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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (248 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.

9 hours 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 (248 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).

9 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (248 comments)

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

9 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (248 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.

9 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

ahabswhale Re:Why bother? (248 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.

9 hours 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

ahabswhale Re:Learn a "legacy" skill (376 comments)

They're the happiest because they don't have to do jack shit. Every mainframe or AS400 group I've ever dealt with takes FOREVER to get anything done. It's why most shops have been getting rid of them. If I could take ten times as long to do what I do, I'm sure I'd be pretty fucking pleased with my situation, too.

about three weeks ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

ahabswhale Re:Rails never had 'steam'. (291 comments)

If you can't get Rails up and running, I weep for you. I'm hardly a fanboy (and have never used it to build a real app) but it's pretty braindead simple.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

ahabswhale Re:from the Institute of the Blindingly Obvious (454 comments)

Sadly, this is common. A lot of companies won't hire people fresh out of school and only want people with 10+ years of experience. Then they bitch about how hard it is to find people with 10+ years of experience when nobody will give people fresh out of school a job. Since they can't find that, they go for the cheaper H1B people rather than higher locals. When I first started in programming, I remember how companies used to actively engage in internships and bringing in fresh blood. Unfortunately, that idea has largely died. These companies are fucking themselves and then blaming schools for not cranking out enough CS majors. The truth is that they don't want locals because they know they will ultimately cost more and no executive gets a fat bonus for hiring more expensive resources.

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

ahabswhale Re:I mean this respectfully (93 comments)

Frivolous? Their designs were a blatant ripoff of Apple's.

about a month ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

ahabswhale Re: Seems obvious (103 comments)

I prefer 4:3 over 16:10 for everything but video. It's simply better all the way around. I've tried 16:10 android tablets before and I can't fucking stand them.

about a month ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

ahabswhale Re:Have any of you eaten ice cream lately? (323 comments)

It's been this way for a very long time. It's easy to tell good ice cream from crap just by checking fat content. Higher end ice creams have much higher fat and calories. They also cost more because cream is a lot more expensive than air.

about a month ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

ahabswhale Re:Apple is what MS always wanted to be (327 comments)

lol...Apple is nothing like Microsoft and you clearly have no understanding what they were in so much trouble for in the 90's.

about a month ago
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Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

ahabswhale Re:We all dance in the streets (192 comments)

If the only thing VS catches are compiler errors, then it sucks and is at least 10 years behind other products like IntelliJ, which catches a crazy amount of shit and it's stuff a compiler can't catch.

about a month ago
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Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

ahabswhale Re:One word: Silverlight (192 comments)

You mean other than the fact that they bailed on it?

about a month ago

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