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  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I suspect EVs will be like iPhones, where you trade in the whole thing when the battery gets too annoying. The battery pack will then be reused, remade, and/or recycled into some other product(s), along with whatever else is usable...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Batteries removed from vehicles are still perfectly serviceable, if a bit inefficient Coulomb and energy efficiency is still almost the same, it's volumetric and weight efficiency that drops (you get 80% of the energy but 100% of the original...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    so paying a fare for ride in a self driving car is just too much You couldn't pay me to go in a self driving car, and I'm getting increasingly paranoid about other people on the road abusing those options....
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    Straddle hole, lower trousers, squat so bum is around ankles, and relax :-) I've spent a lot of time camping and cycle touring etc, and shitting in a hole is often necessary ("next toilet is at the roadhouse, 700km away")....
  • Commented on Omicron
    And also the PM commentating at a cricket match saying "{Omicron} is taking wickets". Thanks for that lovely sporting analogy oh dear leader, I guess we all know which side you're on now. I can die happy knowing that the...
  • Commented on Omicron
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3v3ny/all-my-apes-gone-nft-theft-victims-beg-for-centralized-saviors less than one percent of users (institutional investors) account for 64 percent of Coinbase’s trading volume, and 10 percent of traders account for 85 percent of NFT transactions and trade 97 percent of all NFTs at least once. Ah,...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Is there such a think as a libertarian anarchist? No, libertarianism split off from anarchism a long time ago, because the libertarians couldn't let go of the idea that they need an army and police to force their ideas on...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I tend to the theory that Trump rejects all this intellectual wank and is purely "Make Trump Great (Again)", no further thought than that. Almost Australian in his "what can I get away with" approach to other people, their property...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Our country hit a million new cases - positive tests? -- today. NSW is using a positively Trumpian solution to that problem: we've capped PCR testing capacity at about 20,000/day and limited the supply of DIY tests. So officially we're...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Minor reminder about the "divided by a common language" thing... in Australia a truck is a heavy vehicle, and often a road train. What USAians call "trucks" we call "utes" (for "utility vehicle"). A giraffe would definitely go through the...
  • Commented on Omicron
    or simply a vehicle that is much bigger than a car so the levels aren't so pathological. In Australia kangaroos aren't limited by that silly "gravity" nonsense that burdens cows, deer, elk and so on. They have been known to...
  • Commented on Omicron
    It's more that buildings have to be designed for both the wind and embers. Conventional buildings are designed to be replaced after events like that. The roof and walls will be rated for X amount of wind speed but you...
  • Commented on Omicron
    The ultimate solution is to curb the people behind the scenes who are manipulating many of those people with deliberate lies and benefiting financially. I suggest many of them have money already and DGAF about profit so much as they...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Yeah, but often people forget that their local version of "freedom of speech", "democracy" or whatever isn't shared by people outside their local area, and even within it is often contested. We get protesters in Oz waving MAGA flags and...
  • Commented on Omicron
    https://principia-scientific.com/the-5-basic-laws-of-human-stupidity-according-to-cipolla/ The above is an interesting read, another reminder that human stupidity has been around for a long time and we still don't have a reliable answer to it....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Israel has banned several human rights groups on the same grounds, but that doesn't get the same coverage. Well no, because pointing that out is antisemitic, and we all know that antisemitism is bad. Australia takes a subtly different...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I believe that there are such things as human rights, that freedom of speech is one of them, and that all governments should respect it, including Russia. But whose definition of "freedom of speech"? If we use the USA-for-citizens definition...
  • Commented on Omicron
    (Stack trace etc.) It's theoretically possible, yes, but only when the exception is first caught. My understanding is that when caught I can only get a stack trace to the point I'm at, not to the source of the exception....
  • Commented on Omicron
    To be a little more specific, I have a bunch of threads that sit on UDP sockets and process traffic. They use database connections, UDP and TCP connections, redis, files, and probably other things (they spawn curl threads, for example,...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Before exceptions, there was no good way to indicate an error in construction, I'd love to hear an explanation of how exceptions are a good way to handle those errors, because as I've said above, I don't understand how they...
  • Commented on Omicron
    where something failed to construct, it threw with a meaningful error My vague understanding is that in C++ you shouldn't throw exceptions from constructors. Which leads to even more obfuscatory bullshit where people "construct" an object then immediately call a...
  • Commented on Omicron
    it’s fundamentally just a wrapper around a string Precisely. Decorate it all you like, but unless you add more information it's just a string. Generally a static string. Not even "file '/foo/blah/ooops.log' not found", just "file not found". Good onya,...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Modern compilers have a tendency to emit all sorts of optimisations, not limited to loop unrolling and SIMD instructions etc. Then it gets fed into a CPU that takes further liberties. The advantage of collection classes, iterators and all the...
  • Commented on Omicron
    YOU CAN CHOOSE MEANINGFUL NAMES! And you should. Especially these days when iterators are often chained or implicit so you don't need a pile of little iterator variables at all. They've become a code smell. Albeit sometimes the "lines can...
  • Commented on Omicron
    If you're consistent in using exceptions, it can lead to really clean code The problem with C++ is that exceptions are fundamentally broken. It's probably easier to think of them as a form of SIGSEVF - your program will abruptly...
  • Commented on Omicron
    A static buffer? So when the same error happens in another thread...? My expectation is that it's a really static buffer, literally a pointer to an immutable string "file not found" that was shipped with the executable. But I haven't...
  • Commented on Omicron
    C/C++ really are the languages of deep nesting. Even with std::optional or std::result you still end up with chains of if(this failed) else if (that failed) else if (other failed)... as the least awful option. Not helped by a whole...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Greg, C can be a really nicely written language if that's something the programmer(s) desire, there are some slightly weird idioms that make life easier but once you have those it can be straightforward. I've written embedded C that ran...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I really love the Rust style (I saw it there first) result/optional types. It combines the two normal cases for return values - "is this an error" and "if it's not an error, what's the value". And often you end...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Testing is a whole different ball game, and design for testability is a skill in itself. The flip side is that unit testing is often a complete waste of time, made worse if the code has to be mangled to...
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