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Comment: Re:Citing Wikipedia (Score 1) 156

by drinkypoo (#47567411) Attached to: An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

It doesn't even take any depth. I've cited wikipedia on my website (the intent was to link to more information, not to utilize it as an exhaustive source) and later gone on to visit that link to make sure it still says what I want it to say only to find out that since I cited the article, the article cited the very page on which I had cited it. Whoever cited my page was either too lazy to check the bibliography, which was at the foot of the page as normal, or didn't care that they were potentially creating a circular reference one reference long.

Comment: Re:Erlang is overrated crap (Score 1) 309

by gweihir (#47566855) Attached to: Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

Sorry, for the person I have this observation from, 1000 was actually on the lower end of what he needed. And yes, that was the right approach to the problem. He then found Java was a toy pretending to be a professional tool.

He ended up using processes and shared memory, which was a lot more complicated but did not suffer from extreme slowdown above a few hundred threads. Erlang would have been a viable alternative.

I also did say that this capability of Erlang was "special purpose". So what do you complain about?

Comment: Re:Any Help Is Good (Score 1) 54

by drinkypoo (#47564773) Attached to: Airbnb Partners With Cities For Disaster Preparedness

I am glad that someone is thinking about disaster aid but the most neglected problem is the potential for a severe hurricane in highly crowded areas. South Florida can not be evacuated.

If it's not safe in the event of a disaster, then it's not safe now. Therefore, we should be evacuating it now, at least down to a reasonable level of population. You know those maximum capacity numbers that get written inside of businesses? Florida should have one, too.

Comment: Re:A critical need in disasters is housing (Score 1) 54

by drinkypoo (#47564763) Attached to: Airbnb Partners With Cities For Disaster Preparedness

This is a great idea. Getting people to think about opening their homes in times of a disaster before the disaster happens. Sort of like the organ donation sticker on your drivers license.

I don't have an organ donation sticker because there have been paramedics who have outright announced that they don't work as hard to save donors. I will continue to not donate until this is no longer true. If I were to join an organ donation scheme it would involve reciprocity. I might well, although I forget the name of the one I liked the look of, and of course the google results are all scientific papers. They must not have paid google for ad placement, so it's not coming up at all.

Comment: Re:Functional Programming? (Score 1) 309

by gweihir (#47562557) Attached to: Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

The author really has no clue. He also doe snot understand what static and dynamic typing means and that it is orthogonal to weak and strong typing. Or that whether you have GC or not is not necessarily dependent on the language. You can attach a GC to C and have it working reasonably well.

This article was written by an incompetent wannabe.

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