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Comment: Re:What a Tragedy and No Charges? (Score 1) 1343 1343

However, in this case the *stepfather* left a gun around that killed a child that wasn't his. He may or may not be suffering, and it should be investigated.

Read the article. Normally the gun was kept in a locked place away from reach by the children. He took the gun out because he thought he heard an intruder. After investigating, he let the gun on the table and didn't put it away immediately.

Comment: Re:A stupid question... (Score 2, Informative) 304 304

An experienced java programmer could manage to create memory leaks using threads but you almost have to do this on purpose ;-))

Wrong. You an have memory leaks in Java just as well. It's just more difficult.

I'd even go as far to say that experienced people are more likely to cause a Java memory leak, because they'll be doing unusual things for optimizing/caching and what not.

Usually, this involves Swing and dialogs that were closed and forgotten about, and not properly dereferenced.

Comment: Imagine the popup spam. (Score 1) 314 314

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