If you're new to New York City, simply visiting for vacation, or, if you're a born-and-raised New Yorker that still can't point out any other states on a blank map besides Florida and Jersey, then you might also mistakenly believe what the MTA subway map tells you about the city—that it lacks any realistic level of fidelity and Manhattan is the blown-up silhouette of a Motorala RAZR:
The U.K.'s Max Roberts...
if you actually try to use Mono for anything serious, you realize how quickly it starts to suck.
I know people who use Mono in commercial environments successfully.
As someone who uses Mono (in particular, Xamarin.Mac and Xamarin.iOS) successfully in a commercial environment, I know how much it sucks. Welcome to leaky abstraction, population: me.
which is a struct (stack-allocated...
It is usually stated incorrectly: the statement should be "value types can be stored on the stack", instead of the more common "value types are always stored on the stack".
I fucked up merging a branch in Subversion (I fucked it up, not Subversion) but the mistake I made isn't really possible in Git since it seems idiomatic (in Git) to merge whole branches, rather than ranges of commits.
I'll emphasise again that it was my fault but when I realised what I'd done I was wishing we'd migrated to Git already instead of putting it off.
Ok, that's just total nonsense. Microsoft operating system and applications are, simply put, not known for their stability. I can't even imagine you typing that with a straight face.
Microsoft (or at least Raymond Chen and his colleagues) seem to go to huge lengths to make the APIs in their operating systems extremely stable, from a compatibility point of view. Which I believe is what the grandparent was referring to when he said "write once, works 3 years from now."
you just don't see it anymore because browsers don't care about the "title" element anymore.
"News for nerds, stuff that matters". Is this news ? Does this stuff matter ? Just askin'....
Where are these words from? Last time I checked, Slashdot described itself as Slashdot is a Dice Holdings, Inc. service.
...unless he possesses a Type 7 FFL...
On Saturday, Defense Distributed—America’s best-known group of 3D gunsmiths—announced on Facebook that its founder, Cody Wilson, is now a federally licensed gun manufacturer and dealer. The group published a picture of the Type 7 federal firearms license (FFL) to prove it.
“The big thing it allows me to do is that it makes me [a manufacturer] under the law—everything that manufacturers are allowed to do,” he told Ars. “I can sell some of the pieces that we've been making. I can do firearms transactions and transport.”
I take an extremely accepting view of what might qualify as "news for nerds," but this absolutely fails the "stuff that matters" test.
As some other commentator noted, those phrases appear to be being removed from the Slashdot site. Hit CTRL+F and try and find them.
Imagine a world where we rewrite all software from scratch every time somebody finds a bug...
Imagine the job security!
I wouldn't say I love Windows 8, but after running it at home and work I'd say overall it's not worse than Windows 7.
There's some nice performance improvements and generally the operating system works very well. Metro usually keeps out of my way. But that is to say Metro does get in my way every so often.
So +1 in general, -1 for when Metro intrudes.
the chances of be breaking things is significant
This is where unit testing comes into its own.
and is no more than 7.9mm think
I guess that makes my iPhone 5 7.6mm think different.
I hope you mean two vendors: AMD and Nvidia.
I only see Nvidia, by choice. If I were to buy an AMD card I'd have to install AMD Crapalyst Craptrol Manager or whatever unstable driver package they've come out this time in addition to suffering through frame latency spikes.
Many motherboards have onboard video by Intel
AC said "Intel video card". So while your statement is true, it's not relevant to what the AC was talking about.