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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

butchcassidy1717 why bother... (225 comments)

Why should the US government bother to contribute to the project when we can wait for the Europeans to do the research and use the NSA to steal their tech. The the government can just give the NSA the funds they didnt contribute to the process and all the politicians are happy.

about 6 months ago
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Fixing Broken Links With the Internet Archive

butchcassidy1717 Re: This is being done client-side (79 comments)

While I'm not familiar with exactly how the wayback I would assume it caches a copy and serves it up so the error code could be handled on the server side. It may not be how the author proposed, but it seems sensible for archival purposes.

about a year ago
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Fixing Broken Links With the Internet Archive

butchcassidy1717 Re:No. 404 is important! (79 comments)

What about a new 4xx code. Like 444 - Original not Found, but Archived Version Available [here]?

about a year ago
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Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

butchcassidy1717 Re:Worst keyboard I ever used (459 comments)

I have to disagree. I have been using that keyboard since 2006 and I love it (not as much as my new mechanical keyboard mind you but that's another story). I use the calc function alot at work and the layout just seems to work for me. I am all for trying new designs, if it works great if not, return it.

But hey, I'm an engineer, not a scientist, so what do I know.

about a year ago
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NSA Broke Into Links Between Google, Yahoo Datacenters

butchcassidy1717 Origin of the term cloud (394 comments)

This part made me laugh
To guard against data loss and system slowdowns, Google and Yahoo maintain fortress-like data centers across four continents and connect them with thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable. These globe-spanning networks, representing billions of dollars of investment, are known as “clouds” because data moves seamlessly around them

about a year ago
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Free Games As a Solution To Game Piracy

butchcassidy1717 Re:I prefer this idea: (806 comments)

Go to a store and buy a board game. If its sucks take it back. The store normally accepts them with no questions.
Why should it be different for a console game?

more than 6 years ago

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Linux Setup for x86 now available in C

butchcassidy1717 butchcassidy1717 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

butchcassidy1717 writes "Recently H. Peter Anvin released some patches replacing the old Linux Startup code (assembly) with a new C.

" He went on to explain why he did this, 'the new code is vastly easier to read, and, I hope, debug. It should be noted that I found a fair number of minor bugs while going through this code, and have attempted to correct them.' "

"Linus Torvalds reacted favorably, "I can't really argue against this on any sane grounds — not only is it removing more lines than it adds, but moving from mostly unreadable assembly to C seems a good idea.""
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