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Comment: What demands (Score 1) 260 260

by jonr (#49863487) Attached to: Why Apple and Google Made Their Own Programming Languages

"Similarly, Go was designed to make it easier to build complex systems. The old workhorses of the networked software programming industry, C++ and Python, just couldn't keep up with the demands that Google was placing on it."

Is there an explanation of what those demands could be? C++ and Python are very different languages in every way

Comment: Re:Not smart (Score 1) 465 465

by jonr (#47729917) Attached to: 33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

"Danks was originally told police weren't going to take any action against him, but he unwisely continued to share the movie files after his initial detainment with authorities."

In other words, the cop had decided to let him go with a warning for speeding, and then, while the cop was walking back to his car, he peeled out and gunned the engine, accelerating as hard as he could.

And ran a few red lights as well.

And stole policeman's helmet.

Comment: Yes... that will really work (Score 1) 664 664

by jonr (#46143363) Attached to: Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

Instead of doing your job, your actions will be tailored to suit the device. You will spend most of your energy and brainpower to look to the algorithm, instead of actually doing your work. We have seen this from ultra-competitive workplaces, e.g. Microsoft, where middle-managers and "top" employees were more concerning of how they were doing on their performance reviews, often sabotaging their coworkers work, than actually working.

Comment: It's already here. (Score 1) 254 254

by jonr (#45950347) Attached to: I think wearable computing will take off...

I think that the average smartphone is actually much more elegant solution than glasses+watch+cpu (phone). You put it away in your pocket when you are not using it, and just like any previous wearable computer predictions, you only use it to consume data, not much to create it.

And all information is synced around in 'the cloud' already.

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