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Comment Re:Obama pull your fucking head in. (Score 3, Insightful) 110

Stupid vatnik. Done with the hair rinse yet?

What about all the land you're stealing off Georgia, as you move your borders in South Ossetia and Abkhazia? Or how you sent soldiers to steal Crimia off another nation-state? Or how you're stealing Donbass? Or your countless 'frozen' conflicts (colour-revolutions by another name)?

When was the last time the US actually annexed land? It's been centuries.

Seriously, fuck off with your apologist bullshit, troll.

Comment Re:This is the foreign government ... (Score 1, Informative) 110

As much as it pains me to say, it's Obama's weakness which caused this. Obama should've come down on Putin and his entourage like a ton of bricks at the first sign of misbehaviour.

PNG'ing 35 Russian spies today is too little, too late. He should've done that the second it was clear that the traitor Snowden was defecting to Moscow.

If anything, Obama's forfeited his Peace Prize, by emboldening the vile dictator of Russia. Putin is a savage, and savages respect strength, but viscerally despise weakness.

Comment Re:WaPo - leaders in the post-fact era (Score 1) 272

Any mention of "Victoria Nuland" Ukrainian "Nazis", "George Soros" and "color revolutions" are classic 'tells' of Russian propaganda, I find.

It's so reliable, that it wouldn't surprise me at all if you could reliably train a deep learning model to spot it easily.

Comment Re:Horse sh*t (Score 2) 143

Whataboutery.

The favourite trick of the Russian and Chinese' so-called 'internet warriors'.

Pro tip, fellas: Just because somebody else is abusive, doesn't make what you're doing right either, and DOESN'T get you off the hook re: criticism of your own greedy, disgusting, violent and hypocritical behaviour.

China and Russia should worry about the log in their own fucking eye, before point at the speck in somebody else's.

Comment Pro-Kremlin fronts (Score 0, Troll) 445

It couldn't have surely escaped notice that Wikileaks have been selectively damaging Russia's perceived opponents, and not hurting any of their friends for years.

As for Snowden: we know the Russian security apparatus are gunning for the NSA (and the Equation Group); and that murderous Sunni Islamist thugs everywhere "went dark" after Snowden's irresponsible escapades. Snowden has a fuckton of Western blood on his hands, and a LOT of explaining to do. If he had any loyalty and personal integrity at all, he'd go home and get his day in court.

You who support these "anti-secrets" nutters need to take a really, really hard look at yourselves. Don't think for a minute that the Russians have your best interests at heart -- because they don't. They want to see us beaten and humiliated, just as the neocons beat and humiliated Russia after 1989 -- and YOU'RE enabling it.

Comment Major features are complementary (Score 5, Informative) 427

The biggest news in Java 8, obviously, are lambdas, but they also fit together with functional interfaces and java.util.stream.Stream to really change the way you build stuff in Java.

I'm absolutely loving, after making use of Java 8 streams, just how clean, succinct and compact a lot of my new code has become.

Oh -- and yes -- Java now has monads:


public String getLastFour(Optional employee) {
return employee.flatMap(employee -> employee.getPrimaryAddress())
.flatMap(address -> address.getZipCode())
.flatMap(zip -> zip.getLastFour())
.orElseThrow(() -> new FMLException("Missing data"));

}

See here

(Now if only they borrowed a bit more heavily from Scala or even C#: stuff like a Try monad, tuples and tuple destructuring and proper pattern matching (like C# is getting) would be awesome. Although given the glacial pace of standardization in Java-land, I'm not holding my breath.)

Comment I don't see the problem (Score 0) 983

The military have been killing people with flying drones and bomb disposal robots for ages. Why is this suddenly a problem? Lethal force is lethal force, regardless of whether or not there is a human body 3ft behind the device doing the killing or not.

Story smells like yet another clickbait beatup written by some clueless media-studies dilettante. Why are we wasting our time even discussing this?

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