Comment The problem with breaking backward compatibility (Score 4, Informative) 106

When you choose to remove backward compatibility, those of us who've been using perl for a while basically will (or at least should) evaluate our need for a new language from scratch. And, compared to other languages (e.g. python, php) perl 6 has several strikes against it - two big ones being the lack of an installed base and the relatively small number of fellow coders.

People who haven't already used perl in the past will likely not be inclined to try perl 6; and not everyone who's written perl to this point will choose to pick perl 6 as their "new" language going forward. Speaking only for myself, I've got a fair bit of existing perl 5 code, which will be maintained or upgraded as perl 5... and going forward I'll probably pick something other than perl 6 for new work.

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Comment Throwing their weight around (Score 4, Interesting) 153

Well-known companies can be pushy dicks. I once contracted at a small-ish office equipment distributor, and it had an account with an entertainment conglomerate that starts with a "D". Big D would always request special conditions and special reports and wanted them ASAP. They were kept on because they served as bragging rights for the smaller company to bring in more business. "You know we are good because we have an account with D!" But after a while their dickativity exceeded their marketing value, and the distributor parted ways with them.

Comment Re:How's that Perl 6 going? (Score -1, Flamebait) 106

Millennial here...and I hate Perl. Every bit of code I've tried to debug in Perl is a big pile of unreadable horse shit. Sure, maybe to some seasoned programmer (which I'm not) it all makes sense because they recognize the algorithms that the author uses, but I'm not the kind of guy who was trained on every algorithm that you're supposed to know if you got a CS degree (my degree was more focused on the business aspects of IT.)

Python I've been able to pick up (and even contribute to) with no major difficulty.

Comment Re: If slashdot was around in the 70's (Score 1) 72

Yes, uid is new. People weren't as anti tech as they are now though.Eg, drones used to be popular and cool here because they really opened a lot of possibilities of what you could do. Like fpv flying into dangerous situations or maybe something like changing a light bulb on top of a 1,000m radio tower or drug delivery to remote island. I remember a team was using a rat or fishbrain to fly a jet simulation.Now any mention of drone is largely met with Ima go get my shotgun. From gizmodo in 2008 We'll be honest, we don't even care that we'd be wearing video glasses. It looks like incredibly fun.

Comment Re:Your "myths" are actual facts. (Score 1) 72

Fact 1: "This time" change is happening much faster

Nonsense. Productivity growth is stagnant, and has been since 2007. That is very well documented, and is the main reason that wage growth has also been stagnant.

Between 1880 and 1920, 40% of the the population went from farms to factories. Nothing like that is happening today. 5 million people drive for a living. That is THREE PERCENT of the work force. Those jobs may be wiped out by SDCs over ten years or so. That is a far less dramatic change.

The "deep learning" revolution started in 2006. How many jobs have been lost to DL in the eleven years since? Approximately this many: 0.

Comment Re:Not for anybody who cares for privacy/security (Score 1) 182

It would be nice if credit card companies implemented something like OAuth based transactions. That is, when you initiate a payment, instead of sending your credit card information to the merchant, the merchant website redirects you to the credit card company's website where you log in and authorize the merchant to charge X amount once to your credit card. That way, you never have to transmit your card details directly to the merchant.


Google Accused of Racketeering. Lawsuit Claims 'Pattern' Of Trade Secret Thefts ( 153

schwit1 quotes the Mercury News: In an explosive new allegation, a renowned architect has accused Google of racketeering, saying in a lawsuit the company has a pattern of stealing trade secrets from people it first invites to collaborate. Architect Eli Attia spent 50 years developing what his lawsuit calls "game-changing new technology" for building construction. Google in 2010 struck a deal to work with him on commercializing it as software, and Attia moved with his family from New York to Palo Alto to focus on the initiative, code-named "Project Genie." The project was undertaken in Google's secretive "Google X" unit for experimental "moonshots."

But then Google and its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin "plotted to squeeze Attia out of the project" and pretended to kill it but used Attia's technology to "surreptitiously" spin off Project Genie into a new company, according to the lawsuit... This week, a judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court approved the addition of racketeering claims to the lawsuit originally filed in 2014. Attia's legal team uncovered six other incidents in which Google had engaged in a "substantially similar fact pattern of misappropriation of trade secrets" from other people or companies, according to a July 25 legal filing from Attia.

Wired reported yesterday that Project Loon -- also a Google X project -- "is embroiled in a lawsuit with Space Data, a small company accusing Alphabet of patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract following a failed acquisition bid."

The lawyer for the racketeering suit complains Google can deploy a "virtually unlimited budget to fight these things in court."

Comment Re: Translation (Score 1) 382

The human brain has a huge amount of computational power compared with the processors in a car.

No...the car definitely has more computational power; what it lacks is hardware aimed specifically at doing this task, which is what a human brain does have. That can be overcome with recent technology, however.

And typically you're not allowed to drive a car until you're a teenager. So, that brain has 15 or more years of training in identifying all those objects you see while driving. Chances are good that the brain has been sitting in a car many times over those years and gotten good at identifying them at speed.

That is actually a good argument for why Tesla is way ahead of GM here, and way ahead of the market in general, possibly even better than Google. Practically every vehicle they've sold in the last 4 years has been trained by its driver with its multitude of sensors in real-world road conditions; not simulations or fake towns. Combine all of the time that all of them have been on the road, and you're way way WAY ahead of 15 years of experience.

Submission + - Several advantages of vacuum oven and hot air oven (

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Comment Re: Victory!!! ...? (Score 0) 169

> Of course there are easier, more rational approaches that would nearly eradicate the drug epidemic No half intelligent person would dispute that fact.

