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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

0xdeadbeef Re:And yet they supported Obama (562 comments)

Obama said that to get people like Eich to vote for him. After he was elected, he rightly threw them under the bus.

It must be terrible being bigots on the wrong side of history. No one gives you credit for standing up for what you believe in, all they think about is how you're the kind of douchebag who would take away something that costs you nothing but makes so many people so happy.

about two weeks ago
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App Developers, It's Time For a Reality Check

0xdeadbeef Re:Where does article say "not enough openings"? (161 comments)

However, the days of 2008 where one could put out 99 cent fart apps and rake in the cash, or the days of 2012 where one could put out a free-to-play, pay-to-win game are now behind us.

No more than a tiny fraction, perhaps a percent of a precent, of mobile developers were "raking in the cash" making novelty apps and pay to win games. The overwhelming majority of mobile developers had full time jobs writing software for established companies then, as they do now.

And it's funny that you mentioned embedded programming. Back in the PDA days it was considered embedded programming, so we'd hire anyone with embedded experience, whether it was microcontrollers, or set-top boxes, or cell phones, or what have you. It didn't really matter what you worked on, only that you knew how to write C code for a constrained environment and only thought about suicide when dealing with the overtly complicated toolchains.

Apple and Google made it too easy.

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

0xdeadbeef Re:I'd watch that for a dollar (465 comments)

You made a reference to Robocop, which I like, because I understand it, and Hunter S. Thompson, which I don't like, because I'm stupid and reading is hard.

This summary is bad and the article is bad and it would be only be funny if written by the people at cracked.com. And what does "downing their tools" mean? That sounds made up.

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

0xdeadbeef Re:Read the summary a couple times (465 comments)

I bet he drinks water, like from the toilet.

about two weeks ago
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State Colleges May Offer Best ROI On Comp Sci Degrees

0xdeadbeef Re:Most undergrad educations are the same (127 comments)

A degree from a real "Ivy" means fuck all to programmers. The only one with any relevance at all is Princeton. The CS and engineering "Ivies" are MIT and Stanford. After that there are about ten or so state schools plus CMU who lead the rankings and prestige. Most of the top 20 CS and engineering schools are state schools. Why are so many in this thread clueless about this?

But don't be absurdly egalitarian. The difference in those top schools and the rest is enormous. Most schools, public and private, that offer a CS degree are diploma mills.

about two weeks ago
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State Colleges May Offer Best ROI On Comp Sci Degrees

0xdeadbeef Re:Bullshit. (127 comments)

Yes, brag about that Harvard CS degree. lol.

about two weeks ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

0xdeadbeef Re:No (824 comments)

Yet you know there are only two outcomes for this:

Eich steps down and some people claim it was the employees standing up for what's right that made it happen, while other's whine about "McCarthyism" and "insubordination", but mostly it was the unflattering press attention that did it.

or

Eich doesn't quit and nothing happens to those who asked him to quit. Some of them quit, because they're mad, but there really isn't any negative consequence for any of them, because no one important will risk alienating the overwhelming majority of young talent by defending homophobia.

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

0xdeadbeef Re:Don't buy it then (704 comments)

What part of "abuse generated by a small segment of gamers" don't you understand?

about three weeks ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

0xdeadbeef Re:A simple request. (623 comments)

Yup. You gotta call their bluff, or they'll just keep trying to get away with that shit. Russia needs it's nose bloodied, and if that ain't enough, have all its people incinerated in nuclear fire.

The earth will recover. Hell, humanity might even survive. Probably solve our global warming problem, too.

about a month ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

0xdeadbeef Re:A simple request. (623 comments)

It is better to have World War 3 than have the Russians get away with shit like this.

about a month ago
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Eric Schmidt On Why College Is Still Worth It

0xdeadbeef Re:Going bust not unique to drop-outs (281 comments)

only they ended up with a degree that had no value for getting a job

Yeah, that's not really a problem for a CS or engineering degree, which given the context, is all we're really talking about.

about a month ago
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Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

0xdeadbeef Some of these are only lies for noobs (452 comments)

I've never said "I could do it better myself" and it not been true. But then again, I usually have the sense to not rewrite working code if I can help it.

