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If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

JAlexoi Re:Sudden death (577 comments)

Banks don't want to leave JVM, they don't care much about Scala or Java....

about 6 months ago
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If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

JAlexoi Re:Android, Objective-C and Tiobe Index (577 comments)

C/C++ are great when it comes to highly predictable data flows or very small modules. Otherwise it's extreme cost of constant profiling of the code to actually identify the changing patterns that cause slowdowns. That being said, C/C++ can be much more than 2x performance of a JVM.

about 6 months ago
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If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

JAlexoi Re:Wake me up... (577 comments)

And what 32 bit integer is not a 32 bit integer in C/C++ or Java?

about 6 months ago
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If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

JAlexoi Re:Wake me up... (577 comments)

1: Those bounds checks come at a cost of having overflows getting in the way of actually checking bounds. An overflow of an unsigned value results in just a small number... that means that you still have to check the lower bounds no matter what.
2: They store the same number of values as unsigned, it's just handling of those values and comparison operations differ. A signed and unsigned 32bit integers store 2^32 values.
3: Crypto algorithms do not operate numerically, thus 2147483647 * 100 will yield exactly the same result for uint32 and int32 as much as any crypto algorithm is concerned.
4: Therefore you send 2147483648 in binary form as 4 bytes = 0x80000000

about 6 months ago
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If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

JAlexoi Re:Wake me up... (577 comments)

The fact that lack of unsigned integers has not stopped Java shows that the designers made the right choice. If you need to have a value larger than 2bn you will probably not be satisfied with 4bn and will need a larger type. And in general, you rarely need to operate numerically without a sign.

about 6 months ago
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If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

JAlexoi Re:Android, Objective-C and Tiobe Index (577 comments)

As a server-side tool it has been getting taken over by Ruby/Rails, Python and the stuff mentioned in the OP.

I hope you are kidding here, because that is far from the case. Java is still the de-facto language for most server-side applications. RoR never outgrew it's hipster background. It has been 7 years since RoR had it's hype peak... The hype waned and RoR is still a rarity.

about 6 months ago
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Java 8 Developer Preview Released

JAlexoi Re:default methods for interfaces (189 comments)

Your assumption of the intention for the default methods is incorrect. They were a result of mixin envy, not adding new default implementations for future proofing.
Java developers tend not to have issues with future proofing for new functions in interfaces.

about 7 months ago
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Java 8 Developer Preview Released

JAlexoi Re:default methods for interfaces (189 comments)

there are very strict limitations to the implementation. The concrete class hierarchy has the final say. Thus you can't provide default implementations of hashCode, equals and toString.

about 7 months ago
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Google Patents "Scroogling"

JAlexoi Re:I miss Scroogle :( (135 comments)

Well... If you signed up for GMail, then why are you complaining? Google is not hiding their services in any way, if you want it you can sidestep Google.

about 8 months ago
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Google Patents "Scroogling"

JAlexoi Re:I miss Scroogle :( (135 comments)

NSA provides no services. You can't sue NSA and they pretend that it does not even exist!

about 8 months ago
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Google Patents "Scroogling"

JAlexoi Re:I miss Scroogle :( (135 comments)

Actually that information will help greatly in sorting the emails. Some people I'm in contact with routinely send me stupid email and happen to be business associates. I do not want to go through their cupcake bake-off blabber, to see that they have sent me estimates for projects.

about 8 months ago
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Google Patents "Scroogling"

JAlexoi Re:I miss Scroogle :( (135 comments)

In short - Google offers no more information than you can't already gather from other sources, concerning low volume demographics.
Consider that you are targeting a DnD players in Boulder(CO), going through Google is the least efficient tools that you could use to get personal details about your target group.
Targeting any group larger than that is pretty much useless and you can't practically gather any valuable personal information.

about 8 months ago
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Google Patents "Scroogling"

JAlexoi Re:I miss Scroogle :( (135 comments)

Yes... Which are male, single, under 30 interested in cars.
Please note, that private information is only the information that can personally identify you. Unless you happen to live in a country/city that has you are the only person fitting that profile, you have no basis to claim that your private information is sold.

about 8 months ago
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Google Patents "Scroogling"

JAlexoi Re:I miss Scroogle :( (135 comments)

Yet Google, in this case, is the postman.

about 8 months ago
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Google Patents "Scroogling"

JAlexoi Re:I miss Scroogle :( (135 comments)

I fail to see how "show an advertisement based on message content" is either inventive or non-obvious to an expert in the field.

And who said that they patented exactly that?

about 8 months ago
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Your License Is Your Interface

JAlexoi Re:Danger (356 comments)

We are talking about using the source code in a wider sense than just compiling it and running it, aren't we? Or do you think that those little pieces of code that have no license are useful without creating a derivative work?

about 10 months ago
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Your License Is Your Interface

JAlexoi Re:Danger (356 comments)

Provided that you own a copy of the source code, modifying and compiling it in order to run it is not infringing per the Copyright Act; no implicit license is needed for that. The implicit license is needed for downloading the source code lawfully, prior to any compiling taking place. I've pointed others to it, but please check out 17 USC 117.

Has it been tested in court? In relation to no-explicit-license source code?

about 10 months ago
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Your License Is Your Interface

JAlexoi Re:F*cking bullshit (356 comments)

That reply is not a reply. I can sue all across Europe for such crap.

about 10 months ago

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FT: Nokia vows to exact revenge on rivals

JAlexoi JAlexoi writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JAlexoid writes "As we know Apple with it's iPhone have skyrocketed to be the third worlds largest maker of smartphones. The main reason for their success is the interface based on a touchscreen. Where has been Nokia, the worlds largest maker of cellphones and smartphones?
According to Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia's chief executive, said: "If you talk about touch, we have been a follower, yes," Mr Kallasvuo said. "But we are now coming with a vengeance."
Aren't we all interested what Nokia has got up their sleeve?"

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Bring back the ponies!

JAlexoi JAlexoi writes  |  about 6 years ago

JAlexoid (1085785) writes "When I woke up this morning I thought that this would be a wonderful "OMG pink ponies" kind of day. Though luck for me. No Ponies on Slashdot? Who else want the pink ponies back. Come join me and post "Bring back the ponies!""
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LSE reaches extreme reliability? Not so...

JAlexoi JAlexoi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JAlexoid (1085785) writes "Remember the resent Microsoft's series on high reliability of their software? If not, you can find it on www.sys-con.com pages. One of them was a statement that London Stock Exchange(LSE) chose Windows Server over Linux because of its reliability. But this Wednesday begs to differ: "Traders are braced for a nervous morning on Thursday after the London Stock Exchange's much-vaunted high-speed trading system ground to a halt on Wednesday afternoon, forcing the exchange to wipe clean its electronic price display system and leave part of its daily closing auction incomplete."(read more @ FT.com, and I am sure lots of other places)
Although the glitch is not officially attributed to Mircrosoft's products, this still is not good PR for the HA capabilities of Microsoft's products. Since they do sell "highly integrated" software. And both Microsoft and LSE never did hide the fact that together they created a "marvelous" system."

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