If people had self discipline, as any half-intelligent person should, addiction and drug related crime wouldn't occur. Neither would child abuse or serial murder. And yet, they do. It takes a very small number of "half-unintelligent" people to create enormous problems with addiction, with drug abuse, and with crime resulting from it. Even for reasonable people, the deceit involved in various drug trades has been extremely dangerous. Please look at the economic and social history of tobacco, of alcohol, and even of non-physical addictions like gambling to see a history of rational attempts to control them, and the failure of rational policies.

Could it be done better? I agree, many US drug policies are outrageous and ineffective. Are there rational approaches that would almost eradicate it? I must disagree: It has roots in human physiology, in human weakness, in crime, and in politics that make it extremely difficult to eradicate. Many are _not_ driven by greed. Many are founded in erroneous ideology. The idea that the war on drugs is a monolithic policy that "fits every aspect of the government's agenda" suggests that it is a thought out plan. I'm afraid it is not. Different members, and different branches, of the Us government have different goals which combine to extend current policies.

I'm afraid it's not one problem, so it can't be defeated by a single logical analysis.

> Obviously there is no real threat, there hasn't been since invention of atomic weapons.

If Io may say, this is disingenuous. There was a real threat from Afghanistan, which was hosting the Taliban. which had just murdered thousands of the most powerful and wealthy US citizens. The next logical target was Pakistan, which had since been hosting the Taliban and which has been selling nuclear technologies around the world. I'd prefer not to discuss why the US targeted Iraq next: it's a long discussion.

But in terms of the drug trade: sir, I suspect you were not alive during the Vietnam era, when US servicemen were often returning to US soil with opioid addictions. I myself only met, but was not old enough to greet on their return, Korea veterans who returned with similar addictions. The Soviets encountered it in dangerous proliferation when they occupied Afghanistan, one of the world's greatest sources for opium: I'm seeing reports of it now with US troops returning from Afghanistan today. This occurs for _any_ nation that invades Afghanistan. The proliferation of opium dens was a critical part of the Sherlock Holmes stories and Dr. John Watson's return from Afghanistan.

Comment Re:"anonymous" cash (Score 1) 169

Money laundering is when you take illegally gotten gains and make them look like they were legally acquired. Tumblers simply anonymize the source which is not sufficient to consider the funds laundered. It's not like the IRS is going to stop charging you with tax evasion because they can't figure out how you acquired the money. Adding anonymity to the source of funds is not necessarily a crime either. Consider how money is moved through international banks which obscures where the funds originated.

Comment Re:That's ridiculous (Score 1) 182

OK, hand over your details here and now if that's how you feel.

It doesn't work if you give them out to somebody willingly, as that is effectively authorizing them to use your card, which you are liable for.

Personally I think this is a good idea, but I think it needs to be improved. GGP mentions using ShopSafe, which uses virtual credit card numbers, but it's ultimately not going to stop fraud:

A good system, IMO, would be one where you authorize only a single transaction to a single merchant using modern cryptography. I.e. a message holding your account number + date + time + payee account number + amount + nonce; message is hashed with sha512, bcrypt, or scrypt, then hash is encrypted with your private EdDSA key. Merchant then passes the message to your bank, who validates with your public key that they have on file, then your bank pays the merchant's account. Even if this message were to be transmitted in plaintext, the account numbers are useless.

This way it could be made easy (for the end user) by using a pin+NFC system, with your credit card just acting as a fob. Modern smartphones would immediately be compatible with it, and some kind of USB NFC reader (emulated as a serial connection) could make any PC compatible as well.

No need to store it on browsers or phones, unless the user simply wanted to; at their own risk of course.

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ARMS was one of the games in tonight's Nintendo World Championship broadcast, and during the competition a new update was teased. The 3.2 update releasing later this month will add a new "badge stash" achievement system, which unlocks special...
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Comment Your "myths" are actual facts. (Score 1) 72

Fact 1: "This time" change is happening much faster It is happening faster. Industrial era allowed generations to evaluate and adapt to harmful change, while modern day tech has decreased that to under a few years. Fact 3: Everything will be automated. Automate enough and it will be like you automated everything. The displaced and long-term jobless are affected even more by not receiving any of the jobs, much less anything of comparable quality. Fact 4: Productivity improvements cause poverty. They do cause poverty as they do not fully integrate the displaced on their terms. Any allegations of prosperity rely on the displaced dying off/aging out. Relying on the abstraction of "consumer" doesn't make the harm go away.

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gillne_mode writes: Après un week-end qui a vu sa petite sur Pippa se marier, la duchesse de Cambridge a étreint son botaniste d'intérieur à l'actuelle Chelsea Flower Show et a joué une robe de fleurs de Rochas. (Elle portait un chapeau qui lui rappelait une fleur pour la cérémonie samedi robe longues soirée, donc des choses montraient, pour ainsi dire, des roses). La pièce est en ligne avec le style de Kate Middleton, battant juste au-dessous de son genou et avec des plis doux, qu'elle préfère généralement pour les robes personnalisées par Catherine Walker et Emilia Wickstead.

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Comment What a mess! (Score 5, Funny) 106

Why would you use anything besides Malbolge?
Seriously, just look how straightforward things are in Malbolge!
(I feel silly having to explain this but) this is obviously a "Hello World!" example.


This is a mess of a "Hello World!" example in Perl 6.

print "Hello World!"

Talk about a write only language!

Seriously, the future has always been Malbolge. Why are people bothering with any version of Perl?

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