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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

t551 Re:Windows doesn't stop it (161 comments)

Cygwin is explicity not a Linux emulator. It's a POSIX compatibility layer --- a posix-compatible shell, GNU coreutils, and a dll that implements the POSIX C interface.

about a week ago

Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

t551 Re:Just like C then? (371 comments)

Every object in Java is a nullable reference type: Object o = null; There, I nulled it.

about 4 months ago

Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

t551 Re:Oe noes! A compiler bug! (739 comments)

That's because that program is expressly permitted by both the C and C++ standards, and unreachable code is any many cases not indicative of a bug (especially in C++).

about 5 months ago

Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

t551 Re:Now wait (210 comments)

Charles de Gaulle, or Asterix?

about 6 months ago

Harvard: Journals Too Expensive, Switch To Open Access

t551 Re:Where does all the money go? (178 comments)

Academic journal editors are professors themselves, just like the reviewers.

more than 2 years ago

Antibiotics Are Useless In Treating Most Sinus Infections

t551 Re:inaccurate summary (377 comments)

Why do you say that showing the test statistics is a bad thing? Looking at the confidence intervals tells you immediately whether the null hypothesis was accepted or rejected, and gives you a (fuzzy) idea of by how much.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Setting Up Wireless Voting For Students?

t551 Weigh it (167 comments)

Give each student a poker chip, and have them write their name on it. When it comes time to vote, have each student place their chip in a pile for yes, no, or abstention. Weight each pile, and you will know how many people voted for each.

more than 3 years ago


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