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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

maharg Whenever this question comes up.. (876 comments)

It reminds me of the one of the finest comments I ever read on here, from joss:

"If the kind of drag and drop stuff you are proposing was a better mechanism for creating complex programs than languages, then we wouldnt use languages to communicate with each other. Instead we would push a bunch of colored blocks around and drag string between them. I don't think we're going to start doing that anytime soon either."

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Keeping Your Media Library Safe From Kids?

maharg Forgot your own media library (307 comments)

the boy has the whole internet to peruse unless you have locked that down also... Seriously.. Are you actually running a walled garden ? If not all bets are off...

about a year and a half ago
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Chips That Flow With Probabilities, Not Bits

maharg Re:Fuzzy Logic (153 comments)

If you're into the concept of fuzzy logic, then I strongly suggest reading Aldiss' Barefoot in the Head if you've not already done so.

I also recommend not reading it.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Gov't Launches 'Your Freedom' Website To Seek Laws Worth Repealing

maharg Re:lots of pot smokers on there (332 comments)

I personally challenge David and Nick to sit down with some quality organic ganja, a vaporizer, and a copy of Peter Tosh's 'Legalize It' and leave the room without having firmly decided to end the ridiculous persecution of otherwise law-abiding people who wish to exercise what is basically a consumer preference.

more than 4 years ago
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Ranking Soccer Players By Following the Bouncing Ball

maharg Prozone (142 comments)

The top UK teams (and others around the world I guess..) all use Prozone - http://www.prozonesports.com/

From what I have seen at the International Broadcasting Convention http://www.ibc.org/ some TV production companies do a fair bit of of markup on their footage too

more than 4 years ago
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Frank Zappa's Influence On Linux and FOSS Development

maharg Re:Well Hold on There (195 comments)

Ardour / JACK rocks on my ubuntu studio, I'm using a presonus firepod. YMMV.

more than 4 years ago
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Is the Line-in Jack On the Verge of Extinction?

maharg Re:Why do you need one? (411 comments)

and the effect is even more intense if the clipping emphasises even order harmonics and is assymetric.

more than 4 years ago
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GMail Experiences Serious Outage

maharg Re:Anti-Slashdot Effect (408 comments)

Heh. Post First. Working fine here too (uk).

about 5 years ago
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Japan Plans $21B Space Power Plant

maharg Re:What is the advantage... (550 comments)

this is an interesting point. How exactly would the energy ultimately be dissipated ? As heat loss to the environment.....

about 5 years ago
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Scala, a Statically Typed, Functional, O-O Language

maharg Re:Why I Hate All Programming Languages (299 comments)

If the kind of drag and drop stuff you are proposing was a better mechanism for creating complex programs than languages, then we wouldnt use languages to communicate with each other. Instead we would push a bunch of colored blocks around and drag string between them. I don't think we're going to start doing that anytime soon either.

This is quite possibly both the funniest and most insightful comment *ever*. Kudos to you joss.

more than 5 years ago
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P2P Network Exposes Obama's Safehouse Location

maharg p2p on government networks (307 comments)

p2p on government networks eh, who would have thought it ? before you know it they'll be insisting on airgaps between the LAN and t'internet..

more than 5 years ago
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Searching Google, Where Internet Access is Scarce

maharg better than sneaker net (130 comments)

I suppose we could call this 'speaker net'.

more than 5 years ago
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I prefer to work ...

maharg Re:No Joke (392 comments)

You've done TheCarp's wife and you get modded insightful ? Only on slashdot ;o)

more than 5 years ago
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Frank Herbert's Moisture Traps May Be a Reality

maharg Re:fraunhofer? (226 comments)

That's ok, I'm working on AMOT (Ain't a MOisture Trap) right now :o)

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

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Telemedicine: Something to get excited about ?

maharg maharg writes  |  about 4 years ago

maharg (182366) writes "A friend of mine has just written his first blog post, regarding the potential for 'telemedicine camps' when combined with a telemedicine community portal, allowing doctors to volunteer their time to help flood-affected people in Pakistan remotely. That's a pretty neat idea.. I'd like to help him but I don't really have the chops. How would you go about getting this off the ground ? Can any of the Slashdot crowd help him out ?"
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Gmail Invite Challenge

maharg maharg writes  |  more than 10 years ago

The point to this is to hand out a gmail invite to the person who completes a challenge you set.

Anyone can post a challenge. The idea is similar to gmail swap, but I don't get anything in return.

Here's one from me:
How long does my brother's MkII Ford Cortina take to get from 0-60mph on slicks ?

First person to post the correct answer gets a free invite.

If you put up an answer provide your e-mail address (although feel free to disguise it such as having xyz@___h__o__t__m__ail.com delete the _).

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