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Comment Re:Risk Averse CEOs are holding us back (Score 1) 474

but more importantly, it wouldn't sell many more than one that's just a little bit faster than last year's one.

you can only justify 10x R&D if you can guarantee 10x revenue. also, once you're made your quantum leap in performance, presumably it's going to be harder to make the same relative performance gain that it would have been if you hadn't leaped, so subsequent releases' revenues would end up less than before.

Comment Re:Oh please (Score 1) 204

$ gcc -Wwrite-strings -Werror a.c
a.c: In function ‘main’:
a.c:3:12: error: initialization discards ‘const’ qualifier from pointer target type [-Werror=discarded-qualifiers]
    char *s = "hello world";
cc1: all warnings being treated as errors

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