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Comment: Re:Focus on the Drama, not the important cables. (Score 1) 288

by michaelmuffin (#34568464) Attached to: Designer Arrested Over <em>Anonymous</em> Press Release

Just about everybody agrees [the then-President of Honduras] was committing a crime defined by the Honduran Constitution at the time.

I'm glad that you've been monitoring Honduran public opinion so closely and that you're so familiar with the Honduran constitution. I however am not so savvy. I would appreciate it if you would provide evidence for your findings.

Comment: Re:The problem: the event-driven model (Score 1) 631

by michaelmuffin (#31563218) Attached to: Multicore Requires OS Rework, Windows Expert Says

Most languages still handle concurrency very badly. C and C++ are clueless about concurrency.

c itself isn't aware of concurrency, but so what? that doesn't mean that a program written in c can't be aware of concurrency. for example, the bell labs thread library manages threads and procs and provides channels for locking and communication between them. the syntax can get clumsy if you aren't careful, but that's the only problem i can think of

Go [... is] intended for server-side processing.

what makes you think that? it's a general purpose language

here's a ton of stuff that might interest you: http://swtch.com/~rsc/thread/

Comment: Re:"many developers are so intrigued" (Score 1) 434

by michaelmuffin (#31325388) Attached to: Google Go Capturing Developer Interest
the language itself is stable and pretty much complete, as is the subset of its library analogous to C's library. the rest of the library and ports to new platforms are being worked on and steadily becoming more mature. if you include an implementation's library in your assessment of the language itself, then i suppose you are right. in my own experience though i haven't found that to be useful as i use only small portions of languages' libraries

Comment: Re:Propaganda (Score 1) 141

by michaelmuffin (#31099794) Attached to: Experts Closing In On Google Attack Coders
i didn't dig at all. they (proudly or not) announce their funding from corporate underwriting, the cpb, and viewers like you at the beginning and end of every program

i don't know if it was your intention or not to insinuate that if a media outlet weren't proud of a funding source, that the funding source wouldn't influence the media outlet's reporting. but in any case i would have to disagree. for every story, the reporter would have to consider whether a source of funds will get upset by the story and withdraw financial support for the media outlet. this is especially the case for organizations like pbs which require such funds to maintain day-to-day operations. this choice that must be made, a balancing act between reporting the news as it happened and appeasing funders, compromises journalism

Comment: Re:International "cooperation" (Score 1) 209

by michaelmuffin (#30418138) Attached to: House Outlaws Obama's NASA Intervention

And trying to ignore the "little war" in Kosovo until it turned into a genocide was great leadership.

the vast majority of serbian massacres of albanian civilians occurred only after the nato bombing had begun, as was predicted would happen in response to a nato attack. justifying military action on the basis of atrocities committed afterwards is dishonest at best

Comment: Re:Well, I'm glad thats settled. (Score 1) 209

by michaelmuffin (#30417964) Attached to: House Outlaws Obama's NASA Intervention
it's only a contradiction of you consider the constituents to be the people rather than big business

large amount of that money gets skimmed off and into the pockets of rich people.

i do believe you've hit the nail on the head. legislators are aware that this is how their policies work, as activists, economists, and journalist have brought it to their attention many times. if you consider "jobs" to be a euphemism for "constituent profit", keeping the true constituents in mind, it is a very effective policy

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money. -- B. Franklin