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Comment: Why does keyboard only have to equal crappy GUI? (Score 1) 402

by Jartan (#47588639) Attached to: Comparison: Linux Text Editors

I've never understood why this war continues. Emacs and Vim unequivocally have a GUI. Status bars, split window, auto complete drop downs. Yet if you even talk about improving them the pitchforks come out.

It seems like they're so firmly wedded to the idea GUI=mouse that they can't even think straight.

Comment: Re:market force: Let customers decide. (Score 1) 208

by Jartan (#47058017) Attached to: Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

We're not in a situation of light regulation though. Who can lay down lines is heavily regulated at the local level.

So simply telling the FCC "hands off" is foolish. That just hands the problem to city politicians that can't possibly oppose the huge cable companies.

Comment: Look up code visualization. (Score 1) 876

by Jartan (#46193355) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

The best way to understand is to turn the question around. Look at the methods people use to visualize code. There's no one method that's really good. You have to use several different ones.

We might see some new tricks with VR though. Stuff like call graphs would work far better in full 3d.

Comment: Re:Dreaming of code? (Score 1) 533

by Jartan (#46125253) Attached to: The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

That's only true for the miniscule amounts they'd actually consider. Companies exist to pay employees less than they're actually worth.

Corruption at the top has made meaningful salaries impossible. So yes most people would rather enjoy their job. Start talking real extra money and they'll quickly change their tune.

Comment: Inc CIA operatives (Score 3, Interesting) 69

by Jartan (#46014603) Attached to: Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album

Baboom users can install a little plugin that replaces the ads you'd normally see on the internet with ones that we control through our ad network. Just as advertisers go to AdWords to buy ads from Google for certain search terms, they'll be able to come to us and buy these ads at half the price and still have ads shown against the same keywords.

When the corporate masters hear about this it's going to get dicey.

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. -- H. L. Mencken