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Comment: Re:What an idiot (Score 4, Funny) 180

by hoggoth (#48880231) Attached to: Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Feds: "Grab him!"
Ross: "Beetlejuice!"
Librarian: "Shhhhhh!"
Feds "Cover his mouth quick!"
Ross: Beetlejuice!"
Feds drag Ross away with his mouth covered...

Fed1: "What was that about?"
Fed2: "It was some sort of codeword"
Fed1: "What do you mean?"
Fed2: "When he yelled Beetlejuice it activated a..."
Both: "Oh shit..."

Comment: Re:What's their definition of "exercise"? (Score 1) 348

by hoggoth (#48855929) Attached to: Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

citation needed.

Muscle does not turn into fat. Stop exercising and start eating like crap and your body will lose muscle and will also starting putting on fat. The muscle does not turn into fat. Starting lean and muscular will not cause you to get fat faster.

I would bet you are not currently overendowed with muscle. Nobody who works out would believe this urban myth.

Comment: Re:Procedural vs OO (Score 1) 303

by hoggoth (#48756925) Attached to: Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

My toaster is functional. I insert a slice of bread and the toaster creates a duplicate slice of bread that is toasted. It returns the duplicate, but never touches the original. It is very safe. I can insert anything in the toaster without worrying about toasting an inappropriate object. But boy is it inefficient...

Comment: When you get to it (Score 1) 22

The common denominator apps for Web, Twitter, Maps, Angry Birds, MP3 player and whatnot are basically equal across platforms. You can easily adapt to the peculiarities of one, so that the familiarity becomes an actual asset. Differentiation is then minor preferences in form factor, UI idiosyncrasy, etc.

But when you get to serious applications for music recording, editing and processing - or astronomical observation - or organising a rock climbing expedition - or any other rather specialised pursuit?

iOS is really the leader space. Because the tablet really is all about the apps. I can do everything from replace a 4-track studio to manage XBMC/Kodi, before a jailbreak. Nobody bothers with this stuff for Win or Droid. They seem destined for Spotify not Garage Band.

One has to look out for engineers -- they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb. -- Marcel Pagnol