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Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

Ateocinico Re:Cutting features and old syntax? (427 comments)

In physics simulations, cad, rendering, etc, C is too low level and lua is too slow. High complexity is inherent to those fields and you can not foretell what abstractions you need in your language. That is the reason for classes and templates. Complex numbers and arrays are simple to implement as native types, they have been native to fortran for decades. Also writing fast and parallelizable number crunching applications that work over complex and dynamic data is one of the reasons for languages like C++. The sole comparison of gnu numeric library to eigen or armadillo is enough evidence.

about two weeks ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

Ateocinico No USB in the third world? (191 comments)

I thought that the third world bought their technology from the first world. Like USB devices...

about two weeks ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Ateocinico Re:maybe (512 comments)

You use the "fascism" word without knowing what it means.

about a month ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Ateocinico Re:maybe (512 comments)

The "fun" part is that being anti-Israel currently is less antisemitic than it is antifascist...

Please explain why Israel or Jews are fascist. As someone whose family was victimized by fascism, I find your remark offensive in its banality.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Ateocinico Undertaker (509 comments)

People has that bad habit of dying...

about a month and a half ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

Ateocinico Is he really that knowledgeable? (608 comments)

Quoting Finkler: "I don’t feel like I really grok the module system. I definitely don’t understand the class system. What the hell is a generator and how does it work the way it does? I am so lost."
It seems that the gentleman lacks some background IMHO.

about 2 months ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

Ateocinico Re:another language shoved down your throat (415 comments)

And for that reason python is good for a first course, as it forces the students to indent. I am tired of lazy students that don't indent, and then complain why their code doesn't seem to follow the intended flow. It is hard to teach good habits and practices. And any help, specially from the programming languages, is welcome.

about 2 months ago
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Men And Women Think Women Are Bad At Basic Math

Ateocinico In the USA (384 comments)

In Venezuela women are perceived as better in math and sciences. And usually they are.

about 6 months ago
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The Neuroscience of Computer Programming

Ateocinico Re:I don't agree that coding is more like math (161 comments)

Perhaps they hold the name of their first use. In France and Spain computers are called sorters, "ordinateur" and "ordenador" respectively. In those countries they'r spread started with services like banking and accounting.

about 6 months ago
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Internet Shutdown Adds To Venezuela's Woes

Ateocinico Re: This is true (194 comments)

San Cristobal was isolated from the internet. But the rest of the country suffers the blocking of certain sites like NTN24. But the use of TOR and other measures is spreading.

about 6 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

Ateocinico Re:How can users protect themselves? SIMPLE! (664 comments)

Emission and fuel consumption standards can not be met without an ECU. That makes old carburetor or continuous injection engines almost, if not completely, Illegal.

about 6 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

Ateocinico A single processor always fails. (664 comments)

Mission critical systems usually have a set of voting computers. Today electronics is cheap and the technology is not new. Maybe inertia prevents them of building something better. Very common in the automobile industry.

about 6 months ago
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Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings

Ateocinico We are hungry in Venezuela. (265 comments)

There has been a lot of protest in recent years in Venezuela for several political and labor issues. But recent protest were sparked by food scarcity, food cost and rampant criminality. Even university staff members struggle to have enough money for spending in food.

about 6 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Ateocinico Re:So much disinformation... (152 comments)

We are in year 2014, not in 2002. Those who protest now were children then. The Venezuelan government through it's agency CONATEL, has eliminated any form of criticism and criminalized reporting about murder, scarcity and economic trouble in TV either cable or broadcast. They forced cable operators to eliminate a Colombian cable channel (NTN24) because they were reporting what was happening in Venezuela. You know that the Venezuelan government is strangling free press by refusing dollars for paper purchase. And remember, legitimacy in origin is not a blank check for violating human rights consecrated in the Venezuela constitution like: right to live, free speech, right to protest and habeas corpus, among many other.

about 6 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Ateocinico Re:propaganda? (152 comments)

Yea, we are going to believe you because here in /. nobody has a clue of how the internet works...

about 6 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Ateocinico Re:propaganda? (152 comments)

Nothing is more politically skewed than Telesur. Telesur is essentially a Venezuelan government propaganda agency for the outside world.

about 6 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Ateocinico Re:except that Venezuela is 100 times better off u (152 comments)

Chavistas made of Venezuela their luxury feifdom. Top chavistas are a new class named "boliburguesia", a variant of kleptocracy. And elections per se mean nothing. You hold your legitimacy with your deeds and words.

about 6 months ago
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Should Everybody Learn To Code?

Ateocinico Re:Perhaps not everybody, but many more (387 comments)

In my own experience, the guy renaming the files by hand prefers that to writing the script. Most people avoid thinking at any cost.

about 7 months ago
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Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

Ateocinico What's the limit? (169 comments)

May I copyright the F*** word for cursing and yelling?

about 7 months ago

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