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Comment: Re:MS can't give up decades old practice (Score 1) 125

There's an easier way, just download iso from tpb or something like that. Their modified isos have menus that allow you to choose variant you want to install(home premium etc) and doesn't even ask any serials. Installed os gets updates and works as it should. I think microsoft just needs to reuse their solution :P

Comment: Re:I don't see what's wrong with this (Score 3, Interesting) 406

by loonycyborg (#49122601) Attached to: NSA Director Wants Legal Right To Snoop On Encrypted Data
Every person has some data that should be secret, like credit card details. If your devices have a backdoor for government then criminals can use it too. Just matter of time before the way to use it leaks into criminal underground. Requiring mandatory backdoors for storage is as absurd as requiring a single mandatory government usable master key for all locks. You may be 100% sure that actual use it to catch criminals will be dwarfed by abuse by government officials for their own petty ends.

Comment: Re:GOTO is a crutch for bad programmers (Score 1) 677

by loonycyborg (#49039925) Attached to: Empirical Study On How C Devs Use Goto In Practice Says "Not Harmful"
Actually you could split off each resource acquisition into separate function that does acquire -> check -> cleanup cycle for one resource and calls next function in chain. Not shorter than goto way but you're less likely to shoot yourself in the foot by messing up order of cleanups or something.

Comment: Re:False dichotomy much? (Score 1) 135

by loonycyborg (#49032985) Attached to: Are Review Scores Pointless?
This review score inflation is mere consequence of inherent subjectivity of it. Each person maybe can establish some sort of consistent scoring methodology but it will be of little use for other people. If you try to be objective and neutral you pretty much always find a way to boost score because each poorly executed aspect of the game in question is pretty much guaranteed to be unimportant for someone and thus not warranting a downscore..

Comment: Re:Headline vs actual content (Score 1) 158

by loonycyborg (#48917601) Attached to: Opera Founder Is Back, WIth a Feature-Heavy, Chromium-Based Browser
My understanding is that move away from Presto and to webkit/blink was used as excuse for changing the overall Opera vision, either that or new Opera devs are too incompetent to properly re-implement the vision. Either way, Opera founder just returns to reassert his vision.

Comment: Re:Should be, but it isn't. (Score 1) 386

by loonycyborg (#48872221) Attached to: Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

Of course they are, but they aren't reference compilers.

At some point having d overlay led to getting warnings during portage sync and what-not, so I removed it.

All in all I just didn't consider it interesting enough to study even. I'm more interested in a true paradigm shift rather than another iteration of C++ which already is good enough for my taste. So I still have haskell overlay and actually do learn haskell :P

Comment: Re:Let's be blunt (Score 1) 361

by loonycyborg (#48840171) Attached to: Linus On Diversity and Niceness In Open Source
All people are different. The more you know individuals the more you understand that boy/girl divide is fake. There's only one human mind and it's gender neutral in principle. People tend to make stuff up, finding connections where they don't exist. Thinking that having a high testosterone level would magically lead you to play with trucks is pure superstition. There may be other effects of testosterone but if you provide such silly examples then it kinda undermines the point to me.

It is not for me to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence. -- The Earl of Birkenhead

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