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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

styrotech Re:Yeah, don't focus on products. (212 comments)

Dude, "wearable augmented reality drone" sounds like a fucking awesome product.

Sounds like a Google Glass user.


Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

styrotech Re:holy crap (190 comments)


Just, wow.

I don't even want to get into the thing about their driver going down the wrong side of the street.

How can the right side of the car be the wrong side?

But yeah they weren't on the right side of the street - I'll give you that one

4 days ago

Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

styrotech Re:Don't worry guys... (873 comments)

didn't expect that...

Nobody does.

4 days ago

Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

styrotech Re:Wha?!?!!! (172 comments)

The point the OP was trying to make was that Linus's Law [wikipedia.org], specifically Eric S. Raymond's "given enough eyeballs all bugs are shallow" argument, is ridiculously idealistic as it operates under the pretence that everyone has as much insight and knowledge into the software as the author(s) have, focusing solely on the quantity of eyes.

I disagree that it is a ridiculously idealistic statement. It is more of a misunderstood rhetorical tautology than anything else.

A discovered bug obviously had enough eyeballs on it, and an as yet undiscovered bug hasn't had enough eyeballs on it.

All it is stating is that more people looking is better for finding bugs than less people looking. Or another way a wider range of experiences, backgrounds, goals, biases and points of view looking for bugs is better than a narrower range.

about two weeks ago

Shooting At Canadian Parliament

styrotech Re:Dear Canada.... (529 comments)

Why wouldn't it work in practice? It would be easy enough to shut down all mosques, ban the Koran, ban Muslim symbols, etc. It would be easy enough to hamper travel to Muslim countries, and in particular ban the Hajj.

Then what? How does that fix anything? Are people going to change their beliefs because "it's the law"?

It sounds like you're playing right into hands of the dickheads wanting to radicalise and recruit impressionable kids who feel they are being persecuted and alienated - because now it's actually reality. They no longer need to select for the impressionable ones.

about 2 months ago

Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

styrotech Re:I am beggining to think ESR needs to stop talki (245 comments)

2. He seems to do more talking about software than he does actually writing it.

Oh I dunno about that... we (thankfully) haven't heard much from/about him here in many years, and when he does actually turn up again it's for writing some bit of software.

about 2 months ago

Chemists Grow Soil Fungus On Cheerios, Discover New Antifungal Compounds

styrotech Re:All jokes aside (77 comments)

I had to switch the voice in my head to a different accent to get that one :)

("funghee" vs "funguy" for those unsure what I'm rambling about)

about 2 months ago

Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

styrotech Re:Some Sense Restored? (522 comments)

but if Debian drops systemd, what will "automagic" Ubuntu do, seeing as its very much based on Debian?

Go back to Upstart? And carry on just like it is still 2012.

You're forgetting that Ubuntu wasn't really a big fan of systemd, and it was only Debians decision that caused them to reluctantly switch anyway.

about 2 months ago

Python-LMDB In a High-Performance Environment

styrotech Re:Over-emphasizing "scripted" or "scripting" (98 comments)

If you must insist on Python and want to avoid multi-threaded I/O bound weaknesses of the GIL, then use Jython.

I was under the impression the GIL was a problem for CPU bound miltithreaded CPython code, but that the GIL is released when waiting on I/O (or native libraries). ie I/O bound workloads are the ones that still make some sense for multithreading in CPython.

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Partners With Docker

styrotech Re:made for each other. (104 comments)

I speak fluent cunt, allow me to translate.

Thanks, we needed some help from a cunning linguist.

about 2 months ago

NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux

styrotech Re:Ob (80 comments)

I think systemd should go and develop its own kernel.

about 2 months ago

Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

styrotech Re:What happens to that heat? (423 comments)

Also, these so-called "scientists" claim that there will be "winter" a few months from now, but the weather today is actually warmer than it was yesterday, so I'm scratching my head...

That's nothing! Here in NZ climate scientists are claiming it will be summer in a few months!

How stupid do they think we are? All this stuff about scientific consensus is a total lie!

about 2 months ago

Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

styrotech Re:There are no "remote" exploits for bash (329 comments)

Perhaps this class of attack works against ksh as well?

Apparently ksh was where bash originally got the idea about exportable functions from.

about 3 months ago

Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

styrotech Re:Well of course. (356 comments)

Respectable physicists are only "mad" because they never got invited to the right sort of parties.

about 3 months ago

Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

styrotech Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

More than 19 out of 20 people killed on the job in America are men - are we interested in squaring that up as well?

Sure, why not?

Decrease the men's fatality rate down the women's rate. That would be a good thing right?

Or are you comfortable that so many men get killed at work? Is it just the price we pay for profits or something?

about 3 months ago

Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

styrotech Re:What happened to Debian? (403 comments)

Getting bullied by Canonical makes loads of sense, but I don't like it one bit.

You need to look into it deeper. It didn't happen that way at all.

Canonical wanted Debian to pick upstart (naturally as it was their software). Once Debian chose systemd though and with RHEL already switching away from upstart to systemd, Canonical felt that being left as the only distro still using upstart wasn't tenable any more. Staying aligned with Debian was more important than getting what they wanted.

about 3 months ago

US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

styrotech Re:DAESH, not ISIL (478 comments)

No, but I have never seen a suicide bomber that was anything other than Muslim.

Kamikazes? Tamil Tigers? I'm sure there are plenty of other examples.

about 3 months ago

Intel Launches Xeon E5 V3 Series Server CPUs With Up To 18 Cores

styrotech Re:Why not 16? (105 comments)

I would have thought a 16 core config would be an efficient number.

You may have noticed these are server chips. Intel is now doing the equivalent of ECC with its CPUs - every 9th core is a parity core. There are effectively only 16 cores.

about 3 months ago

Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth

styrotech Re:1 week's warning (68 comments)

What if we had 1 week warning of the dinosaur-killer?

Well personally, assuming that there was no safe place to send them, I'd take the week off work and spend it with my dinosaurs just to let them know how much I appreciated my time with them.

I'd probably need a little more time off work after that too. Thankfully my boss is pretty generous with bereavement leave.

about 3 months ago


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