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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

loufoque Who's responsible? (128 comments)

Who's responsible in case of accident? The car owner or the software developer?

1 hour ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

loufoque Looks mediocre (142 comments)

Am I the only one to think that it looks mediocre?
It's clearly not nearly as good as The Lord of the Rings was.

The story isn't the problem, it's the direction.

11 hours ago
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A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

loufoque Re: Bullshit.... (133 comments)

Decompression time is always real time. That's obvious.
Compression is a whole different beast. Some applications need real-time encoding (such as video-conferencing), but most do not.
Have you even ever written an encoder?

yesterday
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A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

loufoque Re: Bullshit.... (133 comments)

Compression and decompression are different things.

yesterday
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A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

loufoque Re:Bullshit.... (133 comments)

very high compression has limited utility if it takes an extremely long time

I don't see how the utility is limited.
Most content is mastered once and viewed millions of time.

How much time it takes to compress is irrelevant, even if you get diminishing returns the longer you take. What's important is to save space when broadcasting the content.

yesterday
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

loufoque Re: Like China och USSR (500 comments)

The word you're looking for is 'propaganda'.

3 days ago
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Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo

loufoque Already exists (61 comments)

This is what Nao from Aldebaran is.

4 days ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

loufoque Re: Code the way you want... (368 comments)

Good domain-specific tools are written as command-line utilities, and are even better if you wrote them yourself for your project.
Text editing (which includes syntax highlighting etc.) is also much better with a text editor.

Editors are also more flexible, scale better for large projects, and can do anything you need them to do.
An IDE is extremely constrained and won't work properly whenever you need to do something that wasn't planned by the developer who coded it.

about a week ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

loufoque Re: Code the way you want... (368 comments)

Why are you even using an IDE? If you want to be the most productive, use a multi-purpose text editor.

about a week ago
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Linux Needs Resource Management For Complex Workloads

loufoque Re: This obsession with everything in RAM needs to (161 comments)

Garbage collection necessarily wastes memory by factor of 1.5 to 2.
The collection itself also slows down the program, and in some languages cannot even happen asynchronously.

Finally, the most important aspect for program performance is locality and memory layout, something you cannot even optimize for in a language where every object is a pointer to some memory on a garbage-collected heap.

about two weeks ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

loufoque Sexism at work (64 comments)

Why is it women who are showing off the product?
Surely they were not involved in the design of this technology.

about two weeks ago
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The Least They Could Do: Amazon Charges 1 Cent To Meet French Free Shipping Ban

loufoque Re: Not France vs US (309 comments)

I own a website in France with a payment service that I subscribed from my French bank.
I am not allowed to store anything.

Amazon is in another country so that they can provide the one-click purchase thing.

about two weeks ago
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The Least They Could Do: Amazon Charges 1 Cent To Meet French Free Shipping Ban

loufoque Re: Not France vs US (309 comments)

This is already what Amazon is doing to circumvent French regulations that prevent websites from storing credit card information.

They're still subject to other laws though.

about two weeks ago

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