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Comment Re:Ya, but... (Score 1) 392 392

> You can't teach a stubborn old self taught programmer with 40 years experience why it is better to have maintainable code than to save a few CPU cycles if he doesn't want to hear it.

And yet you complain about Microsoft always taking up all the gains in CPU/memory speeds?

Comment Re:Escrow of sorts (Score 1) 314 314

Expressing personal opinion about the quality of service on a site specifically designed to permit this service doesn't quite cut as an accusation.

On the other hand, given some of rumoured yelp business practices (in particular if you refuse their suggestions to take care of the negative comments and listing ranking) this might have some interesting implications if the IP ranges of the comments turn out to be affiliated with yelp.

Comment Re:Fuck 'em (Score 1) 204 204

What about the following hypothetical chat in the white house:

POTUS: We gotta sort this out, this dragnet thing is unacceptable.
NSAOfficial: Of course, Mr President, I completely agree. On a completely unrelated note, would you care to take a look at this, rather thick, folder - obviously we would have to declassify it should we find a viable way to proceed with this route. Our analysts have market the sections you might find most interesting with post it notes.
POTUS: ...

Comment Re:lol (Score 1) 219 219

You are a confused man and it appears you might have never used ether one of those.

The use cases are completely different. You cannot seriously talk about substituting BerkeleyDB with PostgreSQL (not that it wouldn't work, but it is so far at each extremes of persistence spectrum when it comes to functionality and operational overhead that they might as well be from different planets).

Murphy's Law, that brash proletarian restatement of Godel's Theorem. -- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"

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