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Comment Re:The name says it all... (Score 2) 162

It's not mispronounced; the first screenshot in this article shows that the menu item (third from the left) is in fact spelled "manbang" and pronounced (using X-SAMPA) as /man.baN/, equivalent to how a conservative English accent would say "man bang" (with open front unrounded A) Here's the Wikipedia article on Korean phonology if you want to analyse it yourself.

...Is it possible you're salty because someone forgot to invite you to participate in Manbang?

Comment Re:It's not sabotage (Score 4, Informative) 86

Were it that I had mod points! I think the title tells us more about the Ars writer than it does about anything else; your interpretation is much more consistent with the actual study's tone:

Abstract: Most theories of motivation have highlighted that human behavior is guided by the hedonic principle, according to which our choices of daily activities aim to minimize negative affect and maximize positive affect. However, it is not clear how to reconcile this idea with the fact that people routinely engage in unpleasant yet necessary activities. To address this issue, we monitored in real time the activities and moods of over 28,000 people across an average of 27 d using a multiplatform smartphone application. We found that people’s choices of activities followed a hedonic flexibility principle. Specifically, people were more likely to engage in mood-increasing activities (e.g., play sports) when they felt bad, and to engage in useful but mood-decreasing activities (e.g., housework) when they felt good. These findings clarify how hedonic considerations shape human behavior. They may explain how humans overcome the allure of short-term gains in happiness to maximize long-term welfare.

Comment Re: UBlock = inferior + inefficient vs. hosts (Score 1) 195

You shut your mouth! APK is a national treasure. Like the World's Largest Ball of Yarn, or Donald Trump's toupee. Anyone who can envision a Slashdot without his enlightened and charming meditations is a dirty, dirty heliocentrist.

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More soberly, I honestly think he has schizophrenia. His writing and formatting is consistent with that exhibited in TimeCube and bears some resemblance to that of Francis E. Dec, Esq.

Comment Re: What is this I don't even (Score 1) 268

I don't think it's a particular direction; the point is more that the distortion behaves like a normal physical object in that it can be rotated by someone picking it up and moving it. Some other phenomena like electron clouds only exhibit measurable orientations in the presence of other charged particles.

Comment Re: Sweet (Score 1) 286

It's a little more nuanced than that; I'm im scientific computing, so I have the luxury of wasting months of my life hammering out memory leaks in the pursuit of tighter code. I'd be using pure C if I didn't absolutely need classes and operator overloading.

But immediately after I posted that comment, other posts on this story convinced me to give modern C++, particularly the C++11 changes, another look. So don't worry yet...

As for the with keyword: this is an entirely separate grievance I have from a language design perspective. The syntax they chose is very illegible and breaks pace with what is probably the most sacred construct in any curly-bracket language aside from an empty scope. In no other language that I know of can you find code between the "if" keyword and its corresponding expression. Maybe "with" is the wrong choice of a keyword for C++'s situation, but the pattern of using a separate phrase like that is definitely the right overall structure. Stuff like that doesn't make the language more complex, in my opinion, particularly as it's something an unfamiliar reader should easily be able to intuit.

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