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Comment Re:Haha, NOPE. (Score 3, Interesting) 238

First, good on you to start fixing things in the first week. I know that I miss the days of being able to download things off of sourceforge.

Secondly, do you have an overarching philosophy you can share about how you plan on running your new acquisitions. I know a mission statement is often a lame thing, but I think something that clearly explained your vision, and that people could judge your future actions by, would be nice..

Comment Re:Management structure and meritocracy (Score 1) 272

The inability of a pure meritocracy does not make it a moot point to enumerate its benefits. In fact, it makes it more important. Because, invariably, the lack of ability to achieve a pure meritocracy means that there will be required tradeoffs in which features are implemented.

If the only advantage to a meritocracy is that we eliminate the technically incompetent from certain jobs, that seems more like a binary sorting instead of any kind -ocracy.

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 2) 144

Old content has numerous rights issues from the way that residuals are paid in movies/TV (but not music). Therefore, it costs money to clear each old release for streaming. Therefore, some old content just isn't worth the effort.

New content, of course, has residual structures that take into account an "Internet" and "computers" and even "cellphones/tablets"

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 1) 144

It's kinda harsh to go back to 1976. We're primarilly talking about things being made now. Because that's what most people pirate, and where most of the money we're talking about is. And stuff shows up on Netflix like a year after theaters. HBO Go first.

I don't think anyone really cares about incentivizing studios to remaster the Breakfast Club for Bluray. I think people are talking about people pirating unreleased movies, etc.

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 2) 144

Movie companies would do (empahsis added) a much better job if they stopped trying to squash any sort of piracy, and focused more on providing what people want, in the form they want, when they want it, at a convenient price

Really? For like $20 a month, you have ad-free Hulu and Netflix. That's like a huge portion of content right there. How much more do you need before you can call "won" on the "can stream whatever I want from home for cheap"

Comment Re:Fixable - Easily (Score 3, Interesting) 48

redefining the float_t to being double is the problem, when it is already defined as something else

It's not being redefined. Because of the way the C compiler works, it has different values at different points of compilation, but never does one definition get overwritten by another one. (Analogous to many wrong API based errors). The fact you would think it's checked against by the compiler makes this cleverer, because you'd expect the machine to throw a warning if it was actually redefined.

And float_t is supposed to define (at least as wide as a float) the commonly used float type in this environment. According to the given spec, the min float type was supposed to be a double. If that were consistently included in all files, it would have actually triggered errors if you ever used a regular float function. The problem was not enough redefining

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