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Comment: Re:The language in the old west (Score 2, Insightful) 387

by jacksonai (#48167473) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux
This is becoming a more general problem with society. As people spend more time online, they get their social acceptance needs from other people online. Unfortunately, some people see the internet as a place where they don't need to filter themselves, and can cause harm to others. I'm not saying Linus means to hurt others, just that we all should remember there's a live person on the other end of the email.

Comment: Re:One word.. (Score 1) 683

by CastrTroy (#29201209) Attached to: Dirty Coding Tricks To Make a Deadline
Obviously, some programming constructs are a lot more sugary that others, and have been put in simply to provide a work around so that you don't have to use goto's. One would probably never write a for or while loop using only goto's, but compare an "Exit While" statement from VB.Net, and compare it to the GoTo equivalent. There's isn't much difference in one being more complicated than the other. The Exit While statement isn't even necessary, unless you have some weird fear of GoTo's, there's no reason to even use it, or for it to be there in the first place.

Comment: Re:The Whole Point if the Internet... (Score 2, Insightful) 370

by matang (#29201081) Attached to: Who Will Fix the Internet? No One, Apparently
exactly. sure it's frustrating for an implementation of a good idea to take a really long time, but in turn that usually ensures the implementation of a bad idea will be thoroughly vetted and exposed before its adopted (with a few notable exceptions). i'd much rather risk the eternally promised "end of the internet" with the notion that someone would likely provide a fix before it gets to that point than i would risk having some person or company "in charge". we see how far that gets us with basically every other industry - nowhere. maybe i'm missing something obvious but what other global technology works as well with as little global oversight? it's easier from a "regulation" standpoint for me to email a home video to antarctica than it is to make a phone call to europe. just my 2 cents, ymmv, etc.

Comment: Re:Two-edged sword (Score 1) 343

by C4Cypher (#29201059) Attached to: FCC Declares Intention To Enforce Net Neutrality
You claim a user's post to be invalid simply due to his ideology? Rupublican and Democrat are terms that describe political affiliation, not ideological beleif. Some on the far right may not see moderate Republicans as being paticularly conservative, just as some far left liberals may not see Blue-Dog Democrats as being paticularly liberal. Please, if you're going to debate, do it on the substance of a person's issue rather than attacking him on the basis of his perceived ideology.

Saying 'This person's post is innaccurate because I think he's a far-right liberatarian' belies an certain level of ignorance on your own part, regardless of your ideology.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson