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Java SE 7 Finally Approved By JCP, 13 To 1

Netbrian Re:Need uint (101 comments)

For certain kinds of sci/math operations, operator overloading is very helpful (complex numbers anyone"), and it's quite cumbersome to write and read the Complex C = a.Add(B), especially for longer equations.

more than 3 years ago
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The FSF's Campaign Against the Nintendo 3DS

Netbrian Re:Unsurprising (187 comments)

I'm a big Nintendo fan, but I don't harbor any major illusions regarding Nintendo's control freak tendencies. To me, the major difference is that they have far fewer opportunities to abuse their position than the competition. They don't have other major product divisions (so no chances of a Blu-Ray or rootkit fiasco), nor do they have a horribly robust online service to try to get its tentacles into your life.

more than 3 years ago
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Mr. Pike, Tear Down This ASCII Wall!

Netbrian Re:Project Gutenberg (728 comments)

This is untrue.

First off, Simplified and Traiditional characters are separated in Unicode.

Second off, Cyrillic characters and Latin characters have always been considered two different scripts, while Chinese logographs are considered to be the same script, used in different contexts.

See http://unicode.org/notes/tn26/.

In any event, it would make good sense for programming environments to be able to handle Unicode source.

more than 3 years ago
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Alternatives To Paypal's Virtual Credit Card Service?

Netbrian Other Options (242 comments)

I've had reasonably good luck with prepaid cards such as Visa giftcards. It's not quite one-time use, but has most of the same advantages.

about 4 years ago
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March of the Penguins Tops Box Offices

Netbrian Re:Anthropomorphization (562 comments)

Yes, that gets on my nerves as well. However, I heard that in the original French version, it is much worse. There, we get treated to individual penguins given their own voice actors, and some dialogue about waht they might be saying.

Thus, a bit of simple anthromorphization is probably a massive improvement.

about 9 years ago

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