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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

bigsexyjoe Re:Exactly (508 comments)

No. It is not on the people who read your comments to research your claims. It makes more sense to just doubt them than try to find out if what some random guy on the Internet says is true.

In any case, you admit they use Java, so I have no idea what your point is.

4 days ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

bigsexyjoe Exactly (508 comments)

As you said, they use Java.

You don't really have any citations for anything you said. But I doubt they did huge amounts of refactoring in three months and then stayed with their new solution even after they found out the language wasn't the problem.

"Over time, they wrote more and more parts in other languages, which is natural because they're big and they want each piece to be optimized."

Exactly. I didn't say Java was one language to rule over all. I said it has it's place and companies such as Twitter and Google agree.

about a week ago

Princeton Nuclear Fusion Reactor Will Run Again

bigsexyjoe Oil interests (147 comments)

Of course, we need to fund more oil power. Don't you think the fossil fuels industry has people working around the clock to discredit and defund this. I would guess even some of the skeptical AC comments on this article are coming from the fossil fuel industry.

about a week ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

bigsexyjoe Debating "cool" is for teenagers (508 comments)

What the fuck is this? Is it "cool"? Cool not a term that has a sharp definition, so it's kind of pointless to talk about what is cool. I think A is cool, you think B is cool, that's the end of it.

Java highly used. It solves problems that people want to solve and some people would even say are interesting to solve.

About ten years ago Java 5 came out making it a little more modern and relevant. Then it stalled. However, Oracle has picked up the momentum and it is releasing new versions again. It now supports Lambas and it is expected to have new versions with new features being added every couple of years. I believe that if Oracle keeps releasing new things it won't be relegated to being the language of legacy code. Eventually when there is too much cruft, Scala or something else will start to take over. But that could take a very long time. Look at C++. It's still going strong.

about two weeks ago

Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

bigsexyjoe Re:Silicon Valley is overrated (262 comments)

Well my family is here. I am not really saying one region is better than all others. I'm saying a techie can work in almost any major city.

about two weeks ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

bigsexyjoe Because there is much need at the middle ground (508 comments)

Yes, the middle ground has some disadvantages of both extremes, but it has some of the advantages to both.

C++ maps to hardware well. An enterprise web solution, doesn't need that. It should have automatic memory management. The scripting languages are not strongly typed. That makes the code a little less maintainable and a little slower.

When Twitter used RoR, it was a nightmare. It just wasn't performant enough. When they went to Scala things got a lot better.

Would Twitter ever want to use C++? I doubt it. They are probably a bit hardware agnostic and they don't want to deal with the classes of bugs that C++ has.

about two weeks ago

The Star That Exploded At the Dawn of Time

bigsexyjoe Re:Why can't hydrogen cool? (55 comments)

The article doesn't say they couldn't cool in the conditions of the early universe, it says such a cloud could never cool.

I'm not a chemist, but I would guess it's because the electrons cannot fall to a lower energy state, which converts heat to radiation. Since the heat is not radiated, it stays heat inside the cloud.

Or the article gets the details wrong...

about two weeks ago

Interviews: Bjarne Stroustrup Answers Your Questions

bigsexyjoe The problem you! (102 comments)

The problem you! Real programming is hard, and requires real languages and real programmings. Fire bad! You stupid! You no good programmer! I smart!

about two weeks ago

Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

bigsexyjoe Silicon Valley is overrated (262 comments)

I agree. Most of the tech universe is outside the valley. Who would want to live in a giant overpriced suburb? And who would want to work in a field in which moving to one area was a must?

about three weeks ago

Google Will Give a Search Edge To Websites That Use Encryption

bigsexyjoe Why? It's not always necessary (148 comments)

If it 's just an info site or something and you don't submit any confidential information, why do you need https? If I own a pizza shop, my website is all get requests, and I'm not worried about third parties seeing what's on my menu, why should I have to buy an SSL certificate? This seems like overkill to me.

about a month ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

bigsexyjoe Very typical of them (401 comments)

They've done this to me. They interurpt you, they refuse to let you speak until you scream. They just keep talking. They make excuses, they contradict themselves. They are just unbelievable.

