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New Binary Diffing Algorithm Announced By Google

youthoftoday Re:uses a primitive automatic disassembler (192 comments)

Yes but they'd have to assume that the head revision was exactly the same. What if people applied some patches but not others?

about 5 years ago
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New Binary Diffing Algorithm Announced By Google

youthoftoday Re:dictionary (192 comments)

It's pronounced exactly the same as French. Only with a British accent.

about 5 years ago
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Does Bing Have Google Running Scared?

youthoftoday Re:Yes, it could. (560 comments)

It's mutually recursive with "Google". It's just no-one's figured out what Google stands for...

more than 5 years ago
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Options For a Laptop With a Broken Screen?

youthoftoday Re:Donate it? (544 comments)

Regular flier?

more than 5 years ago
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Self-Encrypting Hard Drives and the New Security

youthoftoday Re:Decryption (205 comments)

at last! secure /dev/null !

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Sees Linux As Bigger Competitor Than Apple

youthoftoday Could this be... (596 comments)

Could this finally be the year of Apple in the server room?

more than 5 years ago
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Is the Relational Database Doomed?

youthoftoday Re:Voldemort! (344 comments)

A Harry Potter fan? Voldemort? Surely the name is the one thing that'll *prevent* approval?

more than 5 years ago
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Get Out of Sprint Free

youthoftoday Expensive (153 comments)

$0.75 ... so that's seventy-five dollars?

more than 5 years ago
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Here Comes iPhone Nano, But Not In the US

youthoftoday Re:Why build an iPhone Nano? (177 comments)

at least with a Mac you don't get "it looks like you're writing a letter!"

more than 5 years ago
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Dell's XPS 730x Core I7 Gaming System Reviewed

youthoftoday Re:1st post (171 comments)

Yes. My PowerBook G4 12 inch machine has really excellent speakers.

more than 5 years ago
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How to Deal With an Aging Brain?

youthoftoday Re:I use gun. (684 comments)

Don't tell me, you're a postal worker?

more than 5 years ago
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Sleeping On the Job

youthoftoday why? (4 comments)

see title

more than 5 years ago
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Will ParanoidLinux Protect the Truly Paranoid?

youthoftoday Re:Suggestion (236 comments)

Twitter, is that you?

more than 5 years ago

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What happens to your brain when you're coding?

youthoftoday youthoftoday writes  |  more than 6 years ago

youthoftoday (975074) writes "Discussions with friends have shown that we all have slightly different mental approaches to coding. I personally find that often the code just appears under my fingers. Sometimes when trying to code something complex (usually with pointers) I have to actively stop thinking about the problem and some more abstract part of my brain over which I have no control writes the code for me. This seems to raise a few eyebrows.

So how do slashdot readers write code? Cold and logical? Subconscious and inexplicable? Is there some truth in http://xkcd.com/323 ?"
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Ten-year Anniversary Ask Slashdot

youthoftoday youthoftoday writes  |  more than 6 years ago

youthoftoday writes "I offer Slashdot the very warmest congratulations on reaching ten years. I and many thousands of others have enjoyed reading, discussing and contributing to the net's best news source. In that time certain themes have come and gone. But some remain, often unanswered.

In the spirit of celebration, I would like to ask Slashdot readers questions that are as pertinent as they ever have been: does it run Linux? and who will have the first post?."
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youthoftoday youthoftoday writes  |  more than 7 years ago

youthoftoday writes "I'm embarking on a project to churn through a few thousand short files, run various regular expressions to parse them into a symbolic format and drop them into a database. I've considered Ruby, Python, Perl, Tcl... I'm prepared to learn a language, but I'm keen to stick to something interpreted (I can already feel the flames).

Do Slashdotters have favourite languages for this kind of application? Does one rise above the rest for speed, suitability or expressiveness for this sort of problem? Is there one implementation with far better regexp functionality or speed than the rest?"
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youthoftoday youthoftoday writes  |  more than 7 years ago

youthoftoday (975074) writes "In what will see thousands reaching for their calendars to check it's not April the first, Vista has taken its first casualties: a couple of Vista certified monitors. According to the article these monitors, made by Benq, are 'the first in the industry to receive the Works with Windows Vista logo'.
Be warned. Using this monitor with your computer may require an operating system upgrade..."
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youthoftoday youthoftoday writes  |  more than 7 years ago

youthoftoday (975074) writes "As part of a recent piece of coursework (I'm a student) I talked to a number of people about how many windows they typically have open at any one time. I recieved a startling range of responses, and that got me thinking about what people consider a 'normal' working environment in terms of the number of windows they have open and what they like to get done.

I usually have about 25 windows open and about 15 tabs in my browser (over two monitors) as a standard working environment in Mac OS X. I usually keep a set of windows in position for about 5 days between restarts. Others prefer to close windows for applications they're not using right at this minute. And we all know people who are scared to have more than one window open.

So how do slashdotters use their OSses?"

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Javascript in new /. site hangs Camino

youthoftoday youthoftoday writes  |  more than 7 years ago Whenevever I visit article.pl (Read More for any story) my browser hangs for a few seconds whilst a script goes wrong before asking me if I want to terminate the unreponsive script.
I'm using Camino 1.0.2 on Mac OS 10.4.8.
Does anyone get the same problem?

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