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Comment: Re:Republicans Control Michigan (Score 1) 291

by VGPowerlord (#48169011) Attached to: Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

3) and 4) are only valid in during election when it's time to manufacture consent. Trust me, they are very pro-government and pro-regulation if it goes in the interest of the companies paying their multi-millions campaign.

Since this is a mid-term election year and election day is less than a month away, you'd think that would apply right now.

Especially since Michigan has its gubernatorial election on mid-term years.

Comment: Re:Wonder How Much? (Score 1) 291

by VGPowerlord (#48168801) Attached to: Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Other than executive offices, all the big auto manufacturing plants are situated - and nearly all the workers live - well outside the city itself, in the suburbs where (other than being impacted by Detroit's implosion and the overall Great Recession decline) things are pretty good.

Or in other areas. I know in the Lansing area, we still have at least 2 operational GM plants, both built since 2000. Wikipedia suggests there are two more located somewhere in the area. That's not even counting suppliers or other areas... or even manufacturers other than GM.

Comment: Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (Score 1) 291

by VGPowerlord (#48168593) Attached to: Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Give me just one good reason why law makers would take legislation proposals written by a lobbyist who represents a non-voting entity and send it to the floor for a vote without so much as a single modification?

In this case, Michigan's economy is still somewhat heavily reliant on a small set of automobile manufacturers. None of which are Tesla.

Comment: Re:Windows should never have allowed spaces... (Score 1) 94

by VGPowerlord (#48127127) Attached to: How Poor Punctuation Can Break Windows

And one reason you have "Program Files" in Windows is just that - to break scripts and other tools who can't handle spaces. Likewise "Documents and Settings" (renamed Users since Vista).

Except that they appear as Progra~1 and Docume~1 to programs that don't support long filenames.

Comment: Re:Unified Experience Across Devices (Score 5, Informative) 644

by VGPowerlord (#48029375) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Not just driver compatibility.

Windows 7 fixed a bunch of Vista compatibility issues with programs built for XP simply by having the version be set to 6.1.

Turns out that companies doing braindead Windows version detection of

if (majorVersion >= 5 && minorVersion >= 1)

had it fail spectacularly for version 6.0.

Comment: Re:What do they mean YouTube Freed? (Score 1) 139

by VGPowerlord (#47975799) Attached to: Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

I had to search every area of my Google+ profile's accounts section until I finally ran across the button to do so. I don't think their help pages even tell you the correct location for it, and now that my profile is deleted, I can't go back and tell where it was (it just prompts me to create a Google+ Profile when I do).

Comment: Re:TF2 (Score 1) 93

Lately I've been addicted to Team Fortress 2.

Runs *flawlessly* native under Linux. Fastest load times compared to windows.

Such a blast.

Conga Fortress 2 for the win!

Anyway, back on topic... I do wonder if Valve will rename half the server .so files like they did for HL2:DM, DoD:S, CS:S, TF2, and L4D2. It tends to break server addons when they do that, and the only reason to do it because they link the server binaries against older GLIBC versions.

Comment: Re:Powershell (Score 3, Insightful) 729

- sizeof(string) (I may have got the name of the function wrong) returns the length of a single byte rather than the length of the entire string. Who the hell thought that would be a good idea?

Hey, just because you don't know the language doesn't mean it's necessarily wrong. Documentation for sizeof would have told you that it's for telling you the size in bytes of datatypes on a particular system. It's often paired with malloc to allocate memory for something.

The C specification is remarkably lax on the size of its numeric datatypes, too. To the point where eventually a bunch of bit-specific sizes were introduced because the basic versions weren't. example: uint32 is a 32-bit unsigned integer, where as uint is an unsigned integer that's 16-bits or larger depending on the platform.

For that matter, even pointer size changes depending on systems. For instance, it's 4 bytes for 32-bit Intel systems and 8 bytes for 64-bit Intel systems.

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