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Comment: Re:Companies like HBO should go a-la-carte (Score 1) 340

by porges (#46949403) Attached to: Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17

You can now get access to HBO-Go through an Amazon prime account, as well

Not quite. The Amazon deal only includes current shows on a 3-year delay, as well as the HBO Go series "back catalogue" -- all Sopranos, etc, episodes. You also only get HBO-produced TV movies, not the hundred+ films on HBO or HBO Go. (I've seen some interesting stuff on HBO Go that I never found on the actual HBO channels, such as the movie "Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel".)

Comment: Re:Brain damaged project (Score 2) 134

by porges (#46536235) Attached to: GNU C Library Alternative Musl Libc Hits 1.0 Milestone

No. You're thinking of the fact that once the linker marks a .o as required, it brings in all of that .o file unless you provide those flags you mention. But the point is definitely that only the .o files that are needed get linked into the final object model. Just do a gcc of a simple "hello world" program and then look at the a.out's size; it won't be anywhere near as big as libc.a. Also, nm a.out will show you the relatively few symbols in the a.out file.

Comment: Re:Dunno (Score 1) 747

by porges (#46487091) Attached to: Measles Outbreak In NYC

Why in God's name would they lie about there being no mercury in the vaccines? Are the vaccines being used as a way of solving the famous "how can I get rid of all this mercury I have lying around" problem? If they're willing to flat-out lie about what's in there, why don't they just package up water and call it a vaccine? It's got to be cheaper than whatever they're doing now.

Comment: Re:So, cue up.. (Score 5, Insightful) 462

by porges (#46059831) Attached to: How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages

The "exposure" is not going to come from a few or even many Engineers complaining in isolation that there might be some collusion going on as the alternative offers are drying up.

The exposure doesn't need to come from engineers. It can come from anyone who knows about it.

The only reason we know about it at all is because there was a lawsuit filed accusing them of this illegal action. If it becomes totally legal, nobody's going to be filing that lawsuit in the first place, and the parties involved will continue to do it secretly.

ASCII a stupid question, you get an EBCDIC answer.