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Intel Announces Devil's Canyon Core I7-4790K: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.4GHz Turbo

trev.norris Re:why get this when Broadwell + new chipsets are (157 comments)

I can see this being true. The only time I max out my i7 is when I'm compiling a program. Other than that it pretty much sits 90% idling. Though, a nice SSD upgrade can also have much greater impact on performance than a CPU upgrade.

about 3 months ago
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Become a Linux Kernel Hacker and Write Your Own Module

trev.norris Re:Also uinput, /dev/input/mice, use the damn API (143 comments)

That trick is pretty slick.

As one of what I feel to be a growing breed of Linux users that started off in Ubuntu, and has very very slowly been learning how Linux works internally, all of this is still a bit of black magic. Is there a "From Ubuntu to Linux Hacker" guide out there that briefly and simply explains how the Linux kernel works? All the resources I've found get too deep too quickly.

about 4 months ago
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International Space Station Infected With Malware Carried By Russian Astronauts

trev.norris Re:Oh, the irony... (226 comments)

The chances of any complications happening spontaneously are somewhere between "Hollywood movie plot" and "political promise."

I like how you place "Hollywood movie plot" on the left, indicating it's more plausible than a "political promise".

about 10 months ago
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Snowden Publishes "A Manifesto For the Truth"

trev.norris Re:Capitalism. (398 comments)

Interesting, thanks.

about 10 months ago
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Snowden Publishes "A Manifesto For the Truth"

trev.norris Re:Capitalism. (398 comments)

This is something I learned in my first year of Economics. There are 5 failures of a free market. One of those being monopolies. Unfortunately the US government seems to enjoy upholding the monopoly because of kickbacks they're given. And it was those same politicians that voted to allow themselves to receive such kickbacks.

One recent excellent case of where the prevention of a monopoly lead to better market diversity and services was AT&T/T-Mobile. I've been really enjoying the results of that decision by paying very little month-to-month.

Capitalism is a free market with minimal but key government intervention. No government intervention is anarchy. Government controlling the corporations is socialism. Corporations controlling the government is... um. Really messed up? Is there even a word that specifies that? But it seems the worst case is where the US is heading. Corporation and government collusion.

about 10 months ago
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Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos

trev.norris Re:brace yourself (453 comments)

Heh, thanks for the laugh. I've had plenty of days dealing with managers who put on deadlines without understanding the tech, haven't provided a specification, don't have a planned architecture and ask impatiently "Well, why can't you just do X?" Who also don't understand that more programmers doesn't mean it'll be done faster, and uses us as scapegoats when things don't work but takes all the credit when they do.

At a software company, the programmers are special. Because they're the ones turning the product that gives everyone else a job. I'd say the same thing about any other position at any other business where they're the reason the business exists. You see, we aren't just cogs in a wheel, but MBA driven management has proven to me time and again that we're seen that way. Come back after you've solved a (software level) complex problem or coded a unique solution and known that if you hadn't been there it wouldn't have happened.

about a year ago
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Dropcam CEO's Beef With Brogramming and Free Dinners

trev.norris Re:Hm. (400 comments)

My eyes can handle it. My ass can't.

about a year ago
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Most Projects On GitHub Aren't Open Source Licensed

trev.norris More web-based development (630 comments)

I believe another reason is because JavaScript development has increased exponentially over the years. For persons like myself, never saw the need to use GPL since you have to share your code anyways in order to use it (code is always delivered to the browser). Also when other major libraries (e.g. jQuery) have chosen MIT, then it's not helpful to choose something more restrictive.

about a year ago
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Github Kills Search After Hundreds of Private Keys Exposed

trev.norris Re:Stupid people... (176 comments)

Yeah, because everyone that posted a private key "compromis[ed] third party data". And it's totally not possible that some were posted for other reasons

Please, next time think before you speak.

about a year and a half ago
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Employee Outsourced Programming Job To China, Spent Days Websurfing

trev.norris Re:Part of me says, "Good!" (457 comments)

I see this in the same light as sub leasing your apartment. The site is down right now, but I can imagine he didn't use this contractor for all his work. Maybe he had a task that would better be accomplished by someone else. And calling this a "scam" is over the top. If anything he should be promoted to manager.

about a year and a half ago
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Why JavaScript Is the New Perl

trev.norris Re:I don't.. (453 comments)

Are you kidding me? Just because you can do something with a language doesn't mean you should.

That's a ridiculously obscure statement. By "do something" do you mean "do anything" when it comes to JavaScript?

about a year and a half ago
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Why JavaScript Is the New Perl

trev.norris Re:Readability (453 comments)

Object-oriented programming was retrofitted into Javascript, and it shows. Typical bad Javascript has global variables that should be local, shared data that should be in closures, no proper objects, and no comments.

Thank you. Every time a developer wants to turn a js project OO I want to gouge their eyes out. Once I created a cross-dependency map of all the different "classes" that were in a library I had to debug. There were a least half a dozen complex circular dependency chains. If people think JavaScript lends itself to ugly code, they haven't seen developers who try to turn it into Java.

about a year and a half ago
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Why JavaScript Is the New Perl

trev.norris Re:I don't.. (453 comments)

As for another language coming along. Will never happen. The language of the web must be community driven. And the community always disagrees. You know how long it's taken to get some seemingly basic features implemented? Forever. You get Adobe, Microsoft, Mozilla and more than a dozen other companies involved and each one wants something that disagrees with the rest.

And as for how it started? Netscape went to Brendan Eich and told him he had to write the language in 11 days. 11 days to implement the grammar, lexer, parser. Everything in 11 days. Then a bastardization version happened to be created by Microsoft, and bam. You have the language of the web.

JavaScript might not be the best language, but when used by experienced developers (no the overnight self-taught kind) it can be awesome. But regardless it's here to stay. So I wish people would stop bitching about how bad it is and focus on helping the developer community get better.

about a year and a half ago
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McAfee Labs Predicts Decline of Anonymous

trev.norris Re:He who controls the vocabulary controls the deb (111 comments)

Because clearly, not wanting to live in a corporate or government dystopia is an "extremist" viewpoint.

FTFY. Don't want either dictating how I live.

about a year and a half ago
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Hacker Behind Leaked Nude Celebrity Photos Gets 10 Years

trev.norris Re:Really? (346 comments)

I've very curious as to what the sentence would have been if hypothetically he was paparazzi who took photos though a window or such while they were naked, then released those onto the internet.

In my mind there should have been two different cases. One for the data breach, and one for the release of personal information. While I don't agree with what he did, 10 years seems excessive.

about a year and a half ago
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Oracle Proposes New Native JavaScript Engine for OpenJDK

trev.norris Re:Benefits . . . (80 comments)

I'd also like to know what they mean by "lightweight JavaScript runtime". That must be completely subjective. If they are able to create a runtime that uses even close to the amount of memory v8 requires, I'll be impressed.

about 2 years ago
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Oracle Proposes New Native JavaScript Engine for OpenJDK

trev.norris Re:Benefits . . . (80 comments)

"highly dynamic"? Not sure what you mean by that. I've been writing highly optimized code for years without ever having to use 'eval'.

about 2 years ago
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Voting Machine Problem Reports Already Rolling In

trev.norris Does popular vote matter? (386 comments)

While voting for individual propositions and such do matter, why do we vote for president? As far as I'm aware, that is completely decided by the electoral college. Is the popular vote recorded so we can feel warm and fuzzy inside?

about 2 years ago
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Windows 7 Not Getting A Second Service Pack

trev.norris Re:patches on patches (441 comments)

great insights. thanks for sharing.

about 2 years ago

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