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Comment Re: It has its uses (Score 1) 417

Java (like Flash) was always designed as a plug-in, running side by side with the browser, not an integrated part of the browser. T

Uh, what?

Just because Sun developed a Java plug-in doesn't mean that Sun's vision was ever that Java was primarily supposed to be used that way. Java has always meant to be used as a standalone programming language, and the percentage of Java development targeted at the plugin is absolutely tiny. Most of it is focused on back-end applications, websites, and the occasional desktop app.

I'm not sure where this "Java = applets" thing comes from, and it's especially hard to understand why software developers would think this given it's pretty hard to work in this industry for more than a few years without being given a Tomcat/etc application hosted in a JBoss environment to fix up.

Comment Nope (Score 0) 33

Look, if you mean near-field power and communication devices, that's one thing.

But IoT is a total security nightmare.

And that includes your stinking FitBit device. And your camera-enabled fridge.

By the way, there's a rat under your baby's crib. A dead one. You should clear it up soon, it makes the baby cry.

Comment Absolutely not (Score 2) 386

It should be positively encouraged. I also believe offices should be furnished with beds, so we can take a nap when we want. And we should all have an additional computer with an up to date graphics card and 4K monitor that we can install Steam on.

This seems reasonable to me. What say you, fellow programmers?

Comment Re: Total regulatory impact 2-3 percent (Score 1) 478

Strange. I thought I was referring to US businesses investing in energy, not what your neighbors are doing.

Keep telling yourself you're cool using incandescent bulbs to heat up your house so you can run your diesel air conditioner to cool it down. We'll be here spending 1/20th the dollars on efficient LEDs and renewable energy that doesn't need to run all the air conditioners full blast.

Then you can complain about why you're broke.

Comment Re:Total regulatory impact 2-3 percent (Score 1) 478

I'm sorry, my translator can't handle responses from people who think it's a good idea to pay more for energy due to their choice of inefficient energy methods.

Can you shake your stick at me a bit more, and maybe it will figure that out?

Maybe if you say something like "Fire good! Sun bad!" it will realize it's chimp.

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