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Is Software Driving a Falling Demand For Brains?

Blnky Perhaps we need... (622 comments)

Perhaps we need a Butlerian Jihad?

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...

more than 3 years ago

Obama's Goal: 98% of US Covered By 4G

Blnky Yet it won't be used. (324 comments)

And then, 94% of the US won't use it because they will face large overage charges if they use over 3 Kilobytes per month.

more than 3 years ago

Why Wave Failed

Blnky Re:Subliminal messaging (350 comments)

Insightful is the fact that the comment gets moderated according to it's first word. Let's see if this works...

Interesting, your theory appears correct.

Funny. Way too funny.

more than 4 years ago

AdvancED Flash On Devices

Blnky Apple's high "Not Invented Here" mentality? (34 comments)

I didn't think that Flash was a problem because of Apple's high "Not Invented Here" mentality. I thought it was because they want to to keep applications that are programmable off of the iPhone to prevent device hijacking and other not so fun things from happening to customers' iPhones. Anyone have some concrete information on this?

more than 4 years ago

Move Over AJAX, Make Room for ARAX

Blnky Re:Somebody update NoScript. (409 comments)

Not only that, but they're not adding a language that's significantly different. They're not adding Java (which Google might appreciate) or C/C++, they're adding Ruby, which is a language very similar to javascript (certainly more similar than JS or Ruby are to Java and their ilk). Port a language with better scalability and modularity, not more of the same.
Unlike Javascript, C++, Java, and Ruby all support encapsulation, built in inheritance, and explicit class declaration. Unlike Javascript, Java and Ruby are strongly typed. Even though Ruby supports duck typing, it still uses the explicate conversion similar to what is required in Java whereas Javascript uses implicit conversion. The closure in Ruby is one of its major strengths. Javascript can at most use anonymous functions. Having extensively used all of the languages you mention, Javascript really appears to be the outlier to me. Would you please explain why you think that Ruby is more like Javascript than Java or C++? Additionally, what well known scripting languages are you referring to when you request more scalability and modularity? Or are you assuming that a compiled or non well known language would be better?

more than 6 years ago


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