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Comment: Re:what could possibly go wrong? (Score 1) 257

by Greyfox (#47781373) Attached to: DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications
Yes, in that case they'll probably be at-fault, which really isn't much consolation when you have to stop everything you were planning on doing to deal with your damaged-ass car. And if you're seriously injured or killed in the accident, that will further ruin your day. And if you're really unlucky, the other driver will not be carrying insurance. The only time I've ever been in an accident that involved another driver, the other driver wasn't. And yes, it was required by law in that state. And yes, my insurance was pretty good about paying for my damages while they were suing the bejesus out of them. Took a month to put my car back together, and the body shop really didn't do a very good job of it. So in general if you can avoid an accident, it's really better to do so, no matter whose fault it's going to turn out to be.

Comment: Well Lessee (Score 1) 377

by Greyfox (#47779373) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
Cards against humanity if you're having friends over. Unless they're Mormons. Then, cards against humanity with all the expansion packs.

I've probably put 80+ hours into dwarf fortress. And I haven't even started doing megaprojects yet. I did have a king set up residence once, before everyone died.

Comment: Unit Tests! (Score 1) 548

by Greyfox (#47723693) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?
One of my biggest advances as a programmer has been writing unit tests for everything and the associated decoupling of code required to make unit tests for everything actually work well. They reveal weaknesses in your design early on, before fixing them is too bad, encourage reusable code, encourage you to keep your design simple and increase the degree of certainty you have when you deploy something. I haven't quite jumped on the test-first bandwagon yet, but I'll write a class and then write its unit test. If the unit test reveals that more functionality is needed or that I need to change something, I do it then.

Comment: Re:Ugh (Score 1) 727

by Greyfox (#47718087) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'
Well anyone on QT can just pick a new renderer. Assuming we want to throw our fortunes in with QT. More people seem to be going that way. I'm pretty much writing off Gnome/GTK/Unity. I run Enlightenment right now. It doesn't look like ass, has focus follows mouse and has the concept of running more than one app (or multiple instances of one app) at one time. Rather than ramming some concept of how someone else thinks I should work, it lets me work the way I want to work. This is a very simple concept which if you don't embrace will relegate you to the status of also-ran. Gnome/GTK/Unity chose that status for themselves. So did Windows 8. Hopefully the next thing that comes along won't make the same mistake.

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