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Comment: A few years ago, (Score 2) 199

by k31 (#46516965) Attached to: A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

there were articles complaining that software was never updated on mobile devices, even though the technical facility to do so was.

Now that is is being updated, complain about that, too.

If companies kept a backwards compatibility support team, the cost of new products would be higher... and you would complain about that, too, I suppose.

Comment: Flaw in the analogy: (Score 1) 716

by k31 (#46224069) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

The wall-builder is basically repeating a skill. He should be able to build a "good enough" wall that doesn't have major holes, or fall down on its own.

The programmer is translating intention into code, which interacts with other code, a lot of which is buggy. The specifications may be unclear. The time it takes to do it is uncertain. In other words, he is doing art-for-hire. Even if he is "good enough", we cannot call programming a deterministic activity devoid of creativity and which people can be trained to do, rather than enabled and inspired to do.

If what they want is a solved problem, bundled in an easy to use interface that hides details, they would buy software, not build it... which is basically why people do buy software in the first place. (And why I don't think there is any future in traditional programming on a large scale.)

So, the analogy is what is wrong. Artisans and Artists may have similar names, but what they actually do is totally different.

+ - Kuro5hin DNS servers are Down, use alternatives.-> 4

Submitted by Orion Blastar
Orion Blastar (457579) writes "Use the link to get a reverse proxy to read this is a free service by Blastar of India and China.

I think the DNS has been hacked or something... or he's triggered a transfer. lol

just add into your /etc/hosts file

To get working again.

The domain won't let you log in because the cookie is for so as soon as you log in, you will be logged out. You can only view the web proxy as an anonymous user. The hosts file update needs admin access in Windows. Look in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts or /etc/hosts for Unix systems.

Some possible causes of this problem:

1) Rusty didn't enter his real information and Internic is punishing him until he enters contact info that is real.

2) There is some social engineering hack to trigger a domain name transfer.

3) Rusty didn't pay his name server and DNS hosting bills.

4) Some hack attempts on the domain name, and maybe DoS attacks.

5) That hacker NIWS aka Jason P. has a grudge against Rusty and did something to the servers that do his DNS and name servers."

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Comment: Re:The problem with the industry is not programmer (Score 1) 132

That is some good information,
but my assertion had nothing to do with his ability to make games,
but rather, the "pitch" them; i.e. to get financing for games which he wanted to make, but were non-mainstream.

If he had successfully pitched something, and then taught others the secret, then it would make more sense to me to say that the academy would fix that problem.

Comment: Re:The problem with the industry is not programmer (Score 1) 132

I pitched [...]. But [..] I was told "no, that won't work."

So, after failing to get his pitches into reality, he plans to open an "Academy" and teach other people how to fail, just like him?

I really don't see how he is solving any problems in the commercial world. This seems more like "those who can't, teach".

Of course, since he can't actually get people to finance his games, teaching will likely give him something else to do with his time, at a personal profit, I suppose. Good for him but, again, what does it do for everyone else?

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This is my Journal.

I have not posted here for a few years.

Time flies when you are pretending to be a zombie in order to fit into the boring parts of society.

Recently I decided to reform my life.

I will soon have more time "to myself", but will I spent more time for writing here?
Only time will tell....

Comment: Re:Dual core is still really useful (Score 1) 144

by k31 (#37461888) Attached to: Arduino Goes ARM

Yes, a lot of business users are forced to use a Microsoft OS...

That's what I meant by business reasons. Their apps only run on Windows, or are bespoke, inefficiently written apps that require multiple cores just to run acceptably, and due to office politics, they insist on using them, and other things that happen in business which don't enable progress but yet occur in the "real" world.

Also, sorry, I more meant to say Blu-ray ripping and transcoding to h.264/mp4 and stuff, but then, you know, I got lazy.

Comment: Re:Dual core is still really useful (Score 1) 144

by k31 (#37449926) Attached to: Arduino Goes ARM

you are both right.

Flash ( which runs within firefox) can cause this behaviour, and it can make Celerons and such unresponsive. Single cores with hperthreading and AMD based machines seem less affected. Must be a flash/windows quirk.

Even ctrl-alt-del may fail to cause a response in a timely manner, if a process "explodes".

However, mutiple cores are really more useful for transcoding and other "geeky" stuff. As more people rip their DVDs to save them from teh scratches of their kids or the clumsiness of their friends , or just common wear and tear, those cores will keep being more important.

Of course, they are business reasons for using them, too....

Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson