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Comment Re:All too true (Score 5, Insightful) 257

I came here to say this, mostly.

I *know* that there are plenty of places in our software that I could spend an hour or two, and rewrite an algorithm to run in 1/5th the time. And I don't care at all, because the cost is too low to measure, and usually, performance bottlenecks are elsewhere.

Who really cares if I can get a loop to run in 800ns instead of 1500ns, when the real bottleneck is a complex SQL query 11 lines up that joins 11 tables together and takes 3 full seconds to run?

Comment Cognitive Dissonance (Score -1) 402

Is it me, or does it seem like those who argument so adamantly against the concept of a supreme being are perfectly happy to entertain the idea that we are part of a stimulation?

Are not simulations created by some intelligent being? Someone who can change the simulation on a whim?

How is that not a "supreme being" with respect to our existence if we are in a simulation?

There is some real cognitive dissonance going on here.

Comment John Deere Isn't The Only Manufacturer of Tractors (Score 1) 489

Best thing you could do is sell it, then buy a different brand.

Most tools used in farming can be attached to any tractor. if you have something that requires a J.D. tractor, well, you bought into their ecosystem, your problem.

For that matter, they haven't been doing this kind of shit for all that long. Buy an older one and refurbish it.

Comment I tried to Open a Twitter Account (Score 3, Insightful) 199

...the first tweet I made in response to someone (I forget now) that was critical of the Democrats, the account was suspended and they demanded all kinds of personal information so they could, "decide" if I were a bot or not.

Fuck them. Fuck the SJWs from Silicone Valley. The Big Quake can't come soon enough if you ask me.

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