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What To Expect With Windows 9

Yunzil Re:A few things... (541 comments)

1. Really? I want the exact opposite of that. I don't give a crap what's going on under the hood or what the filesystem is doing. Pull a blanket over it, I don't want to see it.

2. OK

3. If they allow it you'll get people here posting "Windows is so dumb, it let me copy an mp3 to my phone that it couldn't play!"

4. See #3.

5. OK

4 days ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Yunzil Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (541 comments)

Linux you just install once and then it runs and runs, regardless of any updates.

I wish I lived in your world.

4 days ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Yunzil Or it could be... (215 comments)

Maybe a card-based espionage game isn't as compelling as you think it is. Just sayin'.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

Yunzil Re:+ operator for string concat? (729 comments)

You missed the point. It's not just concatenating strings, it's concatenating strings and... things that aren't strings. In C++ you can't add a string and an int (well, you can but you have to go out of your way to do it). You will get a long-winded error about not having a '+' operator that takes arguments of those types.

about two weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Yunzil Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

Except it's not.

Except it is. Sorry. No one cares if Zoe Quinn sucks 37 dicks (in a row). A lot of people care if she's getting positive press from the owners of those dicks. (Not to mention the fact that she's being a huge hypocrite because by her own definition she raped her boyfriend by sleeping around.)

about three weeks ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Yunzil Re:anyone remember when (316 comments)

Once, while clearing out a bunch of junk at the office, we found an old invoice for a 1 gigabyte hard drive. For $10,000.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Yunzil Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1262 comments)

You must ask yourself honestly : Why is it, when faced with stories like this, is your first instinct to claim that the woman lied or made it up?

Because years of experience on the Internet has made it so that my first instinct is always to think that a story is a lie or a fabrication no matter the sex of the person involved.

about three weeks ago
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Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug

Yunzil Re:C Needs Bounds Checking (98 comments)

Go ahead and try it. Create an array, index it with an immediate value of negative one, and compile. It won't complain at all

It complains with -Wall -O2.

about three weeks ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

Yunzil Re:Backward-thinking by the DMV (506 comments)

Except nothing in that article mentions anything about weather conditions.

about a month ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

Yunzil Re:Wow... really, Slashdot? (260 comments)

Given how this is supposed to be a community of nerds, I'm surprised at how many people here are proudly stating that they don't even have a wireless router (or they choose not connect anything to it, or they don't even have an internet connection).

I mean, the whole point of technology is to improve quality of life, right?

You're missing the point. I don't have any of that technology in your list. I have a desktop PC and a phone. Having wi-fi is not going to improve the quality of my life.

about a month ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Yunzil Re:Infrastructure? (727 comments)

The Metro screen *is* basically the start menu. You've been able to type things in the start menu to find them since at least Vista. God damn, did you even try to think your reasoning through before posting it?

about 1 month ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Yunzil Re:Infrastructure? (727 comments)

Um, if you're on the Metro screen you type "notepad" and press enter. Gosh Windows is complex.

about a month ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

Yunzil None (260 comments)

I don't have home wi-fi. (You insensitive clod.)

about a month ago
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Interviews: Bjarne Stroustrup Answers Your Questions

Yunzil Re:The Compiler Knows... (102 comments)

You're entirely missing the point while getting hung up on 'repeating'.

Why should I have to write something like this:

std::map<std::string, std::map<std::string, foo_t>>::const_iterator ci = some_complex_map.begin()

...when the compiler already knows what the type of 'ci' has to be and in fact will bitch at me if I get it wrong (perhaps it's supposed to be bar_t instead of foo_t)? At that point you're just jumping through hoops to tick some box in the parser's innards.

A lot of the time, as in your example, you don't even care what the type is. You're just looking for a thing in a thing container.

about a month ago
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Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

Yunzil Re:I would too (142 comments)

I don't blame the guy, why stay on a sinking ship?

Especially when you're the one who blasted the holes in the hull.

about a month ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Yunzil Re:Teaching Windows/Linux (579 comments)

but they seem to get it pretty well, at least as well as Windows.

No, they don't, it's just that the Linux enthusiasts think they do. Which is kind of the point. One personal example: I was trying to figure out how to turn on focus-follows-mouse in Ubuntu, and I couldn't find anything obvious, so I googled it. Turned out there's like 3 different way to do it, at least one of which requires installing additional packages. Who thinks that's user-friendly?

about a month ago

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