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Comment: Re:And yet, no one understands Git. (Score 1) 203

by jandar (#49415899) Attached to: 10 Years of Git: An Interview With Linus Torvalds

You have to understand the data-structure, how files, directories and commits are all content-addressable objects. The linkage of the commits by means of their id's must be understood.

To understand merging you should have used diff and patch a few times.

This is all.

With these few concepts anybody, who can write a program, should be able to understand git. To invent new use-cases or work-flows is another thing, but comprehending a given usage of git should be straight forward.

Comment: Re:In Finland (Score 1) 516

by jandar (#48469721) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Wooden houses as opposed to what?

Wooden houses are an anomaly in my country, there are TV-documentaries abort this curiosity. There are not many companies with expertise to build houses from other materials as brick or concrete.

Anytime I see in the news about an american huricane the splintered houses, I wonder why would anyone build such cheap houses?

Comment: traitor or not is irrelevant (Score 1) 441

by jandar (#46047961) Attached to: Why Whistleblowers Can't Get a Fair Trial

It's irrelevant what kind of people a law is targeted at. If you can't prove them guilty in proper style you have to let them go. If they (or the jury) are denied relevant information, they can't be prosecuted.

This asssumes you are living in a country with proper free government under the law. Apparently the USA doesn't qualify.

Comment: It's not only RAM (Score 4, Informative) 262

by jandar (#45779071) Attached to: Linux x32 ABI Not Catching Wind

The company I work for compiles almost all programms with 32 bits on x86-64 CPUs. It's not only cheap RAM usage, it's also expensive cache which is wasted with 64 pointer and 64 bit int. Since 3 GB is much more than our programms are using, x86-64 would be foolish. I'm eager waiting for a x32 SuSE version.

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