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Comment: Test of Time (Score 5, Insightful) 175

by organgtool (#49513639) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech
It's easy to love Swift now since it's relatively new. Enough time hasn't gone by yet for projects to grow big enough to discover all of its shortcomings. I did like many of the core concepts behind Swift when I first heard about it, but I'm not a fan of its low type safety as well as the fact that it only works on one platform.

Comment: Re:Or a simple solution. (Score 5, Insightful) 95

by organgtool (#49437317) Attached to: Microsoft Creates a Docker-Like Container For Windows
How was this modded insightful?!

The shared library is an out of date concept

No, it is used by every major system today for very good reasons.

Some will say that is how Macs do it

Macs do have shared libraries - the files have a .dylib file extension.

sounds good when storage was expensive

Statically linked apps don't just take up orders of magnitude more storage, but also significantly more memory. Not only that, but a critical security update to one library requires recompiling and redeploying ALL of the apps that use that library.

today we are virtualizing full platforms just to prevent version incomparably

There are tons of reasons to virtualize that have nothing to do with version compatibility or network security.

Since you seem so committed to statically linking apps, I suggest you go through the Linux From Scratch project and statically compile everything. Then, deploy it to an enterprise environment that requires five-nines uptime as well as all security updates. Be sure to set up a video camera so that I can watch with a bug bucket of popcorn.

Comment: Economics of the Chevy Bolt (Score 4, Interesting) 229

How is the upcoming Chevy Bolt going to get 200 miles per charge with a base price of $30,000? I ask because one of the biggest costs of the car is the batteries and not even Tesla will be able to reach that price point until they have their GigaPlant up and running?

Comment: Re:Free market will sort it out (Score 1) 254

by organgtool (#49286401) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin

Fraud is by definition a departure from the market

Fraud is not a departure from the market any more than it is a feature of the market. It is simply a reality in every society, regardless of how they do business. Of course, fraud can be mitigated through proper regulation but there are a lot of people who oppose that for strictly ideological reasons.

Comment: Re:Free market will sort it out (Score 1) 254

by organgtool (#49286361) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin
The demand for hacked computers and the information gained from hacking may not be as much as the demand for drugs, but it's certainly up there and I'm sure BitCoin would make a great currency for that market.

Regardless, the original point that everyone has strayed away from is that the libertarians that championed BitCoin as a currency free of government regulation are getting a cold dose of reality. Apparently some government regulation actually serves a usual purpose.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 765

by organgtool (#49200355) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday
It's worth knowing that despite the fact that Mint is based on Ubuntu, it does not support dist-upgrade. When you want to upgrade releases, their solution is for you to back up your system with a special tool, wipe your system clean, create new boot media, install the new OS, and restore from your backup. This was enough to push me back to Xubuntu. Mint was nice, but Xubuntu is nearly as nice and much easier to upgrade. I just thought you should know before you get too heavily invested in the distro.

Comment: Fragmentation is FUD (Score 2) 136

by organgtool (#49141501) Attached to: Who's Afraid of Android Fragmentation?
While there's little doubt that fragmentation does complicate development a bit, it should never have been perceived as some insurmountable issue. In this respect, the wide variation of Android hardware can be compared to the wide variety of hardware that runs Windows. Fragmentation is much worse on PCs and yet that hasn't hindered developers from releasing countless apps and games over the past several decades.

Two can Live as Cheaply as One for Half as Long. -- Howard Kandel