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Mar
14
comment When did the standard for packaging Linux source code become .tar.gz?
Also, sorry for edit-bumping, guys.
Mar
14
comment When did the standard for packaging Linux source code become .tar.gz?
.tar.gz and .tgz are the same thing, just different file extensions.
Mar
14
revised When did the standard for packaging Linux source code become .tar.gz?
"gratis" also means "free", so if you're distinguishing between the two types of "free", try to use the second one.
Mar
14
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Mar
11
comment Is commented out code really always bad?
if (0) <- I actually do that sometimes myself, and can never tell why.
Mar
8
comment How to create p2p enviroment in single laptop?
Use lots of virtual hosts that interact with each other.
Mar
8
comment Convert letters to numbers
@Javier: Not quite. There is no "zero" letter, so it would be like 1111 following 999 instead of 1000.
Mar
8
comment Are there any programming languages understood by all operating systems, if so what?
That being said, if you want cross-platform-ness, you'll usually want to look at a high-level language, not a low-level one.
Mar
8
comment Are there any programming languages understood by all operating systems, if so what?
I was busy writing an answer, and then it got closed. :(
Mar
8
comment Are there any programming languages understood by all operating systems, if so what?
That's the first thing I thought when I read that as well. Perhaps he means all IBM PC OS-es.
Mar
2
comment Technology for C#, Windows, 2D game development?
"dangerously simple" How so?
Mar
1
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
"Legalese is totally unimportant in developing good customer relations." Not only is it unimportant, it can be detrimental depending on the way you present it.
Mar
1
comment What's a nice explanation for pointers?
I don't know when I started becoming familiar with pointers myself. It just... happened.
Mar
1
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
"As a side, most users do not adequately read the ToS but stating it when they have a problem is not perceived as a positive experience." +1 for this part. You can be a legal snob, but don't expect it to be good for business.
Mar
1
comment What's the standard practice to prevent users from having unreasonable expectations?
They are legally protected, but they are not protected from people voting with their feet.
Feb
28
comment Do people who get paid to write code but score low on the “programmer competency matrix” have an ethical duty to find a different kind of job?
I misinterpreted the word "arse" there for a moment.
Feb
26
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
@AlanB Perhaps I dodged a bullet by not applying to EA for co-op, then.
Feb
26
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
@ErikReppen Even then, problem solving isn't something completely measurable in hours worked. With problem-solving work, it's even more important to have fewer, more flexible hours.
Feb
26
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
@ErikReppen: Doing 10-hour days by accident is very likely not what either the question or this answer was talking about.
Feb
26
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
"Unrealistic to expect people to work more than 2-6 hours in an 8-hour day" The irony of that is that the standard work day was shortened from 10-12 hours to 8 hours because they thought people would be more productive during that time. Doubly ironic is the fact that it actually did make people more productive to work less actual hours rather than shortening the workday to "correspond" to the number of "actual" hours being worked.