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Comment: Re:What now? (Score 5, Insightful) 321

by diskis (#28692589) Attached to: The Amazing World of Software Version Numbers

1.1.1 -> 1.1.2 - bugfix only, no change in what the end-user sees.
1.1.1 -> 1.2.0 - new features, perhaps a button in the UI has moved. Still fully compatible with the previous version. Documents should be stored identically, network protocols unchanged.
1.1.1 -> 2.0.0 - major release, might very well break functionality, documents may have to be converted from previous versions, UI can change drastically.

Comment: Re:Veyron? Meh. (Score 3, Interesting) 790

by diskis (#28591707) Attached to: Bugatti's Latest Veyron, Most Ridiculous Car on the Planet?

In a straight line yes, but with any kind of turns on the road the bike gets owned.
I mean, I have a Mazda MX-5, pretty much the cheapest roadster you can get. It has 160 hp on 950 kg, and I've left a bike with 120 hp on 200 kg behind on a very squiggly road. Bikes don't handle. And with a car, if you lose grip you have the possibility of getting back control. Lose control with a bike, and you are an organ donor.

Comment: Re:Guilty conscience? (Score 1, Insightful) 790

by diskis (#28591577) Attached to: Bugatti's Latest Veyron, Most Ridiculous Car on the Planet?

> For my part, I wonder what the engineering expended on a Veyron could have produced if turned toward more widely applicable efforts.

But by building the Veyron, the engineers found problems that they wouldn't have found by building small hatchbacks. Ideas then are refined, and trickles down to normal roadcars.

Comment: Re:Reading comprehension (Score 1) 485

by diskis (#28292207) Attached to: Supreme Court Declines Case Over Techs' Right To Search Your PC

The local repair shop here uses a USB stick with one of each of most common files (word docs, movies, music, pictures) and uses that for testing.

No need to check My Documents for that.

Though, sometimes there isn't even a need to dig around... I used to do techsupport over phone, with remote desktop software. And there it was, in the middle of the desktop "gay sucking hot cock.mpg"...

Comment: Re:right again (Score 1) 195

by diskis (#28289961) Attached to: French Three-Strikes Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Okay, so a friend suddenly gives you a large amount of money. Is it okay to accept it? Most probably yes.
But, what if he robbed a bank, and you knew it. Is it still okay to accept it? If he lies and says that he didn't rob the bank?
You didn't do anything wrong, and he lied to you, does these two facts make it okay to accept stolen money? No.

If someone does something wrong, it is also wrong for you to profit from that. You post to slashdot, you know for a fact that ISPs are lying, yet you cling on to the lie of unlimited bandwidth and try to shift all the responsibility to the ISP.

If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some.

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