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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

Tough Love Re:Telecommuting is now a real thing (289 comments)

20 person meetings are generally a complete waste of time for the 19 who aren't monologuing.

2 days ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

Tough Love Please drop the other shoe (396 comments)

Restricting to females isn't going nearly far enough. It should be restricted to skinny little oriental females. Let's be honest. Ah, and one male should be sufficient for, um, long term planning... I hereby volunteer!

4 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Tough Love Re:Link to the study. (422 comments)

In Germany, EVERYBODY drinks carbonated water all the time, so this would spell doom on almost the whole population, hence i am a bit sceptical?

Notice that Germany lies well down the list of life exectancy by country.

5 days ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Tough Love Re:Performance (283 comments)

1: A lot of ranch vehicles tend to go a long distance, but get parked near the same spot at night, so an electric charger is useful.

2: Trucks need torque at 0RPM. Electric motors deliver here in spades.

3: Welders and other tools are needed. Having a heavy duty inverter and the ability to use the battery bank for powering an air compressor would come quite handy.

4: Electric motors need a lot less upkeep than a diesel engine. No pee cans, no DPFs, no EGR valves, air filters, oil filters, just very minimal maintenance required.

5: They use no fuel when stopped/idling, other than to keep the vehicle electronics going and the climate control system.

6: They are quiet.

7: An electric motor can sit indefinitely without worry about fuel turning to sludge (in the case of gasoline) or getting algae in it (like diesel.)

8: No exhaust.

9: Wet dreams about the size of spotlight you can put on it

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

Tough Love Crappy programming? (338 comments)

How do we know that the real issue isn't scripting silliness and otherwise inefficient code design? Not saying this is the case, just pointing out that the possibility is glossed over.

about two weeks ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

Tough Love Re:Wait... (315 comments)

I thought the biggest roadblock to adopting fusion energy was that it doesn't work?

See that big yellow thing up in the sky?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

Tough Love Re:How can you (171 comments)

By having to carry that payment as a liability, presumably according to the contract.

about three weeks ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

Tough Love Re:simple (481 comments)

I wish I were as confident as you about where the dividing line lies.

about three weeks ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

Tough Love Disgusting people (481 comments)

I am pretty tolerant, but these people really disgust me. Notice that the octopus really, really does not want to be eaten.

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

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

"Substandard programmers" is pure rhetoric and Linus knows it. He is not a dummy when it comes to debating and is very clear on what is and is not a logical falacy. When he makes an unfalsifiable claim like "substandard programmers" that is simply his way of saying shut up, my ears are closed.

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Tough Love Re:Right buddy... (365 comments)

I have a program using MSVC which is about 10% faster when compiled as C...

Microsoft's fault, draw no conclusion from that. At least, don't draw the conclusion you are trying to draw.

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Tough Love Re:Right buddy... (365 comments)

Incorrect. When you don't use RTTI (flag it off) then it imposes neither a runtime or code size cost.

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Tough Love Re:Right buddy... (365 comments)

I recently had to rewrite a modestly sized embedded project from C++ to C because it became clear that I could not afford the space for the mandatory libraries in the binary.

Hmmph, you were either using a truly substandard toolchain or you have little clue about what you are doing. The whole point of a library is, it doesn't become part of your program if you don't use it and doesn't use up memory. If you don't use exceptions for example, the exception support won't be linked in. Likewise iostreams. Check the headers you included.

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

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

The C++ dream of writing a small bit of code which can be reused through inheritance or templatization, allowing the code and the caller to evolve independently, is a pipe dream.

Rubbish. You don't need to look any further than the "max" function to falsify that claim.

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Tough Love Re:Right buddy... (365 comments)

I'm sure everyone will believe your theory that linus just can't grasp C++'s advantages and that's the reason why he doesn't want to rewrite the entire kernel in C++

C++ object can be linked with C code, I have used that ability to add C++ code incrementally to projects originally developed in C. As a result, have had plenty of opportunity to compare the C++ result to the original C. Typically, equivalent or identical object code but source is more consise, readable and maintainable.

What is up with the nasty/evil modding in this thread?

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

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

The Linux kernel makes heavy use of big ugly, hard to maintain or read macros that generate arbitrary machine code. No matter how good you are, you won't know what code is being generated without extensive analysis. In any case, the exact same ugly macros can be used by C++, if you are really wedded to that kind of bad taste. C in fact has no addtional features in this area, it only lacks features that C++ has.

If you want to point at features that C has which C++ does not then you get a very small set, which in the case of the kernel consists mostly of designated initializers.

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Tough Love Re:Right buddy... (365 comments)

I'm sure everyone will believe your theory that linus just can't grasp C++'s advantages and that's the reason why he doesn't want to rewrite the entire kernel in C++

C++ object can be linked with C code, I have used that ability to add C++ code incrementally to projects originally developed in C. As a result, have had plenty of opportunity to compare the C++ result to the original C. Typically, equivalent or identical object code but source is more consise, readable and maintainable.

about three weeks ago

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