

19thNervousBreakdown I RTFA (142 comments)

Why do I feel like I just watched somebody jerk off?

about a year and a half ago
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Dmitry Itskov Wants To Help You Live Forever Via an Android Avatar

19thNervousBreakdown Re:Ok, but... (383 comments)

I'll decide who realMe is.

about a year and a half ago
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IllumiRoom To Take Gaming Visuals Outside the Box and Onto the Living Room

19thNervousBreakdown Re:No thanks. (60 comments)

He doesn't think he speaks for most gaming enthusiasts? How do you know? Can you read minds? Cool!

about a year and a half ago
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Opera Confirms It Will Follow Google and Ditch WebKit For Blink

19thNervousBreakdown Re:So webkit != Blink! (135 comments)

assuming they're 100% compatible

The fact that this is a massive assumption once the codebases start diverging was the point of the GP post.

about 2 years ago
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Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

19thNervousBreakdown Re:I'm not even a fan, but (1174 comments)

I wouldn't say I hate any given group of people right now. Unless you want to try to lump bigots themselves into a group, and say that I'm bigoted against them... but I don't even really hate them. I'm disgusted by their words and actions, but the people themselves I only pity. Going through life like that, with all that fear and insecurity... it must be awful. I bet they wouldn't be that way if they could choose.

about 2 years ago

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