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Comment Re:"I do not recollect" (Score 1) 409

[No, don't get me started on Trump. Please, everyone, vote 3rd party.]

Sure, great! Which third party do you prefer--the one that just dropped homeopathy from their platform this year and whose nominee flew to the wrong city today, or the one that had the Iron-Cross-tattooed candidate performing a striptease at the podium during their convention?

(The moral of the story is that third parties are a special, highly-distilled breed of terrible, but we happily give them a pass because we all know they're hopeless yutzes doomed to failure.)

Submission + - Which Programming Language Can Make You Earn More Money As a Programmer (

Numan Young writes: It is common practice among programmers to choose a programming language that has the highest profitability. The whole topic of selecting a programming language based on money is debatable, and that’s why we will recommend you to read an interesting article by Michael Byrne where the author advocates on not picking a programming language based only on the salary or profitability.

Comment TV;s should be fairly dumb. (Score 1) 234

The TV should just be a display device and we need an app that agregates content from different providers (Netflix / Amazon / Hulu / Whatever) I dont care about whether what I want to watch comes from Netflix or Elsewhere . I want to use the same interface to access all my media from my subscriptions , local content and other sources. My user experience should be : select item for viewing and play on tv. Thats it - I dont want to spend half an hour browsing netflix for something to watch , and then another half an hour checking Amazon because i couldnt find anything suitable.

Comment Re:74 at time of crash (Score 2) 623

Oh? Please tell me how a bunch of people doing the same speed creates a dangerous situation.

For the record I agree unless you're overtaking don't be in the lane.

Oh, that's an easy one.

When people who speed can't pass they get irrationally angry and start to do dangerous things, like tailgating, swerving, and suddenly accelerating/braking.

So you see, it's really your fault for making them SO DANGED ANGRY because they can't speed and pass people at that particular instant.



Programming Language Gurus Converge on 'Curry On' Conference ( 88

Videos are now online from this week's Curry On conference, which incuded talks by programming pioneers Larry Wall and Matthias Felleisen, as well as speakers from Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Oracle. Dave Herman from Mozilla Research also talked about building an open source research lab, while Larry Wall's keynote was titled "It's the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine."

Billing itself as a non-profit conference about programming languages and emerging computer-industry challenges, this year's installment included talks about Java, Rust, Scala, Perl, Racket, Clojure, Rascal, Go and Oden. Held in a different European city each year, the annual conference hopes to provoke an open conversation between academia and the larger technology industry.

Comment Compatibility (Score 1) 771

"Why would Apple care about headphone compatibility with Android?" I have a pair of reasonable headphones. They're about £30. I use them with my phone for music. My PC for music. My iPad for my German learning. I'm not an audiophile, but I find that's the price to get a decent sound. If you're forcing me to have a different jack, it doesn't just mean I've got to carry 2 pairs of headphones around, it also means that I have to buy another pair of headphones (which will be over £30, I'm sure). It means that anyone currently on Android, or who has spent out on good headphones with their iPhone has a new charge for iPhone upgrades, and it's another reason to switch to Android. And personally, I don't understand this fascination with making phones thinner. I'd rather have a slightly thicker phone and more battery life.

Comment Spend the money on the panel (Score 1) 507

Just my opinion - Like mobile phones and tablets, you are at the mercy of the manufacturer to provide updates to the installed OS - and that the OS will have a good ecosystem of apps. In addition to that you need to consider that after only a year or two you can expect the manufacturer to potentially stop issuing updates and even deprecate functionality. My next TV will be purchased on panel quality and hardware features such as amount of HDMI ports, power consumption and other physical attributes. If the smart features are good then i will use them - but for the most part my PS4 & Chromecast will provide most of the features a smart TV offers. N

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