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Comment Re:Strange (Score 1) 484

If I were planning to run Linux on a computer, I probably would have done a few quick searches on driver support beforehand. And I wouldn't be buying it at Best Buy.

I don't really agree with you. I think that a customer should take it for granted that he could install any operating system once he has purchased the hardware. He shouldn't have to search the internet to find a list of computers that allow it vs the ones that don't.

Comment Re:He's been trying for months now (Score 1) 832

I'll give you the European standpoint on this: Yes, there is a lesser of two evils here. It's the one who doesn't start a third world war. Hillary will play her political games and get things done the way american politicians have always done. Trump, however, is likely to start a third world war with buffoonery about "carpet bombing" countries and racist remarks about groups of millions of people.

Comment Re:Do the math (Score 1) 169

Well... Athletes who train a lot and are in good shape have the lowest resting heart rate. But in order to get in good shape you have to do a lot of training which means a high heart rate (during exercise). So... :)

Comment Programmer doesn't have to do memory management (Score 1) 637

Ideally, for most high level applications, the programmer doesn't have to use a programming language that forces him or her to do manual memory management. The programmer can use a language like Python or Java where memory management happens in the background. And that is how it's supposed to be. There are more relevant problems to deal with.

Now, on the other hand, let's say that the project is writing some sort of device driver or real time software. Perhaps something operating close to the 'core' and in an environment with limited resources. Then that programmer will have to use a language like C or C++ and do their own memory management.

It's a good thing that we have an education system that produces both these types of programmers. However, I think that most programmers, during their career, learn to do both these types of programming. For me: I started out programming in C/C++ and I've since moved on to Python and Java, because that's the kind of projects that I usually get these days. Now, if someone hired me to work on an application that required tight resource management. Well, then I would use C/C++ and do memory management myself

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