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Google's Own Nexus Tablet Leaks Into the Wild

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Hardware? (224 comments)

Actually a lot of OEM's are quite upset about it... (Microsoft releasing a tablet.)

more than 2 years ago
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Precursor To the Next Stuxnet?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Gentlemen I present to you... (49 comments)

You could use CD's and the hash audits you mentioned, it would at least be better than giving a device USB access.

more than 3 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Stallman and FOSS (1452 comments)

Jesse Jackson Sr. did this exact thing... When asked, he called Steve Jobs 'peoples people' and glorified him in the moment. Obviously, only because he's dead and Jackson will do anything to capitalize on anything. Before the death, his son spoke in front of congress about how terrible Steve/Apple is for American jobs and society in general.

more than 3 years ago
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Reaction To Diablo 3's Always-Online Requirement

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:It seems good (591 comments)

Pretty ridiculous that TW business class is less reliable than a Comcast home connection...

more than 3 years ago
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.NET Gadgeteer — Microsoft's Arduino Killer?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:little pricey (241 comments)

If there is a part store conveniently located near you, then by all means go there. Most people no longer have that luxury, and are at the wits of the free market.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 8 20% Faster Than Firefox 5

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Firefox 6 & 7? (441 comments)

So, 3 versions from now it will be 20% faster.... isn't that kind of a let-down? I saw the headline, it seems to be presenting it like it's an amazing feat.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 8 20% Faster Than Firefox 5

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:have they fixed (441 comments)

Then why the hell are you still using it? You are aware that Google makes a browser called Chrome, right? It kicks all kinds of ass.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

Yikes!!!! I love the beginning of the last example, "The testing/QA department who had been successfully kept away from a project." Classic. That is a sad story, what happened next. I'm not surprised though!

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

I think this is a ridiculous path for the argument to take. I've inherited hundreds of programs, and a majority of them were shitty in my opinion. I did what I had to do, figured them out and maintained them, or made a case to re-engineer them. I never categorically stated that these people should be fired, or that their heads are in their asses. Your whole post is so generic, slanderous and whiny, it doesn't even make sense.

What is this nonsense about the world smelling like shit? I don't get it... I am an extremely positive and helpful person. My StackOverflow profile contains less than 5 questions and over 600 answers.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

Sounds good man, a very smart and productive/positive way of doing it, while still accomplishing the desired outcome. I'd work with you.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

Hahaha, well said Billco. I'm all about code reviews if that's the point of them.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

Oh no... did I say something to make you think this??? *teeth-gnashing*

;)

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

Like I said, I think it's a very subjective thing. I had to jump in and help fix an issue for someone who was a major 'best-practice' junkie (he was on vacation)... His process was built using wonderful design patterns and everything was made generic and abstract to an extreme level. I thought he was great until this, because it was one of the most tedious things I've ever done, debugging his shit line by line. I get the impression if you had seen it you'd think it was great code, which is what I expected of it to.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

Hah... well I'm glad someone sees another angle on this besides good coder / crappy coder. Yes, it is also a process management uses to minimize the importance of any one developer while trumping up their own, eliminate anything resembling pride or ownership of ones work, and reduce any sort of hardships due to turnover.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

I can't figure out why you jump to the conclusion that my code is 'crappy'. Cool story though, bro.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

I don't have a serious opposition to them, and Pair Programming is one of my favorite things. I will however defend certain things, or oppose certain changes. I am passionate about development. I was just explaining why I have opposed them at times in the past, since the OP tried to generalize.

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

I contend that you can do all of those things without someone looking over your shoulder... Just like you can be a good and moral person without being god-fearing. (sorry to make another analogy, especially a religious one, but this one is a personal favorite.)

more than 3 years ago
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Are You Too Good For Code Reviews?

GigaHurtsMyRobot Re:Pure Arrogance (495 comments)

You're right... Over my 13 years of professional experience as a developer in companies ranging from very small to very large, I've never come to appreciate something as ridiculous as 'company-wide' ANYTHING. You don't hire me for my ability to conform! As for my attitude, it kicks ass... I believe anything is possible, and I'm highly motivated to solve problems that others think are difficult. I respect your different opinion and would choose to not work for you.

more than 3 years ago

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Offenses for Everybody

GigaHurtsMyRobot GigaHurtsMyRobot writes  |  about 5 years ago

We all offend others. Most of the time we don't intend to, and some times we're not even aware of it. The slight we've caused could be so minor to have no consequences, or it could seriously change our future relationship with the other person. When the number of people you're interacting with goes above 0, it seems almost impossible to participate without hurting somebody. I think it's fair to say that most of us don't want to hurt others, and that if we do, we at least want to be made aware of it.
        You can learn something from the fact that smelly people exist. Most of these people have no idea that they smell, and those who are told about it are usually surprised and work to fix the situation. We offend people, in our own ways, almost every day and most of the time we haven't the slightest clue. At least with law enforcement the laws are clearly defined, but every social interaction has it's own undocumented set of laws that are constantly evolving. Every business meeting is a trecherous field of land mines, socially.
        It's always bothered me, the idea that maybe I've done something wrong and no one has told me about it. I swear I don't have a guilty conscience. I've been surprised numerous times by stories about something I said, or didn't say, or implied with body language or eye contact, which hurt their feelings. It's always difficult trying to remember the exact situation, and I never remember it as well as the person who was offended, but I am always shocked to hear how something I did was interpreted by someone else.
        It's not easy to have those conversations with people, to tell them about their offense and how it made you feel. Some people have no problem talking about it, but a lot do. You may have a long fuse and take a lot of offenses before acting on them. It may be no big deal to you, or maybe you'd just rather not say. Either way you decide to deal with it, you're probably offending them too.

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