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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

Maudib "Right to be forgotten"==Opression (224 comments)

"The right to be forgotten" requires a great imposition on others. If I observed you in a cafe, what would it take for you to assert your right to be forgotten? Why is it any different in the case of a group of individuals or a corporation?

My memory of you is part of my identity, something you have no right to.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

Maudib Re:I'm confused (246 comments)

He has one serious web development language. Node.js. Ill take it over python or PHP any day.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

Maudib Re:Change? In the web? Not really. (246 comments)

Does anyone actually hire pure HTML/CSS web developers anymore?

I can get any PSD converted to pixel perfect, clean, well written HTML/CSS overnight for about $20. Im not about to hire someone who can't code server side.

For fulltime work they had better be strong on some server side stuff as well HTML/CSS or be truly pro at something like Angular or D3. All of the above require basic understanding of datas structures and design patterns.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Reports Record Revenue

Maudib Re:.Net for enterprise development? (289 comments)

Java also has 3x the user base of C#. C# has some neat language constructs that Java is still catching up on, though the JVM is arguably vastly superior to the .Net runtime.

As to the king, well thats still C. Larger user base then both Java and .Net, and the lead is growing.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Reports Record Revenue

Maudib Re:Rumers..demise..exaggerated. (289 comments)

http://www.tiobe.com/index.php...

C is still the undisputed king of enterprise, and growing.
Java has about 3x the adoption of C#. Both are declining. C# peaked in 2012 and is plummeting.

Finally there, like C# and .Net, there is a big difference between Java and the JVM. You are right that for many things C# the language is better (though fuck the eco system) then Java. However the JVM is amazing.

Watch out for Scala. Its actually starting to woo C devs.

about 8 months ago
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Creationism In Texas Public Schools

Maudib Re:Biology workbook (770 comments)

Is this behavior really different then what goes on in Texas public schools? Of course not. We get the same sort of anti-science stuff from traditional public schools down there. The fact that this is a charter school isn't the problem. This is just a feature of Texas.

Of course in places like NYC, we see charter schools dedicated to math and good science. Charter schools reflect a community's desire for education. Thats it.

about 8 months ago
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Tech Startup Buffer Publishes Every Employee's Salary, Right Up To the CEO

Maudib Re:It's more like a stunt to me (229 comments)

Bullshit. I've worked at plenty of places where such contributions result in massive bonuses and stock grants. Or its a path to becoming management and access to those sort of bonuses in the future.

The way you think is why you are not management.

about 9 months ago
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Tech Startup Buffer Publishes Every Employee's Salary, Right Up To the CEO

Maudib Re:It's more like a stunt to me (229 comments)

Public Employees get paid based on the political influence of their union. There is almost no correlation between their skills or output and their compensation.

about 9 months ago
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Chromebooks Have a Lucrative Year; Should WinTel Be Worried?

Maudib Any of them make a good Hackintosh? (321 comments)

Was googling around, didn't see anything that had all critical components working.

about 9 months ago
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Is Ruby Dying?

Maudib Re:Node.js (400 comments)

Total bullshit. Javascript/Node is just fine for some projects.

Look, I code in and love Scala primarily these days due to my projects requirements. Static typing, functional, oo and compiled, its great for many "serious" applications. That said, for the 50% of web applications where time to market, and not maintainability or performance is most important, Node.js is better. I fail to see how "real" programmers could have any problem coding in Node. Its dead fucking simple.

about 9 months ago
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How To Avoid a Scramble For the Moon and Its Resources

Maudib Why avoid it? (365 comments)

A scramble may lead to some rapid technological innovation. Sounds like a good thing.

That said, the moon is really really big and we struggle to put more then a few tons on it right now. Not too worried.

about 9 months ago
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Census Bureau: Majority of Affluent Counties In Northeast US

Maudib Re:Urban versus rural [Re:red v blue] (285 comments)

Good riddance? Yes, say goodbye to those of us who have incomes, pay taxes and largely cover the costs of you schools and roads.

By all means, lets secede. No more wealth transfer from NYC Metro to the rest of you leachers.

about 9 months ago
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Census Bureau: Majority of Affluent Counties In Northeast US

Maudib Re:Urban versus rural [Re:red v blue] (285 comments)

Funny, but fortunately not accurate.

Food production is now a big company thing, done by companies owned by those of us who live in NYC. A more accurate rephrasing of your statement is:

"If the people who actually have power and money suddenly didn't, and uneducated rednecks were in charge, things might be bad for people in NYC".

Also, you should be relieved to note that NJ, NY and New England have more then enough agriculture to feed ourselves. It really isn't a Urban vs. Rural argument either, as we love rural folk up here and vice versa. Its really about NYC & New England versus fly over country.

about 9 months ago
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Scientists Discover Huge Freshwater Reserves Beneath the Ocean

Maudib Re:Yo Dawg I Heard You Like Water (273 comments)

The U.S. spends 4.7% of GDP on the military. I don't think its gone over 5% since the 60s.

about 9 months ago
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Computer Model Reveals Escape Plan From Poverty's Vicious Circle

Maudib Re:Healthcare (356 comments)

I live in NYC, and I'm not a rich white guy. That said, I adore Bloomberg and am sad to see him go.

Easily the greatest Mayor in the history of NYC.

about 10 months ago
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Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well

Maudib Re:Officials say? (644 comments)

Young POOR people, who have far worse job opportunities then the boomers had, are paying for the boomers to retire.

After the boomers ran up the bill on multiple wars, raided social security, screwed up the economy, screwed up the environment, they are now asking us to further subsidize their retirement.

You know what? FUCK THEM. If I had my way, the current generation over 55 and younger then 85 would get nothing more then preventive care from the health insurance pools the rest of us are subsidizing. Anything more then that they can pay for out of pocket, or not get care. Ambulances should be equipped with credit card terminal and require pre-payment for that whole sleazy slefish generation.

about 10 months ago
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Computer Model Reveals Escape Plan From Poverty's Vicious Circle

Maudib Re:Healthcare (356 comments)

Well, I am going to do everything I can (short of not working or fraud) to avoid paying into this system. I won't be a slave to another generation's mistakes and retirement. Im not actually against programs that fight poverty or encourage education. However until things are reigned in, and its clear I'm not going to be effectively enslaved for the benefit of others:

about 10 months ago
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Computer Model Reveals Escape Plan From Poverty's Vicious Circle

Maudib Re:Healthcare (356 comments)

Thats on a state by state basis, and yes I would be all for slashing subsidies for the south/midwest.

Thats a big part of it actually. As a resident of a blue state, I am tired of being forced to subsidize religious fundamentalists and anti-sicence zealots in the south. I would also like to see fiscal restraint (a la Bloomberg) be the norm, not the exception. Military, Health Care, Social Security, all needs to be cut. Extensively.

I see no reason why I should be forced to pay for the retirement of Boomers. Boomers who have raided Social Security at every turn, stuck us with generations of war debt, fucked the economy through a combination of stupid regulations and private greed, and generally been dicks. Cat food, cool aid and nothing more then preventative care is more then fair.

about 10 months ago
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Computer Model Reveals Escape Plan From Poverty's Vicious Circle

Maudib Re:Healthcare (356 comments)

Your facts assume some sort of link.

We also have one of the largest immigrant populations as a percentage.
We have a host of other things unrelated to HC, like our agriculture policy, which have massive effects.

So, do your facts tell you that US HC system is bad, or that having immigrants is of mixed benefits? Or that subsidizing corn is really awful?

Your facts prove nothing.

about 10 months ago

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