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Comment: Re:Gotta react to the market (Score 1) 379

by euroq (#48902339) Attached to: Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

A a;
a.something;

"something" might be a member. It might be a property. It might be a method with no arguments (which gets called). It might be a function defined outside the class with a special property. It might be any of the above on a member of A, specially defined (subtyping). I will not be surprised to hear I missed something.

How is that simple?

You just described a simplified syntax for doing 5 things. That there is only 1 syntax as opposed to 5 syntaxes makes it simple.

Comment: Re:We deserve this guy (Score 1) 496

by euroq (#48815683) Attached to: Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Complaining about the disproportionate nature of the Senate is just downright silly and ignoring its purpose in the first place.

Oh fuck off. That's like saying "complaining about the electoral college of representatives is downright silly and ignoring its purpose in the first place". There used to be something called State's Rights. It was a big deal. Then there was something called the Civil War. State's Rights hasn't been such a big deal since. And it shouldn't be; 80% of the people in this country couldn't give a fuck about the state in which they were born/live, unlike 200 years ago, when they really did represent more quasi-tribal regions.

The electoral college and "tribal"-based Senate are antiquated and now bad ideas. Unlike the electoral college, which is a uniquely fucked-up American thing, the non-democratic disproportionate representations that exist similar to the Senate does exist in other countries, but it's usually a sign that shit ain't working well (see Lebanon's power sharing president/prime minister/speaker of national assembly based on religion, another type of tribe).

Anyways, complaining about the disproportionate nature of the Senate is correct, and there SHOULD be changes made to it.

Comment: Re:But (Score 1) 633

by euroq (#48814123) Attached to: Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Do you happen to know if said software will return table column divider lines to table widgets? One of my biggest problems with Windows 8 is that anywhere there is a table widget, I can't tell where the divider is between two different columns without moving the mouse around to find where the cursor changes, in order to change the column size.

Comment: Re: How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (Score 1) 420

by euroq (#48703275) Attached to: Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

Because .08 is a fucking bullshit number. A breathalyzer is an arbitrary device that does NOT calculate how impaired you are. The amount one can drink before imparidness differs greatly from person to person. .08 is lower than what the medical field established in the 70s. It is low because governments take in LOTS of money from the DUI industry. Therefore, .08 is VERY political.

Comment: Re: How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (Score 1) 420

by euroq (#48703251) Attached to: Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

The bullshit here is that the measurement for ".08" is bullshit. It's calibrated for a 100lb woman and is only meant to "get" as many people as possible. The problem is that you're saying people who have .08 are at a certain impairment, but it's a scam. A complete bullshit scam, that breathalyzers actually can measure impairment impartially and justly.

Comment: Re:How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (Score 1) 420

by euroq (#48703241) Attached to: Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

I'm actually OK with the system erring on the side of public safety when picking up drunks as long as the actual convictions require proof that the law was indisputably violated.

This is the same as saying "I'm OK with the death penalty as long as..." In my case, I'm telling you, I had one beer. I am an (almost) anonymous internet poster, and I have no reason to lie. I live in the USA where there are checks and balances. The behemoth system was there to get money, and it got some from me. The large dispute against "We should legislate against those who would harm us" sounds like it's an easy and obvious case, but I'm telling that it fails and it failed 1000% percent in my case. My life would be ruined if you had your way, and God can only help us if you evil scum have your way to lead the USA to the laws of Saudi Arabia.

Comment: Re:How about mandatory felony sentences instead? (Score 1) 420

by euroq (#48686791) Attached to: Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

Put some fear of real punishment into the hearts of the people who can't control their drinking and they might be less inclined to try their luck.

As a person who was charged with a DUI after having ONE BEER (I was in no way impaired) when stopped at a roadblock, there are serious problems with your strategy. Many local and state conservative governments like to have things but not pay for them, so they use DUIs as a grossly unjust money-generating source of revenue. Luckily I'm a upper-middle class white man so I was able to buy my way out of it.

It's people like you that ruin people's lives, not me.

Comment: Re:Looks pretty impressive... (Score 1) 115

by euroq (#48576681) Attached to: Google Releases Android Studio 1.0, the First Stable Version of Its IDE

Point 2 however, I think you're letting your inner troll take over too much of your post.

Yeah, this is definitely true. What is pissing me off more than build times (which seems to have been settled greatly in the 1.0 release - now I don't notice the difference) is the slow speed of the editor itself. Repainting, auto-completions, tabbing through, etc. is slow, etc. There are a few missing features from Eclipse (although there are new features as well). I just hate the feeling of being forced to downgrade.

However, in all seriousness, I don't think Android Studio is a piece of shit - I think it was just too early to switch. But I realize I will get used to it in time.

Comment: Re:Looks pretty impressive... (Score 1) 115

by euroq (#48561009) Attached to: Google Releases Android Studio 1.0, the First Stable Version of Its IDE

Are you fucking serious?

Yes. And duh, I did turn the AV off, numbnuts. As I mentioned, turning it off improved build times immensely, but I never had to turn off AV in Eclipse. There are two speed comparisons: 1. the Gradle build system, and 2. the speed of the IntelliJ IDE.

1. Gradle in Android Studio takes longer than the backend of Eclispe. In optimal conditions, it's as fast. But it's been worse in our project.
2. You can watch the IntelliJ IDE repaint itself when switching editors. It's pathetic. There are also the intermittent pauses which happen a LOT, a lot more than in Eclipse.

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