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Comment Re:its why devs cringe. (Score 1) 180

Putting aside the whole whitespace debate(*), I'm pretty sure that python has its own list of issues. Maybe not to the same extent as PHP, but they exist.

* For which I personally do have trouble with python - I want the computer to bend to my will, not the other way around.

The same can be said about C: if forces you to declare variables, and bend to the computers will (and not the other way around). This is true for any language. You merely chose to critize one about that, and let it slide for the rest.

Comment Re:What?!? (Score 1) 928

Actually, you're right...up to the point where the police might get involved. Also, the power that flight attendants and gate agents have (which is backed by the FAA, whereby refusal to comply with their orders is a felony...I kid you not) also crosses the line between private entity/government. Since Kimberly *cough* fucking cunt *cough* had that power backing her up, I would say this does indeed become a First Amendment situation.

It might be a felony to refuse to comply on a plane, but, outside of the plane, and forcing you to alter content on you publish? That's not gonna stand up anywhere. What's next: the flight attendant forcing you to give them a BJ?

Comment Re:What?!? (Score 1) 928

and threatened to have him arrested? you think that's fully legal?

I honestly don't get why the man gave into the threat. He could have just said "Ok, call the police.". There was really no reason to arrest him.
If you're not doing anything ilegal, and somebody threatens to call the police, just let them do it.

Comment Re:Will they invest any of the savings in Linux de (Score 1) 158

No, you don't need to explain why it's pejorative; what I asked is for you to explain why it's laughable, something competely different.
I quote by-piece, because you make different statements, and I reply to each one individually. Replying inline has been proper etiquette for several decades now.
Finally, no, none of my statements were replied above. But since this is your second reply attempting to divert attention from the subject at hand, I'm guessing your merely using a Red Hering to disguise your lack of proper argument.

Comment Re:Will they invest any of the savings in Linux de (Score 1) 158

I honestly don't think they have any duty to give back any more than they're doing now.

Nor do I. They have no obligations. Nobody implied that. We just said not doing so made them freeloaders.

Do you donate 100$ everytime you install linux on a computer? Cause that's what it would have cost you otherwise.

I do not. I do collaborate by open sourcing most of me development, and contribute into various proyecto thourgh various means. Also, I'm not saving $100 by using linux in my computer because I have not migrated from something propietary.

I know for sure that almost no one does.


It's nice if they decide to give back but they have no responsability to do so. The whole concept of "freeloaders" is laughable to be honest. I thought one of the primary visions behind FLOSS was that information should be free? I guess if you view open source as merely a means to an end, you might think such a thing as a freeloader could exist, but I completely disagree with that vision.

No, they have no responsability to give anything back. Nor I, nor GP stated that this was the case.

Can you please describe why the concept is laughable?

Comment Re:Touch Server (Score 1) 681

It takes N hours to develop and test a solution on platform X.

Not if you rely on cross-platform components and libraries. I develop and test on linux, but all my servers are BSD. I've never had any issues due to them being different platforms. Just make sure you don't use anything OS-specific and you'll be fine.

Comment Re:But I thought it was already dead? (Score 1) 71

Anyway, you've got to love the message from Google: Use social networks, you're giving a third party the ability to kill your online presence and the identity that you use for communicating with your friends on a whim!

It's not the first time they send out this message. Didn't you hear about them dropping gtalk, and with it, XMPP support?

Comment Re:One switch to rule them all? (Score 1) 681

The problem is that, while ribbon is more intuitive, it has no room for advanced and experienced users to get faster. They'll use the UI at the same speed after years, because there that's all there is to it. Menubars have greater learning curve, but have more room to keep on learning and becoming more efficient.

Comment Re:If only Windows supported IPv6 (Score 1) 250

By "full", I mean that it can do DNS. Windows not supporting RDNSS doesn't mean that you have to set the server manually; you can set it automatically.

Yes, full. Only on limited scenarios (not the most common ones, BTW).

I'm not really a fan of RDNSS; it puts host config into RAs with no clear guidelines as to which config options ought to be in them. (Why do we only put DNS info in there, and not all the other things you can configure?)

These are all the usual network settings. Sure, there's edge cases, but the idea is to cover the basics.


But I'm not arguing that MS shouldn't support it, I'm just pointing out that Windows isn't so incapable that it has no way of setting DNS servers automatically.

(As an aside, Windows will also configure a default set of DNS servers if you have no other v6 servers configured, so if you're doing a v6-only network and you really don't want to run stateless DHCPv6 for some reason and the only thing you wanted to set was the DNS servers, you could just add fec0:0:0:ffff::{1,2,3} to your DNS server and Windows would work fine.)

That's a microsoft-only made-up standard. Not only that, but using that address space was deprecated in 2004, so implementeing is actually incompliant.

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