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Comment Re:Java? (Score 0) 342

Many places use Cobol, and even more use Windows, too. That people use either doesn't mean Java is the right tool for the job. Any job (maintaining existing code notwithstanding).

Need it OS independent? Use Java.

Contrary to what Oracle's marketing dept says, in the real world even C is more portable.

User interfaces (GUI, WEB you name it) it's great.

I have no experience with Java on a web server, but after trying to use a few GUI programs in Java, sorry, no. It's a major pain in the ass to deploy: every single program needs a specific version of Java with specific configuration oddities, and even then there's no guarantee of success. And if you manage to start the program, expect crashes, ages-long startup, insane memory use, frequent pauses or outright lockups.

It's OK for data processing, but you will need lots of compute resources compared to the same thing in C++.

In other words, it's not OK. I'd understand if it was faster to write in Java than C++ -- after all, we don't use assembly for most tasks despite it being faster -- but you make your compute task being slower for no gain.

Don't like the "hard work" involved in memory management, Use Java and restart often.

Say what? If I wanted required restarts, I'd use Windows. Sorry but "reboot/restart often" is. not. acceptable., period.

It's hard to leak any memory in Perl or Python, and it's a rare thing in C++ unless you're a doofus.

Comment Re:Next up O'Google (Score -1) 205

Oh, so this is theft and actual violent removal of private property by the state under the name of 'taxation' is not theft? The actual theft happens when the violent means of a state are used to forcefully take property of a person or his business regardless of what the name is. A rose by any other name... Ireland is the best thing that happened in this insane world.

Comment Re:free choice (Score -1) 296

Yeah, they're perfectly free to go back to dire poverty and hunger if they want.

- correct, the key word in your sentence being *back*. Back is where they would have to go in order to get away from these 'horrible companies' that are giving them something they never had before - a choice of not going back, from where they came.

I guess they are making their own choices every day regardless of what you think they should do.

No one is holding a gun to their heads to force them to feed their kids and have basic shelter.

- precisely, nobody is forcing them to eat and to feed their kids. They are choosing to do so by working for the companies that are offering them these jobs. They can go *back* of-course, back from whence they came.

Comment Re:Ban drug ad's like most developed nations do! (Score -1) 393

'Most nations' do all sorts of crazy shit (and so does the USA) however drug ads to me are not different from shoe or car or food ads, drugs are a business, the only problem is government involvement, be it fda or medicare or medicaid or any form of government taxation and spending on anything related to healthcare or any form of business regulation beyond fraud. Ads are fine.


Facebook Is Testing Autoplaying Video With Sound ( 152

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook is testing a "feature" that autoplays video clips on your feed with sound. It's not a very big test, but there's a possibility the company could roll it out to a larger group of users. The Next Web reports: "The company is currently trying two methods of getting people to watch video with sound in Australia: the aforementioned autoplaying, and an unmute button on the lower right corner of videos, like Vine videos on a desktop. The latter certainly sounds more reasonable; the last thing you want is to be checking Facebook quickly during a meeting or class, and suddenly have your phone blaring out an advert because you happened to stop on a video. Thankfully, you can disable the 'feature' from your settings, but the point is there's nothing wrong with the current opt-in approach, especially considering how many companies are embracing video captioning, and that Facebook even has its own auto-caption tool for advertisers." "We're running a small test in News Feed where people can choose whether they want to watch videos with sound on from the start," a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable Australia. "For people in this test who do not want sound to play, they can switch it off in Settings or directly on the video itself. This is one of several tests we're running as we work to improve the video experience for people on Facebook."

Comment Re:It's about time Google did something about popu (Score 2) 79

It's about time Google did something about those full screen popups which pop up every time you go to some webpage

You mean, like that shit from with the parent page whitened out with blocked scroll even if the consent thingy is prevented by a request policy?

Comment Re:I'm shocked (Score 1) 183

You sound like a democrite rather than a liberal. Hitlary's gang is about as liberal as repugnicants, both pro- and anti-Drumpf, are conserving anything.

She's also actually more racist than Trump, and that's quite an accomplishment. And far more a bigot -- on the other hand, Trump is far, far more an idiot.

Comment Re:Does not replace mount (Score 5, Interesting) 538

We really don't want systemd to do its "dependency logic" for mounts. Case in point: have a btrfs RAID, physically remove one of its disks and mount with -o degraded. A basic operation that doesn't involve an init daemon and is impossible to get wrong, right? Not on systemd. If your RAID happens to be in fstab (ie, any real case other than when running from rescue media), systemd will helpfully instantly unmount it again. There's no known workaround for this bug other than commenting out the mount in fstab (or upgrading to sysvinit...).

I don't get how one could possibly screw this up. So systemd runs a daemon statting all your mountpoints just so it can unmount them if it believes some dependency isn't met?!?

Other cases where it messes with filesystems are not better. Where rsyslog goes to great lengths to ensure logs survive a system crash, sometimes even in annoying ways (like disk spinup on laptops) and uses append-only plain text logs that are readable even when heavily corrupted, systemd not only makes corruption and total data loss nearly guaranteed, but even goes out of its way to disable data consistency features (checksums, protection from torn writes, transactions) because "performance" and spams you with warnings if you manually turn them back.

Comment Re:Be a Licensed Profession, folks... (Score -1) 332

Let me interject here as a business owner who hires developers to build the services sold to other businesses. So let me get this straight, you are going to prevent me from hiring whoever I want to do development and will further raise my costs? I already outsource 75% of my development work to Ukrainian developers. This will simply further increase this percentage to maybe 95% or what the hell, why not 100%?

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