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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

devent Re:Modula-3 FTW! (463 comments)

My ass don't run.

13 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

devent Re:Modula-3 FTW! (463 comments)

I use Java apps all the time and there is no different between native apps and Java apps. Incomplete list of Java apps that I use: VisualParadigm, Eclipse, FreeMind, ArgoUML. JEdit is quite popular, just like Netbeans.

"Java is just a pig, with its jitting, memory hogging, heavyweight thread locks, etc, etc."

Sure, whatever.

Java is one of the most popular languages, topped only by C, and sometimes ASP.NET and PHP.
http://langpop.com/
http://w3techs.com/technologie...

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

devent Re:Modula-3 FTW! (463 comments)

The size is a good point. 130 MB for the JRE in VisualParadigm. VisualParadigm itself is 285 MB. But I don't think that so many clients care about the size, depending which clients you have. Maybe Java 9 can be more modular.

yesterday
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

devent Re:Problems in C++ (382 comments)

I never understood the distinction between "release" and "debug" code. It's sure wonderful if on your own development machine with the few test cases you get meaningful error codes, but on the client's computer your program just crash. I'm sure the client will appreciate how fast your program crash with "release" code, only to not have the possibility to give you a meaningful error code to fix it.

yesterday
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

devent Re:Problems in C++ (382 comments)

No. 4 is rubbish. There is no reason why declaring a linkage interface with external code couldn't be done without code duplication. In C there is a reason to have forward declarations, to have a method to hide the interface, and hide the private code. See for example FILE. But in C++ you must declare your private methods of a class, which is total rubbish.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

devent Re:Modula-3 FTW! (463 comments)

Why do you need native binaries? You can package the Java JRE with your app so it can be run if no Java is installed.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

devent Re:Modula-3 FTW! (463 comments)

Why do you need native compilation? Java's runtime optimization and hot spot compiler are just as good. If your argument is that you don't need the Java Runtime, any application needs libraries anyway, and who cares if it's a JRE or the Boost+STL+Network+GUI+... libraries.

The biggest advantage of lack of native compilation is that I can use any Jar library and it will work. Not like in C/C++ where you need the same compiler, the same system and the same architecture of a library as your program. Furthermore, I can run the Jar app on Windows/Linux/MacOS.

yesterday
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The 'Radio Network of Things' Can Cut Electric Bills (Video)

devent Flawed logic (172 comments)

First of all, devices in the private house don't suppose to be turned off and on at random. My refrigerator needs to be run 24/7, my heater needs to be run at day, my lamps need to be on by night, my computer, TV, radio, etc. needs to be on when I need it. There is no point in turning them on and off base on the price of the power. It would make sense if I could store the energy at a cheaper point in time and use it later.

Second, if everybody have that then the price will just average out and nobody will get to save any money. Or, worse, it will lead to price spikes because millions of people will turn on their electrical devices at the same time to catch the lowest power price.

The idea that a smart grid leads to lower prices is just phantasy. If you want lower prices then build nuclear power plants, invenst in new technologies, invenst in building new power plants.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Is Building a New Browser As Part of Its Windows 10 Push

devent Re:More like Chrome? (248 comments)

The source is about 10 GB and you need a tiny super computer to compile.
Anyone who complains about monolitic monsters should take a look at so called "modern" browsers.

about a month ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

devent We should be more careful (465 comments)

Maybe in 1000 years that will be the only which remains as a sign of human civilization. That, and the pyramids.

about a month and a half ago
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Fedora 21 Released

devent Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (106 comments)

Really? Maybe I give you my 10 years old hard disk with my old pictures. Maybe you can restore them with your super brain.
Joking besides, a binary format is more terse then a text format, meaning on a corruption less data is corrupted.

about a month and a half ago
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Fedora 21 Released

devent Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (106 comments)

And what is your point? Any file that is not written to the hard disk will be currupted on power loss. And, in case you didn't noticed, all files on a computer are binary.

about a month and a half ago
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James Watson's Nobel Medal Sells For $4.1 Million

devent What is the point in buying? (201 comments)

What is the point in buying a Nobel medal? I can only think of somebody who want to fraud people, but a simple google search would expose them.

about a month and a half ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Sure. But the article is about granting bodily liberty rights to chimps. Meaning, IMHO, that chimps get the right to live in freedom. And we not even grant that right to some people (or we grant that right but with limitations, I'm not a lawyer).

The group had argued that the chimpanzee deserved the human right of bodily liberty.

about 1 month ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Do mentally ill people that are in mental hospitals still have the right of bodily freedom? I don't think they can leave the hospitals if they chose to.

about 1 month ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Of course. But you have to show first that those animals can understand what those rights are. We already have plenty of animal protection laws that should ensure that animals are not mistreated. I see no reason of how those animals understand or deserve human rights. And suffering is not a good reason, we eat plenty of animals, and in their natural habitats there are no rights anyway.

about 2 months ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Your comment was interesting and informative. We already have animal protection laws. But I think the court ruled about bodily liberty rights for animals, and that is whole new level. It's about rights, not about animal protection laws, i.e. it's about granting rights to subjects that have no concept of rights or obligations. And as I already pointed out, we not even do that for some people, because some people also have no concept of what those rights are.

about 2 months ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

But people know that they are trading their liberty for food. And given the chance, they will fight for freedom. No animal that I ever saw would do either of those.

about 2 months ago

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