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Employee Outsourced Programming Job To China, Spent Days Websurfing

Migala77 Idiot (457 comments)

I've outsourced all my Facebooking, slashdotting and cat-video-watching, so I can spend more time programming!

about a year and a half ago

The Truth About Hiring "Rock Star" Developers

Migala77 Re:"rockstar developer" (487 comments)

No-one who identifies himself as a rockstar developer is a rockstar developer, and no good developer would call himself a rockstar.

You are not a rockstar (developer or otherwise) unless you have the groupies to prove it.

about 2 years ago

Google Clamps Down On Spam, Intrusive Ads In Apps

Migala77 Re:Don't look now... (122 comments)

If you want apps that require less permissions, it usually helps to look for paid apps. Free apps always want to know everything about you. As you know "if you're not paying for it, you're the product" and people want to know what they're selling. And if the app isn't what you expected, Google Play gives you a 15-minute window to get your money back.

more than 2 years ago

Oracle's Ellison Vows "Most Comprehensive Cloud On Earth"

Migala77 Re:What's he going to call it? (78 comments)

He says it's a cloud on planet Earth, I think that's called "fog". So maybe Oracle Fog, or even Oracle's Fogging Service?

more than 2 years ago

Bug Bounty Hunters Weigh In On Google's Vulnerability Reporting Program

Migala77 Re:Rest of the world. (24 comments)

* Google says: “We are unable to issue rewards to individuals who are on sanctions lists, or who are in countries (e.g. Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) on sanctions lists.”

* Facebook says: “You must... Reside in a country not under any current U.S. Sanctions (e.g., North Korea, Libya, Cuba, etc.)”

But researchers in those countries needn't worry; the government over there has their own reward program for discovering security bugs.

more than 2 years ago

Artificial Neural Networks Demonstrate the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Migala77 Re:Now... (107 comments)

The very undirected process a hypothetical Deist god would set in motion (evolution) is specifically what Intelligent Design claims does not work.

People who believe in both Intelligent Design and evolution, and also have some knowledge of the science behind evolution and natural selection, don't necessarily say that evolution on its own cannot produce the creatures that we see, but rather say that it is so statistically unlikely that it would have required the manipulation of probability by some intelligent deity to arrive at the results we have.

But all the millions/billions/whatever times the evolution did not produce intelligent creatures we were not there to observe it. You don't know how many failed evolutions you haven't observed, so unlikeliness does not imply manipulation.

more than 2 years ago

Why New Programming Languages Succeed Or Fail

Migala77 Re:Compatibility or conversion (274 comments)

Guess that sarcasm tag is not as superfluous as I expected...

more than 2 years ago

Serious Oracle Flaw Revealed; Patch Coming

Migala77 Re:security through obscurity, yet again (100 comments)

I have heard from someone at Oracle that for them it is forbidden to admit any Oracle software has security bugs. All public references to something that turns out to be a security bug will be removed or replaced with some non-related issue. As in TFA: "... a number of Oracle sources for this story [...] noted that Oracle licensing agreements prevented them from commenting on any aspect of their product usage". Infoworld delaying the story is not an example, but security through obscurity seems to be The Oracle Way.

more than 2 years ago

Notes On Reducing Firefox's Memory Consumption

Migala77 Re:Firefox's problem (297 comments)

Firefox developers have been claiming that plugins were to blame for a long time (and for some FF versions they may have even been right, judging from TFA). However, there was no way to do something about it, or even just find out which plugin was the problem. TFA finally gets this:

Although these leaks are not Mozilla’s fault, they are Mozilla’s problem. Many Firefox users have add-ons installed -- some people have 20 or 30 or more -- and Firefox gets blamed for the sins of its add-ons.

Now they are going to improve reviews and make it possible to mark add-ons as memory-hogs / -leakers.

more than 2 years ago

How To Get Developers To Document Code

Migala77 Re:Recursive Logic (545 comments)

As I used to say "it was damn difficult to write, it should be bloody difficult to understand".

used to say when you still had a job?

more than 2 years ago

Does Outsourcing Programming Really Save Money?

Migala77 Re:Faulty Reasoning (653 comments)

I think they just followed the spec. They may have wondered why their customer (your company) wanted shoddy work, and didn't specify any error handling. Cultural differences and/or physical distance (timezones, difficulty of contacting eachother) causes them to handle the same situation differently than a local contractor would. Together this all leads to an undesirable outcome. That doesn't mean they are bad programmers, or that they are trying to screw you over.

more than 2 years ago

Book Review: The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard For Java

Migala77 Re:FUCKING ENGLISH, DO YOU SPEAK IT (66 comments)

I tried running this, and it seems to just increase the load and never actually finish!

(not until something gets killed anyway)

more than 2 years ago

Wikimedia Foundation Releases Their Server Config

Migala77 They know what they're talking about (22 comments)

From their php.ini:

; Magic quotes are a tool of the devil! You know, a torture tool. That the
; devil uses to torture programmers. Like me. I don't like that.

more than 2 years ago

James Gosling Leaves Google

Migala77 Re:SkyNet (192 comments)

I wonder how this post could be moderated informative. It is simply not true.

Hi, welcome to Slashdot!

about 3 years ago

Unified NoSQL Query Language Launched

Migala77 What flamewar? (194 comments)

No flamewar necessary. Oracle is the new evil overlord.
Having backing from Microsoft just makes it irrelevant.

more than 3 years ago

Oracle Announces Java SE 7

Migala77 Re:lawsuit (204 comments)

Yes. But they'll also sue you if you don't install it.

more than 3 years ago

Linux 3.0 Release Delayed

Migala77 Re:Chicken? (187 comments)

A policy first implemented by the Windows 95 development team

more than 3 years ago

Life As a Bug Hunter

Migala77 Re:Whoa (68 comments)

Firefox doesn't use that much RAM under normal conditions. Apart from that bug when you load up a whole page of photos, the use of memory is way below any of the major competitors.

Doesn't mean that it doesn't happen, but it's usually not Firefox, it usually ends up being a plug in or extension that's using up most of the memory. Under normal circumstances you're not likely to ever use more than 500mb.

Then tell me which extension it is. Just a simple task manager, then I'll know who to blame.

more than 3 years ago



India fails, Russia leads at Google Code Jam

Migala77 Migala77 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Migala77 (1179151) writes "Now that the third round for Google Code Jam is finished and only 25 contestants are left, we can look at which nationalities performed well and which didn't. Code Jam contestant foxlit has the stats, and some interesting things can be seen. Although there were over 3000 contestants from India in the qualification round (17% of the total) , only 3 of those managed to reach the third round (0.7% of the round 3 contestants) . This in contrast to Russia with 77 out of 747, and Belarus with 13 out of 114 reaching the third round. The US performed somewhat below average too, with only 25 out of 2166 contestants making it to the third round.
Are Indian and, to a lesser extent, US programmers just not good enough, or is there another explanation?"

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Adobe plans to support HTML5

Migala77 Migala77 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Migala77 (1179151) writes "Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, at the speakers at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco claims Adobe is not worried about HTML5 beating Flash: "It is not about HTML 5 vs Flash. They are mutually beneficial. The more important question is the freedom of choice on the web. (...) We are going to make great tooling for HTML5. We are going to make the best tools in the world for HTML 5.""
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