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Submission + - Eric Raymond needs your help! (ibiblio.org)

slashdice writes: Eric "ESR" Raymond needs your help! Let's all give him a few bucks. Chances are, you're using his software right now. But writing open source software doesn't pay very well and his NTPSec funding has dried up. I'm donating a few bucks — his tips for getting laid changed my life! How about you?

Comment some of you really don't get it (Score 5, Insightful) 401

Yahoo (including the name), is being sold off to Verizon. Altababa is the parts that are left (ie, a big pile of Alibaba stock). The yahoo name, domain, etc are not going away, they'll just have a new corporate overlord.

Kind of like how slashdot wasn't renamed (or improved!) when bendover.net bought them, or VA Linux, or VA Research, or SourceForge, or Geek.Net or Dice.com, or BizX. Other than (fuck) beta, there have been no updates whatsoever since 1998.

Comment Re:We're all programming in Machine Code (Score 1) 286

It should be, but there are people who insist on talking about the "C Machine" and "undefined behavior". Unfortunately, most of them are compiler writers and ignore that your code is going to run on an actual computer with actual defined behavior. Result: the compiler goes full retard and "optimizes" away code because somewhere there might be a computer that doesn't use two's complement integers.

Comment The biggest downside: (Score 1) 53

it's a dell.

Typical conversation with someone that loves a dell:

I love my dell. It's fucking awesome. Of course, I had to return the first 3 they sent me because they were broken. And the wifi chip is garbage but it's a simple matter to take the laptop apart, de-solder it and solder in a new one. And sure the trackpad is awful and randomly clicks but I use a mouse. But yeah I love my dell. 10/10. Would buy and return until they sent me one that works again.

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