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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

wed128 Re:New langauge (240 comments)

There's a difference between linking C libraries (Many non-c++ languages can do this) vs Stroustrup's insistance that a c++ compiler must be able to compile C code. this requirement is one of the reasons C++ is such a mess.

5 days ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

wed128 Re:Distance (92 comments)

ios too.

about a week ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

wed128 Re:Err... Wait a minute... (92 comments)

How does the ISP have any say about my internal network? they can pry my cat6 from my cold dead hands.

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

wed128 Re:anarchists cookbook? (410 comments)

So a degree in chemistry and a job in the military means someone's irresponsible? That's a pretty offensive statement. I can speak for the man in question, but *both* of those things are indicators of responsibility in my experience.

Now if you had said "your husband is a manic depressive, and likes to torture animals"...then i would get it.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

wed128 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

whatever new OSX is released 7 years from now.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

wed128 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

it would be MUCH easier for the camera, or bluetooth, to *always* work in cyanogenmod if the project had access to specifications for the hardware. a lot of the hardware interfacing in cyanogenmod is reverse-engineered because datasheets just aren't available to the general public.

Manufacturers don't have this issue; they have specifications for their hardware.

about a month ago
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DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

wed128 Re:I don't drink coffee. (228 comments)

I'm curious about what you think "good beer" is.

about a month and a half ago
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GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

wed128 Re:Cool project (314 comments)

Port it to what? I'm not sure you understand the article.

about a month and a half ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

wed128 Re:Same reason blu-ray didn't take off (204 comments)

Problem is, there is no ideal ppi, there's an ideal ppr (pixels per radian) which varies with screen-to-eye distance. so 1080p is ok across the room, but not right in your face. GP is lying, a monitor would have to be pretty huge for 8k to not be ok...

about a month and a half ago
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Adam Carolla Settles With Podcasting Patent Troll

wed128 Re:Dammit! Adam you rolled over... (63 comments)

They are not Nielson, but they are a significant (if not perfectly distributed) sample of podcast listeners, and one of very few centralized sources of data on the subject.

about 2 months ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

wed128 Re:The obvious /. question... (215 comments)

of course it will...only a matter of time.

about 2 months ago
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Raspberry Pi Gameboy

wed128 Re:The golden question.. (60 comments)

Not to be a grammar nazi, but why did you single-quote the word 'emulating'? Did you mean it ironically or something? The word itself seems to be used correctly...

about 3 months ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

wed128 Re:No exhaustive.. (285 comments)

Stroustrup isn't really a great programmer, he's a guy who did a great job marketing a really terrible programming language.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

wed128 Re:Misguided (176 comments)

True, but not for under 10 watts...
it's all about trade-offs.

about 4 months ago
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France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"

wed128 Re:Easy. (138 comments)

Non-damaging to the drone

These inexpensive toy drones are pretty lightweight. I doubt a paintball *wouldn't* damage the drone...

about 4 months ago
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Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With Super AMOLED 2560X1600 Display

wed128 Re:No word on cost (176 comments)

But without anything like iTunes behind it.

Not having iTunes sounds like a feature...they should charge a premium.

about 4 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

wed128 Re:Not any time soon (305 comments)

This is why we still have HTTP with cookies, HTML, JavaScript and Flash rather than a new protocol.

Flash can be safely ignored, because it's going away.

That leaves HTTP, HTML, and Javascript.
A new protocol that did all the stuff as a transport protocol, markup language, and scripting language would be a bloated mess. There's a reason that the functionality is separated this way. People often use each of these technologies separately.

about 4 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

wed128 Re:IPv6 Addresses (305 comments)

With variable length, no less

about 4 months ago

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