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Comment: publish my mailing address to file a complaint?! (Score 1) 217

I tried filing a complaint via the link in the OP but right after typing in my address I noticed that the form said all contact information entered would be publicly available on the internet, including my address. WTH? How do I complain about the complaint form?

Comment: Re: mostly bullshit (Score 1) 180

by locketine (#48722511) Attached to: 65% of Cancers Caused by Bad Luck, Not Genetics or Environment

That hardware bug still has a cause and it's not inherent in all hardware designs. Random always means "we don't understand the system well enough to say why it's happening". When they figure out the cause of those "random" cancer causing events they could very well be caused by the environment or unknown genetic defects.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 421

by locketine (#48650055) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

Well that's valid but clearly you didn't read the book. He provides the code, setup and timing results. He would have had to fabricate the data to make MS look good Java did in fact win a couple categories.

I really do understand your skepticism though because I've seen that as well for more complicated "experiments" where they were dealing with so many variables in the setup that they could get whatever results they wanted.

I'm glad we're finally having an actual conversation than just snarky remarks.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 421

by locketine (#48649891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

Your claim is that he committed academic fraud, fabricating data from examples that can be easily verified to provide a former employer with a slight publicity spike at great personal cost to himself and his software consulting business. I cannot find the date he left MS but his own company, Construx, was founded by him in 1996 so my guess would be he left MS around that time, well before the 2nd edition of code complete was printed in 2004.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 421

by locketine (#48647287) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

DuckDodgers didn't know this and that's who I was responding to.

From a quick web search I found patents from HP covering IL optimizations so I'm not convinced that the giant patent infringement settlement between MS and Sun specifically covered the IL optimizations we're talking about.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 4, Interesting) 421

by locketine (#48644721) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

.Net also does dynamic and re-usable runtime optimizations. You can also instruct it to inline certain methods, load certain resources in the background that you expect to use but the runtime will do the same thing, just maybe not as intelligently. "Code Complete 2" has some code execution speed examples in it and most of them show C# running faster than Java; The author was comparing simple ops like method calls, conditionals, dictionaries, arrays, etc.

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