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Comment Re:Why? why now? (Score 1) 158

If you're a developer working in a shop writing code for bethesda or valve or EA, chances are your windows site license for desktops and servers is already heavily discounted thanks to your generous interest in a visual studio license despite eclipse being right there. Chances are even better that in order to keep this generous discount your manager has started shoehorning C# into your project requirements to 'maximize the investment value' of what basically amounts to a protection racket for good customers.

This is one of the dumbest things I've read on /. for a long while.

Comment buy our dying batteries (Score 3, Informative) 73

....but the company said it does expect those batteries to be cost competitive with the ones Tesla announced earlier this year.

Translation: The company [Daimler AG] said that they hope to charge about as much for their old used nearing end-of-life batteries as Tesla is charging for brand new batteries and that customers will not be smart enough to understand the difference.

Comment Re:RFID (Score 1) 149

If you don't keep track of who you lend things to and are too embarrassed or "polite" to ask for them back then RFID is not going to do any good at all and likely the person who borrowed the book will either not know it is there, not have any way to read it, or just not care. The OP didn't seem to be asking for a good way to track things he has lent out, he seems to want some sort of ID on the item so his supposed friends will return them. RFID is not that.

Comment Re:Let me get this straight: (Score 4, Informative) 428

We're now not supposed to eat meat of any kind

If you want to misrepresent what was said, that's your prerogative. The WHO didn't recommend not eating meat, only not to eat processed/smoked meats, and to limit red meat. As usual, the concept of moderation goes *woosh* over people's heads as they furiously go about constructing their strawmen ..

Comment Re:long methods and coupling (Score 1) 497

When I have run into long methods the solution usually is not a deep call stack, but instead that the method has chained together 20 10 line logical units. It would make the code more readable to have that be 20 sequential (not nested) calls to well named functions that accurately describe what they are doing. Often those logical units are different if/else blocks as well, so extracting them makes it easier to unit test all branches rather than trying to set up 200 different branch possibilities on one method.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 0) 125

Yea, those Republicans were just awful in pointing out that America's first Muslim President was making a bad deal with a country that couldn't be trusted and who's "religious" leaders were even saying that they would not honor the deal they were making. How dare they stand in the way of Obama destroying this country?

And before you say it, I know that he claims to not be Muslim any more, even though he certainly was in the past. After all, he even belonged to that Christian church in Chicago. The one where the pastor preached hatred towards whites, and more recently has come out calling for Muslim ideals in this country.

Comment Re:Organized religion (Score 1) 145

ABC did extensive reporting on much of it, including the Jews watching the attack and cheering, and their connection to Mossad and their subsequent deportation, and that was reported in a prime time special just in the month after the event. Your ignorance does not change that. Do your homework next time.

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania