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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

Murdoch5 Recycling Code? (143 comments)

Why on earth would you recycle code, that is rookie programming error 101. Every program you write needs to use a fresh and clean set of functions and structures, because how else can you get everything to fit together perfectly.

2 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Murdoch5 Switch (394 comments)

Go with a smaller ISP, I live in Toronto and we have 0 throttling, I get 5 MB/s at all times.

3 days ago
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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

Murdoch5 The only question you need! (119 comments)

Write a full RTOS in C with support for logging and debugging in the course of 4 months. If you can do that you pass, other wise you fail and you aren't a programmer, you're a code hacker.

4 days ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

Murdoch5 Blaming the tools? (368 comments)

What's wrong with VIM, GCC and BASH?

about a week ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Murdoch5 Re:What? (175 comments)

Then don't buy a smart phone or don't use the play store, problem solved to an issue that didn't exist.

about a week ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Murdoch5 Re:What? (175 comments)

No but it does tell you that the app will transfer data. If you're that worried about the amount of data transferred then use the application for a minute or two and reference the data usage screen.

about a week ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Murdoch5 Re:What? (175 comments)

If I monitor my entire app driven data transfer, the ones that happen without me knowing, I might sit around the 100MB level, low enough for me not to care or really for anyone else to care. App tell you if they are going to require network access when you download them, if you skip the screen which tells you that then don't complain.

about a week ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Murdoch5 What? (175 comments)

So sending information over a network well using a battery to power the system will drain the battery, how can this be a law suit? Wouldn't this be the same as saying, "My phone turns on and works but the battery drains so I'm suing you!" I would make the group of the law suit demonstrate a battery that doesn't that doesn't drain and can still allow network communication, when they can do that they can proceed, other wise just stop.

about a week ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

Murdoch5 So (346 comments)

Next release of GNU/Linux still out preforms Windows in all the areas that matter.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

Murdoch5 Perl (265 comments)

Just write a simply perl script to handle it, it would take about 1 hour to develop and test and you'd be good to go.

about three weeks ago
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Hints of Life's Start Found In a Giant Virus

Murdoch5 Re:Yet another proof creation doesn't work! (158 comments)

Expecting a supernatural explanation for natural events and understandings is not very scientific.

I know, hence why trying to use the religion view of creationism isn't realistic.

about three weeks ago
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Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

Murdoch5 A rare proof (136 comments)

This is truly one of the very few profs who can talk about software design.

about three weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Murdoch5 Personally I don't care (702 comments)

I don't care if they want me to power on my notebook or phone. However if they want to search my notebook they better know how to use terminal based Linux, which honestly I think would pose more of an issue then anything else. It is a pretty valid question to ask why you're travelling with dead electronics.

about three weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

Murdoch5 Re:How did Java beat C (197 comments)

SecureSocket sslSocket = new SSLSocket(blah);
List linklist = new List();
Tree tree = new Tree();

So how is it not for the lazy programmer?

about three weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

Murdoch5 Re:How did Java beat C (197 comments)

I never said or implied that I have any problem with memory management or security. The problems come when languages like Java, C++ or etc... try to insert protections for you without knowing exactly how you want the protection to work. Java also extracts the programmer way to far away from the hardware, which is essential for any good developer, who doesn't work in web land.

about three weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

Murdoch5 Re:How did Java beat C (197 comments)

Well I'm an embedded system developer and I can tell that compared to C, Java gives you everything and the kitchen sink.

about three weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

Murdoch5 Re:How did Java beat C (197 comments)

Java is what a lazy developer uses to get free security and free memory protection, a child could write a business application in Java and have it secure. To me that doesn't sounds like a good language as much as it does a language for lazy programmers, which should loose it a few points.

about three weeks ago
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IEEE Spectrum Ranks the Top Programming Languages

Murdoch5 How did Java beat C (197 comments)

It's a pretty good list but my only question is how on earth did Java beat out C. Java is a decent language for a lot of different areas but doesn't come to the table in any one area and own the hill. On the other hand C is the king of the embedded world, Operating System world ( such as kernels ) and can still rock it on the desktop with C++ and C#. If C and Java switched places then it would be prefect, until that happens I can't really agree with it.

about three weeks ago

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Enginnering Project Ideas

Murdoch5 Murdoch5 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Murdoch5 writes "I need to think of ideas for a final year / capstone project for university. I'm taking Integrated Telecommunications and Computer Technology. I can't seem to think of anything good, anyone got ideas."

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