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Optimizing Perl 5 Compiler Finally In The Works

emilper CGI might be slow (4 comments)

... but modern perl running on mod_perl or a native server (Starman for example) is not slow at all ...

about a year ago
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Will Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Stay With MySQL?

emilper Re: and so meanwhile... (245 comments)

back in the early 90 MySQL and Postgresql did not exist

1 year,28 days
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DoD Declassifies Flu Pandemic Plan Containing Sobering Assumptions

emilper Re:the fatal pandemic failed (337 comments)

the pandemics are happening now: the resistant TBC, hepatitis C, MRSA, malaria and probably a few others I have not heard about yet, but the bird flu will not happen: it's a matter of biochemistry

about a year ago
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DoD Declassifies Flu Pandemic Plan Containing Sobering Assumptions

emilper Re:the fatal pandemic failed (337 comments)

no, I will not mock earthquake planning, but a disease passing from birds to humans I will mock any day, and the same for fearmongering

about a year ago
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DoD Declassifies Flu Pandemic Plan Containing Sobering Assumptions

emilper the fatal pandemic failed (337 comments)

the fatal pandemic failed to take place, it's time to make public the imaginary plan of action to counter the failed pandemic ... how about the plans to respond to aliens dropping KEWs on Earth ?

about a year ago
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Germany Produces Record-Breaking 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Solar Energy In One Month

emilper record production, burning transformers all around (687 comments)

Renewables are doing so well in Germany that their neighbours have cut the German grid out, got tired of seeing their transformers burn: http://www.praguepost.com/news/15258-region-german-green-energy-push-needs-a-rethink.html

and German companies are moving to inhouse power generation because they can't take the losses caused by power fluctuations: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/instability-in-power-grid-comes-at-high-cost-for-german-industry-a-850419.html

about a year ago
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Using Laptop To Take Notes Lowers Grades

emilper those required to multitask got lower scores (313 comments)

the multitasking sample got the lower scores, not the laptop using sample as a whole

But half were also asked to complete a series of unrelated tasks on their computers when they felt they could spare some time.

about a year ago
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US Air Force Reporting Pilot Shortage

emilper Re:It's no longer honorable (270 comments)

There's NO form of engagement today, that would not have been considered an atrocity 90 years ago, or a war crime, 35-50 years back.

you must be behind with your history reading, 90 years ago mortality rates of 50% among prisoners were cool, nobody gave a f....g f..k over shelling a village, shooting civilians happened by default not as an exception, and taking all the food from the civilians while armies moved about

about a year ago
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Apple Sued For Man's Porn Addiction

emilper Re:What? (509 comments)

modded "overrated" by mistake, undoing it ...

about a year ago
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Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For Ender's Game Movie

emilper Re: Really?!? (1448 comments)

polygamy was legal in USA ?

having sex out of wedlock with multiple partners is not polygamy

about a year ago
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Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For Ender's Game Movie

emilper Re:Really?!? (1448 comments)

oh, that is simple. It's all about rationing: you don't want to have young men in their 20s blowing themselves up in the hope they will get sex at least in the after-world.

about a year ago
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Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For Ender's Game Movie

emilper Re:Really?!? (1448 comments)

the LGBT were angry about not being allowed to sign a contract covering what everybody else had covered (such as inheritance, common properties, pensions etc.), not about the provisions for polygamy or polyandry, and not about legal provisions for whom they can choose as sex partners, that was fixed a few years ago.

about a year ago
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Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For Ender's Game Movie

emilper Re:Really?!? (1448 comments)

unless you follow the deviation of restricting yourself to just one partner, you go to prison in most countries.

Not really, only if you sign a contract in which you promise exclusivity to at least one partner.

Up until late 19th century, the age of sexual/marriage majority matched being a biological adult.

Up until late 19th century the marriage was a civil contract, drafted by lawyers, which was about income and assets, not about sex.

about a year ago
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Mystery Intergalactic Radio Bursts Detected

emilper Re:War! (259 comments)

why would they bother with Earth ? Deep gravity well, close to the sun and plagued with solar flares, full of microbes ... Pluto with all the frozen gases or the asteroid belt would be much more appealing.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

emilper Re:version control (480 comments)

so you cannot keep those files on computers hosted in a datacenter owned by somebody else, which is exactly what the enterprise offer from github ?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

emilper Re:version control (480 comments)

you mean I cannot pay github or other hosting company to keep my files ? you mean a company that writes software for others cannot use the enterprise offering from github ?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Another Dev Steals Your Work and Adds Their Name?

emilper Re:version control (480 comments)

yes, you can set up your own private svn/git/whatever server and browser and fake the commit dates, but spoofing github or bitbucket or sourceforge would be a lot more difficult, and would not fool many

about a year ago

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