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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

marcovje Insanity plea (160 comments)

Smart, probably preparing for an insanity defense.

about a month ago

The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

marcovje Re:Railroads killed by the government... (195 comments)

He means that a business should hold its own belt up, and not be financed via the government by allocation of taxes.

In short, charge toll and let them pass the charge on to consumers via their products/services pricing.. That's the capitalistic way, not the commie state taking taxes from personal traffic and going light on business driving. (that being said, in Europe it is the same. Consumers pay much more for driving (gas taxes and direct road taxes) than business drivers)

That being said, I would argue that normal erosion factors (like rain/flood/freezing) are a bigger factor than 1%

about 2 months ago

The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

marcovje Re:A Century Ago (195 comments)

Highspeed trains are mostly interesting for midlong distances (till 1000 km), and specially from urban center to urban center.

1) trains are faster.
2) but more importantly trains still move reasonably fast in and near urban centers
3) While budget flights (if they happen to go from/to where you want) are cheaper they often require extended checkin times and airport to center commute negating time advantages

about 2 months ago

The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

marcovje Re:A Century Ago (195 comments)

Note that the TGV network stretches into neighboring countries like Belgium and Germany (e.g. Aachen) too, and connects to German ICE. The Netherlands have a branch too, but it is not running full speed yet. The Netherlands and Belgium are much smaller than France, but more densely populated.

about 2 months ago

ARM Launches Juno Reference Platform For 64-bit Android Developers

marcovje Re:What the fuck is this thing? (69 comments)

PAE is mostly for kernels and a few select apps that page out buffers (like SQL Server). It is not a general flat >4GB memory space for applications.

And yes I remember how it was with the 8086. Which is why I try to forget segmentation for general purpose programming :-)

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

marcovje Re:You lost me at vim (531 comments)

Emacs is a great OS, but IMHO the editor sucks.

about 7 months ago

Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

marcovje TenFourFox (381 comments)

While I mostly use Firefox, I have an old mac mini, and there I use the 3rd party "Keep firefox working on PowerPC, because they won't" TenFourFox

about 9 months ago

Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

marcovje Re:First sandwich (730 comments)

Hitler was a failed painter, not a genetic experiment.

about 10 months ago

An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange

marcovje Re:I rather believe in Santa Claus (399 comments)

My guess is that even if this is all true (IOW, the US has no charges), he will be arrested and extradited to the UK for the rape charges anyway

about 10 months ago

Raspberry Pi Hits the 2 Million Mark

marcovje Software support and longevity. (246 comments)

I mainly use it as always-on machine in addition to the filer. The main reason is that with a filer you are more conservative. OpenVPN, postgresql db. I also have some applicationservers (3-tier) developed for it, but that is not production yes.

Most important bit is long time usability and support, features are only secondary. In that RPI is unique.

about 10 months ago

FreeBSD 9.2, FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 Released

marcovje Re:OP is slow as fuck (133 comments)

I think he meant to say the news post (on slashdot) was slow in the coming, since he already installed/updated etc.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Attracting Developers To Abandonware?

marcovje Re:It's called marketing. (321 comments)

Marketing is indeed not just about dolling up old hat. It is primarily about finding an audience, and give feedback to implementers about what the customer might want.

(and btw

1) I think the RoR and Zope examples are totally irrelevant, since they were in a "hot" area at the time. Minimalistic WMs are not, unless you get default on the next Raspberry Pi)
2) I think the "I can't code for sh*t" argument of the original can only be invoked if you have at least 2 years of experience in a documenting team. Just to make sure you know what your talking about when calling people to invest their free time.

1 year,7 days

Bradley Manning Convicted of Espionage, Acquitted of 'Aiding the Enemy'

marcovje Re:Befehl ist Befehl (529 comments)

Hmm, that could be understood wrong. I'm not saying the US military is like the SS.

I'm just saying that cases like this, and situations like Guantanamo Bay are sawing on the pillars of safety measures that were meant to avoid WW-II excesses to ever happen again. I think that is a wrong signal to send.

about a year ago

Bradley Manning Convicted of Espionage, Acquitted of 'Aiding the Enemy'

marcovje Re:Befehl ist Befehl (529 comments)

The Wehrmacht and the SS also were military. Yet they were (and IMHO rightly so) convicted by the Neurenburg trials for this attitude.
So I think my analogy was appropriate .

about a year ago

Bradley Manning Convicted of Espionage, Acquitted of 'Aiding the Enemy'

marcovje Befehl ist Befehl (529 comments)

If I look at this case, it returns to the old Prussian adage "Befehl ist Befehl".

If you break the rules, you will be severely punished, and there is no excuse. No own responsibility, no greater good, just do what you are told, no matter what.

I don't think I have to explain you what that can lead to......

about a year ago

Edward Snowden is ...

marcovje Re:Wrong by law (601 comments)

He outed illegal situations (against the law), and broke some minor laws as a result.

I think this is a really good thing. Anything else leads to a "Befehl ist Befehl" culture, and we all have
seen what that can lead to.

about a year ago

Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee

marcovje Mesopotamia (259 comments)

I'm sure in the Mesopotamian Gazette of 5000BC they said the same thing about corn :-) The question is what they likened it too. Weeds?

about a year ago



FreePascal 2.2.0 released - no GNU LD

marcovje marcovje writes  |  about 7 years ago

marcovje writes "Free Pascal 2.2.0 has been released, and it seems they have abandonned GNU LD on Windows like platforms (CE/Win32/Win64)

I still think Lazarus ( and Free Pascal ( are the best kept Open Source secrets.


FPC 2.2.0 released. The Free Pascal Compiler team is pleased to announce the release of FPC

An overview of most changes is available below, but some highlights are:

* Architectures: PowerPC/64 and ARM support
* Platforms: Windows x64, Windows CE, Mac OS X/Intel, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy DS support
* Linker: fast and lean internal linker for Windows platforms
* Debugging: Dwarf support and the ability to automatically fill variables with several values to more easily detect uninitialised uses
* Language: support for interface delegation, bit packed records and arrays and support for COM/OLE variants and dispinterfaces
* Infrastructure: better variants support, multiple resource files support, widestrings are COM/OLE compatible on Windows, improved database support

Downloads are available at


The Free Pascal Compiler Team"

Link to Original Source


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