This recording is a great example of how Comcast representives are trained to talk you. Obviously, a monopolist can just abuse you and treat you any way they want.

about a month and a half ago

The World's Best Living Programmers

bigsexyjoe Just read it as a list of really good programmers! (285 comments)

This is one of those times that Slashdot nerds drive me nuts. There could be a lot of interesting discussion about the great things Knuth has done or some of the funny methods Carmack has written. But no, it's lame comment, after lame comment, "Oh my God, this can't really be the 14 best because X isn't on the List!" "I don't think Y is on of the 14 best programmer!"

So Slashdot nerds, do me a huge fucking favor. Just imagine the headline said, "Here is a list of 14 notable and arguably very talented programmers." I know these are not literally the 14 best programmers. No can actually compile such a list. You are supposed to understand that and not whine about it not literally being true.

about 2 months ago

Researchers Unveil Experimental 36-Core Chip

bigsexyjoe Scala? (143 comments)

Maybe Scala can be your language. It supports creating your code out of mostly immutable objects, which makes it good for parellelism.

about 2 months ago

Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

bigsexyjoe Google Web Programming Language Engineer: ... (309 comments)

So a guy who makes an alternative language for web programming thinks we need options! OMFG!

Let's remember, we had options; they died. People bitch about JavaScript, but it was so dominant that it killed VBScript, Applets, ActiveX, JavaFX, and now it has Flash on the ropes. As "horrible" JavaScript is, it is the best. And having one language is nice because it keeps everything compatible.

about 3 months ago

New PostgreSQL Guns For NoSQL Market

bigsexyjoe Not really (162 comments)

"NoSQL" is a pretty bad name actually. They should be called non-relational databases. In many cases you can use SQL or something like SQL on them.

People never use NoSQL to get away from the SQL language (although I don't like SQL at all). They use it to change the trade-offs in ACID complacence and to not have to keep their data completely relational.

about 4 months ago

Scientists Create Bacteria With Expanded DNA Code

bigsexyjoe This will be mankinds greatest mark on the world (85 comments)

In a hundred years, there will be nothing but abandoned cities under flood waters. Humans and many other animals will be dead. But there will be some bacteria with this extra base pair.

In a hundred million years, there will be no other evidence we were even here. Perhaps a future intelligent species will look back and wonder why some bacteria has more DNA than other life. They will make many interesting theories. Some will theorize that a previous intelligent species created the third base pair. And those that do will be called crackpots.

about 4 months ago

I expect to retire ...

bigsexyjoe The concept of retiremnt is going away` (341 comments)

What are you going to do, live off your 401k? It grows 10% a year. Oh wait, when the market inevitably crashes it won't be worth anything. You see you put your retirement money in a stock speculation game that is stacked against you. You simply will not be able to retire. When you can't work anymore, you will go hungry.

about 4 months ago

Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

bigsexyjoe Atrocious logic (235 comments)

"Okay, there are not infinite bugs, but let's assume there are and make strong conclusions based the on concept of infinity..."

This guy is a fucking idiot. The VERY REASON that you don't find all the bugs in a complex piece of software is the diminishing returns on your effort to find bugs. There are a finite number of bugs, you offer the bounty and get the easiest ones found out. Then there are diminishing returns for finding additional bugs, so the payouts stop. To talk about finding bugs without acknowledging the diminishing returns on finding bugs is mindbogglingly dumb.

It is also worth noting it is not truly impossible to eliminate all bugs, it is just highly unlikely, and the efforts are constrained by the diminishing returns problem.

about 4 months ago

LHCb Confirms Existence of Exotic Hadrons

bigsexyjoe So what is it made of? (99 comments)

It's not a quark-antiquark pair. It's not three quarks of different colors. So what is it? Four quarks? Something else?

about 5 months ago



Interview with Jeremy Hammond

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  about 9 months ago

bigsexyjoe (581721) writes "

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 2 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?"

Where should I host my personal website?

bigsexyjoe bigsexyjoe writes  |  more than 2 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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