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Comment: Re:yet if we did it (Score 1) 339

I believe the opt out is only in relation to the law banning the use of wireless electronic devices. That would mean that only being charged under that statute would potentially allow interpretation of his duties to qualify. Other distracted driving statues and reasonable care would still apply.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 508

by Assmasher (#47746977) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

This.

I've written services/daemons using Qt simply to make it easily extensible because the framework I built was multi-process with IPC and each process could be heavily multi-threaded.

Qt abstracted away a lot of things that would have made the project difficult to build on many *nix platforms.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 508

by Assmasher (#47746953) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

One of the overlooked advantages with using Java on the server/middleware side is that long running processes in real production environments often have to deal with memory fragmentation, with C++ this is often a very serious, and sometime virtually impossible situation to deal with (writing a pre-allocating memory manager is a non trivial task and you have to worry about people misusingit.) In Java (which I don't personally enjoy working in, but can appreciate), this issue is, for the most part, gone - and in those rare cases where you have to directly intervene, it is trivial to do so.

Given the skill of the average "I work at a bank building IFX/OFX software" developer, I'd rather they stuck to Java...

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 508

by Assmasher (#47746931) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

I can't use a statically typed language without being constantly pelted with reminders of their limitations. No, you can't compile that, you didn't use quite the right punctuation in the type name. Sorry, I couldn't protect you from that null pointer, even though I have decades of research and all the source code available to me. Oh, you want a type that could be one of several types? Have fun with those runtime downcasts, or null pointers, or whatever.

Personally, it sounds like you want to be as sloppy as you like... Nobody should be protecting you from null pointers except yourself.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 508

by Assmasher (#47746859) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

I don't particularly care for Java primarily because it really is verbose, but the reason Java is so prevalent is that it is an excellent middleware language solution that made it possible in the late 90's and early aughts for companies that would never have managed to build these systems with C++ (just not enough C++ people who don't hang themselves and your company 5 times a day.)

You could argue that if they couldn't do it with C++ they shouldn't have been doing it anyhow, but there'd be hundreds of thousands fewer jobs in the software industry as a result.

Piracy

33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater 463

Posted by Soulskill
from the know-when-to-fold-'em dept.
An anonymous reader writes: Philip Danks used a camcorder to record Fast & Furious 6 in a U.K. cinema. Later, he shared it via bittorrent and allegedly sold physical copies. Now, he's been sentenced to 33 months in prison for his actions. "In Court it was claimed that Danks' uploading of Fast 6 resulted in more than 700,000 downloads, costing Universal Pictures and the wider industry millions of pounds in losses." Danks was originally told police weren't going to take any action against him, but he unwisely continued to share the movie files after his initial detainment with authorities.

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