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Comment: Re:Knowing when not to (Score 1) 345 345

Knowing when not to use templates, virtualization, [insert favorite c++ function here], etc.


I observed someone employing a regex parser generator implemented in 80,000 lines of template code (no typo) to parse a simple lexical construct. I recoded the parser in 100 lines of ordinary C in about 1/2 an hour, to compile 10 times faster, run 100 times faster, be 1,000 times clearer, and accept/reject exactly the same input text. Using proper parsing technology of course, no hacks, and no parsers from the library. Somehow, I think they still didn't get the message.

Comment: Re:weird numbers on certs (Score 1) 94 94

According to Netcraft, about 30% of servers run Windows/IIS...

...and those servers serve only 11% of active (not parked) web sites, implying that the average Linux server handles roughly - um - 3.5 times as many active sites as the average Windows server. No wonder there is a brand preference.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 235 235

You'll be waiting a long time I'm afraid. QWERTY phones aren't coming back.

I'm hanging on to mine (Desire Z). After replacing the battery (ahem) it looks like there are years more life left in it. Sure, I also have a slab-only phone and these days I carry it most of the time, but when I travel the Desire Z with full keyboard is generally more useful by being much faster at communcating.

Comment: Re:Submit Form To Download? (Score 1) 130 130

Why does the Linux Foundation force its website visitors to submit a form before they can read this report?

The LInux Foundation is pretty much out of touch with the community, it is basically just a self appointed manager circle jerk. Not understanding basic open source etiquette is a clear demonstration of that.

Comment: Re:Seriously (Score 4, Informative) 156 156

...we can all believe that the 31.6 billion dollars his foundation has GRANTED since inception internationally is not much of a personal sacrifice in relative terms...

You're a bit confused. That is somewhat close to the amount the foundation was _endowed_ with, but actual grants are not remotely close to that. Skeptics point out that the foundation smells like a gigantic tax dodge... the money remains under Bill Gates' control with not a cent of tax paid on it.

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