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Eben Moglen Calls To Free the Cloud

TheMiller Re:Transcript (173 comments)

Thank you.

more than 4 years ago

Steak-Scented Billboard Entices Drivers

TheMiller Re:Bet you didn't think of this (282 comments)

... I feel sorry for the people that get really sick.

On behalf of my wife, who has mast cell disease, thank you for the sentiment.

This sort of frivolous pollution absolutely should be made illegal. What a monumental lack of common sense or consideration for others.

more than 4 years ago

Why Coder Pay Isn't Proportional To Productivity

TheMiller Even more effective... (597 comments)

Even more effective than the programmer that avoids writing code by writing efficient code is the programmer that writes code which allows his coworkers to write less code. If you've got someone who's good at this sort of thing, the best use for them is to write the tools that improve everyone's efficiency.

more than 5 years ago

Verizon Droid Tethering Comes At a Hefty Price

TheMiller Re:Free market (555 comments)

Except that these fees are not new or exceptional to the Droid. The data plan prices cited in the article are what Verizon has been charging for at least a year, for any data-capable phone. I know because I paid exactly that much for the privilege of tethering my phone during a two-week driving vacation last year. I think that the data plans are too expensive, especially given the caps. I was willing to pay the fees temporarily for access to the very good coverage that Verizon provides. But I've also seen people speculate that AT&T is charging too little, resulting in network congestion.

more than 5 years ago

The Best First Language For a Young Programmer

TheMiller Re:From an HCI perspective (634 comments)

"... because functional programming is seen as very pure and simple, there is a myth that Scheme programs do not need much documentation." This sits alongside the myth that Scheme is a functional language, and the one that equates a lack of manifest variable typing with functional programming. More importantly, the notion that manifest types provide all the documentation that you need to understand returned values or argument requirements is also a myth. For non-trivial code, there's no substitute for informative comments, regardless of language.

more than 5 years ago

Five Reasons Why Web 2.0 Matters

TheMiller Re:Paul Graham (227 comments)

Thanks for that link. A much, much better summary.

more than 9 years ago


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