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Comment Re:Because Wayland support is moved to DR 0.20 (Score 5, Informative) 152

Official statement on Wayland support in Enlightenment and its libraries:

"It also is in the transition from X11 to Wayland. We are fully committed to moving to Wayland eventually as this is definitely the future of the graphical display layer on Linux."

From the Enlightenment home page.

Comment Shitty JavaScript == massive memory leaks (Score 1) 350

A single tab using 300 MB for its JavaScript scratchpad isn't uncommon these days, even tabs whose scratchpads grow by the second. This tab is consuming 36 MB currently (up from 32 MB a few minutes ago), with a single poorly-designed ad consuming 4 MB alone. Resource usage on this tab appears to be growing at about 1 MB per minute due to shitty JavaScript on the page.

I used to keep Slashdot open in a tab all day, everyday, but not anymore. I have to close Slashdot frequently to clear up its huge memory leaks.

Comment How did you avoid a cult of personality? (Score 1) 383

Linux doesn't seem to rely on a cult of personality around Linus so much as it relies on the person Linus, whereas other projects like Python form a cult of personality around Guido van Rossum, or GNOME 3 forms a cult of personality around designer Allan Day, etc.

How did you cultivate Linux with your strong personality while avoiding a cult of personality, and how can other project leaders employ similar techniques to benefit their projects?

Comment 1s > 128ms, therefore slew (Score 2) 233

NTP would typically slew a 1-second difference, so Google is not out-of-line to add the second at the beginning of the day and slew their systems over the course of the day. Google uses lots of vector clocks in their distributed systems, they may have calculated that slewing over the course of the day introduces fewer time differences between machines than counting the final second twice (due to drift, which is inevitable on any NTP slave, corrected by "frequency discipline" and error estimates).

Comment LIMITATION IS 10 YEARS IF YOU FILE (Score 3, Informative) 734

Statute of Limitations is 10 years IF YOU FILE.

If you don't file: there is no limitation. They can collect for all earnings over the course of your entire life.

Citizens have a different limitation than the IRS. The IRS' limitation never expires if you don't file, but your limitation to collect from the IRS, should they owe you, expires in 3 years if you don't file. There is a potential loophole to this in the Codes, but the IRS privately interprets that loophole to apply to amended returns only (I tried using the loophole). As a kid I was dumb and ignorant, and I considered about 5 years of returns as a savings account I'd collect on later. Well, I lost all of those returns because of the 3-year limitation for citizens to collect from the IRS. And I'd have to sue the IRS in federal court and win to get them to honor the loophole exemption on all returns, not just amended returns.

Comment There are tax implications (Score 3, Informative) 734

US citizens residing in foreign countries are still required to pay US Federal Income Tax while abroad, even if they never return. I guess you're paying for the protections the local embassies could theoretically give you, if you don't expatriate and renounce your citizenship in accordance with 8 USC 1481(a)(6).

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