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    [–] Why does the JVM have giant int[]'s filled with 0's? 503AccessDenied 2 points ago in java

    Is it possible that the YourKit-Profiler allocated it? You could check by having it disabled, using the jdk-tools.

    [–] [AMA Request] Pete Hein AvE on Youtube 503AccessDenied 3 points ago in IAmA

    The "-" before a name, after a text indicates a quote - see

    So probably not his name.

    [–] I wonder who changed his tune. 503AccessDenied 10 points ago in Skookum

    I watched a few vids where he'd compare the prosumer tool (probably sponsored) vs. the cheapest crap from amazon - and magically the 'murican-brand prosumer tool is always better. Wasn't worth my time.

    [–] Am I the only who thinks that DrJava is poorly designed? 503AccessDenied 3 points ago in java

    The time you save by using a proper IDE is so much more than the time spent on learning how to use it.

    [–] Professional developer 503AccessDenied 835 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    Well, he didn't say what kind of developer - I'm guessing he's a late developer.

    [–] Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic. New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment. 503AccessDenied 2 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago) in science

    Most people here drink carbonated water, so you'd have to buy something to carbonate it yourself - that option is available, but in per liter costs higher than buying a full crate (at least when compared with the co2-catridges and filters sold for home use).

    As an example - a typical cheapish crate of 12 of those bottles (0.75l each; carbonated water) filled with carbonated water costs you less than 2 EUR (that includes tax). In addition you pay a deposit of 3,30 EUR, that you'll get back when you bring the emptied bottles & crate back.

    It should be noted, that those glass bottles and crates are standardized - all manufacturers can reuse those same bottles by washing them (takes of old label), and applying their label - this keeps travel distances low. It's called the Normbrunnenflasche.

    [–] They printed the expiration date on my hamburger bun instead of on the package. 503AccessDenied 100 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    printed with a laser

    On thin transparent plastic? Very unlikely, as that's pretty much the worst case for a laser.

    [–] UPDATE 2 The Beginner's Guide To Driving Your Developers Away 503AccessDenied 23 points ago * (lasted edited 20 days ago) in talesfromtechsupport

    The fire started when SF threatened BG - now the fire is starting to get larger.

    There are now two choices for OP:

    1. Try to control the fire as good as possible and spend a lot of money to now get some professional firemen to keep it under control - and spend a lot more in the long term to improve fire security with a arsonist around.
    2. Let the place burn down and find/start a new place without arsonists - it's harder in the beginning and might not work, but if it does, it can really pay off.

    edit: typos

    [–] UPDATE 2 The Beginner's Guide To Driving Your Developers Away 503AccessDenied 17 points ago in talesfromtechsupport

    apparently BG has been spending money like a drunken sailor

    I think you meant SF?

    [–] The Beginner's Guide To Driving Your Developers Away 503AccessDenied 5 points ago in talesfromtechsupport

    I may be out the door myself

    In that case, best wishes for your future endeavors, may they not end in disaster!

    [–] Fan letter 503AccessDenied 1 points ago in funny

    Did you ever get a mixtape with this song?

    [–] The Beginner's Guide To Driving Your Developers Away 503AccessDenied 13 points ago in talesfromtechsupport

    I'd say, time to hire BG as freelancer for triple the pay :)

    This way everything is on his terms, he makes more money, your projects get done and SF may have learned a little lesson (although doubtful)

    [–] Most common reasons voltage regulators blow ? 503AccessDenied 2 points ago in Reprap

    • too much load (includes shorts)
    • too much input voltage
    • too hot (e.g. not enough cooling for the level of load with that input voltage)

    [–] Germany achieves near record budget surplus of €18.3bn 503AccessDenied 2 points ago in worldnews

    Even our local german supermarket (REWE) sells Döner now (for 2,22€)

    [–] Great planning! 503AccessDenied 7 points ago in talesfromtechsupport

    Actually, you'd have to take opportunity costs into that equation. I don't know what the devs at /u/Selben's place actually work on, but often for enterprise-software, clients can order features or customizations for the software at a daily rate.

    If the devs can't work on those client orders, that's the money you're actually losing. Can be more more than $1000+ (per day/dev) or less, depends a lot on the rates in the industry.

    In addition those new features often lead to additional booked days for consultants to configure the system and train the client.

    [–] Great planning! 503AccessDenied 20 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in talesfromtechsupport

    Thats insane

    No, I think it's called tuesday. Only positive thing, IT didn't get blamed for it (I'm sure they thought about how to do that).