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Comment Re:Without the use of a loop!? (Score 4, Insightful) 438

And most importantly - its not a particularly amazing piece of code. I am not a programmer, but know how to write basic stuff in a few languages - and i do not find a TWO LINE LOOP that fills the screen with a choice between two characters that make up something that LOOKS LIKE A MAZE, but is not necessarily navigable not a least bit amazing.

Comment Re:who cares? (Score 1) 266

I did not say that its illegal.
I was answering to a post stating that "NeoOffice is the OSX port". I tried to hint that Libreoffice and OpenOffice also run natively on OSX nowadays, i.e. they are themselves OSX ports. And there is no reason for me to "get it from another bloke" if i can download Libre- or Open- without the hassle and keep them up to date.
You should really work on your reading skills.

Comment Re:who cares? (Score 1) 266

NeoOffice is not free nor open:

To download the NeoOffice-3.3-Intel.dmg file, please login so that we can verify that you have paid US$10 (or €7 or £6 or CA$10 or AU$10 or ¥834) or more within the last year.

Why would i prefer this over Open or Libre which both have native OSX builds nowadays.

Comment Re:who cares? (Score 1) 266

I used to. But LibreOffice (on OSX) STILL nags me occasionally on missing Java runtime although use of java is switched off in preferences. Mainly on keyboard shortcuts like cmd+s, cmd+c. It is totally random and annoying.
I now tried Apache OpenOffice, and this doe not nag me - so out goes Libre-, welcome Open-.

Comment Re:Hybrid Drives (Score 2) 405

If you choose your SSDs and buy a fast one, the performance increase is quite substantial, be it desktop or laptop. And (IMHO) most of the perceptible performance increase comes from 0 seek, not necessarily transfer speed - a fact that the OP overlooks.
For laptop added bonuses are reduced power usage and (i don't see that argument much, but it is important to me) noise. I like my laptop dead quiet.

Comment Re:boo (Score 4, Insightful) 307

Programming actually teaches more than just programming computers. It teaches you to build structure into your thoughts. I personally think learning foreign language or music or other subjects will in fact benefit from programming basics.

BTW i am Estonian, but did not have such luck - ran into programming in late teens.

Comment Re:so you lot are promoting ip theft now ? (Score 1) 359

I would not have bought the thing i copied from a friend, anyway. Sot they do not have "one less potential sale". So the "owner" of the ip has lost nothing. Zilch. Nada.
But on the other hand - if the stuff was any good - they might get a peer recommendation from me. So they have actually GAINED a potential sale.
Even a small child could understand that.

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