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Comment: no one writes large enterprise systems in Java? (Score 1) 211

by kervin (#49409087) Attached to: Rust 1.0 Enters Beta

You must be a Java programmer. Garbage collection is generally a very bad idea for a systems language, because of the periodic stalls whilst it does the cleanup

Respectfully, you really need to research this if you believe that is the cause. Java is the enterprise systems language to beat today. And its Garbage collector does a fine job if you understand how it operates, just as with most other mature garbage collected runtimes.

Comment: Java strings overweight? Citation? (Score 1) 486

by kervin (#49343109) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

People just say things on here and it's taken as fact. How is Java's String implementation overweight?

Java, like C# does use 16 bit char widths, but that actually makes it faster than variable width characters. That's why these languages do so.

So what about Java strings are 'overweight'?

Comment: What charges were filed? (Score 1) 606

by kervin (#49219583) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure

No. We need to collectively get a fucking grip, and move on. Stupid kids doing stupid things.

Maybe we should wait for the charges to be filed before making this argument. As for expulsion, this will depend on the university's bylaws and code of conduct. I expect these will be reviewed.

Kids of all races get expelled for much less, I'm sure.

Comment: Campus Organization (Score 1) 606

by kervin (#49219545) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure

When they say it, it's art. When anyone else says the exact same thing, it's a hate crime.

Firstly, very few people are seriously framing this as a crime. Much less a hate-crime. This is a strawman, pure and simple.

Secondly, a lot of the outrage is from the fact that this is a campus related organization. The idea is that these students should be held to a higher standard than "gansta rappers".

Comment: Re:You don't say... (Score 2) 606

by kervin (#49219479) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure

Exactly. ...and had this been a Black fraternity chanting about honkies and crackers, absolutely NOTHING would be done about it, nor would it be getting national attention.

Do you or any of the readers that modded your comment "Informative" have any evidence to back that up?

Secondly, even if that was the case, would 2 wrongs make a right? Shouldn't we make sure that the Black fraternity was punished instead of defending the other intolerant fraternities?

Comment: Re:Wrong argument (Score 1) 606

by kervin (#49219393) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure

but the point is that discrimination is everywhere and employed by all sorts of people.

And my point is that discrimination should be deplored no matter who it's coming from. I never thought "intolerant white people" when watching the video. I'm pretty sure many of us who thought the video is deplorable simply thought "intolerant people".

Why assume the actions are being criticized because the perpetrators are white?

Comment: Expecting versus Accepting (Score 0) 606

by kervin (#49218213) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure

The entirety of the greek system is racism and sexism in action. Give me a break with your feigned outrage.

So your argument is that since we should expect fraternities to be intolerant ( an unsubstantiated premise, but that's another argument ), then we should accept intolerance within these organizations?

Another example would be, since I expect the occasional murder in the city ( given the population size and crime statistics ), I should not be outraged when it occurs.

It always interests me how Slashdot deals with logic when discussing intolerance ( and H1Bs ) versus everything else.

Comment: Ubuntu please get one thing right first! (Score 1) 43

by kervin (#48862085) Attached to: Canonical Launches Internet-of-Things Version of Ubuntu Core

I use Ubuntu as my workstation OS, and manage quite a few Ubuntu cloud instances ( among others ). There are so many small issues we have to deal with everyday. On the desktop side there minor "polish" issues, like settings that reset on reset ( e.g. Bluetooth radio ). There are random lockups ( I've tried several common systems, including one that came with Ubuntu). I have a brand new Dell XPS 15 coming in a week I hope fairs better.

The fact that there is no way to use hibernate. It's 2015 and we can't use hibernate! A basic OS feature.

On the server side, upstart is an absolute nightmare.

Ubuntu launches on every device that gains traction ( Ubuntu for tablets, phones, etc ). But it seems the basic OS is still very rough around basic edges. But I wish they would just give us a polished desktop. Even if it may cost more than Windows I'd personally pay for it.

Comment: What really does it bring to the table? (Score 1) 82

by kervin (#48379361) Attached to: Five Years of the Go Programming Language

On the client side, we really need a bytecode standard that will allow developers to choose from multiple language "frontends". That would take the major browser makers coming together on this like they did for HTML5.

On the backend, we have dozens of VMs to choose from. What does Go bring that Java and JVM target languages, Ruby, Python, etc does not already give us?

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