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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Filip22012005 Re:Labview (876 comments)

I agree. I think the point is to make a lot of different, small, custom modules, and document them properly.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Filip22012005 Re:Lego Mindstorms (876 comments)

The Mindstorms way is probably well-suited to the target audience, especially if a text-based solution is also available (unfortunately, EV3 has no easy way of programming using text yet). In the end, I prefer to write someone an e-mail instead of giving them a rebus.

about 7 months ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

Filip22012005 Re:This guy is an idiot (1110 comments)

Much like installing Chrome, right?

about a year and a half ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

Filip22012005 Re:metro UI switcher and Classic shell (1110 comments)

Slashdot's mobile interface makes the title really small. That makes understanding these comments sort of difficult.

about a year and a half ago
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Dutch Cold Case Murder Solved After 8000 People Gave Their DNA

Filip22012005 Re:Interesting (513 comments)

In the birthday problem, you are not matching your birthday to the birthdays of the people present. It's the probability that in a set of n randomly chosen people, some pair of them will have the same birthday. See wikipedia.

Perhaps I'm not getting what you're saying. Because you say "YOUR", and I'm not sure if you actually mean me.

about 2 years ago
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Dutch Cold Case Murder Solved After 8000 People Gave Their DNA

Filip22012005 Re:Interesting (513 comments)

I don't think you do. One of the sets is fixed, because it was found on (in) the victim's body. The bday paradox occurs because you match everything to everything else, inflating the probability of a match.

about 2 years ago
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Dutch Cold Case Murder Solved After 8000 People Gave Their DNA

Filip22012005 Re:Interesting (513 comments)

There is no jury in a Dutch court. The judges decide.

about 2 years ago
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How Big Pharma Hooked America On Legal Heroin

Filip22012005 Re:Well you know... (499 comments)

I appreciate this perspective a lot, especially the first part. My problem with the second part is that you are arguably not a free person anymore if you're addicted. You're still being abused by some producer/seller. This is where freedom is impaired in quite a subtle way. It happens continuously, of course, and is a slippery slope. For example, my own limit in freedom of choice lies somewhere between THC and cocaine. This opinion is formed by my culture, as the former is considered a "soft" drug and the latter a "hard" drug. Incidentally, my culture is another one of those subtle impairments of my freedom.

about 2 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Says Linux 4.0 Could Be Out In Three Years

Filip22012005 Re:Firefox (174 comments)

Your mistake is linear extrapolation. Firefox' versioning seems to be exponential.

about 2 years ago
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White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

Filip22012005 Re:Got this wrong.. (1184 comments)

That's how I calculated it, so I'm not sure what Google does.

about 2 years ago
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White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

Filip22012005 Re:Overcomplicated solution. (1184 comments)

then couldn't you subsidize the food? if that were the real problem?

about 2 years ago
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White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

Filip22012005 Re:Got this wrong.. (1184 comments)

my car, a peugeot 508sw does about 54mpg. By European standards, it's not a small car at all.

about 2 years ago
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Calligra 2.5 Office and Creativity Suite Released

Filip22012005 Re:HTML text editing in cells (67 comments)

Possibly he meant to export the HTML-tags in the CSV, but slashdot parsed the tags to what we see.

about 2 years ago
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DVDs, Blu-Rays To Show 20-Second Unskippable Govt. Warnings

Filip22012005 Re:Educate the public? (587 comments)

You post is missing the important bits!

more than 2 years ago
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Indian Gov't Uses Special Powers To Slash Cancer Drug Price By 97%

Filip22012005 Re:Just keep in mind the tradeoff (556 comments)

Often, they buy small companies after the drug's been proven effective. The smaller companies can't afford large saftey studies, manufacturing and marketing. Many small companies take the risks.

more than 2 years ago
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Should There Be a Sci-Fi Category At the Oscars?

Filip22012005 Re:Every time a bell rings (309 comments)

I think his point is that bases in triplets code for an amino acid. Gattaca has 7 letters.

more than 2 years ago
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Alan Moore on V For Vendetta and the Rise of Anonymous

Filip22012005 Re:At Least... (286 comments)

I'd say Amateurasu.

more than 2 years ago
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New Exoplanet Is Best Yet Candidate For Supporting Life

Filip22012005 Re:22 light years (288 comments)

You are going to stop at that planet, right?

more than 2 years ago

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