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UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

pe1rxq Re:Great idea at the concept stage. (253 comments)

And what magic do you propose to use in order to expand the FIXED length address fields in the IPv4 header?

about two weeks ago
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WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

pe1rxq Re: What?? (116 comments)

You might want to checkout QuickMSG (Disclaimer: I wrote it and this is a shameless plug). http://quickmsg.vreeken.net/
It is open source, decentralized, secure, and not tied to a phone number since it uses email as a transport medium.
Right now I only have an android app and a command line version for linux (I can only do so much at a time), but the protocol is completly open. Basicly PGPmime with a messaging format on top.

about 5 months ago
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GNU C Library Alternative Musl Libc Hits 1.0 Milestone

pe1rxq Re:Brain damaged project (134 comments)

Have you ever looked at static linking in detail?
A .a file is basicly a collection of .o files. The linker only links those that are needed.
So they have a single .a file instead of two or more .a files. This allows them to prevent difficult interdepencies between those .a files.
The end result might still be a very small subset of the complete library.

about 6 months ago
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LLVM & GCC Compiler Developers To Begin Collaborating

pe1rxq Re:RMS needs to get over the GPL (279 comments)

You are trying to sell the wrong thing.
Software is not scarce, the only way to sell it like it is scarce is by artificially making it so. That is what closed source software (or like you mentioned patents) do.

Making mony with GPL licensed code is not that hard, (many others are doing it), but you have to sell the thing that is truly scarce: Your time and knowledge.
Have them pay you to make it or improve it, or sell support.

about 7 months ago
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LLVM & GCC Compiler Developers To Begin Collaborating

pe1rxq Re:RMS needs to get over the GPL (279 comments)

I don't know which platforms you use, but I am guessing they suck in general.
For all platforms I use gcc is just fine.

about 7 months ago
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LLVM & GCC Compiler Developers To Begin Collaborating

pe1rxq Re:The GPL is like the Slashdot Beta: Unwanted! (279 comments)

By your logic the BSD license encourages tyranny when compared to the public domain.

So far you have only proven that you can add and subtract the number 1.

about 7 months ago
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Intel Dev: GTK's Biggest Problem, and What Qt Does Better

pe1rxq Re:GTK is trash (282 comments)

Unfortunatly it took them years to formalize that.
Trolltech turned out to be ok, but untill you have the licenses actually reflect that you just can't be sure and it would be foolish to blindly trust them.

about 8 months ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

pe1rxq Re:python sucks (432 comments)

If only the one piece of software was just one executable....
Even then it was conversion work I as a user should not have to do.

about 8 months ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

pe1rxq Re:python sucks (432 comments)

Bullshit.
All programs had '/usr/bin/python' set as their interpreter.
Some developpers asumed it would be python 2.5, the others assumed it would point to 3.0.

Why is it my fault (the user of a package) that python developpers make a mess of their versioning system?
They made a new and incompatible language and gave the interpreter the exact same name and you think I am not qualified??????

about 8 months ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

pe1rxq Re:python sucks (432 comments)

All these crappy python applications asume that /usr/bin/python is just the right version for them.
Both python 2.5 and python 3.0 install with a version number (e.g. /usr/bin/python2.7 ), and under the generic /usr/bin/python.
What did you want me to rename exactly? And why should I as a user need to rename stuff just because python developpers can't be bothered to use decent versioning?

about 8 months ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

pe1rxq python sucks (432 comments)

Upgrading python is a real pain.
The different versions don't even implement the same language.
Last time I had to upgrade to 3 for one piece of software all other packages seized working... why? Because they started with '#!/usr/bin/python' which now pointed to version 3 instead of 2.5. I had to edit all of them to use /usr/bin/python2.5

On the other hand I don't expect much better from those who think whitespace is part of the language anyway....

about 8 months ago
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Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated By Half

pe1rxq Re:2*0 (534 comments)

No they do not.

about 10 months ago
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Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated By Half

pe1rxq Re:youtube? (534 comments)

Since most of the deniers seem to get their arguments from quality sites like youtube they probably thought it was a good place to post a video with some real research.
The mistake they make is thinking the deniers are interested in science at all....

about 10 months ago
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Dream Chaser Damaged In Landing Accident At Edwards AFB

pe1rxq Re:Would have walked away? (73 comments)

RTFA, the reporting is fine, you are doing a lousy job at reading.

It was unmanned... that is why there are no injuries.
The damage was such that if a pilot had been in there he would have been able to walk away.

about a year ago
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Pastafarian Wins Battle To Wear Colander In License Photo

pe1rxq Re:Hey (535 comments)

It all comes down to definitions... I regard myself as both as I regard them two answers on two different (but related) questions.

When someone asks me wether god (pick your favorit) exists I answer 'I don't know' since I have no proof either way. This is the agnostic part.
When someone asks me wether I believe in god (pick any flavour), I answer 'No' since I don't see any reason to blindly put my faith in any of the various religions. This is the atheist part.

1 year,20 days
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Elon Musk Admits He Is Too Busy To Build Hyperloop

pe1rxq Re:Link not working (253 comments)

Space flight is incredibly inefficient.
You lift a tin can above the atmosphere only to drop it back in a little later. All the energy you used to lift it will be lost.
It also doesn't scale very well.

about a year ago
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Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia

pe1rxq Re:Seriously? I mean seriously? (411 comments)

Gitmo is used for a new category of people made up because it was convenient.
This isn't even close to the military prisons you refer to.

about a year ago
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Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia

pe1rxq Re:Just because you don't like the law... (411 comments)

Gandhi had been arrested before, and this had proven to work out for his cause. He made a judgemend call that being arrested would work out again.
In Snowden's case the opposite might verry well be true, and he obviously made a different choice.

However the main point still stands: both broke a law (both viewing it as justified). They also both publicly admitted what they did and why.

about a year ago
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Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia

pe1rxq Re:Seriously? I mean seriously? (411 comments)

I was not expecting anything else....
But the mere fact that the US is affirming its own stereotype does not make it right.

about a year ago

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