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Comment: Re:Ship of Theseus (Score 1) 122

> How many usable DirectX bindings do you know for Java?
1. And who's job is that to support DirectX?
2. If Microsoft was _serious_ about DirectX they would add D3D bindings to Java.

> they can as well rewrite Minecraft from the scratch in C++
That was _already_ done for the PS3 and XBox360 versions.

Comment: Three-month-old Continuum screenshot (Score 3, Informative) 242

by tepples (#48905921) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

Google Images search for windows 10 continuum brings up images such as this one from this page. It looks like a small chunk of a Windows 8 Start screen and part of a Windows 7 Start menu put together. I'm assuming that the appearance of the new Continuum start menu didn't change when Microsoft removed the option to use full-screen Start screen.

Comment: Re:Offline reading (Score 1) 108

by tepples (#48905105) Attached to: Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

You mean you don't check to make sure there wasn't a server issue or some other issue preventing the content from loading before you drop off of the network?

Usually I look at the first screenful of a document to see it is overwhelmingly more likely than not to have loaded. For most sites that don't use lazy loading, viewing the favicon and snippet of the <title> element in the browser's tab bar is enough. Or are you claiming that I ought to read the entire document before I read the document?

Comment: They also are investigating other things... (Score 4, Funny) 131

by Lumpy (#48903959) Attached to: Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

They also found some very high tech surveillance drones made from some high tech composites made to look like common folded notebook paper. It seems that these high tech spy planes also use a printed circuitry that looks like words on the surface.

The secret service is still researching these severe breaches of security. While they let a crazy guy run across the lawn and enter the white house in broad day light.

Comment: Re: What did you expect? (Score 3, Insightful) 169

by grub (#48903763) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
PGP/GPG is much easier to use these days than it was in the 90's. Plugins exist for many mail clients that do the heavy lifting in the background.

Friends and family are surely tired of my tinfoil hat, they just do not seem to care about their privacy. Many say the "I have nothing to hide" line.

Comment: Re:Modula-3 FTW! (Score 2) 432

by jma05 (#48902585) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

> Pointer and String handling are also better in Pascal

Used to be better. C++11 string handling and pointer features are certainly better than what Object Pascal can offer now.

The best parts about Delphi were everything except the language. VCL, IDE and the fast compiler were all great and I still favor them. The language itself was, although very clean, not as productive to work in (just tiedious to type and too verbose to read - no complaints about its semantics). It was however well-modified to support IDEs. It was Delphi that first had language level support for properties, event_handlers and the like.

I still use Lazarus/FreePascal, but wish that I could use/mix modern C++ into the projects.

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