Dasboard wrote:The outcome was predictable though, Anyway, if you only know who won, it's still worth it to watch it. It was a exciting and fun match.
Actually, even if you know the rest too, you should still watch it.
Except I didn't only know who won; the exact scores were stated. The winner was somewhat predictable (though not even necessarily), but the scores weren't.
Yes, the match was worth watching even while knowing the results, but it's still a dickish move to state the scores right in the middle of completely unrelated news items.
Amarantha wrote:Fuck Java. And everything that runs it.
Mhh, I find Java, as a language, to be decent, but the implementation (the virtual machine/JRE) is horrid. Sun's reference implementation adds a layer of restricted freedom to it, which IcedTea strips away again, but neither appears to be particularly spectacular when it comes to performance or playing nice with the underlying operating system (especially when that operating system isn't Windows). In particular, getting Java to play nice with the many sound systems available on Linux (particularly ALSA) is a massive PITA at best and impossible without hacking the JVM at worst.
That said, Flash is about twenty orders of magnitude more horrible. So horrible, in fact, that when the 64-bit plugin got taken away, I tried to get something working with nspluginwrapper and gnash, but later decided to stop using a Flash plugin altogether. Wherever possible, I completely avoid sites that require Flash to use. For those extremely few important
sites that require flash, I have a 32-bit Chromium browser in a chroot.
to require it. "Ooh, but it gives you dynamic content," you say. Sure, that's nice, if you manage to make it work reliably
, and if you allow me turn it the fuck off if it doesn't
especially big sites like Google force-feed that crap to their users in the name of "usability" (which, it appears, is a synonym for utter crap). Graah.
As for studying, god yes. I can't exactly explain why, but standard studying methods are highly counter-intuitive for me. I know repetition-ad-nauseam is a big part of it, but there's more, which I can't quite place my finger on, that makes me despise studying (as opposed to regular learning). Oh, and there's also the whole "you have
to learn this to get your diploma, even though there's a 95% chance you will never ever need it again in the future" thing.