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That'd be great but here is what Torvalds has to say about -Os

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1927090/focus=192...

tl;dr - sometimes the smallest code being generated is slow and dumb

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That's nothing compared to the -O0 crud that the GP was complaining about. It's also not a problem with the field of compiler design, but a (probably temporary) weakness in gcc.

(It is an interesting anecdote though.)

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heh, logged in to post it :)

-- spoiler alert --

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If the Author of the Software (the "Author") needs a place to crash and you have a sofa available, you should maybe give the Author a break and let him sleep on your couch.

If you are caught in a dire situation wherein you only have enough time to save one person out of a group, and the Author is a member of that group, you must save the Author.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BLAH BLAH BLAH ISN'T IT FUNNY HOW UPPER-CASE MAKES IT SOUND LIKE THE LICENSE IS ANGRY AND SHOUTING AT YOU.

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Yes - the benchmark is neither perfection nor omniscience, rather the benchmark is the current state of affairs.

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The X1 Carbon X1 (2nd gen) starts at roughly €2,200 in my region versus Dell's roughly €1,300 for the XPS 13 (3rd gen). That's a _big_ difference, it had want to be worth it but wait...

The Carbon has the good ol' Windows tax, the XPS comes with Ubuntu pre-installed.

The Carbon has an i5, the XP3 an i7.

Carbo has a res of 2560x1440 (QHD), the XPS has a res of 3200 x 1800 (QHD+).

The Carbon has a 180GB hard drive, the XPS has a 512GB.

Thanks, but no thanks. I have the previous version of the XPS 13 and it's a sweet machine. Granted, it may take Dell a while to get the BIOS tweaks just right but it's not like the machine is unusable otherwise - it just goes from nearly perfect to perfect.

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[0] http://shop.lenovo.com/ie/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x1-ca... [1] http://www.dell.com/ie/business/p/xps-13-linux/pd

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What's the standard the Genius uses to perform annotations? Anybody know?

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It's recursively ironic which is the sweetest tasting type of irony.

Any idea why going through search results succeeds and allows us access to the full content by the way?

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WSJ will get a better Google ranking by allowing the Google spider to crawl the whole article. If they allow the spider to crawl the whole article, then they have to allow users coming in from the Google results to see the full article as well.

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because google won't display search result pages that show one view to the crawler but another to the person who clicks the link.

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Which goes to show. In hindsight Adobe shoulda built their own browser or forked Firefox or bought Opera...

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No, they should have gotten flash to run really good on mobile, crappy or no flash on mobile was the downfall of flash.

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True. Hadn't thought of that. Or done both.

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No. Wrong. I'm not affiliated but clearly they are keeping the logs around for 24h during the beta-testing of the service in order to troubleshoot any bugs founds. That would be a lot harder to do without logs.

But they're not claiming to offer anonymity during the beta period I imagine, once the service is out of beta then they claim their service to be secure and anonymous.

You're either splitting hairs or being uncharitable.

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It doesn't matter. Even if they're not keeping logs, there is no way for you to confirm that they're not keeping logs. To them, you are not anonymous, simple as that.

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• Philosophy

• - Partially Examined Life: http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/

• - Philosophy Bites: http://www.philosophybites.com/

• Comedy

• - Bill Burr Monday Morning Podcast: http://www.billburr.com/podcast

• - The Bugle Podcast: http://thebuglepodcast.com/

All you need is philosophy and comedy, anything else is superfluous.

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The Bugle regularly makes me laugh out loud on my commute, although I'm not sure quite how well it translates for non-Brits. Co-host Andy Zaltzman is the brother of Helen Zaltzman who also co-hosts an excellent comedy podcast, Answer Me This.

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A fellow bugler?! Well met, good sir. I like its Britishness and frequent references to cricket and other such obscure and quaint social rituals. In truth - though I am a non-Brit, I am an inhabitant of the Emerald Isle persuasion and require very little in the way of machine translation.

I am listening to Answer Me This! as I type my reply to you and I thank you for the pointer.

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..and sex maybe?

https://soundcloud.com/guyswefucked

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Seems to be mentioned on this Electronic Literature Organisation blog post waaaaay down the page: http://eliterature.org/2014/06/announcing-winners-of-1st-coo... :)

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