The JVM and C# garbage VMs *are* specialized memory managers. That's why they do work so well. You just get them "for free" with the environment.
Ah, yes that is true. I was a bit myopic thinking about my specific circumstances there. But you are right - COTS stuff is being sold well after the original development has been done.
The original idea is good - give that monopoly for a fixed period of time. That way "better" art can be more profitable than "crap." The period of time, however, needs to be reasonable and short. Certainly within the creators lifetime and probably a small fraction of that. I don't make money off code I wrote 10 years ago - it's absurd that an artist would expect the same.
That version is coming. It's very buggy though and will take another 2 years to get to alpha. In the mean time enjoy this "working well enough for what the developer wanted" version.
Actually garbage collecting environments like the JVM deal with lots of small object creation on the heap much faster than compiled C++ for example.
+1 - very cool project.
Massachusetts has its own exchange. You should be able to find out here:
Exactly. Why is this so hard to understand for people?
"that it can be stolen" is not a "problem" unique to bitcoins. That it is not officially sanctioned does not mean this was not theft. If I had $1,000,000 worth of paintings it would be theft even though the paintings are not currency. Why isn't it the same with BTC?
And now I un-did my moderations by posting non-AC. *sigh*
That's true - technically by numbers of viewers the trolls may be outnumbered. But Slashdot's "value add" has always been the rich discussion and comment system. And in that arena the trolls are definitely more active and visible.
I think it's time Slashdot editors started doing more active culling of posts that will very obviously have no benefit. Give an editor unlimited mod points and mod down off-topic, stupid, etc. posts. The ones that derail any decent conversation right out of the gate *all the f'ing time*.
"What's the point of this? Why not spend more time getting chicks." (just mod it down - nobody cares that some luddite doesn't like new things)
"Just use a Mac!" (as answer to every-single-ask slashdot no matter how off-topic).
Many many more...
Of course that would mean editors doing *work* so it's bound to fail...
The monoculture in food culture has nothing to do with GMO. In fact there is an issue but it's been caused by more traditional selection which has taken place over thousands of years before GMO was even technically possible.
So - no - you have no sound reasons. Scientific or otherwise.
Well yes, but not in "white sugar" and "HFCS". They're nearly the same thing (50/50 fructose/glucose in one and 55/45 fructose/glucose in the other).
You've switched arguments. You went right from "it should be banned because it's bad" to "it should be banned because I find it gross and many other people will." The latter has no bearing on the former.
What does it matter whether people would find it gross if they knew what it was? It's not like they're eating soylent green.
Do you want to ban sausages too?