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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

KZigurs Re:Ya, but... (391 comments)

> You can't teach a stubborn old self taught programmer with 40 years experience why it is better to have maintainable code than to save a few CPU cycles if he doesn't want to hear it.

And yet you complain about Microsoft always taking up all the gains in CPU/memory speeds?

3 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

KZigurs Re:Ya, but... (391 comments)

Alternative explanation would be that they have no arguable knowledge/precognitions of significance yet, therefore are easier to uptrain in the workplace.

3 days ago

Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

KZigurs Re:back that train up (526 comments)

If you use the cheapest consumer pieces of crap from Dell as an example - sure. Their business class machines (the ones with at least remotely comparable build quality) are not _that_ much cheaper.

about 7 months ago

Court Rules Against Online Anonymity

KZigurs Re:Escrow of sorts (314 comments)

Expressing personal opinion about the quality of service on a site specifically designed to permit this service doesn't quite cut as an accusation.

On the other hand, given some of rumoured yelp business practices (in particular if you refuse their suggestions to take care of the negative comments and listing ranking) this might have some interesting implications if the IP ranges of the comments turn out to be affiliated with yelp.

about 8 months ago

Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

KZigurs Re:It's probably necessary (521 comments)

The cars will come with a handy mercury application and instructions on best points to apply it to.

about 9 months ago

NY Comic Con Takes Over Attendees' Twitter Accounts To Praise Itself

KZigurs Re:Ooops! Sorry (150 comments)

Funnily enough it comes from the fact that first blackberry devices were based on J2ME - something which had granular permissions baked in pretty much since day one (not all manufacturers handled them properly, but most majors did without a blip).

about a year ago

Microsoft Slashes Prices On Surface

KZigurs Apparently not in UK (330 comments)

Still priced above iPad. Not to say anything against the Surface, but it'll only become a viable product at around £200 or so. Anything above just prices it out of the market.

about a year ago

Discovering NSA Code Names Via LinkedIn

KZigurs Re:Missed out the important ones (201 comments)

Uhm, these are British codewords. We are discussing the US here, the black chamber have their own codewords.

about a year ago

Researchers Now Pulling Out of DEF CON In Response To Anti-Fed Position

KZigurs Re:Fuck 'em (204 comments)

What about the following hypothetical chat in the white house:

POTUS: We gotta sort this out, this dragnet thing is unacceptable.
NSAOfficial: Of course, Mr President, I completely agree. On a completely unrelated note, would you care to take a look at this, rather thick, folder - obviously we would have to declassify it should we find a viable way to proceed with this route. Our analysts have market the sections you might find most interesting with post it notes.
POTUS: ...

about a year ago

Snowden Offered Asylum By Venezuelan President

KZigurs Re:Both cowardice and ignorance (380 comments)

If America is so broken, why is English the international language today?

England and our colonies?

about a year ago

Oracle Quietly Switches BerkeleyDB To AGPL

KZigurs Re:lol (219 comments)

You are a confused man and it appears you might have never used ether one of those.

The use cases are completely different. You cannot seriously talk about substituting BerkeleyDB with PostgreSQL (not that it wouldn't work, but it is so far at each extremes of persistence spectrum when it comes to functionality and operational overhead that they might as well be from different planets).

about a year ago

BBC Gives Up On 3-D Television Programming

KZigurs Re:Hooray! (120 comments)

Actually I felt that the movie was ruined due to 3d. If half of your movie consists of blatant 'show-off 3d' shots it's rather hard to enjoy the story.

I tried.

about a year ago

BBC Gives Up On 3-D Television Programming

KZigurs Hooray! (120 comments)

Now, let's hope that Hollywood follows suit. The situation where there are no movies to watch because everything is ether in 3d or in the shittiest corner screens is slightly disappointing. At least when I want to give them some money.

about a year ago

Mystery Intergalactic Radio Bursts Detected

KZigurs Re:First post (259 comments)

Meh. One thing we can deduct for sure is that in chance of (dead certainty) there being an actual intelligence out there - they will keep good distance from us.

about a year ago

Egyptian President Overthrown, Constitution Suspended

KZigurs Re: Constitution Suspended? (413 comments)

That fuckwit took the office, rewrote the constitution for his religious liking and got rid of any judges he didn't like. The problem wasn't the democratic elections, but what happened afterwards.

about a year ago

Egyptian President Overthrown, Constitution Suspended

KZigurs For those referring to overthrow of Democracy (413 comments)

Let's not forget that after getting Democratically elected the government did a little 180, changed the constitution to Islamic spew of hate and shut down majority of judicial oversight. There wouldn't be another democratic elections, in example.

So yeah, strangely enough, a year after having lost to protests Egyptian army seem to be stepping up as the good guys. We'll see how it goes.

about a year ago


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