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Comment C is for mission critical software (Score 1) 286

C is for mission critical software. Most other compilers, even C++, are too big to be verified properly.
The demand for things that don't randomly crash has gone down, we take bugs for granted now, therefore C naturally loses popularity in favour of languages that don't take coding so seriously.

Comment Funny how so many fell for this.. (Score 1) 488

It's an obvious attempt at disinformation.
Snowden answers a simple question that everyone semi-skilled in IT knows, how long deduplication takes.
This gets blown up to the retarded conclusion that 650k emails were duplicates. In the process trying to drag Snowdens and Wikileaks reputation through the mud.

This is quite obviously the state propaganda-machine ar work.

Comment Re: A wild noscript purist appears (Score 1) 171

I really don't care what you do, I prefer a Web without all that shit, unless you implement it properly ie. create a suitable standard, and implement it natively if you really have to.
The current spaghetti of dynamic nonsense has lead us to every single bad design decision ever made in software development being made mandatory on every pc.

Comment Re: Numerology (Score 1) 183

The first time we stumbled upon pi or any one of the constants, they were also just arbitrary numbers.

But sure, it's way too premature to be making any sort of publications about analysis like this.
If this value starts popping up when doing various unrelated research, it may warrant a closer look.

Comment Re: So much for stability and uptimes... (Score 1) 175

That's the thing, the features that interest me, are high amounts of code auditing = security, and good multiplatform which also proves a high level of workmanship and modularity of the code.
That's also why I like ext3, which is among the most well audited code in Linux. It actually goes further to protect you from many types of buggy drivers and disk hardware implementations.
ZFS and btrfs style multilayer filesystems only interest me insofar that they offer online dynamic multidrive spanning, but these types of features are still much lower priority for me.

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