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Comment: Re: Centralized on GitHub! LOL! (Score 1) 110

GitHub negates the decentralization of git in order to make it practical for real world use.

Negates? No - it just provides a single location through with to share code. You're confusing "using a central repository" with "requiring a central repository." It is just above trivial for any git project to switch to a new "central" server through with to share code.

Comment: Re: Centralized on GitHub! LOL! (Score 2) 110

# git remote add newupstream git://new.server/my-project
# git push master newupstream

Aaaaand, done.

You're not going to do that with Subversion anytime soon. Sorry - I like SVN. But to claim that having a central repository is anything like *requiring* a central repository is just missing the point.

Comment: Re:New boss - same as the old boss (Score 3, Interesting) 79

Not a troll. They are ALREADY trying to figure out how to stifle free speech. Net Neutrality the concept is great. Net Neutrality as defined by Politicians and the current laws is so screwed up as to be dangerous.

And with the President's penchant for "executive orders", just imagine how the next one will screw it up even more.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 1) 480

by Atzanteol (#49339899) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

Which makes it very strange that they would think to write a paper on it. It's not even worth a blog post.

Not to mention that in the Java implementation they're writing to a BufferedWriter. So even with the StringBuilder they're comparing "concatenating a string, writing it to a buffer and writing that to disk" to "copying strings to a buffer then writing that to disk."

If you do more work it takes longer. QED.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 1) 480

by Atzanteol (#49339683) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

In the Java application they're using a BufferedWriter as well - so they're buffering before the OS buffer.

It seems pretty clear to me that "concatenating a string then writing it to a buffer and flushing that to disk" would be faster than "writing a bunch of strings to a buffer then flush that to disk." They're basically copying that data around at least twice.

Comment: Re:Anyone who believes Wikipedia (Score 1) 264

I disagree with your first statement but agree with the second. Most people believe what their friends and uncritical family members tell them and do zero verification with outside resources. Trusting Wikipedia, while risky, is a big step up from that. It's way over the top to say they're complete idiots for doing so. Otherwise everybody is a complete idiot for believing in anything they haven't themselves verified - and we can hardly expect such rampant skepticism to lead to a better society.

Comment: Re:What is Net Neutrality anyhow???? (Score 1) 312


It isn't what was promised, is having crushing problems. Even if you want Universal Healthcare, this is not what this is. It was doomed to fail. And don't give me any leftwing excuses and anecdotal evidence as proof that it is working. It isn't.

Comment: Re:What is Net Neutrality anyhow???? (Score 1) 312

If you believe the government is doing this for "net neutrality" reasons, you're both blind and stupid. What the government passed was NOT Net Neutrality. It was dressed up like it, but putting lipstick on a pig doesn't make it a whore. And this is very much like putting lipstick on a pig, in the end, you're gonna get Sausage instead of a nice blowjob.

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