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  1. Try using a 4K monitor with a 3 year old version...

    Try using a 4K monitor with a 3 year old version of Linux and tell me you still think it's not that big of a thing. :P
    The lack of HiDPI support is the main thing holding back 4K monitor adoption....
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    None whatsoever. The kernel is still written in...

    None whatsoever. The kernel is still written in C89, and I'd say the chance of it moving to C99 within the next decade is maybe 60%.

    Even if that weren't the case, I've worked with Rust enough to...
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    I consider the ALS too bulky - it would stick out...

    I consider the ALS too bulky - it would stick out by about 1cm, and put a lot of stress on the USB socket as I keep my laptop in a tight fitting sleeve.
    My webcam+Python hack works well enough that...
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    I've had my T440p for a few years now, which is...

    I've had my T440p for a few years now, which is basically the same design but with better (albeit Haswell-era) specs and the mouse design we do not speak of. It's basically in the same condition it...
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    Something I've learnt the hard way is that you...

    Something I've learnt the hard way is that you always want multiple competing implementations of a language. The main benefit of doing so is that you end up with a better language spec, since the...
  6. A dualseat config means one kernel, one set of...

    A dualseat config means one kernel, one set of system-level daemons, and one file system / set of accessible hardware. A VM-based approach duplicates everything, which means additional overhead. It...
  7. There isn't much that can be done at the file...

    There isn't much that can be done at the file system level - if you tell btrfs to create a snapshot, it will make sure to preserve that snapshot until you delete it. Given that it's snapper that...
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    I agree that under some circumstances, functional...

    I agree that under some circumstances, functional approaches can result in worse performance, but the same is true of all paradigms. Similarly, whether the compiler performs poorly is a question of...
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    A simple compiler and a simple interpreter are of...

    A simple compiler and a simple interpreter are of similar complexity, and almost no-one uses either. People want performance, which either means an optimizing compiler or a JIT (which is just a...
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    Probably because it's easier to port a program...

    Probably because it's easier to port a program already written in C++ to a newer version than to a completely different language.
    Newer isn't necessarily better - languages have different niches,...
  11. Not at all. I used 'low-level' in the sense of a...

    Not at all. I used 'low-level' in the sense of a high-level language, since Qt actually uses macros to embed a list of null-terminated strings and integers in QObjects to represent the type info, in...
  12. That's a false comparison - WPF is part of the...

    That's a false comparison - WPF is part of the .NET Framework, which defines the basic types used by C#. If WPF needed additional features, they could (and were) just added to the language spec. (And...
  13. As someone who has done a fair bit of Qt...

    As someone who has done a fair bit of Qt programming, I disagree. Qt Creator is one of the best IDEs in Linux (probably one of the few that comes close to Visual Studio, and Qt itself is IMO superior...
  14. Going by the picture, it looks a bit bulky. It...

    Going by the picture, it looks a bit bulky. It looks like the only reason it requires Gnome is because he's integrated the management logic into it.

    I implemented a much simpler solution to the...
  15. Summaries: Whatsapp abused DMCA process,...

    Summaries:

    Whatsapp abused DMCA process, Github folded instead of getting involved
    Mojang vs Bukkit - it's not clear what role Github played besides being the hosting provider (another DMCA...
  16. The complaints about Github seem overblown to me,...

    The complaints about Github seem overblown to me, but I guess that's what you get from purists. The patch to chooseyourlicense had some pretty clear issues - they were replacing neutral/objective...
  17. I'd like to point out those aren't complete...

    I'd like to point out those aren't complete schematics; those are just the circuit schematics. You still need to route the tracks on the PCB, which is non-trivial when you have high frequency signals.
  18. While it's technically possible, it wouldn't make...

    While it's technically possible, it wouldn't make sense practically. Drivers are usually written with the intention of being merged into the mainline kernel (in order to lower the maintenance...
  19. I would have thought you'd lose more purists by...

    I would have thought you'd lose more purists by going BSD than you'd gain, though maybe the GPL purists are just more vocal under Linux, given that no BSD purists could use it, by definition.

    If...
  20. C software can be safe, it's just more difficult...

    C software can be safe, it's just more difficult than other languages as it places more responsibility on the programmer. The kernel and openSSH come to mind as examples of this.



    There's no...
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