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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

ahabswhale Re:Rails never had 'steam'. (253 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 half an hour ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

ahabswhale Re:from the Institute of the Blindingly Obvious (424 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.

yesterday
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

ahabswhale Re:I mean this respectfully (90 comments)

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

4 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA

ahabswhale Re:Who would've thought (231 comments)

To compare the US intelligence agencies to the Stasi is not only intellectually dishonest, it's fucking stupid. Read some actual history and then come back because you have no fucking idea what you're talking about and you're insulting what the people of East Germany went through.

about two weeks ago
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Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA

ahabswhale Re:I remember (231 comments)

Actually, they still do.

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

ahabswhale Re:NFC alone isn't enough (122 comments)

One thing that's not bullshit: ApplePay is far more secure.

about three weeks ago
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How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

ahabswhale Re:Where's the premium? (296 comments)

Your conclusion that people are going to lose interest in a couple of years is completely disproved by the fact that Mac sales are up 18% year over year. They are growing in popularity. Everyone knows at this point that repair options for Apple products are limited and they seem to be ok with that. In fact, other companies are emulating this concept and are making devices that are more and more difficult to repair as time goes on.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

ahabswhale Re: Did they make money on Surface? (117 comments)

As someone who just recently bought a SP3 and will be returning it shortly, I agree with your post wholeheartedly. The thing is just awkward in so many ways and is a terrible tablet. That said, if you want a very portable laptop that you won't actually be using on a lap but a real desk and don't mind the tiny screen, it's a good option.

about a month ago
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Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

ahabswhale Re:IBM no longer a tech company? (283 comments)

When you spend more than you make, you're losing money. It's not a philosophical discussion but basic math. Now, it's possible the investments they are making now will pay off in the future but only time will tell if that's true. Regardless, the company is still crazy overvalued and some people are going to lose a lot of money investing in that stock (some already have).

about a month ago
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Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

ahabswhale Re:ACM doesn't get it on (C) (213 comments)

Copyright isn't bad. What's bad is how it's implemented.

about 4 months ago
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Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

ahabswhale Re:It Costs Money (213 comments)

Programmers aren't academics. So, there's still really no reason to join the ACM for most programmers.

about 4 months ago

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