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Mozilla Brings Back Firefox 64-Bit For Windows Nightly Builds

gfody Never happened (209 comments)

I've been using 64bit nightly since the idea of dropping the builds was mentioned in bz. There was a big debate and a bunch of tech news sites picked up the story and now the latest is that they're being "restored". But the 64bit nightly builds never stopped! I'm sure this story is just to get everyone to STFU about it already.

about 2 years ago

The Greatest Machine Never Built

gfody 1941 (132 comments)

Konrad Zuse designed and built the first mechanical computer in 1941. It's his own design using binary.

more than 2 years ago

Hobbit Film Underwhelms At 48 Frames Per Second

gfody The problem is bad acting (607 comments)

Actors are pretty good at delivering convincing dialogue but there are a million subtle things that we sense subconsciously in every little movement. This information is mostly missing in 24fps so our minds fill it in with something appropriate - basically our subconscious gives the actors the benefit of the doubt and we see convincing movements. But when their actual movements are accurately captured and played back for us our subconscious sees every subtle thing and it ruins the effect. We can sense that they're just acting and it feels like they're just reading lines.

That's my theory I just made up but it doesn't explain why we get the same feeling when TV's add interpolated frames to double the frame rate.

more than 2 years ago

The Science of Humor

gfody Re:Two things (344 comments)

no it isn't

more than 2 years ago

Career Advice: Don't Call Yourself a Programmer

gfody Re:more fun.. (422 comments)

for most Architects of Software Systems that I've met the acronym is totally apt!

more than 2 years ago

Is Perl Better Than a Randomly Generated Programming Language?

gfody Re:Quorum looks a lot like Pascal (538 comments)

This is such a good idea. Even beyond vcs I would want to only ever persist syntax trees and have all formatting based on rules and exceptions stashed in my home directory.

more than 2 years ago

Is Perl Better Than a Randomly Generated Programming Language?

gfody Re:Quorum looks a lot like Pascal (538 comments)

Modern IDEs make it so easy to convert from one style to another I wish they would just make it a display option. Then each developer could read and write in the style they prefer.

more than 2 years ago

A Few Million Virtual Monkeys Randomly Recreate Shakespeare

gfody BS (312 comments)

can they provide the RNG and seed value that produces the poem? thought not

more than 2 years ago

Newb-Friendly Linux Flavor For LAMP Server?

gfody Re:Easy. (382 comments)

Okay let's learn: Windows is a Microkernel and Linux is a Monolithic kernel - fundamentally different approaches to OS architecture. Which one do you think has less code in the kernel and therefor less chance of bugs and vulnerabilities?

more than 2 years ago

The Death of Booting Up

gfody Re:Servers (557 comments)

My workstation is a TYAN server board. It takes about 5 minutes to boot. Most of that is waiting for the RAID controllers.

more than 3 years ago

Mozilla Firefox 6 Released Ahead of Schedule

gfody Re:STOP (415 comments)

The thing I like about firefox is that you can completely rearrange the interface. For me every version has looked the same.. I don't really care what they do with the default settings.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 6 Ships Next Week, 8 Blocks Sneaky Add-Ons

gfody Re:unHappy FF user here (247 comments)

just disable addon compatibility checking

more than 3 years ago

Facebook: We Have Proof Ceglia's Contract Is Fake

gfody ROI (178 comments)

Ceglia invested $1,000 in 2003 and is now expecting a 25,000,000% return on his investment. Get in line, Ceg even expecting your $1,000 back would be unreasonable.

more than 3 years ago


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