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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

YoungManKlaus everything I didnt learn in school (527 comments)

less about programming-language-x and more about processes and stuff like collaboration and version control. Imho people should learn that asap, preferably even before they start developing "more serious stuff" (i.e. anything more than "hello world").

8 hours ago

Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

YoungManKlaus How is that news? (146 comments)

I remember people successfully demonstrating tricking those things since they were first released.

2 days ago

Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

YoungManKlaus Re:Creating demand? (180 comments)

exactly. ty for that link, thats what I was thinking about in the back of my head. also wtf downvoted this and for what reason?

4 days ago

Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

YoungManKlaus Creating demand? (180 comments)

could that possibly go the wrong way because you create demand so later there will be an incentive to actually put _more_ invasive fish into the habitat?

4 days ago

How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

YoungManKlaus how about ... (213 comments)

not trying to create fucking deadly viruses in the first place?

about a week ago

The Benefits of Inequality

YoungManKlaus a little inequality is not the problem (254 comments)

too much is. if people die because others hoard all the resources (which is essentially whats happening now) then you have a problem.

about a week ago

Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

YoungManKlaus Since when is nuclear renewable? (409 comments)

Its quite clearly a limited resource, and leaves us with heaps of radioactive waste that nobody wants.

about two weeks ago

Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

YoungManKlaus Re:"Space Brothers" NEEMO episodes (84 comments)

Lol, wanted to post the same. That was one great show :)

about three weeks ago

Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All

YoungManKlaus Surprise! (101 comments)


about a month ago

MIT May Have Just Solved All Your Data Center Network Lag Issues

YoungManKlaus Centralization sucks (83 comments)

if that component goes down in flames you are screwed!

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

YoungManKlaus COBOL programmer (509 comments)

because everyone said they'll decommission those system tens of years ago and they are still live and kicking ... and usually running in places where the money is, like banks :D

about a month ago

Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

YoungManKlaus on the bright side ... (131 comments)

they were obviously not so much addicted as to not even sleep with each other any more ;)
nah, seriously, lock those people up good and take away all gadgets.

about a month ago

Rocket Scientist Designs "Flare" Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster

YoungManKlaus works only on gas (204 comments)

so everyone who does not have a gas stove does not care (which is pretty much everyone I know) - much to my dismay because I like gas stoves :(

about a month ago

Gamestop's Ludicrous Idea: Require Preorders To Unlock Custom Game Content

YoungManKlaus Re:glad i stopped gaming... (86 comments)

douchey restriction management

about a month and a half ago

Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

YoungManKlaus Like from anything else (608 comments)

a) there are no "normal" humans
b) there are also tons of other places where this applies, and applies even to a higher degree - like professional sports (both mental like chess or physical), or math, or philosophy, or research, or art, or teaching (unbelievable how many "teachers" suck at what they do), or ...

about a month and a half ago

A Tour of One of the World's Only Underwater Labs With Fabien Cousteau

YoungManKlaus Re:One of the (30 comments)

I esp. love "one of the only" ... so is there multiple, or is there only this one, or is your logic just fucked up?

about a month and a half ago

15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

YoungManKlaus Lol @ Video (203 comments)

"I am the CEO / CFO / Sales Director" ... dude, you are 11, calling yourself a CxO is just lame. Also who of you does the coding with your fancy titles?

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Hosting Services That Don't Overreact To DMCA Requests?

YoungManKlaus One outside the US (148 comments)

simple as that ... because why the heck should anyone in country X care about a DMCA request?

about a month and a half ago


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