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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 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

by IgnitusBoyone (#49676741) Attached to: Criticizing the Rust Language, and Why C/C++ Will Never Die

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

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

by IgnitusBoyone (#49630095) Attached to: The Medical Bill Mystery

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

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.

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 409

This ruling doesn't seem to help avoid the fishing expedition. If anything it almost encourages additional fishing to justify the time it takes to allow backup units to arrive. I mean it doesn't really help outline what is reasonable it doesn't prevent the search if the dog had already been in the car. All it does is create a very slim frame up where you can't wait for another unit to arrive, because you announced you where done with the ticket.

I've been pulled over maybe 4 times since I got my license. I've never had a citation be a quick procedure Normally, just writing the ticket can take 15 minutes. I can think of a one speed trap where I was literally told to wait in-line for my ticket. So, I fail to see how this will help as its just to vague. . Someone above is mentioning forfeiture laws over used in drug corridors. Nothing in this ruling will prevent that, I just suggest you make everyone fill out receipts and better explain why you have large sums of cash on you, because this ruling isn't going to protect you.

Comment: I don't get it (Score 1, Interesting) 409

We do follow a lot of SCOTUS on Slashdot, so I guess the post matches. I'm kind of with the dissent on this if just because the ambiguity of authority this creates. It doesn't look like he was under the influence at the time, but the term "driving out of his lane" does kind of give reasonable cause for drug use, but maybe thats profiling. The article points out that dog searches are legal and its ok to arrest people traffic violations where the search could of been carried out.

I mean think about it, apparently the problem is the officer finished his job then asked the defendant to wait for a second search. If the officer had started a 15 minute search after placing the defendant in his car to ensure he was safe would that have made this incident ok? Searches are legal, but waiting for backup to conduct a search isn't?

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