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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Blackknight Re:Netcraft confirms it (547 comments)

Maybe where you work. Our company is still 100% perl for our core products.

about a month and a half ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

Blackknight Kindly do the needful (236 comments)

Based on all of the lazy Indian "developers" I've had to deal with this can only be a good thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Blackknight Netcraft confirms it (547 comments)

I think it's pretty safe to say that we can dismiss claims that perl is dying as pure rubbish. Sure, the language isn't as trendy as ruby or whatever the new hotness is but it's still a language that is used by thousands of companies and applications every day and will continue to be used for quite some time.

about a month and a half ago
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How To Create Your Own Cryptocurrency

Blackknight Re:Lame. (203 comments)

git checkout the bitcoin source and run a few sed commands. Tada, new currency.

about a year ago
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Chinese Icebreaker Is Stuck In Ice After Antarctic Research Vessel Rescue

Blackknight Oh, the irony (361 comments)

Isn't it ironic, don't you think?

about a year ago
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Goodbye, California? Tim Draper Proposes a 6-Way Split

Blackknight Re:Try again (489 comments)

What would a Californian currency be worth? Last I checked their GDP was about equal to France.

about a year ago
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Goodbye, California? Tim Draper Proposes a 6-Way Split

Blackknight Re:Allow me to burn som Karma by saying (489 comments)

Until the Corps of Engineers shuts off the water at least. Not that we would do that since there's a lot of valuable crops grown in CA but don't sit and say that you can live without the rest of the country.

about a year ago
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Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire

Blackknight Re:I'm a Libertarian (691 comments)

You have no idea what Libertarianism is, do you? Stealing is a violation of the non-aggression principle, for one.

about a year ago
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Google Nabs Bing Maps Architect

Blackknight Re: 'the hardest decision of my life' (94 comments)

If you mean other than having a direct effect on millions of web users then yeah, he's done nothing for mankind.

about a year ago
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195K Bitcoin Transaction

Blackknight Re:Can someone explain bitcoin banks to me? (167 comments)

2) Because the bank pays you interest.

Oh yes, a whopping 0.05% that I get from my credit union. That's not even enough to keep up with inflation. Keeping your money in the bank means that you are losing purchasing power every year.

1 year,1 hour
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25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last

Blackknight Re:20% is bad... (277 comments)

Doesn't even have to be a drive failure for data loss to occur. You accidentally deleted a file? Too bad.

1 year,14 days
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Autonomous Cars Will Save Money and Lives

Blackknight Re:So what'll we do with half a trillion dollars? (389 comments)

Paper maps are far superior to GPS or smart phones. When you're out in the middle of the mountains with no signal or a dead battery you'll be damn glad you have some old fashioned paper maps.

about a year ago
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How Safe Is Cycling?

Blackknight Re:The best way to make cycling safer (947 comments)

Lane splitting is safe and reduces traffic congestion. You want motorcycles to take up a full lane? Have fun being stuck behind them.

about a year ago
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The Cloud: Convenient Until a Stranger Nukes Your Files

Blackknight Re:Complacency (262 comments)

What if the data center burns down?

about a year ago
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Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees

Blackknight Degrees are redundant (655 comments)

I'm not spending $60k on a piece of paper that says I know what I already know.

about a year ago
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Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far

Blackknight Markup (497 comments)

You forgot there's a 50,000% markup on any contract involving government work.

about a year ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

Blackknight Ow, my balls (729 comments)

Lots of things are confusing for new users but that doesn't mean you should break 40+ years of ingrained behavior and functionality for them. Frankly, if people can't bother learning that middle click == paste they probably shouldn't be running Linux in the first place.

about a year ago

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RIAA web site deleted by SQL Injection

Blackknight Blackknight writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Blackknight writes "Well, it looks like the RIAA's web site was deleted last night through a simple SQL injection. You'd think they would know better than to hire noob programmers. Little Bobby Tables strikes again."
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