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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

iced_773 Re:Best DOS game... (133 comments)

Utopia: The Creation of a Nation. I've considered remaking it without the limits indicative of fixed-length arrays ("you cannot build more buildings at this time", etc.).

about 2 months ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

iced_773 Re:No properties (302 comments)

Try Project Lombok. It completely abuses the original intent of annotations, but it does cut out a lot of boilerplate.

about 6 months ago
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Java 8 Officially Released

iced_773 Re:Does it make Minecraft run faster? (302 comments)

The answer is probably no. Java isn't terribly inefficient itself, it's the people who write things for it. Minecraft mods in particular tend to be fairly heavy on memory leaks.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

iced_773 Re:Shredsort (195 comments)

Actually, for large enough inputs, you might have to take multiple armfuls. Still O(n), but definitely smaller constant factors than shredsort.

about 6 months ago
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YouTube Threatens To Remove Scientist's Account Over AIDS Deniers' DMCA Claims

iced_773 Re:What is an "AIDS denialist"? (268 comments)

What, you expected me to RTFA? Are you new here or something? :P

about 7 months ago
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AOL Reverses Course On 401K Match; CEO Apologizes

iced_773 My solution (123 comments)

What I do is seek a contract, then through my own LLC provide a solo 401(k), provide my own healthcare, etc. My benefits won't vanish on someone else's whim, and I have access to all the funds offered by my favorite investment manager. Plus my clients don't have to supply the benefits they would otherwise offer, and only have to pay for the hours I work (and I only have to be around when there is work).

Then again, there's kind of a seller's market for people with multiple computer science degrees, so YMMV. Maybe I wouldn't be saying this if finding contracts were harder.

about 7 months ago
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EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

iced_773 Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (367 comments)

Which they can do, because they're offtopic (and so is this by the way). I for one welcome this practice, as the worst thing to come out of Beta in my opinion is the deluge of +5 comments about it and the subsequent impossibility of finding the on-topic comments I came here to read in the first place.

about 7 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

iced_773 Re:Um, WTF? (573 comments)

Check out the code, it's amazing that it works at all.

Are you sure you aren't trying to read the minified version?

about 7 months ago
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BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Porn

iced_773 Re:Wow (104 comments)

More accurately, <spoiler>you'll probably be fine because I13 and AFH are probably now more focused on pulling off some epic ass-covering</spoiler>.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is It So Hard To Make An Accurate Progress Bar?

iced_773 Re:Why? (736 comments)

Because it's hard to prove an equality between two things that are, in fact, unequal.

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Laptop Bug Is Not Linux Specific

iced_773 Re:memo to hardware producers (215 comments)

Except these days malware is used more for profit (e.g. botnet construction) than random mayhem, and to do that you need to keep the host you just pwned alive.

about a year and a half ago
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Course Asks University Students To Tackle Medical Device Insecurity

iced_773 Nice that this is a topic, but... (38 comments)

Is this really newsworthy? CS departments everywhere have graduate seminars that cover hot topics in the field.

about a year and a half ago
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Slashdot Asks: What would you like to see at CES?

iced_773 Re:I know this one! (102 comments)

My first thought: CowboyNeal!

about a year and a half ago
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John McAfee Tells World How He Fooled Cops and Escaped Belize

iced_773 Re:"I'm so clever..." (243 comments)

Those are just the ones you hear about because they're the ones who gloat.

Compare to Whitey Bulger, who actually did keep a low profile, and it almost worked.

about a year and a half ago
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It Costs $450 In Marketing To Make Someone Buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

iced_773 Re:I have an idea... (363 comments)

Correction: 1 year old. Still, compare to Android on Verizon.

more than 2 years ago
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It Costs $450 In Marketing To Make Someone Buy a $49 Nokia Lumia

iced_773 Re:I have an idea... (363 comments)

Hell, if they made one that worked on Verizon I'd buy it and use the SIM in my Galaxy Nexus for a few days just to play with it.

If Microsoft were serious about Windows Phone, they'd push harder to get it on the largest US network. Right now the only WP on Verizon is the HTC Trophy, which is two years old and doesn't do LTE.

more than 2 years ago

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