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Comment: Re:It depends (Score 1) 485

by jeremyp (#49353543) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

You didn't read their paper properly. They make exactly the point that you are making. i.e. that "writing to disk", in most cases, does not mean physically writing individual bytes to the disk. The abstractions provided by both the language and the operating system help to make the obvious implementation as fast or faster than naive programmer created optimisations. In other words, this is a confirmation of the saying

premature optimisations the root of all evil

There is a WTF in the paper and it is their claim that Python doesn't run in a VM.

Comment: Re:This is a great excuse (Score 1) 119

by jeremyp (#49334813) Attached to: GNU Nano Gets New Stable Release

I certainly wouldn't be caught using nano, not since our sys admin accidentally trashed a Linux system by editing the pam config file with nano. After he saved the file, nobody could log in anymore because nano inserted a line feed where a long line had wrapped in his terminal.

We got the system back by booting from a live CD and using vi to join the broken line back together.

Comment: Re:HTTPS? (Score 2) 93

Not even that. You can't do generalised virtual hosting with SSL.

The host header is just a header like any other so the server can't figure out which certificate to use to set up the encryption layer. It is possible to do it in a restricted set of circumstances with a wild card certificate that matches all of the virtual hosts.

Comment: Re:Swedish Charges/British Charges (Score -1, Flamebait) 169

by jeremyp (#49250523) Attached to: Swedish Authorities Offer To Question Assange In London

GP means he fled from the jurisdiction of British authorities. He had been arrested in the UK and was on bail in the UK. By fleeing to the Ecuadorian embassy, he violated his bail conditions in the UK.

Incidentally, by violating his bail conditions, he cost some of his supporters around £100k. He's not a nice man, in fact I think he is probably a rapist. That's the most logical explanation for why he skipped bail.

Comment: Re: This sucks. (Score 1) 299

by jeremyp (#49249585) Attached to: Sir Terry Pratchett Succumbs To "the Embuggerance," Aged 66

Given the political importance of Christianity in pre-enlightenment Europe where being the wrong ind of Christian was literally a matter of life and death, any Bible published before the 18th century can be expected to be politically slanted. The KJV certainly fits into that category but since it was an English Bible for the English form of Christianity, we can be sure it was politically slanted in the right direction - all other versions of Christianity being corrupt papist nonsense or something like that.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.