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Comment: Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 2) 818 818

Last I checked this is exactly how the USSR dissolved.

Others have mentioned good examples and Sections of Spain and the UK have in recent years voted to leave. Only in the great USofA do we believe states should be treated like the inhabitants of Hotel California.

Comment: Re:Given how C++ is taught. (Score 1) 345 345

I'll go review this, but based on your own words. I don't see how using make_unique does anything, but give me multiple strings to add to my search list for possible causes of leaks. I would rather people focus on proper heap tracking and weather they have an equivalent delete/free for each memory allocation then what method name they type to initiate an object.

C++14 also introduced std::make_unique, which doesn't save anything over calling new and then casting to a std::unique_ptr,

Comment: Re:Angular momentum at the park (Score 1) 126 126

The counter circles allow a more experienced (with the roundabout) driver to avoid driving around the entire circle before exiting on the previous outlet. Simultaneously, inexperienced drivers freak-out and stay on the longest lane mitigating traffic in high volume areas. Swindon for the win.

Comment: Re:Fear of guns (Score 4, Insightful) 535 535

At worst you will get shot and he will have a very good case for "Afraid for his life". You might be better off if you tacle him while yelling "Shooter in the Parking lot lets detain him". Then all those individuals who conceal carry have an excuse to be "Afraid for their lives". Its all about making the legalize work for you!

Comment: I hope this movment dies out. (Score 1) 254 254

Curious if they vaccinate there next child. Its easy to sit above everyone when you have never seen the issue, because its been almost entirely eradicated, but at the turn of the 20th century people were ready to stand in line for the mere chance that they could prevent permanent disability or death from a number of childhood disease.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 2) 204 204

Most people who are in to sports don't actually play them. They watch other people play them. At which point your just learning how to commentate on a game and I doubt the fact that other people are exerting themselves really makes it better then then playing a video game.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 204 204

Honestly, that describes almost every hobby people have where you do not use personal job skills by extension. (Sports, Reading Fiction, Social Planning...) MMOs are social platforms people play them more to communicate, but the platform is filled with lots of short term activities with long term rewards. That is to say the platforms are designed with carrots on sticks but you don't realize for a long time when your playing. Initially you wan to learn the lore, maybe gain skill at the platform and play with friends, but your friends are leveling up so playing with them is a moving target. Once your max level then you have gear score to keep up with to keep running new content. When you add collecting achievement systems and various other built in bottle necks you slowly realize your chizzling away at a very thick wall trying to tunnel out.

I personally can not believe blizzard did this. Wow isn't free to play thats 14.99 x 100k or 1.4 Million a month that is a lot of beer for developers. Something had to happen to really make them believe they had both good detection system that wouldn't have to many type I errors and additionally, removing the income would some how stem the tide of its legitimate subscription loss. I'm honestly surprised they didn't try to instead tax the accounts in some way via both in game and real world currencies.

Comment: Re:Pretty sure the heat death of the universe will (Score 1) 386 386

Cobol is in attrition as far as most of the world is concerned. The starvation may take a while, but its occurring. Fortran is link compatible with C and to many actively maintained simulations are based on it. Fortran will be around for at least as long as C is around. It will take generations of programmers to abandon C++ before that becomes a reality a honestly what takes over will likely be a certified subset of C++ that is considered safer and easier to work with.

Comment: Re:I like how this got marked troll (Score 1) 347 347

I've run Gentoo for almost every project since 2004. It has changed a lot over the years and really matured. When we used to do stage 1 installs you could mess up a great deal by using USE flags that configured unstable behavior, but now it is pretty stable. I would stay away from global flags and instead look towards an appropriate profile like Desktop/Server then modify your USE flags on a per package level in /etc/portage/package.use

The rc.init system to me is light years above other offerings, but its possible I just really like colored ascii.

Comment: Re:Never happen (Score 1) 532 532

Collective bargaining should be illegal in health care. Insurance companies will not allow the prices to go above the "negotiated prices" so once you take collective bargaining off the table the prices will stabilize. I guess in an ideal world the Madicade price list would just be applied to all procedures for all patients and actually include realistic prices. All hospitals would be required to submit the average cost of the top 100-1000 procedures for there service domain and then an aggregated price would be published publicly each year.

Medical Care is a utility it should be regulated like one. Billing should be standardized like the article and prices should be reasonable.

Comment: Re:Technically C++ (Score 1) 230 230

Given the date he wrote it my guess is it would not have compiled under any standard c compiler. He does most of the foward declarations, but he uses C++ style comments and C++ style void declarations. So, while it might not be OOP it is C++ and likely not valid C.

I'll grab the code tommorow and see what standards gcc4.8 will compiler it under.

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