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HP's NonStop Servers Go x86, Countdown To Itanium Extinction Begins

prionic6 Re:given its failure out of the gate. (243 comments)

Wouldn't a Raspberry PI be enough to emulate it at perfect speed? ;)

about 9 months ago

GNU Make 4.0 Released

prionic6 Re:I'm ready to replace Make (179 comments)

Maven is great when you are ready to give up many freedoms in how to setup your build structure and do things exactly as intended. Then it works very well. Most of my projects work with a single parent pom defining stuff like metadata, repositories, java version, a project pom for every module with nothing more then dependencies and a single aggregator pom bringing it all together. if you stay simple, Maven is great. If you want to do complicated stuff, stay away from it.

In my personal opinion, that is a great way to do things. Leave the individuality and innovation to the software, let the build system be conservative and dumb. A well written Maven build is short, uses few plugins and is easy to read and understand. It still needs work to set it up, learn about the right way to do things and possibly change old habits.

I you are not prepared to give up individuality in your build system, stay away from Maven, there are better tools for scripting a build.

about 10 months ago

Fighting Zombies? Chevrolet Reveals New "Black Ops" Concept Truck

prionic6 Re:Real horsepower (220 comments)

fairly delicate

Very delicate! Mmmmmmh... Sauerbraten!

about 10 months ago

Germany Produces Record-Breaking 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Solar Energy In One Month

prionic6 Re:NO NO NO (687 comments)

Germany imports most of its energy.

Technically you're right, because we import lots of oil, gas, natural gas from countries like russia. But I wanted to add that we actually export more electric power than we import. Of course, part of that is produced with the imported resources.

about a year ago

Love and Hate For Java 8

prionic6 Re:Java? (434 comments)

I guess Java installed via or such packages on PCs is going away. Most of the stuff in Java runs on a server anyway. Applets/JavaFX were never that useful. We still develop a desktop application in Java but are seriously considering just bundling a JVM with the app and be done with it. Btw. that's the only way to get a java app into the Mac App Store - Not that I have ever tried to do that.

The only thing I will miss is Webstart - I really liked the concept.

1 year,4 days

Piracy Rates Plummet As Legal Alternatives Come To Norway

prionic6 Re:still too expensive (261 comments)

Availability can be a bitch... Shows can disappear from a streaming service, probably because of licensing.

1 year,13 days

Java 6 EOL'd By Oracle

prionic6 Re:Work (115 comments)

Any desktop applications still using java should probably stop assuming an installed JVM and bundle one. Has a few drawbacks, obviously.

about a year ago

World's Biggest 'Agile' Software Project Close To Failure

prionic6 Re:Agile doesn't mean that the project won't fail (349 comments)

Enrico Fermi's comment on how to manage the unknown is very instructive.


I'd like to read that comment, but a quick google search didn't bring up anything. Any pointers?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Moving From Contract Developers To Hiring One In-House?

prionic6 Re:scrum (524 comments)

Great, if the customer is prepared to pay for n sprints, without knowing n before the end of the project.

about a year ago

There Is No Reason At All To Use MySQL: MariaDB, MySQL Founder Michael Widenius

prionic6 Re:First (241 comments)

You meant to say:

fool me once, shame on
shame on you.
Fool me
you can't get fooled again

about a year ago

Tylenol May Ease Pain of Existential Distress, Social Rejection

prionic6 Re:What's mild to moderate? (190 comments)

While combination medicines are normally frowned upon, this particular one is actually more effective than either asprin or paracetamol alone in an equivalent dose, especially for stronger pain.

about a year ago

Tylenol May Ease Pain of Existential Distress, Social Rejection

prionic6 Re:What's mild to moderate? (190 comments)

I'd say acetaminophen on its own is not the best medicine for a headache - doesn't work for me very well, either. The comination with aspirin and coffein (i.e. Excedrin) is actually the recommended medicine for a "tension headache". I respond very well to Ibuprofen (does that have a weird US marketing name, too?).

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Would You Accept 'Bitcoin-Ware' Apps?

prionic6 Re:So It's An Indirect Intangible Gamble? (232 comments)

Wouldn't it be better to pay directly in Bitcoin? Let's say you get a choice using the product for "free" with ads or removing them in different packages (1 Week, 1 Month, Unlimited). It would be a fair model for payment and you could decide yourself if mining would be worth it or buying the bitcoins would be better. Transaction cost is pretty low even for very small amounts of Bitcoin as far as I know.

about a year ago

Grocery Delivery Lowers Carbon Dioxide Emissions Over Individual Trips

prionic6 Re:Particular diet. (417 comments)

All foods are atheist. At least, I've never met or heard of any food that claimed that it believed in a god.

Depends on your definition of "food".

about a year ago

Overconfidence: Why You Suck At Making Development Time Estimates

prionic6 Re:Pi (297 comments)

It's the 80/20 rule:

- Never estimate less than 80 hours
- Multiply estimate by 20 ;)

about a year ago

Dad Hacks "Donkey Kong" - Now Pauline Rescues Mario

prionic6 Next Step (262 comments)

Let's try to switch it further: Mario as the bad guy, DK must be rescued. Maybe DK has a daughter?

about a year ago


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