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Comment: Re:Maybe C developers are more honest (Score 1) 264

by Drethon (#49636953) Attached to: C Code On GitHub Has the Most "Ugly Hacks"
From what I've seen with Java and C#, the coders are less likely to understand they wrote an ugly hack. C on the other hand the coders tend to better understand their language and what is good and bad. One C# program I was working with stuffed everything into one massive class with a dozen tiny supporting classes. Took me forever to figure out what it was doing with all the duplication that could have been removed with proper inheritance.

Comment: Re:Because of the action of a few ... (Score 1) 195

by Drethon (#49628183) Attached to: French Version of 'Patriot Act' Becomes Law

Everybody brings their own morality to their religion, not the other way around

Yep, I see religion as a reflection of humanity, not the other way around. Admittedly religion allows a few people to feed their chosen morality to many but people seem to follow the leader one way or the other.

Comment: Why stand alone small devices? (Score 1) 144

I suppose the price point just isn't there but...

I've through for a long time we only need two computing devices, one high performance but too big to be portable, one as fast as possible while still pocket size and long battery life. Then have a bunch of wireless interface devices. Your smartphone, tablet, keyboard or anything that is vaguely portable can just talk with your pocket computer. Then when you get home they can talk to your faster, non portable device to increase performance.

Comment: Re:Make them drink it ... (Score 1) 328

Toluene, found in pine oil:
Xylene, found in wood tar:

The pine trees in my back yard probably put as much of these in the creek as they detected in the paper. I'm not saying it is healthy for you but nasty stuff has been in our water for as long as there have been people. The petroleum industry has made this worse but I wouldn't immediately attribute nearly undetectable quantities of a chemical to them

Comment: Re:Damn... (Score 1) 494

by Drethon (#49559467) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

It is normal moron. In fact 1.5 generations ago men in many parts of the west preferred them too.

And not that many generations ago most men preferred riding horses. This is a statement about the present how?

On the other hand, to each his own. Last I checked there isn't a particular lack of women (or men) for most tastes.

"A car is just a big purse on wheels." -- Johanna Reynolds