Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't
It can be argued that gcc 4.9 is there because of clang. He said he doesn't know how it is faring right now.
John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter
It worse when the desire to make an action movie works in detriment of the action game. Half Life had an almost perfect pacing. Valve knows how to lead the player. But many of those modern shooters don't. At a moment playing Battlefield 3 I was baffled because the game demanded that I stepped on a specific point before it would throw enemies against me and it all felt too artificial, like a director that wanted me to take my position before shooting the scene. That breaks immersion completely.
Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans
Well, I thought it was a dupe of the first post.
Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars
Hard on for google cars? Every time I see news about it there's a vocal group that believes those cars will do everything in to kill their occupants.
Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++
What is your favourite programming language that isn't C++ (or C)?
The Biggest iPhone Security Risk Could Be Connecting One To a Computer
It doesn't help to have no security vulnerabilities if it also doesn't have the desired functionalities. Why don't we all go back to talking only face to face? It's not practical.
By the way, someone down said that Merkel's 6210 was hacked. Isn't this one a dumbphone?
Auralux Release For Browsers Shows Emscripten Is Reaching Indie Devs
To me it seems more like a clone of Galcon or Eufloria, nothing like Osmos except for the pretty lights. You have fleets, you send those fleets to conquer suns.
Robotic Suit Gives Shipyard Workers Super Strength
I think it wasn't a literal translation, since the original was "you bitch" and the translation means "dog offspring", although this can be literally translated to son of a bitch, then the question is if this has the same weight. Also, he said "commonly used expletive", so I believe he knows what he talks about.
Comparison: Linux Text Editors
I'm sorry if that sounded a bit aggressive, but I never liked Emacs combos. I did however find that the Lisp integration looked really powerful, if I wanted to dive into that.
I can see then why someone that used Emacs only for the combos wouldn't mind leaving it, while someone that had invested in the Lisp configuration would never want to go.
Personally, I prefer to write in VIm since I got used to the composability of commands and I can't find this feature in other editors. As long as everyone is happy and no one is forcing me to use their editor, everyone can use whatever they like.
Comparison: Linux Text Editors
easy to modify (I never learned Lisp)
What's the point in using Emacs if you don't want to learn lLisp to modify it? I personally prefer to edit in VIm, but I can see the power that Lisp lends to Emacs.
EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog
For me, those $5 monthly will buy a better and more varied collection without the subscription problem. The games may be older, but the listed titles really don't interest me.
GOG.com Announces Linux Support
Look, this isn't exactly the bare files, but I think it's as good as it's going to get without their intervention:
I used it to unpack "I have no mouth and I must scream".
An Army Medal For Coding In Perl
Because all Slashdot is these days is bitching about everything.
Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?
Last time I used it came with the cheat sheet in the menu.
Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
Let's put it another way. Since it's a club for people with similar intrinsic characteristics, how would you call a party for only white people?
I'll be burned for that, right?
Electrical Control of Nuclear Spin Qubits: Important Step For Quantum Computing
It works fine to keep powered suits of armor flying.
Study: Royalty Charges Almost On Par With Component Costs For Smartphones
We should cut their heads and use royalty free phones