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Google Engineer Decries Complexity of Java, C++

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:I agree that C++ sucks and I feel really alone. (878 comments)

So rather than debating me on an intellectual level, you insult me and then try to act all sophisticated when in fact you failed to comprehend my post. Since I know you're not capable of debating me, go fuck yourself.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Engineer Decries Complexity of Java, C++

AthleteMusicianNerd I agree that C++ sucks and I feel really alone... (878 comments)

The computer should never be allowed into an erroneous state. If an instruction does do that, it should not be allowed. So for example, if I do

#include "SomeHeaderFile.h"
and end up with a compiler error that SomeHeaderFile.h is not found...that means the IDE allowed me to do something stupid. Furthermore, it should know about possible dependencies and lead the programmer to possible dependencies.

If a function signature is
void MyFunction( int iParamOne, int iParamTwo );
and I do something like
bool bParam = false;
MyFunction( bParam, 1234 );
the IDE should stop me.

char* pLetters = new char[64];
pLetter[65];
Even the worst programmers might not do this, but I'm just making a point. Anyway, etc... with these types of ideas.

Almost every bug on the planet is a result of something stupid that really could be detected by the IDE/Compiler. I've never seen someone find a bug and say "My code was brilliant" These types of things shouldn't even be happening anymore.

The reason I feel really alone, is that everyone I know thinks these kinds of things are no big deal. Even if you waste 5 seconds as a programmer, that can add up to significant amounts of time and brain cycles.

One should never perform the same task twice on a computer, else they have missed the point of automation.

more than 3 years ago
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Cyberwarrior Shortage Threatens US Security

AthleteMusicianNerd If Banks can protect their systems... (394 comments)

and people are willing to trust them with their life savings, why can't the government get it done. What's the difference between protecting a financial transaction and a national security secret?

Furthermore, why not just hire Bruce Schneier!!!

more than 3 years ago
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4 Cores? 6 Cores? Do You Care?

AthleteMusicianNerd I've never looked at model numbers (661 comments)

Clock speed, bit length, bus speed, and processor count is all that matters. I guess I've taken for granted that their opcodes aren't erroneous( i.e. Add Instruction takes 50 clock cycles ).

Does anyone ever verify their stats? I guess I take their word for it on those too.

more than 3 years ago
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Blogetery Shutdown Due To al-Qaeda Info

AthleteMusicianNerd I wonder how much power I have over Facebook (330 comments)

If I was able to post the information on my Facebook page, would the US Government shut down Facebook, or would Zuckerberg agree to cooperate with the FBI? (Not that I have the information, btw)

more than 3 years ago
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Windows vs. Ubuntu — Dell's Verdict

AthleteMusicianNerd End User vs. Developer (718 comments)

If you were a naive end user, I can't even imagine why you would consider Ubuntu. It has come a long way since Red Hat, but it's not even close to Windows. It doesn't have the software that Windows has, or ease of use. As long as you're giving software away for free, it's going to be limited in functionality. Most people aren't willing to work for free and this stuff doesn't develop itself. Although we should get there soon, open source will never get us there.

As a developer, the only reason to use Ubuntu is not having to deal with Microsoft's licensing agreements. From a business perspective, I believe it's well worth the licensing fees to get up and running way quicker. All of the development tools in Ubuntu are atrocious. Codeblocks, JCreator, GDB are atrocious. These software tools are primitive for 10 years ago.

A Linux lover friend of mine was bragging that he built his own machine and installed Ubuntu. He paid $800, and I paid $600 for a pre built machine with Windows 7 already installed and MINE HAD BETTER SPECS. Take into account his time, and what sane person would think he got a better deal??? The final verdict. Don't ever use Ubuntu.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:Fascism may be coming, But your examples are BS (536 comments)

The Federal Government. Whatever law she supposedly broke contradicts the First Amendment which clearly states "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press". The judge was incorrect with his decision.

There is no interpreting that amendment. There is nothing in there about national security. Her time in jail is a violation of the constitution.

I responded previously about the Schiff book and Jeian helped me out with the wiki entry.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:Fascism is coming (536 comments)

Why is the author a crackpot? For being bold enough to stand up for what our Founding Fathers fought for. They shed blood over way lower taxes. Would you prefer that we were still under British rule?

