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Comment: Re:So, ignorant people are easily influenced (Score 1) 106 106

Also, this anti-trust bullshit is bullshit. Call Google whatever you want in the media and.... let consumers decide. They know Yahoo and Bing exist. They know others exist as well.

If you consider source of funding to be an automatic bias and cause for disqualification, then we can just fire all the climate scientists right now.

Sound good?

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 1) 92 92

by Khyber (#50016033) Attached to: To Learn (Or Not Learn) JQuery

"browser standards compliance is so much better"

Not even. Closest one to any sort of compliance is Chrome, which is a multi-process steaming hunk of garbage. It can do HTML5 and WebGL properly.

FireFox? Trying to log into my in-development game using the web interface, (again, pure HTML5 and WebGL) it fucking horks. What's sad is that IE8 works better for my web game than the latest version of FireFox.

Opera? Give me a fucking break.

Comment: Some Developers.... (Score 1) 92 92

by Khyber (#50016011) Attached to: To Learn (Or Not Learn) JQuery

"some developers distrust its use in larger projects because (some say) it ultimately leads to breakage-prone code that's harder to maintain."

Most likely because they write shit bloated code in the first place.

Meanwhile, jQuery + SQLite + MariaDB connector, I've got my own personal intelligent porn recommendation/scraper/indexer site that runs through a few million images and renders my requested search results in under a tenth of a second.

So odds are, it's those developers talking about breakage-prone code that are the crap devs, anyways.

Comment: Re:OMG.. Aviria, is GREAT!!!!!! (Score 1) 47 47

by Khyber (#50015989) Attached to: Avira Wins Case Upholding Its Right To Block Adware

Avira sucks.

Common sense with yearly upgrades.

Haven't been compromised since Win2K/BLASTER days.

Meanwhile, I can force-uninstall Avira, because its own protection mechanisms are ABSOLUTE ASS.

You're the shill. Take Avira's dick out of your mouth for a minute. Even NOD32 kicks the shit out of Avira.

Comment: If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 82 82

by Khyber (#50015819) Attached to: Study Suggests That HUD Tech May Actually Reduce Driving Safety

You do not need to be driving. You do not need HUDs to tell you that the red sign up ahead is a stop sign. Nor do you need some accident early-warning system - if you WATCHED THE FUCKING ROAD you'd likely see the accident scene before getting to it (some locations/obstructions of scenery may give varying results.)

And wait for your night vision to get completely turned to ass when they start introducing these HUDs in different colors as a fashion statement. Anything other than red - you're much more likely to crash at night because your night vision is being fucked with.


Keep that shit in the military where it belongs.

Comment: Re:Excellent Now Translate (Score 0) 70 70

by Khyber (#50013953) Attached to: MIT System Fixes Software Bugs Without Access To Source Code

"On a very closely related thought this same sort of idea can be used to translate software so that what ran on older legacy platforms or incompatible platforms can automatically be able to run on newer hardware"

Transpilers have existed for ages.

" We need this in a big way."

There's a reason transpilers aren't in use today despite existing - I'll leave that up to you and some deeper critical thinking than what you currently display.

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 70 70

by Khyber (#50013935) Attached to: MIT System Fixes Software Bugs Without Access To Source Code

Yea? Several programs I've written do exactly that. There are game dev platforms that can put everything, database included, inside the executable upon compiling.

Ever made a self-extracting .EXE file? If you did it on a piece of software with a database attached - THAT DATABASE IS STORED IN THE EXECUTABLE.

Comment: Re:It has this. (Score 1) 188 188

by tlambert (#50013637) Attached to: iPhone 6S New Feature: Force Touch

Do you defend every company which charges premium prices for a product where they limit your ability to do something every computer has been able to do for the last 50 years

Of course.

I will happily defend IKEA for selling me a chair that is limited from being able to do *anything* "every computer has been able to do for the last 50 years".

Except, you know, being sat on. If I can't sit on the chair, I'd be pretty unhappy. On the other hand, not every computer in the last 50 years has been large enough or flat enough to sit on. You gotta draw that line somewhere!

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