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Comment Re:A whole 10 percent fewer crashes? Wow! (Score 1) 133

What's wrong with Firefox? My experience with Firefox (on a mac) is quite fine. I'm using it since the demise of Camino, and it's absolutely not worse than Safari or Chrome/Chromium, which I use at work. It is slower, that much is true, but the last crash was a long time ago, while Chrome crashed on me only last week.

Comment Re:Kotlin (Score 1) 245

You've piqued my interest: what's so special about Scala? I always thought it was just another language with a more complex type system, and somewhat less verbose. The only time I met it in real life was to replace a really badly performing Scala application (using Akka, which I didn't try to understand) with a straight-forward Java application, which didn't leave a positive impression, but that was 5 years ago.

Comment Re:What's clear from this is (Score 1) 205

I posted it only yesterday.

> I run LittleSnitch on my mac, and when I open Chrome, it calls to several of Google's addresses: appspot-preview, gstatic, www, and fonts.. It also does that when opening an empty tab. It gets images and fonts and whathaveyou from those sites, (all unnecessary, BTW: the page functions just as well when all traffic is blocked), and it of course reports URLs for "malware" detection. That should give Google a nice bunch of data to work on.

Comment Re:Have to rule out Chrome (Score 3, Informative) 160

I run LittleSnitch on my mac, and when I open Chrome, it calls to several of Google's addresses: appspot-preview, gstatic, www, and fonts.. It also does that when opening an empty tab. It gets images and fonts and whathaveyou from those sites, (all unnecessary, BTW: the page functions just as well when all traffic is blocked), and it of course reports URLs for "malware" detection. That should give Google a nice bunch of data to work on.

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 328

> The problem is there is no basic coding language.

Yes, there is. And it's called, drum roll, BASIC. Perfect language for kids to learn one or two things about programming. For programming, the important thing is to learn to express yourself explicitly. The language itself is not that important. Only the talented ones will continue anyway, and they should learn other languages, and preferably other styles (functional, logical).

However, I agree that it's total nonsense to give up foreign language education over programming.

Comment The didn't crack anything. (Score 5, Insightful) 152

Another misleading headline. They didn't crack anything. Was there seriously anyone who doubted for one millisecond that that feeling was not somewhere in the brain? Of course it bloody is. The scans didn't reveal anything except a location that shows more activity when the condition occurs, and –suprise, surprise– it's an area known for precisely this.

But did they discover what sets up this association? No. Why these people experience it so strongly? Neither. So no cracking, just "located the area", and even that's surrounded by uncertainty given the experimental conditions.

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