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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Rennt Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (365 comments)

If you don't think Linus has enough C++ experience, how about the man who created of C++ as a hoax, Bjarne Stroustrup:

Interviewer: If we publish this, you’ll probably get lynched, you do realise that?
Stroustrup: I doubt it. As I said, C++ is way past its peak now, and no company in its right mind would start a C++ project without a pilot trial. That should convince them that it’s the road to disaster. If not, they deserve all they get.. You know, I tried to convince Dennis Ritchie to rewrite Unix in C++..
Interviewer: Oh my God. What did he say?
Stroustrup: Well, luckily, he has a good sense of humor. I think both he and Brian figured out what I was doing, in the early days, but never let on. He said he’d help me write a C++ version of DOS, if I was interested..
Interviewer: Were you?
Stroustrup: Actually, I did write DOS in C++, I’ll give you a demo when we’re through. I have it running on a Sparc 20 in the computer room. Goes like a rocket on 4 CPU’s, and only takes up 70 megs of disk..
Interviewer: What’s it like on a PC?
Stroustrup: Now you’re kidding. Haven’t you ever seen Windows ‘95? I think of that as my biggest success. Nearly blew the game before I was ready, though..
Interviewer: You know, that idea of a Unix++ has really got me thinking. Somewhere out there, there’s a guy going to try it..
Stroustrup: Not after they read this interview..

Obviously the BOSS-MULL developers never did read it. You can here.

about a month and a half ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Rennt Re:It's not feminism at this point. (724 comments)

Either gamers are all sexist pig men who rape women at every change they get, or gamers are a mix of people and all these feminist gamer rape articles are BS.
You can't have it both ways. The feminists use gamer to mean whatever they want...

That's a false dichotomy. And did you realise you are talking about "the feminists" as if they are single monolithic group right after you just finished complaining about how people think gamers are a single monolithic group?

Oh and btw, where are all the complaints when a game character is a muscled 6 foot tall guy who can lift a ton?

The super-masculine super soldiers are designed to appeal almost exclusively to the power fantasies of teenage boys. Are you honestly trying to tell me you've never heard feminists complain about that? I mean, isn't fear that the nasty feminists will take your boobs and you space marines away exactly what this is all about?

about a month and a half ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Rennt Re:It's not feminism at this point. (724 comments)

Are you sure you were not spending more hours trolling everydayfeminism.com than a normal human should?

about a month and a half ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Rennt Re:gtfo (724 comments)

I think you've got the wrong idea about what crowd funding is about. It's just a social network with dollars instead of likes. Sure, you can have legitimate businesses on there (not that a legit operation would ever agree to expense reports) - or you can have people taking the piss with a fifty thousand dollar potato salad. Funny how nobody has a problem with that one.

People donated to Anita because they wanted to show support in the face of the raging misogynistic hate machine that was trying to shut down her campaign. I know that's why I backed her, and I totally got my money worth before the campaign was even over. Honestly I find her videos pretty unappealing.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

Rennt Re:Possible? (225 comments)

Depends on where you live. California circuit law holds that obscene works do not promote the progress of science and the useful arts, so cannot be protected by copyright as defined in the constitution.

about a month and a half ago
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iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors

Rennt Re:Not much need to jailbreak IOS (72 comments)

Wouldn't it be simpler to just pick a flashlight app that doesn't ask for access to gps and network access?

about 1 month ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Rennt Re:Where can I find the except clause? (575 comments)

Are you serious? Ciphers and secret writing dates back to pre-history. Both British and American leaders made extensive use of cryptology in the revolutionary war. There is no way the framers of the Constitution didn't know about it.

about 1 month ago
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Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

Rennt Re:Sleep -1? (240 comments)

Mortality might average out over a year of the typical eight hour day - savings-time adjusted... but maybe we should all just work an hour less 'ery day and survive around 14% less accidents all the time

It turns out certain kinds of efficiency are more welcome than others.

about 8 months ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

Rennt Re:Shifting thresholds (558 comments)

"Sadly", huh. Do you think dogs are incapable of experiencing depression, or do you simply believe they should be denied treatment because non-human?

about 8 months ago
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James Gosling Grades Oracle's Handling of Sun's Tech

Rennt Re:Forgetting OpenOffice.org (223 comments)

You are taking about the product itself, not Oracle's handling of the project.

Yes, OpenOffice could open your documents fine. It did all that stuff before Oracle came along, alienated the developer base and ran the project into the ground.

about 10 months ago
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Under the Hood of SteamOS

Rennt Re:UEFI excludes too much (201 comments)

It's not a hard requirement, they just include a disk image instead of a real installer at this stage, so it's pretty limited.

It's easy to set up yourself though. Install debian, add steamos repo, apt-get dist-upgrade. You are now running steamos.

about a year ago
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Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'

Rennt Re:Other Motives (275 comments)

Ubuntu has always been a commerical distro, and yeah - nobody is surprised that they make a "product" that puts Cannonical's bottom line above needs of the user.

But we've always had to clean distros without the commercial cruft. We call them "community" rather than "city" distros, but it amounts to the same thing. Debian, Arch, Slack, Gentoo... the list goes on and on.

about a year ago
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CyanogenMod Integrates Text Message Encryption

Rennt Re:Hard to take CM privacy concerns seriously (118 comments)

That's kind of a re-invention of history. CM simply didn't integrate pdroid because it was a support nightmare waiting to happen. At the time of the pdroid discussion, Steve said that they were already working on a bunch of privacy features that would meet the usability standards they were aspiring to... and here we are.

Don't forget that this message encryption follows on from the App Privacy Mode that they have successfully deployed since then (and makes much of pdroid redundant). They are taking a measured and transparent approach to privacy. Just as a serious organisation should..

about a year ago
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Lead Developer of Yum Killed In Hit-and-run

Rennt Re:When you ride at night, (413 comments)

Yes, let's blame the victim instead of the hit and run driver.

about a year ago
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Schneier: The Internet Is a Surveillance State

Rennt Re:Don't want to be on the grid (333 comments)

Unless everyone you know is playing by the same rules, it's already too late. Now you're just a bitter social outcast with a facebook shadow profile.

about a year and a half ago
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Is It Time To Enforce a Gamers' Bill of Rights?

Rennt Re:You've already got a Gamer's Bill of Rights (469 comments)

Right to Obtain Decent Reviews Before Purchase. Good luck exercising that right between all the pre-release embargoes and the thinly-veiled corporate shills that make up the mainstream gaming press.

about a year and a half ago
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EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games

Rennt Re:RIP (303 comments)

The lucrative video gaming market you were a member of no longer exists. It's been replaced by a lucrative consumer milking machine.

Sure, a new video game market is forming around the fringes, but it's far from lucrative.

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Drops European Injunction Requests Against Apple

Rennt Re:Who cares (71 comments)

Because it's not really Apple or Samsung that are suffering. It's us. The consumers who are literally paying for the benefit of stagnation and lack of choice.

Apple and Samsung like the weather in Hell just fine.

about 2 years ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

Rennt Re:100 more will die today (1719 comments)

Ah ha! And now my poor math is recorded for prosperity.

about 2 years ago

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