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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?

SleeknStealthy Re:You don't (683 comments)

I agree this is a common problem, but not for the reasons you list. The best software that I have read comes from experienced programmers, who through education and enumerable amounts of experience can construct robust designs that are elegant, powerful and scalable. Every engineer can bring ideas to the table and it is important for a work environment be conducive to criticism, design discussions and most importantly change. My suggestion is to change his code and comment it as much as possible. Sometimes people don't get the point and if you have to live with their mess, do yourself a favor and fix it. I do this everyday, fix other people's code, mumble to myself and then move on.

about a year and a half ago

A US Apple Factory May Be Robot City

SleeknStealthy A Bright America (602 comments)

This is the only way manufacturing should be done. Not only will many jobs be created, to program, design and assemble the robots, but all jobs will be well paid and exploitation free. We want this type of manufacturing to be done in the United States, it creates high quality jobs and supports the human rights standards that we as a nation believe in. I am no Apple fanboy, but this is also a huge win for their customers, because humans can not match the precision of robotic manufacturing. Good news for nerds.

about 2 years ago

Open Source Payday

SleeknStealthy Losing Money (129 comments)

I find it interesting that most of these projects are in fact losing money. Given the level of effort and the quality of the software that is being written, I wish that there was real pay days associated with the projects, but from what I can tell no one is making much money.

more than 2 years ago

CS Profs Debate Role of Math In CS Education

SleeknStealthy If you cannot math (583 comments)

you cannot be an engineer. Honestly, the one discipline that cannot lower its core requirements is Engineering (CS included). I agree on one hand, too many CS majors do not have a clue how to actually develop real software when they graduate college. This especially happens when CS is a part of the math (arts and science) dept, but this total focus on theory is the problem, not because the students must understand high level math. IMO, this is why CS should be a part of the Engineering college, to ensure the theory can be applied. Every engineer I know has passed Calculus 3, imho this should be a minimum req. to build systems that affect the lives of other people...just a thought.

more than 3 years ago

An Interview With C++ Creator Bjarne Stroustrup

SleeknStealthy Re:Make it stop..... (509 comments)

Iterators are one of the most critical parts of c++ that help make generic programming powerful and efficient. You can reduce the complexity, increase conciseness and simplify logic for all containers in a generic case using templates and iterators. When you don't understand a language, it is very easy to find a strawman.

more than 3 years ago

Google Instant Announced

SleeknStealthy Re:So stupid on so may ways (408 comments)

hahahahahahah....your use of logic is spot on...this is both gimmicky and worthless. not to mention the fact that it isn't instant. just shows you that google is becoming a fading giant, they are running out of real ideas

about 4 years ago

Why Windows 7 "Slate" Tablets Won't Happen

SleeknStealthy Re:Thanks you... (467 comments)

Incredibly true and precisely said...mod parent up!!

more than 4 years ago

Seagate Confirms 3TB Hard Drive

SleeknStealthy Re:Mac OS X (467 comments)

Agreed, if you want crappy foxconn hardware, just build the computer yourself. Dual boot osx with a sensible linux distro and you will quickly wean yourself from the tyranny of cupertino. the lifetime of a hackintosh is much longer than your way overpriced shiny case apple.

more than 4 years ago

How Bad Is the Gulf Coast Oil Spill?

SleeknStealthy Calculated Risk (913 comments)

We have been drilling in bodies of water for over 100 years, such gross negligence for the environmental safety and the well being of the oil rig workers is criminal. Someone at BP and Transocean made a calculated risk believing that the cost of such safety system was less important than the cost of their employees and the environment. This is a disgraceful accident as it could have been easily prevented with technology we had thirty years ago, as a once supporter of offshore drilling I have realized companies and governments will always put the bottom line first and the cost of life second.

more than 4 years ago

Whatever Happened To Programming?

SleeknStealthy Re:Car analogy! (623 comments)

I think you mean users see the black box perspective

more than 4 years ago

Interstellar Hydrogen Prevents Light-Speed Travel?

SleeknStealthy Re:Let's just hope... (546 comments)

I am afraid toyota's quality problems far exceed simple material issues PPS / PA46 caused by a friction lever or faulty floor mats. Toyota stopped testing their cars properly prior to launch and relied on everyone else to be their test dummies. This is gross negligence on the part of any manufacturer and now they are only beginning to pay the price. I think everyone should be scared when they press on a brake and it takes a second to begin slowing the car down. You would think when you design a car the braking system would have a pretty high priority when testing. I mean if a car company gets one piece of equipment right, it should be the one to stop the 1 ton+ bullet flying out of control. I am just waiting for all the software bugs in the ECU to come out.

more than 4 years ago

KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

SleeknStealthy Re:Is it time to look yet? (368 comments)

Well, Debian is actually a smart distro and still keeps kde 3.5 as the stable version of kde. this is because kde 4.0-3 has been horrific and unusable for just about anyone. Having said that, debian does try to provide the best vanilla kde experience possible and if you run kde 4 from testing or unstable (sid). Even still, I will try out 4.4 and cross my fingers, just because I used to be a kde fanboy.

more than 4 years ago

Mandriva Linux 2010 Is Finally Out

SleeknStealthy Re:How does it compare to Ubuntu? (267 comments)

an modern day eh? you may want to perform a grammar check on your insults.

more than 4 years ago

Windows Drains MacBook's Battery; Who's To Blame?

SleeknStealthy Re:Don't use bootcamp, but I use Fusion (396 comments)

I am going to have to disagree with you, Apple OSX isn't: "uncannily power-efficient" but rather uncannily degrading the user experience in another OS. Apple is afraid that if their users never have to adjust to OSX they will just become another PC vendor and will lose on their profit margin. The new MacBooks driver support for the flawed mouse design is bad enough in OSX, but if you try to run it on Windows natively, just forget it, I found it nearly impossible (as with Linux). Apple is the most anti-consumer computer company in existence, this can only be expected.

more than 5 years ago

Comcast the Latest ISP To Try DNS Hijacking

SleeknStealthy OpenDNS FTW (352 comments)

I use Comcast and I can verify it is the lamest form of the interwebs out there; but I at least use opendns, to avoid their terrible slow and now ad filled dns servers.

more than 5 years ago

Gaming On Windows 7

SleeknStealthy Re:Everything works for me (554 comments)

-1 For saying X is hardware
-1 For not understanding jimicus / pretending you were right

more than 5 years ago

Google Announces Chrome OS, For Release Mid-2010

SleeknStealthy Pwn3d OS (1089 comments)

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

more than 5 years ago

Human Rights and a Code of Conduct for China's Web

SleeknStealthy Re:Hypocritical maybe? (108 comments)

I guess the day the world can't come to the conclusion that oppression is not unethical, is the day that humanity will lose all form of justice. I understand this isn't just about Tibet, but the overall censorship of China's web. However, when a country is censoring its own atrocities from its people it is a global problem.

No one cares of course, China's disregard for environmental and humane concerns of its own people give the rest of the world the cheapest goods.

more than 6 years ago


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