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Comment: Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (Score 4, Insightful) 365

by Rennt (#48061651) Attached to: Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support
If you don't think Linus has enough C++ experience, how about the man who created of C++ as a hoax, Bjarne Stroustrup:

Interviewer: If we publish this, you’ll probably get lynched, you do realise that?
Stroustrup: I doubt it. As I said, C++ is way past its peak now, and no company in its right mind would start a C++ project without a pilot trial. That should convince them that it’s the road to disaster. If not, they deserve all they get.. You know, I tried to convince Dennis Ritchie to rewrite Unix in C++..
Interviewer: Oh my God. What did he say?
Stroustrup: Well, luckily, he has a good sense of humor. I think both he and Brian figured out what I was doing, in the early days, but never let on. He said he’d help me write a C++ version of DOS, if I was interested..
Interviewer: Were you?
Stroustrup: Actually, I did write DOS in C++, I’ll give you a demo when we’re through. I have it running on a Sparc 20 in the computer room. Goes like a rocket on 4 CPU’s, and only takes up 70 megs of disk..
Interviewer: What’s it like on a PC?
Stroustrup: Now you’re kidding. Haven’t you ever seen Windows ‘95? I think of that as my biggest success. Nearly blew the game before I was ready, though..
Interviewer: You know, that idea of a Unix++ has really got me thinking. Somewhere out there, there’s a guy going to try it..
Stroustrup: Not after they read this interview..

Obviously the BOSS-MULL developers never did read it. You can here.

Comment: Re:It's not feminism at this point. (Score 2) 724

by Rennt (#48053551) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Either gamers are all sexist pig men who rape women at every change they get, or gamers are a mix of people and all these feminist gamer rape articles are BS.
You can't have it both ways. The feminists use gamer to mean whatever they want...

That's a false dichotomy. And did you realise you are talking about "the feminists" as if they are single monolithic group right after you just finished complaining about how people think gamers are a single monolithic group?

Oh and btw, where are all the complaints when a game character is a muscled 6 foot tall guy who can lift a ton?

The super-masculine super soldiers are designed to appeal almost exclusively to the power fantasies of teenage boys. Are you honestly trying to tell me you've never heard feminists complain about that? I mean, isn't fear that the nasty feminists will take your boobs and you space marines away exactly what this is all about?

Comment: Re:gtfo (Score 1) 724

by Rennt (#48053179) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

I think you've got the wrong idea about what crowd funding is about. It's just a social network with dollars instead of likes. Sure, you can have legitimate businesses on there (not that a legit operation would ever agree to expense reports) - or you can have people taking the piss with a fifty thousand dollar potato salad. Funny how nobody has a problem with that one.

People donated to Anita because they wanted to show support in the face of the raging misogynistic hate machine that was trying to shut down her campaign. I know that's why I backed her, and I totally got my money worth before the campaign was even over. Honestly I find her videos pretty unappealing.

Comment: Re:Other Motives (Score 1) 275

by Rennt (#45676033) Attached to: Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'

Ubuntu has always been a commerical distro, and yeah - nobody is surprised that they make a "product" that puts Cannonical's bottom line above needs of the user.

But we've always had to clean distros without the commercial cruft. We call them "community" rather than "city" distros, but it amounts to the same thing. Debian, Arch, Slack, Gentoo... the list goes on and on.

Comment: Re:Hard to take CM privacy concerns seriously (Score 3, Insightful) 118

by Rennt (#45648945) Attached to: CyanogenMod Integrates Text Message Encryption

That's kind of a re-invention of history. CM simply didn't integrate pdroid because it was a support nightmare waiting to happen. At the time of the pdroid discussion, Steve said that they were already working on a bunch of privacy features that would meet the usability standards they were aspiring to... and here we are.

Don't forget that this message encryption follows on from the App Privacy Mode that they have successfully deployed since then (and makes much of pdroid redundant). They are taking a measured and transparent approach to privacy. Just as a serious organisation should..

Don't sweat it -- it's only ones and zeros. -- P. Skelly