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Comment: Re:Zxx80? (Score 1) 103

by Z80a (#49748499) Attached to: Asus ZenFone 2 Performance Sneak Peek With Intel Z3580 Inside

Intel did it long ago with the pentium pro, now its all custom RISC chips with a very small translation layer doing the "emulation" job in realtime.
Also thanks to this scheme, you get to enjoy the relative binary compactness of the CISC architecture without having to deal with the horrid native CISC design issues.

Comment: Re:Theft (Score 4, Informative) 171

by Z80a (#49604977) Attached to: Bill Gates Owes His Career To Steven Spielberg's Dad; You May, Too

As far i know, neither microsoft nor apple did actually stole code.
MS-Dos was actually bought (by a stupid low amount, but bought neitherless), and the Xerox copying was made from the ground up based on what they saw, rather than actual code stealing.
Unless there's something else i'm not aware of, like the BSD TCP stack thing being actually stolen etc...

Comment: Re:When you go back to it several months later (Score 1) 298

by Z80a (#49356345) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Makes Some Code Particularly Good?

Indeed there's no such thing as a "do what i mean" function , but generally within the context of the application, its good when you run into a function that is "future proof" enough to not need to heavily hack it or rewrite it whole to do something slightly different.

Comment: Re:Only Republicans are stupid enough... (Score 1) 318

by Z80a (#49327093) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive

On other hand, this is a football game where your powerful and athletic team is allowed to murder any rival team that steps into the same field until they're the only team left, and then they use it to just do the hell they want on the field, even if its just 60 minutes of this team relaxing on beach chairs and from time to time flipping the fingers to the audience.

Comment: Re:Without workers power (Score 1) 437

As soon you join a large enough group of humans, this group automatically morphs into an horrible monster that tries to take advantage of everyone else, and the only way to stop it is to pit it against another monster, thus forcing both to make concessions that benefit the mere mortals to thrive.

The capitalism start to fail as soon you get the right to buy yourself a monopoly, and socialism is basically "everything is a monopoly from the get go", so not good idea at all.

Air pollution is really making us pay through the nose.