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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

bigsexyjoe Capitalism is terrorism (523 comments)

Capitalism will never stand up against terrorism. Capitalism is based on terrorism. To live in capitalism is to live in terror.

yesterday
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

bigsexyjoe That's just not capitalisim (523 comments)

Sony does things for profit. Only North Korea is free to do things to promote an ideology.

yesterday
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

bigsexyjoe Java (277 comments)

Python might have the higher average, but Java is more popular, and I would guess more people are making big money in Java. I think Java has a very high ceiling. Many of the people making big money in Python probably have significant non-software engineer skills.

about two weeks ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

bigsexyjoe Not really (367 comments)

Often times the problem is the US sanctioning countries or forcing them to agree to ridiculous debts. This has historically been the greatest problem with non-free market systems.

about three weeks ago
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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

bigsexyjoe This is obviously Slashdot's fault (338 comments)

It has nothing to do with the US economy taking a hit or the fact that there is now more going on in other parts of the world. It is all because Slashdot complained about an H1B Visa program that exists to supply cheap labor.

Yes, I fed the troll. Sue me.

about three weeks ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

bigsexyjoe No (367 comments)

Capitialism is destroying the environment, it is a very stupid way to do things. It will be the end of us.

about a month ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

bigsexyjoe Re:How about engineering the economy? (367 comments)

No. They never tried it. What's this "other people's wealth" the Earth has resources and the human race has the capacity to do work.

about a month ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

bigsexyjoe How about engineering the economy? (367 comments)

I think the idea that we are going to engineer the environment is crazy and dangerous. The fact is we don't HAVE to keep dumping CO2 into the air. We can dramatically shift our priorities and resources to finding alternative energy.

Granted, the economic incentives for clean energy aren't there right now, but is capitalism a suicide pact?

about a month ago
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Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

bigsexyjoe Not as good but college is too much fucking money (226 comments)

People can't afford to go to school anymore, so they can all just go to bootcamps. They'll eventually learn to write good code.

about 1 month ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

bigsexyjoe Hiring managers perspective (574 comments)

Well, you get a lot of applicants to any job these days. A lot of people are looking for work. But you need to find appropriate candidates.

You can't hire anyone too young, because they don't have the skills and haven't proven themselves at a real job. You don't want to hire anyone over 35 because the field moves quickly and you don't want someone who doesn't keep up.

You also need people who have the hot skill right now. Ruby used to be really hot, but now we are looking for Python. Can you train a Ruby programmer to be a Python programmer? When you are running a business you can't take the risk to find out!

You're really looking for about five years experience and experience with the right technologies. This doesn't sound to hard, but a lot of these people are asking for outrageous amounts of money!

Furthermore, you need the right cultural fit. At my company, we all wear hoodies. We wouldn't want to hire someone who wears a fleece. We need someone who breathes code. Last week I interviewed someone who was a good match, except he said he swam in code! We had to cut that interview short.

Also, you can't hire people with too much self-esteem. People with self-esteem are always asking if they can be managers and constantly leaving you just because someone offered them more money. So in addition to the exact right amount of experience, in the right field, and cultural fit, you need someone who is a little bit broken that you can build up into your perfect coder.

It is all very difficult. And we are a firm anyone would want to work for. We can only pay $50,000 a year, but you get to work with really cutting edge technologies like Python! So I'm sure if we have difficultly finding the right people, anyone would.

about a month and a half ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bigsexyjoe I'd be sad (286 comments)

I like looking out the window. I can look at a screen whenever I want. A picture of the outside isn't the same. It isn't 3D.

about 1 month ago
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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

bigsexyjoe JavaScript is teh SUX!!11 (195 comments)

Oh, wait. I'm trapped seven years in the past.

JavaScript is wicked fast, has first class treatment of functions, JSON and the object model are beautiful, and its duck-typing supports great mixins patterns. JavaScript is now outside the browser with Node.js. The Node people made some awesome wise design decisions and Node is awesome. In spite of stupid haters, JavaScript just keeps getting bigger and bigger and racking up more successes. It beat Applets, Flash, VBScript, and challengers not worth mentioning to dominate the web. And it is not only on the server now but is showing itself to be in many ways better than other server side languages such as Ruby, Python, and Java. JavaScript is probably the number one language that old code is being refactored into and this isn't just because browsers support it. Other languages can compile to JavaScript, but no one cares because JavaScript is just that awesome. If there is one language that is exciting to follow these days, it is JavaScript.

BUT TEH === ! IT SUX!!

about 2 months ago
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

bigsexyjoe Re:That's the market system... (171 comments)

So? You failed to argue that IP creates a free market and instead argued that a free market can never exist.

about 2 months ago
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Glut of Postdoc Researchers Stirs Quiet Crisis In Science

bigsexyjoe What benefits economy vs what economy rewards (283 comments)

More STEM helps the economy. But the economy doesn't reward you for going into STEM. It's pretty simple, so if you are confused, it is because you make invalid assumptions about the economy.

about 2 months ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

bigsexyjoe I want to know who this accounting firm is (742 comments)

I hope we find out who the accounting firm is, so we know not to work them. It's very important to avoid employers who will fire you arbitrarily.

about 2 months ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

bigsexyjoe There is no proof he name dropped and he denies it (742 comments)

He says he did not name drop his employer. Comcast will not release the tapes. And the email to his employer was not released to him.

about 2 months ago
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

bigsexyjoe It is the creation of artifical property (171 comments)

The whole intellectual property thing is government regulation and it is all outside of any kind of free market.

about 3 months ago

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Interview with Jeremy Hammond

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  1 year,27 days

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivien-lesnik-weisman/jeremy-hammond-q-and-a_b_4298969.html

Jeremy Hammond talks about how white hat hackers actually sell zero day exploits to the highest bidder, how cyber-security is really cyber offense. The possibility that the government had Sabu set up the attack in an attempt to entrap Julian Assange is also discussed. (Hammond sabotaged that plan when he dumped the emails onto the Pirate Bay.)"

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How do I get back a passion for programming?

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "I am a somewhat experienced software developer who is pretty much an office drone. I used to enjoy writing code. I even enjoyed writing routine code before it became routine.

But now I just come in day in and day out. I work for manipulative assholes. I don't care about the product I create. I don't enjoy coding anymore.

I'm not great at interviewing. I don't have an impressive resume. I stick in more advanced stuff into my code when I can, but that is always on the sly.

So my question is how do I get back the enjoyment I used to have writing code?"
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Where should I host my personal website?

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "I am a web developer who wants to create a personal website to server as a portfolio of my skills. So in addition to showing off my front end skills (which I can do anywhere), I would like to also put up projects that display my back-end coding skills

It would seem that it would be best for me to use a Cloud Service like Heroku or Google App Engine, so I code in Java, which is my primary strength, in addition to being able to put up projects in Django and Node.js

Oh, and I am of course looking to do this for free or at least at a minimal cost!

I thank you for your input in advance."

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