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## Comment Re:Guess who's security software I won't be buying (Score 1)537

add the United States to that list too with that wannabe Hugo Chavez in the white house. His people also want to regulate speech on the internet and have a goon in the FCC already proposing it.

You seem to be (deliberately?) confusing issues here...

## Comment Re:3 dB (Score 2, Informative)281

Depends on the reference. What is 0 dB? For sound pressure (for example), you're right. However 3 dB is a two-fold increase in watts (power).

## Comment Re:They missed out C programmers (Score 1)397

The point was to compare (non-tail) recursive implementations of fib in C and Python...

## Comment Re:They missed out C programmers (Score 1)397

(defun fib (n)
(if (< n 2)
n
(+ (fib (- n 1)) (fib (- n 2)))))

(time (loop for i from 0 to 35 do (fib i)))

Real time: 94.33807 sec.
Run time: 92.069756 sec.

## Comment Re:They missed out C programmers (Score 2, Informative)397

def fib(n):
if n == 0 or n == 1:
return n
else:
return fib(n-1) + fib(n-2)

for i in range(36):
print "n=%d => %d" % (i, fib(i))

real    0m20.272s
user    0m20.225s
sys    0m0.024s

#include <stdio.h>

int fib (int n)
{
if (n == 1 || n == 0) return n;
else return (fib (n - 1) + fib (n - 2));
}

int main (int argc, char *argv[])
{
register int i = 0;
for (i; i < 35; i++)
{
printf("n=%i %i\n", i, fib(i));
}
}

real    0m0.476s
user    0m0.472s
sys    0m0.004s

## Comment Re:Linux - How "Free" is it? (Score 1)508

That experience is, by orders of magnitude, easier on Linux than on Windows--at least, that was my experience from when I last installed a fresh copy of XP (perhaps 4/5 years ago). It was absolutely impossible to find a decent free DVD decoder. If you're on Ubuntu, installing DVD support is as easy as typing 'sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras', or use the GUI, or whatever.

## Comment Re:none (Score 4, Insightful)1117

That makes a lot of sense. In fact, while you're at it, why don't you beat up a few of the kids? You know, to get them ready for the real world, because we sure don't want them to get used to all the love. I think a better idea would be to survey some bullies (larger ones of course, one per student) in the local area and average out their practices.

## Comment Re:Dear RMS (Score 1)621

Dropbox is not open source. The useful part, the daemon, is closed source. The irrelevant part, a nautilus plug-in, is open source, and automatically downloads the closed source blob. You can't even drop the daemon binary on a headless server, as it is dynamically linked to graphics libs.

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