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How the Black Hole Firewall Paradox Was Resolved

Horshu Re:I always thought... (118 comments)

Or black holes suck in matter, hold onto part of it for more mass, and shoot the other part out along its poles as radiation.

about 2 months ago

The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

Horshu Re:jscript (505 comments)

As should be obvious from what I wrote, I'm a .Net developer so my environment is VS.Net debugging against IE. The javascript project is not my primary target, so I don't have, nor do I wish to have, special tools specific to JS. It isn't "stupid" to debug against IE while reading news with IE, as it's a damn web browser. As for your last statement, this is a fucking comment section, not a dissertation, hence the lack of arguments up to your exacting standards.

about 2 months ago

The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

Horshu jscript (505 comments)

I just started on a web project that is heavily javascript (even though it's an ASP.Net app). It feels like I stepped back in time 10 years. I'd have code not execute. Why? Some error somewhere in the code that was ignored. I had a typo on a property set somewhere else. No error. Why? Because javascript created a new property with the typo and set *that*. And every change requires me to run the app to see if it works, because I don't have a compiler to check the basics out ahead of time. And then, because I'm debugging an app in one window, when I'd open a new one to read the news, I'd hit other, non-ignored errors on those pages (advertisements) because 90% of commercial pages these days have error-laden javascript because people rarely check for error conditions. Horrible language.

about 2 months ago

Is Amazon Making a Sub-$300 Console To Play Mobile Games?

Horshu Deja vu (76 comments)

I feel like I'm reliving the 80s, where every electronics manufacturer on the planet seemed to come out with a Z80-based console to take the market by storm.

about 3 months ago

Linus Torvalds: Any CLA Is Fundamentally Broken

Horshu Re:Spell it out the first time (279 comments)

Maybe it does...Torvalds tends to think a lot of things in the world are broken.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Configuring Development Environment On a Shared Workstation?

Horshu You've got virtualization (158 comments)

So just use a virtual machine to set all of this up. Set up a VHD in Hyper-V, install Win8.1 and all of your tools to it, and it affects no one else. Alternatively, you may be able to do cloud-based development, since MS has an internet version of VS as well as a cloud DB and storage, but then you may lose the Android stuff.

about 3 months ago

New Home Automation?

Horshu Re:WTF? (336 comments)

Maybe the person has a large family. Maybe the person is rich. Maybe the person wants a special room for each kind of drug he wants to indulge on. Maybe the person wants to piss off self-righteous douches. It's part of the luxury of having one's own income and the freedom to do with it at will.

about 3 months ago

Why We Think There's a Multiverse, Not Just Our Universe

Horshu Re:You mean (458 comments)

No, because there is a zero percent chance of her being president, her wave function never intersects with the presidency.

about 3 months ago

Ancient Pompeii Diet Consisted of Giraffe and Other "Exotic'" Delicacies

Horshu Re:Some Things Are Still in the Stores Today (172 comments)

Not quite the same as the Roman recipe. Try Colatura for something closer to the real thing.

about 3 months ago

Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach

Horshu Re:Why are pins stored? (213 comments)

My thoughts exactly. It seems to me that the user should enter the pin, the bank and store should exchange keys, encrypt the pin, send it to the bank for decryption/verification, and that's it. What would be the point of storing the pin at the store?

about 4 months ago

Why Reactive Programming For Databases Is Awesome

Horshu Re:Spreadsheets? (165 comments)

They've got a framework extension for .Net that works similarly, not coincidentally named "Reactive Extensions". The typical sample usage is iterating through a collection of mouse events. The enumeration is observable, so the code can be written as a traditional foreach loop, but the iterator will increment a step every time a mouse event occurs. Simple, yet very powerful, like much of .Net's newer asynchronous constructs.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft May Finally Put Windows RT Out To Pasture

Horshu Interesting (293 comments)

This is the first site I've come across that has interprested Larson-Green's presentation to indicate MS is ditching RT. Every other one has assumed that they're just going to merge the WinPhone shell into RT and make Modern UI more scaleable across screen sizes.

about 5 months ago

CMU AI Learning Common Sense By Watching the Internet

Horshu Definition (152 comments)

Common sense is what a politician believes his or her opinion is.

about 5 months ago

NYT: Healthcare.gov Project Chaos Due Partly To Unorthodox Database Choice

Horshu Unorthodox (334 comments)

I've lost count of how many projects I've been on where the architect decides to "make his mark" by using unconventional design choices. Then the project gets stuck in a dev hell where the actual developers struggle with either integration headaches or difficulties with the code not acting like they expect. There's something to be said for plain vanilla.

about 5 months ago

At Long Last: IceCube Spots 28 High-Energy Neutrinos

Horshu Re:Ice cube jokes (109 comments)

This almost makes up for all those stupid family films he's been making. Well, this plus 21 Jump Street puts him over the top.

about 5 months ago

MenuetOS, an OS Written Entirely In Assembly Language, Inches Towards 1.0

Horshu Re:Gotta ask ! (372 comments)

Read Michael Abrash.

about 5 months ago

Linux Kernel Running In JavaScript Emulator With Graphics and Network Support

Horshu Re:So...? (177 comments)

For the runtime errors. The lovely, lovely runtime errors!

about 5 months ago


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