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

voltorb Why does anyone work with this guy? (710 comments)

Yeah, let's pretend that 80+% of the world isn't using Android, not to mention supercomputers or huge server deployments. What you're missing is not everyone is using an IBM compatible PC and play games whole day in their mom's basement.

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

voltorb Or upgrade to llvm ... (710 comments)

Debian people should probably downgrate their shiny new compiler.

Or upgrade to llvm. Being above to compile with either gcc or llvm would be a nice option.

"Update to to icc", that I would understand (for Intel platforms). "Upgrade to LLVM" sounds like this is not coming from a C++ programmer who really cares about the final binary (yes, GCC still produces better binaries is most situations). And given the issue at hand, it seems you're under the delusion that LLVM is bug-free and doesn't miscompile stuff. Yes, LLVM gives prettier error messages. Yes, LLVM code-base is module. Yes, Apple fan boys love it. Yes, it's BSD licensed and plays along nice with people who don't really care about software freedom. Nothing I care about here. But, LLVM codebase is as bug-ridden as GCC or any other codebase, don't pretend otherwise.

2 days ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

voltorb Huh? (590 comments)

Is it already April Fools'?

about two weeks ago
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Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?

voltorb Re:The world... (236 comments)

Also, there are many things in the world that are not quantized as far as the world we know. Position, angle, time and many others are not quantized.

about a month and a half ago
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Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?

voltorb Re:The world... (236 comments)

And what are atoms made of? (They're certainly not atomic).

Quantization is not digitalization. Quick example #1: there are 2 spin states for spin-1/2 particle (this is quantization); the state of the particle is a complex 2-dimensional which can have any value as long as it is a unit vector. You cannot represent it error-free using a digital system with finite precision. Quick example #2: energy levels of hydrogen atom are quantized. Still you cannot represent them perfect on a digital system without introducing errors due to finite precision.

about a month and a half ago
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Japanese Stem Cell Debacle Could Bring Down Entire Center

voltorb Re:Why do scientists falsify? Or how can they? (52 comments)

yeah, but what if you get it right?
you would be famous and RICH

Lol. You don't get famous, nor near a far vicinity of being rich by publishing some papers in Nature/etc.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Fixing Windows 8 Flaws, But Leaving Them In Windows 7

voltorb Huh? (218 comments)

People still use Windows?

about 2 months ago
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Fixing the Humanities Ph.D.

voltorb Re:market at work (325 comments)

Fancy words you have there. Keep telling yourself "enlightenment" was thanks to PhDs and valuable papers in philosophy and other departments, not science and miserable people.

about 2 months ago
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Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

voltorb Re:So they are begginig the monopoly (100 comments)

They wouldn't need to bother Google, after all as we saw thanks to the AT&T whistleblower they hsigned.kbone access at the ISPs. This means they 1.- Know what OS you are running and 2.- Can perform a MITM on said OS. Lets say you use Linux? All they do is intercept the update mechanism for whatever flavor you are running and one of the dozens of packages you get during an update has a backdoor, with Windows or OSX it would work the same, intercept the update mechanism and force in a backdoor. Hell depending on what video player you are running they might not even do that as I'm sure they have a couple of Flash zero days lying around, simply wait until you request a video and replace it with a zero day infected vid.

Remember folks when they have access to the backbone ALL bets are off, with a MITM everything becomes MUCH easier.

Sorry to bust your bubble, but then can't do MITM on any decent Linux distro. The package in repositories are signed.

about 2 months ago
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MediaGoblin and FSF Successfully Raise Funds For Federation, Privacy Features

voltorb Re:What is MediaGoblin? (22 comments)

Given his ignorant manner, I think he's talking about Windows.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

voltorb cli (575 comments)

Most Debian-based distro users would rather use the UI though.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

voltorb I'm feeling... (144 comments)

...great about this actually. I just need a cup of tea to enjoy's Microsoft's downwards spiral,

about 4 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

voltorb trademark (653 comments)

They apparently patented it.

about 4 months ago
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State Rep. Says Biking Is Not Earth Friendly Because Breathing Produces CO2

voltorb What's next (976 comments)

Extra tax for running shoes?

about a year ago
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Fukushima's Fallout of Fear

voltorb Substance abuse? (124 comments)

Substance abuse? They surely don't know Japanese people. It's not USA.

about a year and a half ago
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Does Coding Style Matter?

voltorb go (479 comments)

Not in Go programming language.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

voltorb Re:What a crappy analogy (616 comments)

Your comment is full of buzzwords, but without real understanding of the issue. First of all, understand this: a desktop Linux distributions is not Android or iOS. There is no "app development". A Linux-based distribution is not "personal computing", "app market" or a car. Having trouble selling your "app"? Go somewhere else.

about 2 years ago
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Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

voltorb Re:WTF. (616 comments)

The problem is your extrapolating attitude. In your terms, you simply sound like "there a few sick people in country X, if you go there you'll just die." Been using Linux for more than 10 years, and I never had any real issue with audio. Go troll somewhere else.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Denies Windows 8 App Spying Via SmartScreen

voltorb Re:This is fishy. (198 comments)

Thank you, Microsoft. However, if you read it carefully, you will see that it says "We will use it for A and B. We won't use it for X and Y" and it doesn't say "We will use it for and only for A and B". This is why they need to mention that "we won't use it for X and Y". Of course I haven't actually used or installed Windows 8! Microsoft is known to lie and subvert their users, and I wouldn't trust anything with them. I haven't forgotten about their smear campaigns and FUDs on Open/Free software, Halloween documents or their beloved manipulation tactics "embrace, extend and extinguish".

about 2 years ago

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