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Comment: Cilk Extensions and Clang (Score 1) 196

by tyrione (#45332965) Attached to: Speed Test: Comparing Intel C++, GNU C++, and LLVM Clang Compilers
Why in the hell are you testing Clang with either Cilk or OpenMP when neither have moved into mainline trunk of LLVM/Clang? This test is as worthless as Phoronix's test suite on benchmarking apps that require OpenMP and they note that Clang takes it in the shorts because it presently doesn't have OpenMP implemented. Complete waste of time.

Comment: Re:It failed because they went with the lowest bid (Score 1) 307

by tyrione (#45184255) Attached to: How To FIx Go Open-Source!
Most people have no background in Engineering Economics which has long shown the best of breed solution has the highest up front cost, with the lowest long-term costs, due to having the lowest MAINTENANCE costs. Roadways are a great example of how low bid doesn't improve the infrastructure. Best of breed is the only solution.

Comment: Re:It's a long walk! (Score 1) 257

by tyrione (#45112497) Attached to: A Peek At Apple's Planned $5B HQ

WIth a diameter of about 1/3 of a mile a collaborator will need to walk about 1/2 mile for a face to face in the other's office on the opposite side of the ring. Good exercise but perhaps a waste of time.

And where's the write ring?

Collaboration isn't spread across buildings in Infinite Loop. Each section will be specifically designed to provide for a collaborative work flow. You don't put some Engineering here, some design there, etc.

Comment: Re:Java already had closures (Score 1) 577

by tyrione (#45096693) Attached to: If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

That entirely misses the point. The conciseness is the entire point.

If I have a list of strings, and want to append ".txt" to each, using a for loop is just one more annoying piece of COBOLesque boilerplate.

fileNames = names.Map(n => n + ".txt");

That's what you want.

docFileNames = names.Where(n => n.StartsWith("Doc")).Map(n => n + ".txt");

You can understand what that does even though I just make up the methods. That's the damn point.

In short, you want the for loop to be done behind the scenes without you writing the code and just referencing a method to call that loop?

Comment: Re:PR Spin (Score 1) 201

by tyrione (#45029359) Attached to: Apple and Nokia Outraged That Samsung Lawyers Leaked Patent License Terms

Show me where Apple have crossed the ethical lines ?

- using what practically amounts to slave labor at Foxconn - dodging taxes by claiming residence in ireland - suing everyone and their moms with bullshit claims and patents - false advertising (it should be named the Idiot Bar, not the Genius Bar) - overpricing all their stuff - suing everyone making compatible hardware into bankruptcy - putting in a clause into OSX's license prohibiting using it on anything but official Apple hardware

Legal on all counts. The taxes is par for the entire course of all corporations and non-profits, if legally available to them. The rest of your stuff is hilarious, especially the Design Patents for clone hardware and OS X only on Apple hardware.

Comment: Re:So let me get this straight... (Score 1) 218

by tyrione (#44966287) Attached to: GNOME 3.10 Released

...b-but, you get to set your lock screen wallpaper now! The GNOME developers are allowing unchecked and rampant levels of freedom never before seen (in GNOME 3). Seriously, you know you're fucked up when you're touting something that's existed since Windows 98 is getting touted as a feature:

Seriously, what's fucked is Qt moving to WebKit Blink and GNOME wisely sticking to WebKit 2 means 2 sets of WebKit running around seeing as most of us have both DE on Linux/FreeBSD [KDE 4.10.x/GNOME 3.8.x Debian].

Comment: Re:Breakthrough or bullshit? (Score 1) 600

by tyrione (#44891747) Attached to: Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics

This is either a major breakthrough or utter bullshit. It's too early to tell which. If it's real, it's a Nobel Prize in physics.

The publisher, the Simmons Foundation, is a project of a rich weirdo from Texas.

It's The Simons Foundation funded by billionaire Hedge Fund Manager: James Harris Simons who earned hs Ph.d in Mathematics at 23 from Cal Tech.


He very well could be a wealthy recluse today. He used to be quite active in his fields of study.

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