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Comment -Still- looking at you, BBC... (Score 3, Interesting) 94

BBC still requires Flash on my desktop Safari. Switch the user-agent to being an iPad and presto - nice, working HTML 5 video without a single layout change either. Have sent in 'feedback' time after time after time.

Honestly, get with the times and dump Flash. Or at least service HTML 5 for preference and only fall back to Flash. Not this "let's serve Flash to HTML 5-capable browsers" rubbish.

Comment Re:Curly braces = good. Indents = bad. (Score 1) 170

I don't know about everyone else, but I find it *immensely* helpful to write debugging statements without indentation. This makes it so that they stand out from the normal statements among which the debugging statements are inserted. This is the reason I won't even consider using Python.

Just stick "# XXX" comments around your debug code. Many editors automatically highlight XXX so prominently that it's just as easy to spot as unindented code.

Now, all you Python-indentation-style lovers, consider how you would code this kind of Go initializer:
        arr := [][]int{{1,2,3},{4,5,6}}
(This declares the variable 'arr' as a slice of slices of ints and initializes the variable.)

You mean, like:
arr = [[1,2,3][4,5,6]]
What's the problem?

Comment Re:Other than Brother... (Score 4, Insightful) 387

About 5 years ago, my Brother laser printer said it was low, so I taped over the window. A couple of years later, I did get off my lazy ass and ordered a new cartridge so that I wouldn't interrupt my workflow. However, the original cartridge that came with the printer still hasn't run out. I have no idea when and if I'll ever need to install the new cartridge.

As you can guess, I don't do very much printing. However, the "low toner" light probably started blinking after printing only about 1/4 of the total number of pages I've gotten out of it so far.

This whole episode does reinforce the decision I made before buying the laser printer: I will never, ever buy another inkjet printer as long as I live. Those cartridges seem to dry up, clog and die even if I don't use them. I got sick of spending $30 on a set of cartridges, only to get a hundred pages out of them before they became useless from age. At least laser printer toner seems to have an almost unlimited lifespan.

Comment Re:[citation needed] (Score 1) 278

Yeah, well, it's classified. No sense revealing who we didn't go to war with because of successful data gathering if that would cause the war we avoided.

If he'd just stuck to revealing domestic data collection activities he might've been OK. But he had to reveal sources and methods used against targets outside the US and its allies...

And if you think Russia wasn't using those same sources and methods, well, I have a bridge to sell you. Nice view of Brooklyn. I bet he has "depression" and will eventually "commit suicide".

50/50 chance his next of kin get a bill for the bullet.

Comment Anything to address spam? (Score 1) 85

Am very, very bored of the "Look for the lowercase L" copypasta spam everywhere, or ASCII tanks or whatever the current fad will be. Being copy/paste it is surely easy to detect and autoremove. This spam posts star ratings too, which will contribute to the overall standing of the game even though it's just gibberish postings.

Comment No different to Usenet kill files (Score 1) 220

This doesn't look much different to business as usual to me - can't see where the outrage is coming from.

Honestly, this looks no different to Usenet kill files, which I personally have been (lightly) using for around twenty-five years. On Reddit I've also got a fairly extensive kill file-alike set up, via RES and the Alien Blue app. Really don't see the issue in them introducing this, sounds more like a nice-to-have feature that some people will use, some people won't.

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