Re: Now you shall be cursed in the ancient way
An bfhuil cead agam DUL go dtí an leathras!
46 posts • joined 3 Nov 2009
Got some evidence of malfeasance by the "trustworthy Establishment"? Or evidence that Soros meddled in anything before the referendum? I mean, I'm no fan of Cameron or Osborne, but what did they, or anyone else, do that wasn't above board in terms Remain campaigning?
By the way, I didn't use the word "racist", but you did. Nor did I say you had a FB profile, so I'm not sure what "facts" you think you're referring to.
Well, we could start with Farage's good friend Robert Mercer, I suppose. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/us-billionaire-mercer-helped-back-brexit
And we know that CA did some work with Leave.EU, so there's Arron Banks potentially implicated too.
It's hilarious when Brexiteers bleat about "democracy" when it's becoming clearer by the way what a nasty perversion of the democratic process that the referendum was.
Of course GIMP isn't Paint. Who told you that? GIMP is a Photoshop work-a-like.
You're looking for something like Pinta: https://pinta-project.com/pintaproject/pinta/ - installed by default on most Linux distros. Of course, googling "linux paint apps" would have told you that as the top search result.
"Or, you know, you could run "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" to get back online and then download the update."
But that would require the command-line, which as everyone knows, is reserved for those weird Linux neckbeard types. Windows is far too modern to need any of that nonsense, we're told. Can't we just ask Cortana to fix it for us?
"You wouldn't refuse to go into a supermarket and buy food there simply because they also have other things on display you don't want to see on the way in and demand they only display the things you want."
Sure, but I also wouldn't shop at a supermarket whose staff stopped and lectured me for not looking at the adverts for things I don't actually want to buy.
"I doubt MS care too much about ~ 1% of PCs."
Perhaps, but you're conveniently ignoring server numbers where Windows is in the small minority: http://mcstats.org/global/#Operating+System
And as you also continue to conveniently ignore, Win10/MCPE version is an irrelevance to the modding community, so even if MS/Mojang cease Java development, it won't die anytime soon. Mods add more to the game every day than the official game gets in a year and the current 1.8 platform has the potential to go for many years.
So, once again: the Java Minecraft version isn't going away anytime soon. Your precious MCPE game is fun for young kids and MS research projects (Hololens integration admittedly has a cool factor), but that's about it. Doesn't matter how well it performs or how modern its architecture is; if the game is limited to Minecraft vanilla or ends up with a crappy locked-down modding API, it has nothing on a fully moddable Java platform.
Fine, it's not the same code line for line, but the gameplay is identical to MCPE, and it's multiplayer compatible with MCPE, and not the Java version. It's MCPE on a (Windows-only) PC for all intents and purposes.
My point, though, was in reply to your original statement of "no need for Java anymore". That simply isn't true for anyone in the very sizeable modding community that exists today, regardless of whether MS discontinue it or not. Minecraft Win10/MCPE has no modding support at all, and if it ever does get modding support, you can bet that it will be 1) a locked-down and limited API, completely incompatible with Forge, Bukkit, Sponge or any existing API, and 2) probably encourage paid-for mods via an app-store arrangement. In other words, crap. Oh yeah, and no Linux support, because, you know, this is MS we're talking about.
So yeah, there's still very much a need for Java, thanks.
Yes, it *is* the same as MCPE. That "minecraft.net" beta you linked to is the beta of the http://minecraft.net/ website. You're confusing domain names and software platforms.
There's the Java version of Minecraft which runs on Windows/Mac/Linux, and there's C++ Windows 10 edition which runs on Windows and (I think) Mac, and is an adaptation of MCPE: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Windows_10_Edition. And that is all.
In case you're wondering where all the downvotes came from: the MS port is of the pocket edition, *not* the PC/Java game, and it's neither compatible with nor a replacement for the Java version.
So yes, the Minecraft that everyone runs on their PC today still very much demands Java, and so will the upcoming 1.9 release.
That would be the Minecraft Windows 10 edition, which is basically the same codebase as MCPE, the pocket edition. It does not have the same functionality as the PC version, and any kind of modding is a non-starter. It's really only of interest to kids who are happy with purely vanilla functionality, and a feature set that lags behind the current 1.8 Java version (and way behind the upcoming 1.9 version). If you have any interest in modding, forget it.
"Who in their right mind will take a concept like 'push/pop', which have traditionally been used to work on a stack or a fifo or other buffer-like construct (maybe), and then applies it to an array?"
That's just how Perl arrays work. They can also be stacks or queues, and efficiently, too: pop/push/shift/unshift generally work in O(1) time (other than potential reallocation for expanding data structures): http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=17890
The way Perl does stuff might offend some purists, but it works, and it's convenient. *shrug*
(And they are one-dimensional arrays, but each element can hold anything, including references to other arrays or hashes).
So instead of my current Netflix service with no ads which works nicely with my Chromecast, I'd instead be paying for an Amazon service with unskippable ads, no Chromecast support, and which appears to be an extra over and above the current Prime video offering (which I dropped due to lack of Chromecast support, or indeed any Android support apart from Amazon's own devices). Wow, how could I refuse?
"Rubbish - you can select between TV and Xbox - or snap it to one side with voice control - and it can power on / off your TV and receiver too...and you are ready for the full channel guide in early 2014..."
Let's see - switch between inputs with a button on my remote, or via an unreliable voice command, which even it works, means anyone in the room can switch inputs and power things on and off (yeah, the kids will find that *hilarious*). I'll keep the remote, thanks.
And why the hell would I want to watch TV at the same time, and on the same screen, as playing a game? That's just fucking stupid.
Installed 9.10 on four very different machines (AMD/Nivida gaming rig, Atom-powered netbook, Atom-powered media PC, Intel-powered corporate PC). Problems encountered: zero.
(OK, one problem: on the netbook, Xorg got the physical screen size wrong, but that was the case in 9.04 too. Fixed by adding an xrandr command in the startup)
Also booted the live CD on a Lenovo laptop and it works fine (even running dual screen), but I haven't installed it on that yet.
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