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Comment Re:As a C programmer (Score 1) 165

There is no standard-required way to compare arbitrary pointers.

There is no standard-required integer type into which you can cast an arbitrary pointer. (intptr_t etc are technically optional).

It's architecture-specific whether comparing pointers as signed or unsigned is the correct thing to do.

There is no such thing as portable C because of crap like this, only "mostly portable C, eh, good enough".

Comment Re:Two words for you: (Score 1) 256

Nobody ever forgets the Alamo Drafthouse when there is a article about movie theaters. However if their business model is so great why is there not one of these in every city in the US.

There's a place similar to this my city, (craft beer, no kids) but it is tiny and they do not show new movies. I assume that the AMC/Cinemark/Regal oligarchy has priced them out. It is also sadly located in the hipster capital of the region, so I almost never go there.

Comment Re:The Theater Experience (Score 5, Insightful) 256

This. Attributes of my den:
Comfortable seat.
No loudmouths.
Feet don't stick to the floor.
Pause button.
Clean bathroom.
Fast-forward button for the trailers.
Movie starts whenever I damn well please.
Food at grocery store prices.
If the movie turns out to be crap, I can abandon it without spoiling my wife's enjoyment.
Attributes of a theater:
Big screen.

Comment Re:Sad but unavoidable (Score 1) 152

Getting a performing, stable OS with good battery life is very hard.

A bunch of semipro and amateurs are able to make a very stable often better (much) battery life version of Android for many devices, using their talents, why can't the professionals hired by the MFG do it? My Samsung GS3 had MUCH better performance with CM than the stock version, got updates to current version long after Samsung stopped updates to the OS.

Please tell me, how that is even possible given your statement. Either it isn't as hard as you think, or the talents of the semipro and amateurs are better than their professional counterparts at Samsung. Neither of which reflect well on Samsung.

Comment Re: Is that treason yet? (Score 1) 736

It does not protect you from the consequences of that speech

It absolutely does protect from certain specific consequences. That is what freedom is: protection from certain consequences of action.

Sure, it doesn't protect from all consequences, but it protects you from government retaliation, and from violent retaliation by private parties, and a broad assortment of such consequences. If it didn't, and the government or private parties could punish you without limit for speaking, then there wouldn't be any sense in which speech was "free".

Sure, it doesn't protect from all consequences, but that just means that speech is not absolutely free.

Comment You have got to be kidding (Score 1) 256

... filmmakers can really showcase their art

Really? Multi Movie franchises are art in the same way that Thomas Kinkade prints are art.

Really? Reboots of classics are art in the same way that a 2017 Mustang is a reboot of the 64 1/2 Mustang. Or the 69 Fastback

There is very little in the way of Film Art left in the industry. And you wonder why we don't want to go to the theaters to see your "art"

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