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PHP Floating Point Bug Crashes Servers

amoe Re:Why does this code even exist? (213 comments)

FYI, the grandparent's meaning for 'optimal' was ambiguous, it didn't necessarily refer to efficiency. Could also be referring to bugs in the system strtod(). OTOH I agree that efficiency is the more likely interpretation, just about.

more than 3 years ago

4chan Declares War On Snow

amoe Story is untrue (201 comments)

Just FYI this story is actually a total lie. I would tag it as 'lies' if I could figure out how.

more than 3 years ago

Georgia College's New Policy — Reporting All P2P Users To the Police

amoe Re:GNU/Linux, *BSD, etc. (421 comments)

Citation needed

more than 3 years ago


amoe Autotools is king (148 comments)

To everyone recommending CMake: have you actually viewed a reasonably-sized CMakeLists file? It's disgusting, at least as bad as CMake's only selling point is that it supports Windows better. (I can't comment on if it supports it particularly well.) And from the GNU folks POV, why should they support a non-free OS that more than doubles the maintenance load?

more than 3 years ago

Review of Adobe Creative Suite 5

amoe Re:FLOSS alternative? (204 comments)


CS4 is one of the buggiest pieces of software I've ever seen, it was actually pretty shocking.

more than 4 years ago

Most powerful wizard?

amoe Re:Gandalf Overratted (1646 comments)

Excellent post. I feel the same whenever I read LOTR. It always brings back to me that feeling of wanting to be ignorant again - to go back to a time before the Ring (your drug of choice) existed - and the hopelessness of trying to erase your own knowledge of it. The more you think about it, the more it consumes you, and it's impossible to consciously not think about it.

more than 8 years ago


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