Also, I've found code can easily be self-documenting, though the quality of that self-documentation is dependent on the quality of the code itself and the programmer who wrote it. Usually the only time it is necessary to document code, it is not the code that needs explaining, but the reason for why the code must exist in the first place. This exemption void where prohibited by company policy, when documenting an API, or any code to be consumed by web developers.

about a month ago
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70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

0xdeadbeef Re:And... (676 comments)

I know several illegal residents here with their entire family living off of state and federal programs

I know several people who make up stories like this and post them anonymously on the Internet.

about a month ago
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Major Wikipedia Donors Caught Editing Their Own Articles

0xdeadbeef Conspiracy nutters (125 comments)

For people who hate "deletionists", they are remarkably concerned over an article's resurrection.

about a month ago
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IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020

0xdeadbeef Gamify all the things (146 comments)

My tasks are already games. I push buttons for money points, and the more money points I get, the easier it is to get more money points.

A lot of people have been saying the programmer class is overpowered, but they're usually just envious whiners who dumped all their talent points in the humanities skill tree, and then QQ when they get pwned at life. Besides, most of them borrowed money points in the tutorial levels, the noobs, and now they wonder why they can't afford the endgame gear and think we should just give it them. Can you imagine that? Welfare epics! As if!

about a month and a half ago
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Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

0xdeadbeef Re:Did anyone read the article? (348 comments)

they were trying to make millions of stockholders aware that Al Gore, whom both the left and right recognize as a nutjob, is the board member driving some weird decisions at Apple, and that Tim is backing him.

Wake up sheeple!

about a month and a half ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

0xdeadbeef She should have stood her ground (921 comments)

This is why every Glass should come with a gun. The gun defends the Glass, and the Glass defends you in court when you use the gun.

about a month and a half ago
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How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

0xdeadbeef Wah wah wah! No one wants web apps! Wah wah wah! (333 comments)

There may be a lot of mobile apps, and most of them may be bad, but unlike web apps, the goods one aren't clunky, fragile shit.

about 2 months ago

Submissions

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After 35 years, another message sent from Arecibo

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 4 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "Two weeks ago, MIT artist-in-residence Joe Davis use the Arecibo radio telescope to send a message to three stars in honor of the 35th anniversary of the famous Drake-Sagan transmission to M13 in 1974. It was apparently allowed but not endorsed by the director of the facility, and used a jury-rigged signal source on what will now be known as the "coolest iPhone in the world". The message encoded a DNA sequence, but no word yet on whether it disabled any alien shields. You can get the low-down on Centauri Dreams: Part 1, Part 2."
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Ay caramba! Is BART kowtowing to Apple?

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 4 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "DRM-busting hero "DVD Jon" Johansen created a product called doubleTwist that allows iTunes to work with many music players. His company scored a prime advertising space in front of the San Fransisco Apple Store, just in time for WWDC. But not long after it went up, it was torn down by a BART employee, and now BART keeps giving them the run-around as to why it was taken down and why a new one can't go up. Or, as Jon says, 'Apple's WWDC conference ends on Friday. It's pretty obvious what's going on here... I'm sure our ad will conveniently be back up after WWDC ends.'"
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Opera won't be on the iPhone according to Ars

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 5 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "Erica Sadun writes

A New York Times story from this week says that an iPhone version of Opera failed to make it past Apple's gatekeeper, "[Founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner] said that Opera's engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Apple iPhone, but Apple won't let the company release it because it competes with Apple's own Safari browser," the Times wrote.

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AT&T crippling BlackBerry for iPhone?

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 6 years ago

0xdeadbeef (28836) writes "BlackBerryCool got a tip that not only was AT&T removing GPS functionality from their version of the BlackBerry 8820, they're doing it so it won't show up the iPhone. While carriers crippling phones to stop them from competing with pay-per-use services is nothing new, this might be the first time they've done it to make their other products seem less diminished."
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Journals

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blah blah blah blah blah

0xdeadbeef 0xdeadbeef writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Dammit, k5 is broken. Does anyone read this?

So, who else is bored of this whole Linux thing?

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