Re: "It’s a Dunning-Kruger effect knowledge simulator par excellence"
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Sure, cable quality makes a difference. But absolutely nobody needs to spend £100 per metre of cable - you can buy perfectly decent cables for a fraction of that. Anyone who thinks £100/m cables is a good idea probably has shares in Monster.
" For people who supposedly deal in facts there's an abundance of rabid anti-conservatism based on emotion alone."
Hey look, another dimbulb who confuses actual conservatism with QAnon-worshipping nazi-sympathising alt-right conspiracy twats.
Don't try to normalise your fucked-in-the-head bullshit by comparing it to conservatism, thanks.
"Meanwhile I'm distressed that the single largest vote for something in UK history is being deliberately ignored and its outcome sabotaged by the MPs that are meant to represent the people that voted for it."
It wasn't a vote *for* anything, it was a vote against something, with no consideration of how the implementation was to be carried out. The outcome isn't being deliberately ignored, it's just very clear that nobody has a clue how to implement it.
And no - "no deal" is *not* a plan - it would be the catastrophic outcome of standing frozen in the oncoming headlights, no matter what the yellowjacket nihilist knobs outside parliament would like you to believe.
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.