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Comment: Re:Surprise, surprise... (Score 1) 603

by jones_supa (#47545529) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

GCC is open source. If Linus is such a great expert on the issues with it then why isn't he fixing them? Probably because he doesn't have the skills.

You can't just go and fix every program, even if they are open source. It takes a lot of time to familiarize one with the code base. That is probably limiting Linus here too. His bug report is very precise, and that will greatly ease the job of the GCC developer who actually fixes the bug.

Comment: Re:Linux, a miracle (Score 0) 603

by jones_supa (#47545219) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
The problem with Linux and OSS in general is that these kind of weird problems can pop up any time and are partly the responsibility of the general public to test and report. With Windows and Mac, the extensive quality assurance catches a lot of this stuff and I do not have to worry about it in the first place. I am not saying that even commercial OSs are perfect, but they are much more smooth sailing. I still share your argument that with closed software, it is almost impossible to reach the engineers if there is a problem.

Comment: Re:Not just version 4.9 (Score 1) 603

by jones_supa (#47544655) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Another worrying thing which Linus says there is:

"The problem is that these things are a bitch to debug - they turn into these completely impossible kernel oopses or corruption, and we were just very lucky that this one case happened to be repeatable and pinpoint for two people. Are there others? We have no way of knowing.."

Comment: Re:Surprise, surprise... (Score 1) 603

by jones_supa (#47544615) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
These days I interpret Linus' "meltdowns" just as some funny nerd rage. He uses that technique to strongly underline the importance of his point, it's never real anger. Often there's a dash of humor in the mix, such as in this case the comment "that compiler shouldn't have been allowed to graduate from kindergarten".

+ - Piracy is NOT legal or Decriminalized in the UK->

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qjdotnet (949901) writes "I've seen this story around the net and on social sites, but the title is completely misleading to make people click, or just believe the title without reading the article, which doesn't really go to great lengths to contradict the title. Piracy is not legal, there will be less enforcement.

Originally VG247.com posted a very misleading topic that the UK has decriminalized piracy. It's simply not true. http://www.vg247.com/2014/07/2...

Piracy is very much illegal, but the enforcement aspect will be minimal. However, ISP logs will still be kept so in my opinion if the government/media corporations want to go after a high profile target, they will. We are not yet 100% in bizzaro world where piracy is legal."

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