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FreeBSD 8.2 Released

ForumTroll Re:Security is the real advantage (183 comments)

The vast majority of those servers are being compromised through insecure web applications and misconfigured mail servers. The underlying platform has almost no bearing on that. From an attacker's perspective, there's little difference between a Linux box and a FreeBSD box running nothing but SSH.

more than 3 years ago

The Coming War Over the Future of Java

ForumTroll Re:who wrote this?? (583 comments)

Let's be fair here, Python 3 is almost as slow as Ruby, and Ruby doesn't have real threading either. I'd say that they're about equal in terms of being complete and utter garbage.

more than 4 years ago

The Coming War Over the Future of Java

ForumTroll Re:Slashdotters get Java wrong, again (583 comments)

Finally a comment from someone with a clue. The Python and Ruby communities really don't seem to realize how primitive the mainline implementations of their languages are. They're a complete joke when compared to the JVM, the CLR, LuaJIT, SBCL, Clozure or numerous Smalltalk implementations.

Even the mainline implementation of Factor, which is primarily programmed by one person, makes CPython look utterly terrible.

more than 4 years ago

Church of Scientology On Trial In France

ForumTroll Re:Okay but where does this end? (890 comments)

How about World of Warcraft. Isn't that sort of a cult?

No, it's nothing like a cult.

more than 5 years ago

Budget Graphics Card Roundup

ForumTroll Re:hahahahaha (186 comments)

I bought one a few months ago and had absolutely no problem getting the $50 rebate.

more than 5 years ago

Debian Packages Screenshots Repository Launched

ForumTroll Re:Great, but needs guidelines. (72 comments)

You've just described tiling window managers. You might want to look at Xmonad, Awesome, DWM, StumpWM or WMII. I personally use Xmonad and definitely wouldn't go back to a traditional window manager.

about 6 years ago

New Bill To Rein In DHS Laptop Seizures

ForumTroll Re:Not necessarily (311 comments)

I'm Canadian and I definitely wouldn't classify our health care system as a "failed idea." It's not perfect, but I bet most Canadians would agree that it's far better than the system you have.

more than 6 years ago


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