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Comment Re:Video (Score 1) 287

They could always enabled strict_all_tables and things like ignoring NOT NULL and so on will not happen. I will note that Postgres also inserts a default value of NULL (same as MySQL) when no value is given and the column has no default value.

Of course it will, what did you expect? The point is that if you specified NOT NULL and then don't give it a value then it will refuse to let you insert that row BECAUSE IT IS INVALID.
How is that so hard to understand?

Comment Re:Windows 7 compatibility mode (Score 1) 313

Windows 3.0, 3.1 and 3.11 ran 16-bit apps! The only exception is that Microsoft in the end provided a Win32s (32-bit Windows subset) extension for Windows, and I remember Mathematica using it. Think of Windows 95 as MS-DOS 7.00 (with VFAT) and on top of that Win16 and on top of that Win32, plus the new Window Manager (MS call this 'shell') borrowed from NT 4.0.

Minor nitpick: NT4 borrowed the 95 shell style, not the other way round.
That was one of their marketing points for the NT4 upgrade: Now with the Win95 interface you know and love!

Comment Re:Good crypto is born secret, even in the US (Score 1) 87

How about NSA's Type I ciphers? They are classified TOP SECRET. Would you say they are "weak" or "badly designed?" Do you think NSA keeps them secret because they believe in security through obscurity?

Surely they keep them secret because they don't want other people/countries using them.
Or do they provide a closed implementation for everyone to use?

Comment Re:ECC is old (Score 1) 357

Weird signature.
Try this: 1^0 = 1; 2^0 = 1; 1^0 = 2^0; 1 = 2;
I can misuse math too!

Or, for those of you who aren't comfortable doing XOR in your heads, here is a similar one with plus:
1 + 7 = 1; 9 + 6 = 1; 1 + 7 = 9 + 6; 8 = 5; 1 = 0.
Sorry, mcelrath, I'm honestly curious.
Is there a joke here that I am missing?

Comment Re:How to (not) get people to use your OS... (Score 1) 946

now [Linux is] used in probably a billion devices around the globe ... phones

I hope you aren't talking about Android here. Android should no more count towards "Linux" marketshare than OS X should count towards "BSD Unix" marketshare. It's in there all right, but all the parts that make it what people want to use are put on top by somebody else.

Unlike traditional Linux on the desktop, which is all Torvalds' work?

Comment Re:Would love to see... (Score 2) 186

I am sure that Mitt Romney will be happy to explain how he would never use his power to invalidate a decision of judiciary and prevent the Marshal's Service from going about their normal duties.

And like all lying politicians, the second he's elected he'll go back on his word and do what he wants anyway, just like every president has done. What's your point?

The point is that he would take advantage of the situation to make himself look better than Obama, in the lead-up to the election. What you said was implied by the original poster, but beside the point.

Comment Re:I'm actually trying to be nice when I say this. (Score 4, Insightful) 85

Yes, they _blatantly_ named it Panguite in honor of the Linux operating system... Are you retarded?

On a side note, can anybody clean up this gibberish?

Panguite (IMA 2010-057), (Ti4+,Sc,Al,Mg,Zr,Ca)1.8O3, is a new titania, occurring as fine-grained crystals with Ti-rich davisite in an ultra-refractory inclusion within an amoeboid olivine inclusion from the Allende CV3 carbonaceous chondrite.

I feel like I suddenly don't understand english?

I am not a geologist, but...
Panguite [discovery ID?], [chemical composition etc.], is a new [titanium mineral] occurring as fine-grained crystals with [titanium]-rich [other mineral also discovered in the same meteorite] in a [high melting-point] [section] within an [irregularly shaped] [other mineral] [section] from the [meteorite].

Does anybody who actually knows what they're talking about want to chime in?

And, for people who still had trouble with the above:
Panguite is a new [mineral], occurring [with other minerals] [in a meteorite]. :P

Comment Re:LZO Licensing (Score 1) 221

Somehow I doubt that purchasing a commercial license to the library requires you to tell the library author what program(s) you will use it for.
So, the author might have their name on his list of sales; but how would he know which one it was?

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