...but they get our shit to space.
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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.
# git remote add newupstream git://new.server/my-project
# git push master newupstream
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.
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.
Add in Government Control of the Internet via "Net Neutrality" and yeah, same boss = old boss.
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.
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.
Didn't read the paper eh?
They did do it with StringBuilder also - and showed a large improvement. It's like they read your mind!
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.
The FCC is doing this to grow the bureaucratic power of the federal government. That is what they (government agencies) do.
We are slowly slipping into tyranny, and the frogs aren't noticing the water is getting hotter.
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.
Worry beads also help. I used to have a hand mouth habit, but kept getting sick. Substituted worry beads (something to fiddle with) and I stopped getting sick. Do not underestimate the power of keeping your fingers away from your mouth.
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.
Never underestimate the ability of government to fix something until it doesn't work at all.
Again, they say the support the "technology" but let me know when they actually support a build-out of that technology.
NOT a strawman.