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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Mitchell314 Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Seeing as how the news is about programming, who's being silly?

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Mitchell314 Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

And the vast majority of all those are not in programming at all. Programmers/CS/IT workers make good money, have a very low work death rate, and CS graduates are overwhelmingly dominated by males. It's a privileged field (not saying that's wrong, but compared to blue collar work, let's be real here. You know, like work where there are actual deadly hazards?), and while I'm no fan of affirmative action, it's absolutely silly to complain that there's a little extra incentive to teach an couple more people from an under-represented demographic in such a discipline.

about a week ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Mitchell314 Re:Ironic (303 comments)

Silly, all "Open*" projects are owned by OpenBSD. Like OpenGL. And OpenOffice. :p

about two weeks ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Mitchell314 Re:What? (303 comments)

All non-trivial code bases are stuffed with exploits, flaws, and vulnerabilities. Source: Just ask any competent programmer.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Mitchell314 Re:Projections (987 comments)

And why so mean to folks with small mines?

about three weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

Mitchell314 Re:WOW! (132 comments)

I haven't worked with any of the top tier supercomputers, although I have (albiet cursory) worked in HPC environments running linux. The environment was very heterogeneous in terms of available hardware, permissible job parameters, and user groups.

about three weeks ago
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MariaDB 10 Released, Now With NoSQL Support

Mitchell314 Re:It's webscale! (103 comments)

And it comes with lots of petabytes in the cloud! The kind they use in Big Data, not like those cheap terabytes they use in the SQL.

about three weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

Mitchell314 Re:WOW! (132 comments)

Not to side with the hoard of mac trolls in this thread . . . but Linux systems tend to be pretty pricy too. Also, the "double price" is not entirely honest. Computer models tend to get more expensive per hardware capability near the end of their life. That's far from Apple specific, and it's very easy to pick out the cheapest, newer pc model against an old mac line right before an update. Sure you can conjure up numbers that make it look double. But when you factor in computer support, making informed purchases (like buying after soon a model update, and buying cheaper RAM from a reputable 3rd party), and software (bloatware subsidizing some PCs vs hardware subsidizing software), Macs are not terribly far from PCs in terms of price vs specs. Same goes for vendor supplied Linux PCs. Quality just isn't cheap. And no, I'm not biased towards Apple; I'll just as happily use BSD, Linux, or even Windows 7.

about three weeks ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

Mitchell314 Re:WOW! (132 comments)

Like those that run the world's best supercomputers?

about three weeks ago
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5.1 Earthquake Hits California

Mitchell314 Re:filed under lame news? (114 comments)

How hard is it to understand? Anybody who agrees with me is informed. Anybody who holds a dissenting viewpoint is an ignorant sheep. Very simple.

about three weeks ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

Mitchell314 Re:Tarzan need antecedent (824 comments)

When he said Pluto wasn't a real planet. Some countries put you to death for that shit.

about three weeks ago
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How Data Storage Has Grown In the Past 60 Years

Mitchell314 Re:How long id a song (100 comments)

And a "Gigabyte" really means a single byte that is very large; weighing in at least 10 pounds or more.

about a month ago
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Ubuntu's Mir Gets Delayed Again

Mitchell314 Re:Debian Minimal Install (241 comments)

You misspelled BSD; it doesn't have any 'w's in it.

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

Mitchell314 Re:Funny (309 comments)

Ahhhh. Sweet, sweet, delicious tears of self righteous rage. Especially those from the line-toeing groupthink against special handshakes.

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

Mitchell314 Re:Funny (309 comments)

Yup, it's completely true. We all email each other and hold secret meetings with our own special handshakes. And you're not invited. All to make you rage those sweet, sweet tears.

about a month ago

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