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Comment: Re:Absolutely (Score 1) 170 170

by interval1066 (#49755861) Attached to: Video Games: Gateway To a Programming Career?
I wouldn't say that video gaming influenced me much, of course in my day (I'm an old fart) video games were arcade games. But no, not much influence. I write mostly business logic anyway, graphics are not really what I do. As for Mark Zonkerboyd, he can eat my hat. I don't care much for the boy and he can get stuffed.

Comment: Re:narcissistic spectrum personality disorder (Score 1) 206 206

NO, he was offered the deal and REFUSED it, as he didn't want ANY criminal record. Faced with either a crim record or 35 years AND a crim rec, he chose. Still, I don't think I would have chosen death, but I'm not him.

Comment: Re:Here's a better idea (Score 1) 678 678

Um, rolling brown-outs? Not lately. We did have some of that early 2000's, because of a TEXAS business.
California is the 5th largest economy in the world, and grows most of the food in the country. But yeah, your right, we're water pigs. I hope you don't mind paying $10 for a small basket of strawberries.

Comment: Re: Not resigning from Debian (Score 1) 550 550

...English is "stupid" because there's no consistency to it.

English is a living language, and that's its strength. The debate among French speakers for French language purity is still going on becuase Frnech is an old, arcane one. They have great difficulty coming up with new words to describe new technology terms becuase they try very hard to stay within the rules of French. Coming with with new words for new ideas using old roots is destined for failure.

I think Debian's, or any distro's strength, comes from the maintainer's willingness to try new things. Sure, the swtich to systemd may have been a little heavy handed, maybe they should have forked rather than forced. But lets face it, many of the popular distros have code older than God. Ubuntu knew this when they started the Wayland effort. They blew it but they are right about X. An occasional house cleaning is sometimes in order.

Comment: Re:So no one has used it yet? (Score 1) 82 82

by interval1066 (#48380535) Attached to: Five Years of the Go Programming Language
Tons. I don't really need to trot out some project names for you, do I? But what I can point to: do google search on variations of "google code", "google projects", "google api", search for various apis on github, and you may be startled by the number of those projects that are written, some times in part but often whoally, in C++.

Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 1) 727 727

by interval1066 (#47721483) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

...tightly tied to the kernel, and maintained with it...

I gotta correct ya champ, that's not exactly true, at least in every case. Its true that the kernel maintainers (Torvalds & gang) maintain some drivers with the kernel, but not all. And what do you mean "tightly tied to the kernel"? Are you saying that if Microsoft made a radical change to their "kernel" (three big DLL's is a kernel, who knew?) architecture those drivers would still work? I doubt it. "Tightly" as a loaded word; either you have an architecture that has many parts yet all works together, or you you don't. That they all work in harmony to deliver a satisfactory user experience- is that "tightly" coupled? Oh, and don't get me started on GNU Hurd...

Comment: Re:Hitchhiker's Guide (Score 1) 732 732

by interval1066 (#45350929) Attached to: Movie Review: <em>Ender's Game</em>

Kenneth McMillan's Baron is one of my most treasured memories as a child.

It may be, but it was incredibly bad. McMillan (Lynch?) over killed him with the degenerate angle, and his baron was a sharp as a hammer. Ian McNeice was a far sharper and cunning baron in my opinion, which is much closer to the books. Lynch's baron with the preoccupation with all his little festering wounds and and disgusting nonsense was just odd to me.

Comment: Re:Hitchhiker's Guide (Score 1) 732 732

by interval1066 (#45350867) Attached to: Movie Review: <em>Ender's Game</em>

I saw that as the movie first (Picard version, not tv one) and it was magnificent.

You've got to be kidding. Even my girlfriend laughed when she saw that one, and she doesn't know anything about the novels. Lynch WAS NOT right for that story, not at all. The Sci Fi version was "magnificent".

An egghead is one who stands firmly on both feet, in mid-air, on both sides of an issue. -- Homer Ferguson