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Comment: Re:c++? (Score 1) 226

Objective-C++: the ultimate bastard-child language.

C++ is already arguably 4 languages: the preprocessor, C++ core, templates, and the constexpr subset. Now to throw Objective-C into the mix...

I admit it's a neat hack though. Very cool that it actually works, and a nice bit of work by the compiler guys.

Comment: Re:If you hate Change so much...... (Score 1) 506

by Wootery (#49138901) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

I disagree. Marketing is studying what potential customers actually want.

Not really. They care about what sells, no?

If you ask a customer whether they want an unnecessary new style on the new OS, they might say no, but at the same time, they'll complain that it's just the same old OS if it looks similar to the old one.

The rich dark blend effect: ask someone what coffee is their favourite, and they'll tell you they like a rich dark blend from a high-quality bean. But when it comes to it, they'll take their Starbucks mocha over an actual rich dark blend.

Comment: Re:Of course they are (Score 1) 270

by Wootery (#49133483) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

Yes, interestingly the US customers are also backing away from Chinese products for the same reasons the Chinese are backing away from American products. So who is hurt again?

Quite possibly both. It's only likely to 'balance out' if there's an American product equivalent for every Chinese product, and vice-versa.

Comment: Re:Horribly misleading summary (Score 1) 674

by Wootery (#49109803) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

Believing that humans can control or ultimately break any paradigm in this planet's existence is pure nonsense and the ultimate hubris.

Well, we do have the power to nuke the absolute crap out of it, and we're making a whole bunch of species extinct. But I'm guessing those somehow doesn't count?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.