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Comment: Re:Not Censorship (Score 4, Insightful) 285

by happy_place (#49120395) Attached to: Google Knocks Explicit Adult Content On Blogger From Public View

You bet it's censorship. So what? Most people want some forms of censorship, if only for the simple matter of organizing your content. In this case, those with explicit materials will not be deleted, they will be made private, and those who wish to view it, will need to be invited to the sites. I personally would like to see more changes like this because not everyone on the internet can discern between what they click on... (like kids, which are increasingly getting wifi smartphones, and such which have little to no protections...)

Comment: Re:So, what else is there to watch? (Score 1) 148

by happy_place (#48822497) Attached to: Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

I would have voted for Marvel Agents of Shield, but there aren't enough actual Marvel Characters in the show. I want to see superheroes, and Marvel has a whole bunch of awesome ones, but Agents of Shield is still too reluctant to add superhumans.

Of course, I understand that's because Marvel sold its right to have mutants to one company, and Spiderman to another, and the rest of the universe to Disney... so who knows what you're gonna get!?

Comment: Re:C is primordial (Score 1) 641

by happy_place (#48555661) Attached to: How Relevant is C in 2014?

Algorithms are now more efficient at keeping a processor occupied than hand tweaking, with the complexity of processors being what they are, w/ multiple instruction pipelines and vector processing, multiprocessors and such. C is the equivalent of what ASM used to be. It is the least complicated abstraction language that a processor manufacturer can provide low level developers. Many processors are built with the language in mind. As a result if you want to extract the most performance from your hardware, C is the solution. Many higher level languages are written in C, or the core components that HAVE TO BE fast are written in low-level C.

C is also "almost" portable. Which generally speaking means it can be used across families of processors with greater efficiency, while maintaining performance.

Also there's still a hellalotta stuff, core libraries, drivers, embedded software, and software frameworks written in it... so yeah, it's not going away... I use it daily.

Comment: Re:meanwhile overnight... (Score 4, Insightful) 503

by happy_place (#47482867) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

A reporter on location reported on NPR this morning that they had a couple witnesses that saw a flash prior to the downing of the launch. Apparently due to the pro-russian population of the village where it was downed, this is a very unpopular confession to make. This is a HUGE snafu for Russia, who has been arming the rebels, so they can continue to humiliate Ukrainian air power. I also think it is ridiculous that Obama is only speaking out of concern for possible US Citizens missing. The Netherlands are a solid ally, this is a terrible attrocity...

Comment: Re:Where are they? (Score 1) 324

by happy_place (#45965905) Attached to: NYT: NSA Put 100,000 Radio Pathway "Backdoors" In PCs

Everything Snowden reveals is absolute truth... Why just the other day Iran reported that Snowden revealed the true force behind the US government.

Comment: Re:Most likely exists to prevent over-grazing.. (Score 4, Insightful) 169

by happy_place (#45965305) Attached to: Why Transitivity Violations Can Be Rational

It might also have to do with competition. If there's little competition for my preferred food source, I will eat it last, knowing it will last longer. My wife hates dark chocolate, but I prefer it, so if there's a bag of chocolate bars and dark chocolate, I'll dig into the milk chocolate first, knowing that my wife will actively consume those as well, then when they're gone, I still have the dark chocolate to enjoy afterwards, while she's without.

To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most.