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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

Number42 Re:It'll never happen (309 comments)

The vehicle isn't moving per-se, the destination is being moved to it.

The concept seems nice, so long as we don't need to horrifically modify people to act as navigators after the anti-AI groups that are bound to crop up by the time such a thing becomes a possibility decide to force every ship using a drive to trash their hyper-advanced jump calculator.

3 days ago
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Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

Number42 Re:Social Networking is a mess (114 comments)

I guess it's probably convention. That, and pre-specifying and image's dimensions prevent it from shifting text when it loads.

about a week ago
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The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

Number42 Re:And we are back to them again... (60 comments)

I'd say they're pretty different in concept. The former is designed to be reused and rewritten, and executables stored on it are usually wholly copied to the main device's primary storage before being run, as USB isn't fast enough. The latter is ROM made to hold a single program which is run off of it. Plus, cartridges (usually) aren't multi-platform.

about two weeks ago
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Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed

Number42 Re:Punch cards (113 comments)

But those don't hold up well against time.

about 4 months ago
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DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

Number42 Re:Add milk (228 comments)

Next, add alcohol.

Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of drinking coffee in the ?

about 5 months ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

Number42 Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

Nobody's trying to convince you to change anything.

about 6 months ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

Number42 Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

Since we're talking about desktop market shares here, Linux's number isn't that far off. It doubtlessly dominates the server market alongside BSD, though.

about 6 months ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

Number42 Ever Since Hulu Started Blocking VPNs... (152 comments)

The percentage of media I stream has dropped to nearly none (Netflix doesn't have any shows that interest me besides Futurama). I torrent all the movies/shows/anime I watch, all my music is local, and my books are hardcopies.

about 6 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Number42 Obvious Best Choice (701 comments)

"Take off every ZIG! You know what you doing. Move ZIG. For great justice."

about 6 months ago
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Dungeons & Dragons' Influence and Legacy

Number42 Re: Message to George RR Martin: (127 comments)

Yeah, with those in mind, I'd say he's running 1e with most magic houseruled out.

about 6 months ago
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Dungeons & Dragons' Influence and Legacy

Number42 Re:Message to George RR Martin: (127 comments)

But what if ASoIaF is actually a retelling of the events in a campaign he's GMing?

about 6 months ago
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New OpenSSL Man-in-the-Middle Flaw Affects All Clients

Number42 Re:Closed source software (217 comments)

Apple's SSL implementation is actually open source, but true, the only upstream contributor to that repository is Apple.

about 8 months ago
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New OpenSSL Man-in-the-Middle Flaw Affects All Clients

Number42 Re:This is awesome (217 comments)

Apple's SSL implementation is open source too.

about 8 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Number42 Re:What took them so long? (636 comments)

Swift is still new, it might become more community-oriented as it matures. I think the term you're looking for here is "open source with one upstream contributor."

about 8 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Number42 Re:Multi-platform matters (636 comments)

Seeing as Apple has been pretty consistent with LLVM/Clang being open source, I wouldn't see why they wouldn't open source it.

about 8 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Number42 Re:looks decent (636 comments)

It's not really a proprietary language (and neither is Objective-C, for the same reason) because it compiles using LLVM/Clang, which is open source.

about 8 months ago
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Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

Number42 Re:What took them so long? (636 comments)

proprietary standards

Swift compiles with LLVM/Clang, which is open source. So I wouldn't call the standard proprietary, as anyone can fork it.

about 8 months ago

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