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Comment: Re:And yet, no one understands Git. (Score 4, Insightful) 203

by Yunzil (#49417065) Attached to: 10 Years of Git: An Interview With Linus Torvalds

You have to understand the data-structure, how files, directories and commits are all content-addressable objects. The linkage of the commits by means of their id's must be understood.

See, here's the thing. Why should I have to understand internal data structures in order to use a piece of software? Imagine if you made a word processor and people found it difficult to understand, and you said, "It's easy once you understand that the words in the text are stored in a hash map along with a structure with various flags that encode things like whether it's italic or not." People would look at you funny and go back to using Word.

Comment: Re:This is the wrong battle (Score 1) 1168

by Yunzil (#49373607) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory

This is not about saying "we don't serve your kind here".

Yes, it is.

This is about establishing guidelines for government to avoid reflexively punishing religious individuals over their scruples of conscience.

No, it isn't. There was an amendment offered by the Democrats that specifically added non-discrimination language to the bill. It was shot down.

The Christian would be a jerk in that case. So why are so many gays being jerks about the exact same kind of thing?

Congratulations, you're an idiot. There's a difference between refusing to serve someone because they're asking for a product you don't sell and refusing to serve them because they're Christian, or Muslim, or black, or gay.

Comment: Re:WWJD? (Score 3, Insightful) 1168

by Yunzil (#49373469) Attached to: Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory

On the other side, it seems like you have the government forcing people not just to tolerate - but to actively celebrate something that is deeply abhorrent to them.

No, you don't, which is why that side of the argument loses. Nobody is saying you have to celebrate same-sex marriage, just that the sexual preferences of the people involved in a business transactions shouldn't matter. How in the hell are you supposed to determine that anyway? If you own a cake shop do you make all your customers sign an affidavit that they're straight? Force them to reveal the gender of their spouse?

Comment: Re:NAND flash is still expensive garbage... (Score 1) 93

With process shrinks and MLC, flash endurance is falling sharply, and the bits literally leak out over time.

Uh, that's kinda the point of 3D. Instead of shrinking the cells, just stack them up. It's what Samsung did with their 850 Pros, which have a 10-year warranty. Besides, the TechReport torture test shows that reliability really isn't a problem for consumer-level devices.

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 737

by Yunzil (#49345823) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Hey, yeah, let's demonize someone with mental problems because that'll solve everything. Surely we don't need to understand him to try to detect and prevent this from happening again. Nope, he was just a crazy loser scumbag, case closed!

Again, you have no idea what was going on in this guy's mind.

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