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Comment I disagree with "Wasteful algorithms" (Score 1) 671

What is called "Wasteful algorithms" is not bad programming but another way to present a good old programming practice: "premature optimization is the root of all evil".

I think the main rule is: "It is ok to violate rules as long as you know that you are violating a rule, you know why you are violating it and you know the problems you may face".

Comment Working remotly at least available on windows (Score 1) 125

When I was student (around 1992), I have worked remotely using vi and a text terminal (minitel) using 1200 bauds modem. I have also used export DISPLAY between locations separated by 500 km. It was far more usable than nowadays with ADSL. I think Microsoft has worked a lot to avoid that this kind of features arrives on Windows. I hope this will become mainstream quickly. But, damn! 25 years!

Comment Since she arrived at yahoo, (Score 1) 159

she has succeeded in changing the image of the society. It was hopelessly dying. Now, it is still not very healthy, but the reputation has improved a lot. Such a success in a society where shareholders are such dicks, I think she is really strong. If the stupid shareholders fire Marissa Meyer, I close my yahoo email account and I remove my bookmarks on yahoo.

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