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Comment: I see this being used by the smaller streamers (Score 1) 50 50

The big streams already have a fan base. They know where to go, they are unlikely to risk losing a lot of viewers by moving.

On the other hand, the streamers who have a small viewership, whose list is mostly made up of new users, can defiantly benefit from the influx of having youtube suggestions that look just like normal videos that people will click. It will be a great way to establish a new user base.

Yes, there are stricter rules on what you can and can't do. You simply have to understand them and work with them.

Comment: Re:Corollary: It's difficult to be "clever" in Jav (Score 1) 414 414

If your going to put in that hack, you might as well just include lombok into your annotation processing and just put @SneakyThrows everywhere. If only Java had gone with real generics like c#, we wouldn't have had all these erasure hacks.

Comment: And they just added this to Amazon (Score 1) 124 124

I'm not sure how much "auto-reload" has caught on yet, but normally Amazon requires you reenter your credit card when you send a package to a new address, and if you have auto-reload on, it might not ask if you use your gift card balance. Amazon, does however have a good anti-fraud team which will delay or cancel suspicious orders.

Comment: Statistics (Score 1) 425 425

How does one measure how good someone is at programming? Even once you get past a A > B, you still need to assign a numerical score to them. You can get both the U shape and a standard distribution from the same sample by simply redefining how you assign numeric values to the data points. Another thing to note is that programming is a single skill. You don't measure a person's ability based on number of lines of code they generate per week. Some programmers are better at architecture, others at understanding existing system. Some can make really efficient linear programs, others can build fault tolerant multithreaded applications.

Comment: Re:Honestly (Score 1) 126 126

Amazon doesn't have a way to verify that you bought your item off of Sears (not that I know of at least). If they did, they would probably mark your review as verified. The mark is only there to make it more costly to post fake reviews. Amazon allows "unverified" reviews to allow people to post information about items they didn't buy off of Amazon. It is up to each individual to make their decision as to the validity of them.

Comment: Re:why? (Score 1) 677 677

Fortunately in Java you can write this without needing goto (Java disallows goto, for the reasons that is was harmful). So it seems like goto is needed due to a language limitation.
public int doSomeWork(Context context, int x) throws SomeException {
int rv = 0;
Database db = context.getDb();
//Do some work ...
Data v = context.copmute();
MoreWork:
{
//Do some more work
if(v == null) {
break MoreWork;
}
//Do even more work
}
return rv;
}

Comment: This happened to bungie a long time ago (Score 1) 329 329

A very similar bug happened in one of Bungie's software (back when they made mac games) where an uninstall would delete more than just the game files. In response, they reissued new CDs and it was a massive cost to do so. This required they take out a loan and sell some stock, which ultimately resulted in Microsoft being able to buy them latter on.

The computer is to the information industry roughly what the central power station is to the electrical industry. -- Peter Drucker

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