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:Fascism is coming (536 comments)

If the government can ban fraudulent speech(even though it's not), then we don't have free speech.

Why should they have to bar anyone from advocating nonpayment of tax? People don't have to listen. They'll go to jail just like he did if they don't file a supposed "voluntary" return.

Why don't we see them going out and barring sales of the Ginsu Knife?

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:Fascism may be coming, But your examples are BS (536 comments)

The Federal Mafia was first published in 1980. Amazon.com was founded in 1994.

The media is(or should be) a balance of power. If the government can throw a reporter in jail for not testifying against her sources, then the balance of power shifts to the government. Now the government can do whatever it wants unchecked because all they have to do is throw anyone in jail who calls them out. Clearly we do not have a free media.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:I would like to help, but why kid myself (536 comments)

Yes, the Campaign for Liberty is growing. Rand Paul got the nomination for the Senate. Ron Paul beats out Barack Obama in polls for President today.

People should see that the 2008 disaster was held off until just after Barack Obama and McCain got elected. Had the crisis happened one year earlier, and Ron Paul got Barack Obama treatment...Paul would have won easily. He's been calling these cronies and thugs out for 30+years!

And yes, the Tea Party which started with the Campaign for Liberty. Not the one CNN portrays it as.

Start supporting these events in your area, and donate even if it's a small amount. Get all your friends to donate too.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:Fascism is coming (536 comments)

A political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. (Taken from m-w.com)

In my words - The exact opposite of individual liberty. So in this case, the forcible suppression of opposition is what I'm referring to. I'm assuming that the blogs oppose the regime, and not giving the government the benefit of the doubt.

more than 3 years ago
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Which service is the last you would let lapse in a cash crunch?

AthleteMusicianNerd Cheap Gym Membership (637 comments)

At $30/year for life, it seems retarded to let that deal go.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:I would like to help, but why kid myself (536 comments)

The point was that your defeatist attitude won't get anything done.

There is a grassroots movement that is gaining steam and you should jump on board if you don't like the way things are going.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Bumps Security Bug Bounty To $3,000

AthleteMusicianNerd $10,000 per flaw (73 comments)

Is what it would take to get me to look at it.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:I would like to help, but why kid myself (536 comments)

Dude, the Founding Fathers fought against the British and had NO CHANCE...YET THEY WON. They certainly didn't have your attitude.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Fascism is coming (536 comments)

This didn't start with Obama either. This is ingrained in our society, and accepted by many in the name of national security. That's a very grave mistake. Books like "The Federal Mafia" have been banned, and New York Times reporters have been silenced by being thrown in jail. It is very troubling that this trend continues, and everyone should be protesting it.

more than 3 years ago
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US Gov't Orders 73,000 Private Websites Offline

AthleteMusicianNerd Re:The fact is, US is just as bad as China (536 comments)

It's the concept that's the problem, not the quantity. Even if there's suppression of free speech of just 1 out of 300 million, that's a problem.

New York Times reporters are being thrown in jail for stories that they report. Things are getting exceptionally bad in the U.S. No we don't have free speech.

more than 3 years ago
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Leaving a Comment? That'll Be 99 Cents, and Your Name

AthleteMusicianNerd My real name is... (377 comments)

Joe Schmoe.

more than 3 years ago

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I love the free speech of Slashdot

AthleteMusicianNerd AthleteMusicianNerd writes  |  more than 3 years ago

AthleteMusicianNerd (1633805) writes "This is the only site I've ever been on that I can type "Fuck Fuck, Mother Fuck, Piss, Shit, Cock Mother Fucker" and not have my account banned. While the rest of the world continues on a path of pure vagination, at least the nerds of the world can still curse."
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State of the Software Industry

AthleteMusicianNerd AthleteMusicianNerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

AthleteMusicianNerd (1633805) writes "What is everyone's feeling on the state of the software industry? I'm finding that salaries are lower and there are fewer opportunities unless I want to relocate. Many of my friends are out of work, thankfully I am not. Although I don't feel like I can just jump ship every couple years for a $20k raise anymore, and benefits are nominal to nonexistent. My other thought is that we have many unqualified people left over from the tech boom that are still being weeded out. Non technical people still don't get it, but tend to be the ones investing so we still have to deal with Dr. Evil type leadership(and likely always will)."

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