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Comment: Re:Not a good week... (Score 3, Insightful) 445

by Jartan (#48283417) Attached to: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

What nonsense. Someone somewhere is designing a leafblower right now and learned something that leads to cheaper access to space. Some scientist studying bug locomotion learned something that leads to cheaper access to space.

That is how progress works. Technological "breakthroughs" are always a culmination of extremely small leaps.

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.

When it is incorrect, it is, at least *authoritatively* incorrect. -- Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy