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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

war4peace Re:Too Much MS FUD (121 comments)

mimimi.
Now seriously, I see an Apple-related article on a daily basis. I own no Apple devices, nor would I ever. Still, I ain't complaining, just move on to the next article.
Might help you if you do the same in relation to Microsoft-related articles.

yesterday
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

war4peace Re:Terrible names (340 comments)

Slowly, they're closing in the gap from Linux naming conventions :)

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

war4peace Re:Modula-3 FTW! (463 comments)

Does it work when you think of shit as pudding?

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

war4peace Re:Discussion is outdated (463 comments)

I realized that usually count of bugs is proportional to lines of code multiplied by how many people work on the project, and bug fixing speed is inversely proportional to the same variable multiplication.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

war4peace Re:Modula-3 FTW! (463 comments)

Oh no, not the VHS versus Betamax all over again!
Pascal needed a paid license, C++ did not. It's as simple as that.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

war4peace Re:Modula-3 FTW! (463 comments)

I'm a C beginner and I don't think curly brackets (not braces) are anything BUT readable.
Pascal is easy for me, parsing HTML and XML are no problem, parentheses are fine, but when I try making heads and tails of curly brackets I fall flat on my face.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

war4peace Re:Middle wheel/button seems to work ok, no? (420 comments)

It's under warranty and doesn't bother me as much. Not to mention I absolutely suck at small hardware tinkering.
My absolute favorite would be a scroll wheel barely poking above a middle button into which it would be embedded, allowing for button-type middle click as well as scrolling just by moving a finger up by a fraction of an inch.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

war4peace Re:Middle wheel/button seems to work ok, no? (420 comments)

Not trying to flamebait, but this looks more like a "me, oldtimer, can't adapt" thing.
Indeed, some mice have a harder to press mid-button/scroll wheel, but there are some which are easier to press. I have a G700S and the middle click requires greater finger pressure than I'd like, however I bought it because it features both step-by step scrolling and continuous, which is the feature I was looking for. At any rate, I remapped middle click to a side button too and retrained my muscle memory.

2 days ago
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Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships

war4peace Re:We can only hope... (226 comments)

Next step: Endless Legend. Go try it, you'll likely be impressed.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Researchers Use Light Beams To Charge Smartphones

war4peace Unanswered questions (65 comments)

1. Would infrared work just as well?
2. What happens if the phone orientation is incorrect? Light beam reaches its side or the phone lies face-up.
3. What happens if multiple phones are detected?
4. What happens if the phone is turned off?

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

war4peace Re:No (184 comments)

"Computer expert" is a broad, broad definition. Nobody's a "computer expert", except in their narrow field.
So ease off with the smug. One might be an expert in their field and totally suck at another, both computer-related.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

war4peace Re: The average human being (291 comments)

There is not reason why a distribution in general should be normal, and many of them aren't.

If they're nor large enough or random enough, yes.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

war4peace Re:The average human being (291 comments)

Doesn't matter which frame of reference you use.
Say you go absurd and link intelligence with weight. There's still gonna be an average, a median and 50% of the population lower / higher than that. And given the very large values (full Earth population, around 7B souls), there will be normal distribution simply because there are so many data points.

about two weeks ago
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Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

war4peace Re:Planets? (170 comments)

Interesting point. Let's say a planet orbits the Sun once every 1000 years (Pluto's is almost 248 years). This means roughly 4.6 million planetary "years" from that planet's reference frame. Did Earth clear its orbital neighborhood in 4.6 million years? Probably not.

about two weeks ago
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Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source

war4peace Re:Being nice is why business is a clusterfsck (359 comments)

While talking to some good friends from the USA (current and former colleagues), I found this out:
- When Person A comes to you and asks for your opinion/feedback on person X (which they are considering hiring), you are not allowed to say person X sucks. At most, you can refrain from commenting. Reason? Person X might sue you. In Romania (where I live), person A actually expects you to be honest and nobody's suing you for saying person X sucks.

IMO this would make it a lot harder to hire someone based on informed opinions. You have to do some guesswork. It's counterintuitive.
Now, I don't condone attitudes like Linus's either, and I think both are extremes of the same range. On one hand, you have someone who doesn't give a rat's ass about other people and ranks them based on their usefulness (and shows that). on the other hand, you have a society so afraid of being sued that they're afraid to speak their mind openly.

There's a lot of middle ground to cover and I think both sides should migrate towards the centerline, if even a little bit.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

war4peace Re:One mile? (781 comments)

My primary school was twice that distance and I walked it alone back and forth every day since the age of six.
Granted, a large city is more dangerous, but this over-protection is becoming ridiculous.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

war4peace Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (890 comments)

"an eye for an eye" can be easily used with no victims. So newspaper X puts up a cartoon of Mohammed the Prophet. Newspaper Y could put up a cartoon with Jesus, making is a zero-sum game. Problem solved.

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

war4peace Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Which is enough to realize you don't want any of that :)

about two weeks ago
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SystemD Gains New Networking Features

war4peace Re:Fuck Me (552 comments)

Any stats on how often does that happen? Or is it just an assumption?

about two weeks ago

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