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Comment: Re: News for nerds (Score 1) 860

by Archwyrm (#49684215) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
You are forgiven. I believe OP used the term "scientism" to distinguish dogmatic thinking based on someone's misguided idea of the principles of science from the actual thing. Essentially you have just agreed with the OP thus it is kind of pointless to have picked a part out of context to rebut. However, congratulations on all the mod points you received for it.

Comment: Re:If that's what you want (Score 2) 648

by Archwyrm (#48856567) Attached to: Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming
Too bad Groovy's REPL is very nearly utterly useless since it can only compile and run a single statement/block at a time:

groovy:000> def num = 1
===> 1
groovy:000> println(num)
Unknown property: num

There are a lot of other things wrong with Groovy but I get how attractive it can be after you have already painted yourself into a corner with loads of horrendous Java code. I get paid to write Groovy (among other things) but I'd rather be writing Python.

Comment: Re:"It took significant resources" (Score 1) 265

by Archwyrm (#48363497) Attached to: Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming
Um, I'm that guy too. These days there are more Linux games out there than I have time to spend playing them. Plus, my two biggest gaming time sinks got ported: Civilization 5 and Mount & Blade: Warband.

Gone are the days of fussing around with Wine or going through the hassle of discarding my workspace to boot Windows. Hence I don't bother considering buying games that are Windows exclusive.

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