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Comment Re:oh goody! (Score 1) 478

Apple hardware is not the best, especially the MBP 2011 variety - Apple was sued in a class action for the 10s of thousands of 2011 Macbook Pros that died suddenly due to overheating. The replacement logic boards from Apple also die after just a couple of months of use, and nothing can fix that - the 2011 MBP is doomed to failure, and it's just a matter of time before yours dies too. Just google "2011 mbp class action" if you don't believe me.

Comment C64 BBS Scene (Score 2) 181

I was one of the first guys "in the C64 scene" to get a 2400baud modem, but quickly found that the RS232 i/o code in the C64 was inefficient and was causing errors, it couldn't handle 2400 bits per second. So I modified one of the most popular C64 terminal programs with my own assembly code that was fast enough to handle the new speed.

Also worked on code for a few "elite" BBSs for C64 importing/cracking groups. I still have the print-out of the C64 BASIC code that ran one of these sites, tattered and faded. I'm still writing code today and looking back, the line lumbers make me shudder.

Shout out to TychoB who ran TCE - good times with multi-line C64 BBS fun!

Comment Re:Curly braces = good. Indents = bad. (Score 1) 173

I have 37 years expereince programming and while I find curly braces absolutely mandatory, the semicolons are something I could do without. I don't need them to find my way around code, but I include them for people who complain about "missing semicolons" in languages where semicolons are optional.

Comment Re: Curly braces = good. Indents = bad. (Score 1) 173

I refuse to use any language based on significant whitespace You couldnt pay me enough to do it Yes Ive used Python and others and I know why I hate significant whitespace so much It is just like writing sentences with no punctuation It is kind of like trying to read my comment Without punctuation it starts to look like a run on sentence

Comment Re:It's good to ridicule bad technology like JS. (Score 1) 43

Javascript is great, there are plenty of people that can see that - and you're a cranky old troll. Acting superior to others based on programming language preferences is a tired old thing to do. You may as well be huffing your own farts. While you're crying about how bad javscript is, millions of programmers are enjoying getting work done with it. Enjoy your obsolescence, neckbeard.

Comment Re:Senile? (Score 1) 951

He's only human after all. He got rich on the internet early on, then started a few more companies that are doing fairly cutting-edge things.None of that means he's on to something when he talks about our universe being a computer simulation. He's just as error-prone as anyone, the mind can trick itself into believing almost anything. I have no doubt that like other tech visionaries, he uses marijuana (maybe a little too much?), which could explain this line of thought. He's also a little too sure of himself, bolstered by the yes-men around him. The sad part is all the millions of Elon fans might hear this and start to think it's possibly true. It's a shame he said this publicly, it doesn't make him look smarter for having said it.

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