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Comment Re:So? (Score 1) 535

I must say your grammar is quite good for someone who was kicked out of school half way through the 2nd grade.

I'd joke about it being an accelerated class, but this is a public school in the city of Lynn, MA we're talking about... :)

Comment So? (Score 1) 535

Even if it WAS a real gun, it's not like a Stormtropper can actually hit anything!

Also, I went to that elementary school until mid-year 2nd grade

Comment Re:Ditto (Score 1) 504

My iPad 3 also horked upon install and had to be recovered via iTunes. However it did everything automatically, just took a little longer than a normal upgrade. When it booted back up, iOS 8 was installed and everything was fine. I haven't noticed any problems or sluggishness with it.

Comment Re:Yes, Perl is indeed dead and rotting (Score 5, Interesting) 283

More telling is how utterly fast Perl is compared to the other languages. I've run most of the sample files from this language shootout and had remarkably similar results to what they list there.

The Perl version performed on par with the C and C versions, and it's growth/memory usage stayed pretty consistent throughout. The other languages were horrid. They took much longer, and their memory usage grew significantly during the run.

I use Perl still when doing scripting tasks. I love Perl, always have. I don't, however, necessarily think it's the right choice for building a medium to large web-based application any more. Sure the performance is there, and there are some great frameworks like Catalyst and Dancer, but to me, they still feel a bit antiquated to some of the other technologies I've used. Plus installing tons of CPAN modules can get a little trying at times.

Submission + - Impressive Stop Motion Donkey Kong Animation (

mbadolato writes: Gotta love geeks with loads of free time! This guy did three full boards of a Donkey Kong game being played, using stop motion animation. The video includes a quick look at his pieces and equipment at the end.

Comment Re:Mac OS X is not founded on FreeBSD (Score 1) 220

I cannot understand why year after year we have to bring this topic up... Gentlemen! Why can't you do your research and believe that Darwin is not based / founded on FreeBSD. Most of the Darwin / Mac OS X source code is from 386-BSD and not from the FreeBSD. Darwin Is a fork from 4.4 BSD fork 386-BSD fork made for NextStep. It's true it was updated with some of the components from the FreeBSD userland, but that is pretty minor.

So the page right on Apple's site, where it states:

Darwin 1.4.1 is the UNIX-based, open-source foundation of Mac OS X. It is based on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 technologies and provides...

is incorrect then?

Submission + - Happy 20th birthday, FreeBSD (

mbadolato writes: FreeBSDcelebrates its 20th birthday this week. On 19 June 1993, David Greenman, Jordan Hubbard and Rod Grimes announced the creation of their new fork of the BSD 4.3 operating system, and its new name: FreeBSD.

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN