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Comment some of you really don't get it (Score 5, Insightful) 399

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) 285

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.

Comment Sad news ... Carrie Fisher, dead at 60 (Score 1, Informative) 24

I just heard some sad news on talk radio - Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher was found dead in her LA hospital room this morning. There weren't any more details. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss her - even if you didn't enjoy her work, there's no denying her contributions to popular culture. Truly an American icon.

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