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Comment: Re:He's good. (Score 2) 189

by bingoUV (#49366133) Attached to: Prison Inmate Emails His Own Release Instructions To the Prison

No, it is not only not that simple, but it is plain wrong. Productivity improvements using, say, technology, can help a vast majority of people beat inflation, sometimes even everyone.

For someone to get market beating returns, someone else mustn't. But don't conflate market beating with inflation.

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 730

by bingoUV (#49353021) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

so this copilot is a complete scumbag

You do not know enough to conclude this.

How often do suicidal bus drivers drive off a cliff? Suicidal operators of huge industrial machines take down their workplace? Pretty rare, even if there are hundreds of times as many bus drivers / heavy machine operators as compared to airline pilots.

Many countries have zero effective regulation on bus driver / machine operators sleep cycles. Lots of drivers / operators work without any social interaction which could have helped detect and even prevent suicidal tendencies. This pilot was at least working along with another human being. Was in Europe - which at least on paper had good sleep cycle regulations, and knowing Europe, regulations would have had some force of effect too.

There could have been other reasons for this event. Your ignorance of them do not make those reasons stop existing.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 2) 484

by bingoUV (#49340549) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

But except saying it "dramatically" improves results, the StringBuilder result wasn't worthy of a mention or a compare against disk performance.

Obviously, like any good "researcher" does, the conclusion was written first and then the "experiment" was performed. Any results contradicting the conclusion have to excluded.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 1) 484

by bingoUV (#49340487) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

The above explanation applies to any data structure that has to be stored contiguously and increases in size, or is immutable

But it was never necessary for the "in memory operation" (their words) to use an immutable data structure. If you use bad data structure when using in-memory, of course in-memory will be slower than disk.

Comment: java string concatenation is O(N) (Score 1) 484

by bingoUV (#49340407) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

This "researcher" is an idiot. The java code given at the bottom of the "research paper" uses + operator to concatenate strings. This is O(N) in Oracle java. Total algorithm becomes O(N*N) in memory, and O(N) on disk.

Obviously N*N takes longer than N after a certain N even when N*N is running on faster memory.

Comment: Re:It's simple. Eat less and eat less crap (Score 1) 492

by bingoUV (#49334267) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

You make it sound like starvation is necessary for effective weight loss. This is extremely incorrect.

The way fat (especially saturated) has been maligned by "experts" in 80s, 90s and early 2000s - millions of people have gained weight just by eating too much carbohydrate. Just replacing some of it by fat makes for tastier, more filling, body weight reducing, and health giving food. Quite the opposite of starvation.

For very rapid body fat loss, you might have to go on very low carbohydrates - which while not starving, does need to fight the other animal in the body which craves carbohydrates, simpler the better.

Comment: Re:The quality of a lot of that feedback is suspec (Score 1) 236

by bingoUV (#49264725) Attached to: Microsoft Has Received 1 Million Pieces of Feedback For Windows 10

Bash or csh don't have to know about "drive letters", just like they don't need to know about /vol, or /usr. It is just part of the file path and any file path that the OS understand is fine for bash or csh.

As for" forward" [sic] slashes, c:/xyz is a valid path for windows. Even if it weren't, the completion logic in at least bash is fully pluggable so it would just* need a completion module to support backslashes, besides recompilation, ironing out niggles that would creep in and bug fixing.

Even if bash completion weren't pluggable, Microsoft could edit the source code to support backslash file completion. So even after making multiple wrong assumptions in your argument's favor, your argument is still wrong.

*If bash code turns out to be non-portable, the work will be a bit more.

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