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Comment Re:How Does It Encapsulate the Source Code? (Score 2, Informative) 220

The reason the article doesn't explain how Microsoft crash dumps work is because no one understands them.

This guy seems to be closest to understanding of anyone I've found:
http://www.wintellect.com/CS/blogs/jrobbins/archive/2009/05/11/pdb-files-what-every-developer-must-know.aspx

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Anti-Speed Camera Activist Buys Police Department's Web Domain 680

Brian McCrary just bought a website to complain about a $90 speeding ticket he received from the Bluff City PD — the Bluff City Police Department site. The department let its domain expire and McCrary was quick to pick it up. From the article: "Brian McCrary found the perfect venue to gripe about a $90 speeding ticket when he went to the Bluff City Police Department's website, saw that its domain name was about to expire, and bought it right out from under the city's nose. Now that McCrary is the proud owner of the site, bluffcitypd.com, the Gray, Tenn., computer network designer has been using it to post links about speed cameras — like the one on US Highway 11E that caught him — and how people don't like them."

Comment Re:As someone working on a massive project... (Score 1) 310

i agree with the parent's other points but i strongly disagree with this one:

Use autoconf to handle platform idiosyncrasies.

autoconf is gross and difficult to use on Windows.

i use CMake at work and like it well enough. it works well enough with Qt that KDE uses it for their build system.

I THINK MAN INVENTED THE CAR by instinct. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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