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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

loonycyborg Re:Should be, but it isn't. (382 comments)

Of course they are, but they aren't reference compilers.

At some point having d overlay led to getting warnings during portage sync and what-not, so I removed it.

All in all I just didn't consider it interesting enough to study even. I'm more interested in a true paradigm shift rather than another iteration of C++ which already is good enough for my taste. So I still have haskell overlay and actually do learn haskell :P

5 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

loonycyborg Re:Should be, but it isn't. (382 comments)

Oh wait. It seems Gentoo has ebuild in portage for it now. But still binary only for some reason.

5 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

loonycyborg Re:Should be, but it isn't. (382 comments)

The real reason that it's not in portage, and I had problems using ebuilds from overlay. Problems that happen only with closed source stuff. If it was open then Gentoo would be performing full 3 stage bootstrap of it in ebuild(assuming it's self hosting).

5 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

loonycyborg Re:Should be, but it isn't. (382 comments)

The closed source nature of dmd is the whole reason I didn't actually try to learn D. Either reference compiler is open-source and open for contributions or language has no future and no point in wasting time.

about a week ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

loonycyborg Re:Let's be blunt (359 comments)

All people are different. The more you know individuals the more you understand that boy/girl divide is fake. There's only one human mind and it's gender neutral in principle. People tend to make stuff up, finding connections where they don't exist. Thinking that having a high testosterone level would magically lead you to play with trucks is pure superstition. There may be other effects of testosterone but if you provide such silly examples then it kinda undermines the point to me.

about two weeks ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

loonycyborg Re:Let's be blunt (359 comments)

Toy example is especially ridiculous since there's no way a kid would know their significance unless adults tell them what those toys are images of, attaching their own gender identity in process too, perhaps subconsciously. Without adult indoctrination a kid wouldn't know a difference between a cube, toy care or cutlery shaped toys.

about two weeks ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

loonycyborg Re:Let's be blunt (359 comments)

Number one can't be addressed within kernel community in any way. No point to even try. It should be addressed within our whole culture, by revising our notion of gender roles. Linus works with adults. He can do nothing to counteract gender imbalance that was created via indoctrination that starts at early childhood.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

loonycyborg Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

No, Linux kernel doesn't work as OS framework. It's a kernel. Linux OSes never had a proper OS framework, many things can't be done in distro-agnostic way currently. systemd can fix it. kernel can't. Do not suggest bloating the kernel further by dumping this functionality on it, Linus will have none of it! Dealing with Kay Sievers and Lennart Poettering is lesser evil for him :P

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

loonycyborg Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

systemd is modular too, if you consider it to be an OS framework. For example, it can either use its native network management capabilities, which are useful in containers, or use something like connman, network-manager or arch's netctl.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

loonycyborg Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

Once again it's irrelevant because there's a lot of useless software running already, some even more useless than journald too. I see no need to single out journald like that. And you failed to show that it's in any way different than coreutils. Such criticism of systemd is bullshit, period. You can prove that anything does too many things and does them poorly by changing your definition of 'things' and 'poorly'.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

loonycyborg Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

When I dropped openrc parallel booting was disabled there by default and not recommended to use due to bugs, no idea whether it changed now. I had trouble figuring out how to improve parallelism, like to ensure that dhcp isn't waited by some unrelated boot step. With systemd I used their way to generate svgs graphs of boot process that show what runs in parallel with what and when.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

loonycyborg Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

Binary logging is irrelevant because you can still use standard logging daemon. Otherwise systemd violates Unix philosophy no more than GNU coreutils or busybox.

about two weeks ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

loonycyborg Re:Just keep it away from Gentoo and I'm good (551 comments)

It's a lot better than openrc, which is needlessly slow due to being written in bash and fails at running tasks that don't depend on each other in parallel. I've converted both my desktop and laptop and now more concerned with keeping openrc away from Gentoo.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Belief That Some Fields Require "Brilliance" May Keep Women Out

loonycyborg Re:It worked on me (218 comments)

Only their fear prevents them from deeply understanding it. They already decided that it's beyond them so they'll unconsciously sabotage their efforts to understand it. Yet proper understanding of underlying logic and proofs is more efficient than mechanical memorization, thus people with deep understanding have an easier time getting the job done.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Belief That Some Fields Require "Brilliance" May Keep Women Out

loonycyborg Re:It worked on me (218 comments)

Any sort of drawing on the screen requires math. Even such simple task as drawing a circle is daunting without knowledge of trigonometry and algebra. In general, any sort of useful software is a mathematical model of some process.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Belief That Some Fields Require "Brilliance" May Keep Women Out

loonycyborg Re:It worked on me (218 comments)

Some people fear math too much. Yes, it requires work to master, but it can be done by anyone. I don't believe that there is such thing as 'brilliance'. People just have different priorities and learn different things. As far as things like programming are concerned learning underlying theory(in this case mathematics) will save you time, because without it you'll end up reinventing things that were already discovered in middle ages.

about two weeks ago
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Nintendo Puts Business In Brazil On Hiatus

loonycyborg Re:Brazil has long had a very protectionist (111 comments)

No they aren't. Using word 'property' in this case is misnomer. Patent a temporary state granted monopoly. You can't steal a monopoly. Only encroach on it.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

loonycyborg There are other alternatives already (79 comments)

Like chrony.

I wouldn't recommend openntpd because it isn't an implementation of ntp

about two weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

loonycyborg Re:MP3 is pants (391 comments)

MIDI encodes music in terms of instruments. All other mainstream sound formats encode sound waves, but there's no good way to detect instruments in sound waves. Only MIDI can be actually practical if you want something instrument-aware.

about three weeks ago
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Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

loonycyborg Re:Design methodologies (303 comments)

Let's just say extension of type system is the only aspect of OOP I took as something significant and rejected everything else as either individual style preferences or intellectual masturbation.

about three weeks ago

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