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Comment: Re:Traditional (Score 1) 62

by osu-neko (#48591545) Attached to: Kawa 2.0 Supports Scheme R7RS

the strengths of traditional compiled languages....zero-overhead Java platform integration

I never thought I'd hear someone say that Java integration is a traditional strength of compiled languages...

...and you didn't. The text you quoted neither says nor implies that that's a traditional strength. (In the text you quoted, the word traditional is used as an adjective modifying "languages".)

Comment: Re:Boy that will win more users.... (Score 2) 415

by osu-neko (#48561125) Attached to: Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'
Yeah, I have an iPhone 3GS I still use, but it's getting more and more difficult. Support for this generation of phone stopped with iOS 6, and a lot of newer apps, or newer versions of some of my existing apps, require iOS 7 or 8. I'll be forced to buy a new phone soon...

Comment: I hate these misleading statements... (Score 4, Insightful) 388

by osu-neko (#48540327) Attached to: Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

... caught trying to deliver schematics for an aircraft carrier to the Egyptian government.

No, he was caught trying to deliver schematics for an aircraft carrier to the FBI. Since he thought he was trying to deliver them to the Egyptian government, that makes him a scumbag, but let's not pretend an actual crime that would have occurred without the FBI's action has been thwarted here. They didn't step in and stop something bad from happening, they just found some guy who likes money more than ethics and made a good headline out of him. Arguably doing so maybe has some deterrent effect, but don't misrepresent what happened or blow it out of proportion.

Comment: Re:Had a realization (Score 1) 390

by osu-neko (#48480229) Attached to: First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

I just realized that all of JJ Abrams' movies are the same style. That only hit me while seeing this trailer.

I don't know where you get that with this trailer. It looks like every other SW trailer that I have seen.

Yes, but, as has been pointed out, that's because SW is a very good fit for JJ Abrams' style. This kinda drives that home.

Comment: Re:Almost made it ... (Score 3, Informative) 48

by osu-neko (#48479955) Attached to: Philae May Have Grazed Crater Rim

The mission did not succeed in most of its stated objectives. By definition that makes it a failure.

It's not a complete failure, and we can learn from what failed to attempt to design future missions to avoid these particular failure modes, and we can even celebrate the successes that we did get from the mission, but we cannot truly call the mission as a whole a success.

The mission did not fail in most of its stated objectives. By definition that makes it a success.

It's not a complete success, and we can learn from what failed to attempt to design future missions to avoid these particular failure modes, and while we can lament the failures that did occur, we cannot truly call the mission as a whole a failure.

Comment: Re:Do they have choise but.... (Score 1) 473

by osu-neko (#48409273) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Single player was part of contract that backer bough...

There is no such contract. When you back any project on Kickstarter, you're agreeing to fund the game and (if it was part of the package) receive a copy when it's done. There's no contract for specific features, things can change in development, and all you're guaranteed to receive is the game when it's done, with whatever feature set it ultimately ends up with. Programs often don't have the exact feature set on completion as they were estimated to have at the start of a project, so they make sure their estimated feature set is not set in stone as part of any contract.

In any case, the game still supports single-player mode. It just requires an internet connection, since it's getting data from the servers as it goes.

Comment: Re:The science is settled, stop doing science! (Score 1) 350

by osu-neko (#48174795) Attached to: The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

Not at all. His message is, if you think it's real, then start doing science! He doubts it's real because the people who claim it is refuse to even try actual science -- you know, that thing where you document experiments and publish with sufficient levels of detail that allow the results to be independently verified.

Even if you think it's real, you have to admit that what they're doing is not science. Or at least, you have to admit that if you're honest and know what "science" is. It might be invention, but it absolutely isn't science.

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