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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Ateocinico Undertaker (508 comments)

People has that bad habit of dying...

about two weeks ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

Ateocinico Is he really that knowledgeable? (608 comments)

Quoting Finkler: "I don’t feel like I really grok the module system. I definitely don’t understand the class system. What the hell is a generator and how does it work the way it does? I am so lost."
It seems that the gentleman lacks some background IMHO.

about two weeks ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

Ateocinico Re:another language shoved down your throat (415 comments)

And for that reason python is good for a first course, as it forces the students to indent. I am tired of lazy students that don't indent, and then complain why their code doesn't seem to follow the intended flow. It is hard to teach good habits and practices. And any help, specially from the programming languages, is welcome.

about two weeks ago
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Men And Women Think Women Are Bad At Basic Math

Ateocinico In the USA (384 comments)

In Venezuela women are perceived as better in math and sciences. And usually they are.

about 4 months ago
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The Neuroscience of Computer Programming

Ateocinico Re:I don't agree that coding is more like math (161 comments)

Perhaps they hold the name of their first use. In France and Spain computers are called sorters, "ordinateur" and "ordenador" respectively. In those countries they'r spread started with services like banking and accounting.

about 5 months ago
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Internet Shutdown Adds To Venezuela's Woes

Ateocinico Re: This is true (194 comments)

San Cristobal was isolated from the internet. But the rest of the country suffers the blocking of certain sites like NTN24. But the use of TOR and other measures is spreading.

about 5 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

Ateocinico Re:How can users protect themselves? SIMPLE! (664 comments)

Emission and fuel consumption standards can not be met without an ECU. That makes old carburetor or continuous injection engines almost, if not completely, Illegal.

about 5 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

Ateocinico A single processor always fails. (664 comments)

Mission critical systems usually have a set of voting computers. Today electronics is cheap and the technology is not new. Maybe inertia prevents them of building something better. Very common in the automobile industry.

about 5 months ago
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Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings

Ateocinico We are hungry in Venezuela. (265 comments)

There has been a lot of protest in recent years in Venezuela for several political and labor issues. But recent protest were sparked by food scarcity, food cost and rampant criminality. Even university staff members struggle to have enough money for spending in food.

about 5 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Ateocinico Re:So much disinformation... (152 comments)

We are in year 2014, not in 2002. Those who protest now were children then. The Venezuelan government through it's agency CONATEL, has eliminated any form of criticism and criminalized reporting about murder, scarcity and economic trouble in TV either cable or broadcast. They forced cable operators to eliminate a Colombian cable channel (NTN24) because they were reporting what was happening in Venezuela. You know that the Venezuelan government is strangling free press by refusing dollars for paper purchase. And remember, legitimacy in origin is not a blank check for violating human rights consecrated in the Venezuela constitution like: right to live, free speech, right to protest and habeas corpus, among many other.

about 5 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Ateocinico Re:propaganda? (152 comments)

Yea, we are going to believe you because here in /. nobody has a clue of how the internet works...

about 5 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Ateocinico Re:propaganda? (152 comments)

Nothing is more politically skewed than Telesur. Telesur is essentially a Venezuelan government propaganda agency for the outside world.

about 5 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Ateocinico Re:except that Venezuela is 100 times better off u (152 comments)

Chavistas made of Venezuela their luxury feifdom. Top chavistas are a new class named "boliburguesia", a variant of kleptocracy. And elections per se mean nothing. You hold your legitimacy with your deeds and words.

about 5 months ago
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Should Everybody Learn To Code?

Ateocinico Re:Perhaps not everybody, but many more (387 comments)

In my own experience, the guy renaming the files by hand prefers that to writing the script. Most people avoid thinking at any cost.

about 6 months ago
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Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

Ateocinico What's the limit? (169 comments)

May I copyright the F*** word for cursing and yelling?

about 6 months ago
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Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

Ateocinico Re:Dearest engineers... (514 comments)

To all the engineers working on this: you're responsible. You are doing this. You are a terrible person.

As always, engineers take the blame. This kind of comments are typical humanistic slander.

about 7 months ago
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GNU Octave Gets a GUI

Ateocinico scilab is better but french. (166 comments)

Scilab is far better and always had native 3D graphics, a GUI and a simulation engine: scicos/xcos. It atonishes me that it is systematically ignored. Is it because is french?

about 7 months ago
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Battlefield 4 Banned In China

Ateocinico Re:First Shot (380 comments)

The British had performed brutal actions more recently. Against the Mau Mau for instance. But they are so cunning in being at the winning side, that they can apply the "vae victis" principle over and over again. And they are morally inferior to the USA because they lack any self criticism.

about 7 months ago
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Smart Cars: Too Distracting?

Ateocinico Better you look the road (180 comments)

I dreamed of a custom computer system for my car. After just installing the video screen and audio system, I realized exactly that: you either drive or you manipulate the gadgetry. Let's put the intelligence where it belongs in a car: under the hood. Or go for a self driving car Google style.

about 7 months ago

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