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Comment Re:Dictionary? (Score 4, Informative) 157 157

Dictonary doesn't really mean English Dictonary, but a sorted list of common passwords and variations. Then just cycling through all of the entries. The dictonary may well be based of stats and possible characters not used in english grammer.

Comment Re:Investigating if laws were broken (Score 1) 312 312

This isn't entirely true. When Petit -- -- Tight roped the twin towers the police and Mayor came out on live televission to say a simaler phrase. "Were not sure what to charge him with, but we are sure he broke some law" Ultimently, they didn't charge him with anything but had him agree to public performances in more appropriate areas and a promise to not perticipate in simaler activity.

This isn't the only precident for someone performing an action and the court system admiting it really wasn't prepared for htis type of law breaking so instead lets use him as a public example of why we need new laws and he can go on. If you think the two crimes are so different ignoring the fact that both encouraged copy cats and both could result in death.

Comment Re:take care of yourself and you will look good (Score 2, Interesting) 285 285

I was with you until the Milk part. My ancestors worked hard at animal husbndry and shoving milk down thier guys to ensure I was lactose tolarante. Ok to be fair they didn't care about me they just wanted to surivive, but its a niec side effect at any rate, ...

Comment Re:Unchanging UIs? Not just for old people (Score 1) 288 288

Its like those silly icons on the top of a mac keyboard. I swear each one I get they are in a random new order for no reason! Or Android L changing what the Back button looks like to a triangle. I don't mind minor UI updates new colors shading, but stop moving things around for no reason or at least have a transition period over several iterations.

We need to get to a point where you have long term support on a given interface. Windows Classic Skin does ok with this, but applications need to support it as well. Update the default UI as you wish, but offer users the classic design as a fall back for stability.

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.

Sometimes, too long is too long. - Joe Crowe