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Comment: Re:Please correct the headline... (Score 1) 170

by maestroX (#49764625) Attached to: <em>A Beautiful Mind</em> Mathematician John F. Nash Jr. Dies

His paper on game theory is his Ph. D. thesis. Just the tip of the iceberg this mathematician was and could have been if the illness didn't stopped him.

Somehow intellectual brilliance seems to have its way with mental stability, let's just hope some brilliant mind will discover a treatment some time in the future.

Comment: Re:You must be joking (Score 1) 409

by maestroX (#49753821) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read

Where the fuck is your pascal snippet reading from?

It's reading from System.in, whatever that is. You'll need to guess or look read() up. Once. After that, you'll know when and how to use it.
You see, because in these Pascal times, there was no IDE with auto completion or snippet compiler (Lambert's ABC was one of the earlier).
After years away from Java, I don't remember or guess to use both InputStreamReader and BufferedReader,
because it's simply anal.
Besides that, there aren't many languages that encourage red tape and overengineering like Java does.

Comment: Re:I'll bite (Score 1) 265

by maestroX (#49641491) Attached to: Microsoft Releases PowerShell DSC For Linux

-- all in one language with a common syntax.

that's the bloody misconception; a perfect all-in-one fits-all universal command line interface.
it's the tooling's limitations glued by scripting language you choose that leads to unintended but creative and useful matter.
the powershell's achilles heel is just that, the power of all the master of none.

Comment: Re:Teamsterst (Score 1) 228

by maestroX (#49629899) Attached to: Self-Driving Big Rigs Become a Reality

Hopefully this will put an end to one trucker passing another trucker because the first one is driving the speed limit and the other one wants to go 1 mile over the

The trucks are rev- and/or speed limited (at least here) to 55 mph.
It's just like Tour de France, truckers lurk in each other's jetstream, because it's easier and economical to drive next.
To change heads, the truck needs to overtake without the tail losing momentum.
I doubt a computer would do it more efficient, a train will.

Comment: Re:Why such crap? (Score 1, Troll) 263

by maestroX (#49576915) Attached to: Crashing iPad App Grounds Dozens of American Airline Flights

Do you have a better and more reliable tablet system in mind, or are you suggesting that they should have stuck with the 35-pound suitcases full of printed material?

It takes less than 1 mins of googling for rugged laptop/tablet or whatever, and I'm not even qualified to make such as decision.
(e.g. panasonic toughtablet)
something pretty vital to ops should have had more consideration than guessing a popular consumer item will do.
What the fuck are they thinking when replacing critical units?

Comment: Re:systemd rules!!! (Score 2) 494

by maestroX (#49546985) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

Who keeps modding these posts up? Using "journalctl -f" to view output from stderr to debug why daemons aren't starting is a feature I use often as part of my job.

Don't know about your job, years of running init rarely needed to debug or check why/if/when daemons aren't starting. on production systems. with users. with usb thingies. with eth failover.
Honestly, you fucking seriously mean to say THE FIRST PROCESS STARTED UPON BOOT NEEDS DEBUGGING and claim systemd is an improvement?!?!?

Comment: Re:No use (Score 2, Funny) 66

How did you manage a score of two?

I created an account over 10-15 years ago, treated it with utmost care and love, only now and then jesting, but very cautiously and carefully.
With the occasional post, my precious karma went silently up and up, and up and up.
Until today, I felt the longing for OMG frist post, succumbed and finally blew it all on an Nvidia topic.

Perhaps on topic, what useful task would this card capabilities be insufficient for? (useful in the sense with video output)

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton