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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

prionic6 Re:Do the math (336 comments)

I had a cheap combined machine and it was absolute shit and broke down after a short time. Not advisable. Generally, separate machines work better.

about a week ago

New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

prionic6 Re:Do the math (336 comments)

And unlike vacuuming, i can switch on the laundry and go do something else.

I have a Roomba ;)

about a week ago

New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

prionic6 Re:Do the math (336 comments)

That isn't common in my area (western part of Germany). You typically have your own washer / dryer although there might be a specific room in the basement where everyone puts theirs. Many people have them in their kitchen or bathroom, though.

about a week ago

New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

prionic6 Re: Do the math (336 comments)

So you're not making green tea, then? ;)

about a week ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

prionic6 Re:Language VS The Virtual Machine VS Client (508 comments)

I find running Java inside a browser to be, to put it politely, fucking retarded.

You're talking about applets, he's talking about having an application server serve HTML. I suppose.

about a week ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

prionic6 Re:What's the point? (508 comments)

OSX comes (used to come?) with outdated versions where a lot of Java programs don't run properly

Who cares what version is installed by default? OSX can be upgraded to the latest version, and any application that needs it ought to provide an installation package that does precisely that, or at least clear instructions to the user on how to do it.

As the person responsible for packing our commercial desktop Java app and maintaining its installer, I suggest just bundling the JVM with your product, but not as its own Installed package but inside your installation. It takes a bit of additional hard drive space if every app has its own JVM but it saves so much confusion and different version failures. The end user also doesn't have to worry about the abysmal Oracle updater because our JVM is not registered to handle browser applets or other stuff, so that security risk is just not there.

about a week ago

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 10 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 a year ago

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

prionic6 Re:Real horsepower (220 comments)

fairly delicate

Very delicate! Mmmmmmh... Sauerbraten!

about a year 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.

1 year,13 days

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.

about a year ago

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.

about a year ago

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


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