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Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 506

by bingoUV (#47764239) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Not really, there is no excuse for not following bridge pattern and getting bitten. At soon as 2 people use a "data type", it is not too soon to separate out interfaces. If good design were difficult, I would agree with you that anticipation of evolution is necessary for making the extra effort. But this is trivially easy to do.

Only developers not used to the static-ness of the language they are developing in can miss it. And developers not used to "dynamic" , in this sense, languages can cause shudder-worthy events, so this just boils down to bad design.

Comment: Re:"Paleolithic diets" now vs then (Score 1) 279

by bingoUV (#47763507) Attached to: The Evolution of Diet

whether modern "paleo" diets are anything like actual ancient "paleo" diets

When the question involves "anything like", you don't go around finding differences. If there are enough similarities, it IS anything like.

So a million year old deer liver is anything like modern meat - both are composed of nearly identical atoms, 90% same molecule groups - say amino acids are a group, *saccharides are a group, saturated fatty acids are a group etc. Proportion is different, but correlation in proportion of macro nutrients is close to 70%. That totally sounds like "anything like" to me.

In fact, even McDonalds food is "anything like" human ancestor diet a million years ago - correlation might drop to 20% , but it sure is "anything like".

Comment: Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (Score 1) 279

by bingoUV (#47763425) Attached to: The Evolution of Diet

While I've done neither marathons, nor paleo, I have done high intensity cardio on weeks of getting 70% energy from fat (carb and protein about 15% each). My rough calculations show that glycogen stores and blood sugar must have depleted by the time long physical activity ended, and my average physical activity increases while on such high fat diets.

I did it just because a particular brand of butter here is so tasty that I eat it whole while avoiding regular carb-rich food. I don't do it always because that brand is not always available.

Though paleo diet followers also mention on their blogs that they do strenuous exercise just fine, I haven't verified their claims but my limited experiments show fats work all right as an energy source for that.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 506

by bingoUV (#47755429) Attached to: If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Problem is, A and the module that handles it is existing code used in multiple projects

A mistake has been committed - any important "data types" being passed around across large/many areas should have been interfaces, not classes. On large systems, bridge pattern is typically indispensable. A decent, not even genius, developer used to static type languages would not have committed this mistake.

Comment: anyone tried *infinite* photo storage of Picasa? (Score 1) 272

by bingoUV (#47745933) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

I see in Google image storage terms that photos smaller than a certain resolution do not count towards your storage limit. So has anyone stored tons of photos for free there? How much? I tried storing some, but 2000 photos limit per album made it very inconvenient. Appears too good to be true, is it?

I remember seeing Flickr also allows 1 TB photo + video storage. This too sounds unsustainable if people really use this.

Comment: Re:Already happened to sharks (Score 1) 180

by bingoUV (#47713901) Attached to: Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

In a narrow interpretation, it can be. But then your question doesn't make sense "before capitalism" isn't a meaningful term in that narrow interpretation. This is because capitalism in this narrow sense has always been used to distinguish it from non-free market, socialistic/communistic ideas. Marx's work on "capital" has done more to define it than any other single influence. So it was an existing thing/phenomenon that came to be defined as capitalism. Hence anyone with any clue doesn't use the term "before capitalism" and expect it to mean the narrow economic sense of capitalism.

Before being defined as capitalism, the major parts of what Marx wrote about was called industrialization. But when prefixed with "free market ", industrialization doesn't cover it all.

It can be interpreted in the broad sense of free, market, capital, and ism - in which sense the question is at least non-trivial. Dense forest fits with that interpretation. I gave you the benefit of doubt but you proved it wasn't warranted.

Comment: Re:Already happened to sharks (Score 1) 180

by bingoUV (#47713323) Attached to: Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

I don't think you read or understood my post completely. At any rate, you might see that I wrote forms of capital have changed.

Capital in dense forests is at times access to good food, safe resting place, choice of mates. It is "invested" in becoming stronger and hence get even more access to good food, safe resting place, choice of mates as profit. Sometimes it is not invested well, like many people in modern "capitalistic" societies, and the "capital" is eroded by laziness.

Like current day capitalism, "capital" can even be passed on to one's progeny, and sometimes not. E.g. social status of many wild animals depends on one's parents' social status. There is some "mobility", as hard work, luck and talent can help individuals heighten their own social status.

"Currency" doesn't get more current than physical strength, tirelessness and vigour.

Comment: Re:Very subjective (Score 1) 381

by bingoUV (#47710405) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Are you udachny or are you roman_mir ? Seems like you are 2 people. Trolling might be a side effect of schizophrenia?

At any rate, multiple accounts might be a way to game the moderation system. If that is true, you are a bigger troll than even appears from your posts. Though it could be false, and you could be a singular person in a non-obvious way.

Comment: Re: Amost sounds like a good deal ... (Score 0) 376

by bingoUV (#47701839) Attached to: Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Using b(1) definition of "negative" here, negative can be proven.

Since using one definition of negative, a negative can be proven, the statement "you cannot prove a negative" is false. If you randomly redefine negative as "that something didn't happen", probably it might be correct - depending on how precisely "something" is defined. If "something" includes time, place and manner of its happening, its not happening can be proven.

Comment: Re:Don't allow jpg or gif or ... (Score 2) 299

by bingoUV (#47669299) Attached to: Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

Things that are truly offensive tend to get downrated fairly quickly, which I guess is an improvement over most news sites.

Most commenters have replied to the other sentence of your post, but I disagree with this one. Offensive things do get downrated, but that is not an improvement necessarily. Many insightful statements are offensive, to someone or another. Some are offensive to large groups, even mankind. Downrating all of them, like what happens here, may not be such a great idea.

But maybe mankind is too stupid to see insight in offensive statements ;)

If all the world's economists were laid end to end, we wouldn't reach a conclusion. -- William Baumol