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In Addition To Project Spartan, Windows 10 Will Include Internet Explorer

ahabswhale Re:Internet Explorer (98 comments)

More standards compliant based on what? Chrome is 100% acid 3 compliant and has one tiny pause. Chrome has kicked IE's ass in standards compliance for years and continues to do so.

2 days ago
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After Outage, Sony Makes Peace Offering To Users of PlayStation Network

ahabswhale What about The Interview? (95 comments)

When are they going to make it right for the fact they made The Interview available for XBox users before PS users? That's a huge slap in the face. I won't buy any of their consoles going forward.

about three weeks ago
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Bitcoin Gets Its First TV Ads

ahabswhale Re:What's in it for consumers? (127 comments)

Too bad history isn't on your side. Look at inflation numbers since the catastrophically HUGE bailout that occurred over the last banking crisis. The value of the dollar should have collapsed based on your assumptions but that didn't happen. At the end of the day, the dollar is the only game in town in spite of it's storied past. Bitcoin, on the other hand, is as stable as a three legged table.

about three weeks ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

ahabswhale Re:Crime Lords (229 comments)

Yeah, I actually read the fucking article. It at no time mentions anything about them using illegal procedures/tech to bust drug lords.

about a month ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

ahabswhale Re:Crime Lords (229 comments)

I'm not licking anything. And how the fuck do you know that all the new ways must be illegal?

about a month ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

ahabswhale Re:Crime Lords (229 comments)

You seem to be making a big assumption: that GHCQ was using illegal methods to track drug dealers. Please show me the evidence that they were doing that. This whole "they did x wrong, so y and z must be wrong too" shit is getting really old. For some reason, the people of /. give Snowden a pass on everything because SOME of the things he exposed were of questionable legality, meanwhile ignoring the fact that he also completely fucked over the legal efforts that were going on. I would say it's you and your vast ilk who aren't seeing straight. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy all the new drug addicts and other costs for letting these fuckers get away with the shit they are doing. Next time you see a kid high on heroine, thank Snowden.

about a month ago
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Uber Pushing For Patent On Surge Pricing

ahabswhale Re:not original (190 comments)

Indeed. Apparently Uber hasn't heard of the stock market.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

I never said he fabricated anything but it's not hard in benchmarks to set them up to favor whatever you want. It's not hard to find examples of people in the software industry making their pet languages, frameworks, or whatever look better than the competition. It happens ALL THE FUCKING TIME. And I'm sure he makes a ton of money consulting to Microsoft (yes, his own blog says he consults there). So yeah, there's a financial interest alright.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

It's a weak argument to say that a former Microsoft employee might be biased towards Microsoft tech? He's been away from Microsoft for 10 years but Code Complete was published in 2004. So he wrote that book while still a Microsoft employee. Additionally, he still lives in the same area which is dominated by Microsoft tech. What's your argument other than calling me sarcastic? None? Thought so.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

Yeah, because he doesn't work there anymore, I'm sure he's completely unbiased.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

Apparently you thing people from Minneapolis aren't just unambitious but stupid as well. Almost your entire post is a troll. In any event, it was interesting to learn that ambitious folks are from Norway and code PHP. I'll keep that in mind if I ever get some ambition.

As for working to live instead of living to work...welcome to the United States.

p.s. Nobody with any actual programming skills uses Monster to find a job.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Sort of, I don't know, I don't see the advantag (421 comments)

There's no doubt C# is a nicer language to work in that Java but so is just about everything. Java is simply dated. However, there's nothing stopping you from using other JVM languages (like Groovy which is extremely easy to learn for a Java dev).

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

Performance comparisons from a Microsoft employee make C# look faster than Java? Fascinating.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

This is one of the stupidest posts I've seen in a while. 1) Java's performance is fantastic. It's one of the fastest languages on the planet. I don't ever run into performance problems where the cause is Java. Ever. It's almost always some database bullshit. I work for one of the highest trafficked websites on the planet so I know a thing or two about performance. 2) .NET has the best IDE? ROFL. IntelliJ makes Visual Studio look like a piece of shit. In fact, JetBrains (the maker of IntelliJ) makes ReSharper just so the losers stuck with Visual Studio can learn how the other half lives. JetBrains makes a fortune on that product. Finally, the security holes you mention revolve around client-side Java. Who fucking uses that anymore? Nobody.

In short, not a single one of your arguments is even remotely accurate. Not surprising because all of you .NETers don't know jack shit about what happens in the developer world outside of what Microsoft shoves down your throat.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

In my city (Minneapolis) Java (and other JVM languages) completely dominates. I would guess most cities end up leaning one way or the other.

about a month ago
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Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies

ahabswhale Re:What goes around comes around (61 comments)

You do know what "nationalizing" means, right? It's flat out theft. And no country would be happy about that. If they would have covered the cost of all the confiscated infrastructure, they would be much better off right now. Again, I'm not saying that they should continue to be punished the way they have. In fact, I think it's gone on way too long. I'm just explaining why it is the way it is.

about 2 months ago
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Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies

ahabswhale Re:What goes around comes around (61 comments)

Actually, it has nothing to do with being treated as a colony. They're being punished for nationalizing US corporate infrastructure (not just some but ALL of it). It's the real reason rather than the bullshit reasons given in the past (like communism and they're a threat to the US because of their relationship with Russia ala Cuban Missile Crisis, etc.) I'm not saying this is a good reason, just trying to make it clear why they are being treated the way they are. Cuba is our example to the world of what happens when you do that shit.

about 2 months ago
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Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

ahabswhale Re:My main complaint about the Pro 2 (101 comments)

The bottom line is that a small screen results in a subpar user experience, no matter how good the scaling is. I tried the SP3 and didn't like it at all because 12" just doesn't work for real work. If you're going to hook it up to a real monitor, then it's fine but it sucks as a laptop.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

ahabswhale Re:52 and still going (376 comments)

The industry was never regulated. I know, I've been in it for over 25 years. As for fattening, each generation makes more than the last. I make a lot of money but I see kids fresh out of school getting paid 80k+ at places like Amazon and Google. It took me 15 years to get that. Granted, I make a lot more than that now but I have no doubt that kids today will laugh at what I'm making now when they're my age.

about 2 months ago

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