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Comment: Re:First taste of Mac OS X (Score 1) 290

by Guy Harris (#48171261) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Oddly, most things on Mac are Command+. However, on the command line, Ctrl+C is still used to break a program.

That's not a bug, that's a feature.

On most other UN*X desktops, most keyboard sequences for copying are Ctrl+C, and, on the command line, Ctrl+C is used to break a program, but, in the terminal emulator window, you have to use Shift+Ctrl+C to copy, because, well, you still use Ctrl+C to break a program, just as you've done for a while on UN*X (back to the 1980's, at least, if you used BSD back then, otherwise more like the 1990's when it displaced DEL).

On OS X, most keyboard sequences for copying are Ctrl+C, including copying in the terminal emulator window, and you still use Ctrl+C to break a program, so you can still use Ctrl+C the way God^WDigital Equipment Corporation intended, and the way it works on most UN*Xes these days, but you can use the same key sequence for copying in Terminal that you use elsewhere.

My Mac has been set up to be case insensitive. LS, GrEp, cAT, TAIl all behave as if they had been typed lowercase.

Yes, the OS X file system is set up as case-insensitive by default, so file names - including command names - don't have to be typed with the exact case of the file name.

Comment: Re: Whenever anyone says "Sweden"... (Score 1) 346

No. Sweden has decent oil exports considering their population. It's not like all the oil in that area is only on the west coast, and the central and east is barren.

"Decent oil exports" doesn't necessarily mean "a gigantic amount of crude petroleum wealth". As far as I know, Sweden isn't a petro-state; the CIA World Factbook entry for Norway says that the petroleum sector "accounts for the largest portion of export revenue and about 30% of government revenue", whereas the entry for Sweden says that "the engineering sector accounts for about 50% of output and exports".

Comment: Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (Score 1) 365

by Guy Harris (#48060783) Attached to: Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

NTOSKRNL and Base Drivers are all C and ASM bits my friend. I suspected they were.

So "Microsoft Windows uses C++", if it's talking about kernel development (as suggested by the title of the thread), is mostly wrong, with...

Only WIN32K (Win32 Kernel Mode Graphichs and helper functions core) contains some C++ bits, specially DirectX DXGI/D3D functions. exception.

OS X uses C for kernel development, except for I/O Kit and I/O Kit drivers, which use C++, but restricted to a subset that excludes exceptions, multiple inheritance, templates, and run-time type inference. (Well, some stuff outside of there that needs to use I/O Kit APIs might use C++; the AFP and/or SMB client VFSes - I forget which - had, at one point, a small C++ chunk of code to allow the file system to prevent sleep to keep TCP connections to the server from being dropped. The rest was C - not surprising for the SMB client VFS, descended as it was from Boris Popov's SMB client VFS for FreeBSD.)

Comment: Re:Eugen Fischer (Score 2) 222

by Guy Harris (#47915111) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

I'd expect most people to interpret "eugenics" as the Greek stems for "good" and "genes", because that's where the word comes from. A fairly obscure nazzy doktor with a similar name isn't what tainted the word.

I'd expect most people neither to associate it with the Greek stems in question nor with Eugen Fischer; I'd expect them to have no clue where the word came from.

Comment: Re:Bad Fake Science Alert (Score 1) 106

"When antibiotics are used to kill them, dying viruses release toxins"

Too bad SlashDot isn't a science web site...

Neither is the International Business Times, whence this article refers.

The web site for Nature magazine, however, is a science web site, and there's a much better story there on the same topic.

What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying. -- Nikita Khruschev