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Comment The future of performance (Score 1) 281

Do you see a way forward to a "high performance" Perl for a niche of use-cases in which fast response times (low latency) is major consideration? This isn't meant to trigger a "fast enough" flame war, but rather, to gain insight and make comparisons with perceived competitors such as Cython, Rpython, and Pypy.

Comment Meanwhile 2 (Score 1) 135

So how come the FCC (and other Gov't TLAs) haven't cracked down on email spammers and telephone scammers as well? Also disruptive to communication. Maybe it will take a real weirdo president to put things into perspective. A couple candidates come to mind. And one of them thinks running one's own email system should be just a secure as what the feds can offer. How did Hillary avoid junk mails?

Comment Re:Poly-gas fuel? (Score 1) 121

Impressive, you've explained how to do it and described the issues which will be encountered!

So H2 fuel introduces new limiting factors; therefore let me reorganize my question: With an engine designed to burn H2 fuel, like the ones mentioned in the original post, is it feasible to make cost-effective modifications such that it could also burn more conventional carbon-based gases?

Comment Poly-gas fuel? (Score 1) 121

Is it feasible to build these engines such that they can run on several types of gaseous fuels - CNG and H2 and perhaps others like Propane? Flexibility in the fuel cycle could be a way to introduce H2 if large-scale manufacturing of it becomes worthwhile.

What's supposed to be the point of H2 fuel anyway, as far as cars are concerned? More convenient for fuel cells than Xanols?

Comment Re:That's one of the biggest problems with OSS (Score 1) 77

That's crap.

I used to amuse myself by figuring out the finer points of a software configuration (or lack thereof, or whether there's a bug) by autodidactic reasoning. But these days, I just don't have the time to spend, aka waste, by screwing around. So I really appreciate well-organized docs, especially with good examples that get right to the point.

Getting a project into operation may take a bunch of standard activities, as well as - lets say, 100 non-obvious actions. If well-organized docs provide a 2-minute solution per topic, the project could be online and ready for testing with a full day of work. Versus screwing around for a week of trails-and-errors, with the partially helpful Google Librarian at your service - how fun it is to find your same question posted several times over the years but still no useful answer.

And even more so for software intended for an audience besides software specialists. I bet you also read Ikea furniture assembly instructions so you get the order right in the first place, without having to redo it several times - which probably fails anyway, because their wooden screw-holes can only take a few insertions before the cheap threading is wrecked.

Comment Re: Further proof the web model blows (Score 1) 59

Too many assumptions here. Presumably the honeypot is full of false data delivering nonsense alerts to nowhere, and the owner is aware when it's compromised. That's what it's for. Of course, if you assume that hackers take over your entire data center at all 7 OSI layers, it really doesn't matter what defenses you have in place.

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