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Comment: Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (Score 1) 361

by CajunArson (#47929277) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Considering the first graphical web browser was written for the Next Operating system, I'm going to assume that your stupid little rant is to make you feel better about hating Windows (wow! aren't you a rebel!) and less about anything to do with software development... of which you obviously know nothing.

Comment: Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (Score 1) 361

by CajunArson (#47928937) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

I was waiting for somebody to fall into the "BUT LIBRARIES!" trap...

You do realize that you just said that Windows 8 now follows the UNIX PHILOSOPHY because boy oh boy does it have libraries!

Oh... but you didn't really mean that you say? You meant.. MODULAR instead right? Well in that case, if you actually knew anything about SystemD, you would know that it *is* modular almost to a fault so that's no it either.

Comment: Simple set of pipelined utilties! (Score 5, Interesting) 361

by CajunArson (#47926247) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

It sounds great in theory but...
1. If you really buy that principle and want to enforce it religiously, then please never use a web browser again (even Lynx!), not to mention any other complex program that isn't formed from a bunch of small "do one thing well!" utilities that are executed in a pipeline.

2. Please tear up your Richard Stallman fanclub cards because what little software he's written has mostly been Emacs and Emacs is the anti-UNIX based on the "pure" UNIX philosophy.

That't the issue: Every single person who hates SystemD because "UNIX PHILOSOPHY!!" has no problem violating that philosophy to actually get things done in a whole bunch of other areas. That's not even bringing up the fact that SystemD is.. wait for it... built from a bunch of individual utilities that can actually be used by non-systemd programs.

Comment: Software Business Methods are in danger (Score 1) 118

by CajunArson (#47892537) Attached to: Software Patents Are Crumbling, Thanks To the Supreme Court

If it's a "software patent" where it's really just a financial transaction with an "on a computer" part added, then it's in trouble.

However, lots & lots of patents that include computing systems where software is in the mix will be perfectly fine as long as they are actually directed to technological improvements as opposed to business method + computer claims.

Comment: Not that unusual (Score 5, Insightful) 35

It's very common for a paper to get rejected on the initial go-around but for the journal in question to provide hints about how the problems with the paper could be addressed to make it publishable.

The bigger issue here appears to be that the followup process didn't happen in a thorough and rigorous manner or that all the extra data the journal requested ended up being manipulated/faked.


Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina 85

Posted by samzenpus
from the we're-going-to-need-a-bigger-rock-hammer dept.
sciencehabit writes Researchers working in Argentina have discovered the most complete skeleton of a titanosaur, a group of gigantic plant-eating dinosaurs that dominated the Southern Hemisphere beginning about 90 million years ago. The new dino, named Dreadnoughtus schrani, was 26 meters long and weighed about 59 metric tons—that is, twice as long as Tyrannosaurus rex and as heavy as a herd of elephants. That puts it on a par with other well-known giants such as Argentinosaurus (but it's four times as large as the perhaps better known Diplodocus). The researchers say that the beast was so big it would have had no fear of predators. And it was about to get bigger: A close examination of the fossils, especially its back and shoulder bones, indicates that the animal was still growing when it died.

Comment: I'm in favor of a free vacation for Bennett (Score 0) 253

by CajunArson (#47816325) Attached to: Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

That's right, we can send Bennett over to our friends at ISIS and he can give them annoyling irrelevant advice about the exact type of eco-aware synthetic materials that they should use in their head-chopping knife scabbards. If we're lucky, they'll chop their own heads off in sheer frustration after they're done with him, and we'll kill 2 birds with one stone.

Comment: Re:Display server (Score 3, Insightful) 826

by CajunArson (#47750949) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

[quote]Right now I'm running two copies of Eclipse from a VM, displaying on the host machine's desktop using X-forwarding. Under Wayland, that'll require either pushing megabytes of pixels every time I scroll a window, or using some god-awful VNC crap.[/quote]

Let me fix that for you:

Using X-forwarding *right freaking now* you are pushing megabytes of pixels every time you scroll a window because every single modern toolkit operates that way and you have obviously got problems distinguishing between a simple tutorial on the 1985 version of xterm vs. how real applications that are forwarded over sockets in the real world actually behave.

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