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Interviews: Guido van Rossum Answers Your Questions

zepo1a Summary (169 comments)

"Guido wasted not time answering your questions and you'll find his responses below."

Just like editor wasted not time editing/checking the summary before posting.

Zep--

1 year,2 days
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Nobel Prize Winner Says DNA Performs Quantum Teleportation

zepo1a Re:umm (347 comments)

er, damn..I meant A Hard Days Night...damn you /. for no edit post function!

more than 3 years ago
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Nobel Prize Winner Says DNA Performs Quantum Teleportation

zepo1a Re:umm (347 comments)

I believe it's the first chord to Help! by the Beatles. ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Duke Nukem Forever Back In Development

zepo1a In Other News... (356 comments)

Pigs seen flying and record cold temperatures in Hell. :)

more than 3 years ago
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At Google, You're Old and Gray At 40

zepo1a Re:Not just Google (543 comments)

I applied to Origin Systems in the late 80's after I got my CS Degree, I was 28. Had a phone interview, at one point the guy (kid?) interviewing me told said "You're kind of old, we don't think you could handle the pressure." Seriously..28...kind of "old"? Lulz.

more than 4 years ago
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AMD's Fusion Processor Combines CPU and GPU

zepo1a Re:The simpsons (240 comments)

Yo Dawg, I herd you like to GPU while you CPU so I put a GPU in your CPU so you can GPU while you CPU.

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Sued Over PS3 "Other OS" Removal

zepo1a Other OS wasn't available on Launch PS3s (546 comments)

I may be mis-remembering, but at PS3 Launch OtherOS support was not in the Firmware yet (1.3 or 1.5 something), OtherOS came to the firmware later...1.6 something? So they could say they added a feature then took it away until the date they started shipping the systems supporting OtherOS out of the box. Or maybe it was support for OtherOS Linux other than Yellowdog that was added later. I forget. I use Other OS, haven't updated yet and the DNS hack seems to not work anymore to get on PSN.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Sued Over PS3 "Other OS" Removal

zepo1a Re:Well... (546 comments)

IANAL... But I believe you are already joined, unless you "opt out" by fileing your own suit. Isn't that how class actions work?

more than 3 years ago
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SCO Asks Judge To Give Them the Unix Copyright

zepo1a Re:Can I get my Unix license back? (286 comments)

So, does that mean that everyone who paid for a Unix license from SCO can sue SCO to get a refund? Or is Microsoft too embarrassed to admit what they have done?

Fixed that for you... :)

more than 4 years ago
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SCO Asks Judge To Give Them the Unix Copyright

zepo1a CLANG! (286 comments)

[clang]
CORPSE COLLECTOR: Bring out your dead!
NOVELL: Here's one.
CORPSE COLLECTOR: Nine pence.
SCO: I'm not dead!
CORPSE COLLECTOR: What?
NOVELL: Nothing. Here's your nine pence.
SCO: I'm not dead!

more than 4 years ago
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BioShock 2's First DLC Already On Disc

zepo1a Speaking of being boned by DLC (466 comments)

Dragon Age:

I got boned by that "Keep" DLC with the storage box. I made it to the top of the Keep, killed everything, on the way out I notice that Picture you click to make a chest pop out of the wall..I'm overloaded so, Hey I'll just bop down to the storage box, unload and come back.

NOPE! Since I "Beat" the Keep , the doors now no longer open, Chest lost forever. I was so pissed.

They could have just dumped that damn storage box at camp since the door to the keep was closed forever after you beat it. I paid for that damn Keep and now I can't enter it? What Bullshit.

more than 4 years ago
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Rock Band 3 Officially Announced For Holiday 2010

zepo1a Oh God No (76 comments)

It also said that due to royalties it would need to be more "selective" about track listings,...

This sounds like "let's include more stuff like "Visions" and "I'll get By" where the artist is happy we included them in our game, not like those big rock stars with their big egos and good music and wanting a decent royalty, a pox on them!"

more than 4 years ago
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The Value of BASIC As a First Programming Language

zepo1a VB.NET (548 comments)

I use VB.NET (2005 and up) mostly at work. Back in the olden days when I was in college, we learned, in order. BASIC 1 & 2, FORTRAN, COBOL 1 & 2 and then ASSEMBLER for your degree.

I was a VIC-20 hacker and then moved to C-64 and then ATARI 800XL (mixing basic and ML) before I started my college days. When Turbo C came along I bought that and learned a bit on my own, by that time they were also teaching that at the college I had went to so I went back and took a semester of C.

I like all those languages, but BASIC is still my favorite. I'll take an app I've coded here for work, and for fun, recode it in C# (or even C...C++ I consider a nightmare), but really, there is no difference anymore speed wise for your basic apps. Yeah, I'm not writing device drivers or sending bits through serial ports or IN and OUT ing to the sound card, but then not everything needs to be coded to the bare metal ALL THE TIME. When it's required I can do it, but most of the time, it's not

Yeah, back in the day I ditched basic for a while and used C because the basic interpreters were slow. But today, I'm happy with VB.NET (and C#).

I'll never understand the hate for BASIC. It's a tool, you can use it right or you can use it wrong.

more than 4 years ago
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Dead Pigs Used To Investigate Ocean's "Dead Zones"

zepo1a Re:Change from the original plan (106 comments)

Oh brother you're on a roll, where's the "douchebag with mod points" report button?

more than 4 years ago
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Dead Pigs Used To Investigate Ocean's "Dead Zones"

zepo1a Re:Change from the original plan (106 comments)

You modded the Parent troll? Got a stick up your ass or something? That was funny.

more than 4 years ago
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Researchers Find Way To Zap RSA Algorithm

zepo1a PS3 (173 comments)

Isn't this how the lastest guy who claimed to hack the PS3 did it also? Copycats! :)

more than 4 years ago
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Dead Pigs Used To Investigate Ocean's "Dead Zones"

zepo1a Re:Change from the original plan (106 comments)

I heard they were going to use dead cats, but the "101 Uses for a Dead Cat" publishing lobby vetoed that idea as changing the title of the book series to 102 would be too costly.

more than 4 years ago
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Window Pain

zepo1a Re:TL;DR (223 comments)


1. Create Pseudonym of Harrington Carnegie Bartholomew & pimp newly created blog to /.
2. ???
3 Profit!

more than 4 years ago

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Sony Sued Over Linux Removal On PS3

zepo1a zepo1a writes  |  more than 3 years ago

zepo1a (958353) writes "Snip from article: "Court files reveal that Sony will appear in court on August 25th and September 1st, 2010 to face the charges brought against them. In a http://ia331218.us.archive.org/2/items/gov.uscourts.cand.226894/gov.uscourts.cand.226894.1.0.pdf seventeen page long case file, everything is carefully documented about the feature being touted as a key component of the PS3 and why it was unlawful to remove the feature from current PS3 units. In the case filing, the plaintiffs claims the removal of the 'OS' feature causes them to lose money and that Sony changed the system settings and more."
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