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The Site That Teaches You To Code Well Enough To Get a Job

dasacc22 Re:special software client (65 comments)

Notoriously difficult? Hardly. If you have a Go environment setup for development, you can simply `go get` and you have the source and a compiled binary in `$GOPATH/bin` named `cli`. Rename `cli` to `exercism`. Review the code.

I agree, it's a big WTF compared to just walking through something like project euler, but reviewing the source and compiling yourself is not difficult.

1 hour ago

Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

dasacc22 Designing a Language and not a Compiler (427 comments)

With so many new languages writing a spec and then a standard compiler to conform to the spec, I'm curious how you feel about writing a spec and not a compiler.

How do you think this compares to other efforts? Do you enjoy this aspect or do you occasionally get your hands dirty with a particular compiler source? etc.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Corporate Open Source Policy?

dasacc22 Re:contact a few likely users. Use forums (57 comments)

Good fucking god, who gives a shit where he works. How fucking long are you going to make an ass of yourself under this ray's posts. Guess what?! I don't use a hosts file! But why you ask?! Its fast! Its secure! Its reliable! Because I use my hosts file for other things unrelated to advertisement and don't need it littered with a bunch of bullshit. Some people do things different, now move along.

about a month ago

Cornering the Market On Zero-Day Exploits

dasacc22 Re:*cough* BULLSHIT *cough* (118 comments)

This is bullshit but I can't help but think "bug bounties" aren't proper capitalism since there's little competition. What if zero day exploits were part of an actual legit market? Google or Mozilla or Microsoft could go there and haggle and possibly drive initially high prices down, etc. Disclosure is considered a responsibility, and I'm all for that, but if there's going to be an underground market for it, then why not just legitimize and potentially mitigate risks instead of these pat-on-the-head-and-here-is-a-quarter bug bounties? Given a generation of this type of market, people with these kinds of interests could likely find better work and such a market could be a stepping stone for people interested in these types of things instead of being demonized and sucked down into the underground.

about a month and a half ago

Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

dasacc22 Re:Oh right, Java is dying (again) (371 comments)

Well it may be fairer to say Twitter moved to Scala limiting the point to the JVM. Also programming on Android is best limited to Java6 to avoid potential issues with transpiling to dalvik and again limiting the point to older versions of Java and only making initial use of the compiler, not the runtime. Pure speculation but a dalvik compiler would make the point solely for the semantics of the language.

Personally, I hate java, but I'm well versed in it and make a living off of it, and my points above aren't meant to counter and say java IS dying. In fact, I think clarification of those points brings out a renaissance of sorts taking place for what I overall consider a shit language, funnily enough meaning my opinion also means shit.

Java isn't going anywhere. A simple example of this is how the latest version of Scala is beginning to target features on new versions of the JVM. Java is going to be called home for a long while by its derivatives.

about a month and a half ago

The Doctor Will Skype You Now

dasacc22 Re:Not the target audience... (97 comments)

Uh huh, and what if I want to get a referral for a neurospecialist and not drive all the way there to have some doc up-sell me on the latest drugs he's pushing for a kick back? Not everything is about broken limbs or missing kidneys.

about a month and a half ago

Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

dasacc22 objective list (231 comments)

subjectively titled ...

about 4 months ago

Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

dasacc22 Re:No mention of Swift in topic nor summary (411 comments)

Swift looks capable of replacing Objective C so that's all that matters. If Apple announced all developers need to learn Swift, everyone would be up in arms. A slow roll out that let's teams slowly try out swift is much more likely to catch on.

about 4 months ago

Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

dasacc22 Re:Off-topic Maybe (411 comments)

kit kat distribution is 8.5% and those numbers are published by Google As an android developer, I can say that targetting 4.0.3 and higher isn't too big of a deal, regardless of how a user feels about the version they are on. Many new features developed are thrown into the support libraries that end up packaged with the app, and its a rarity to come across something needed from a higher api that's not backported. As an android user, my primary phone is stuck on 4.3 (galaxy nexus) and it really doesn't matter.

about 4 months ago

Bitcoin Thefts Surge, DDoS Hackers Take Millions

dasacc22 Re:Bitcoin hype over? (305 comments)

People have to use it?! Of course! and banks aren't part of the equation for decentralized currency. So see, you took a valid issue here, people need to use bitcoin, but left off the important part, "as intended".

Bitcoin is a decentralized currency and people are going to have to learn what that really means and how to use it properly for bitcoin to succeed.

about 10 months ago

Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model

dasacc22 no (246 comments)

what a crockpot of gas. You mean there are people out there that identify with a brand (idolization) and want to give value to said brand over other "generics" that don't measure up? And this is found with, wait for it ... heavy metal fans.

I'm just going to hamper a guess and say idolization and acting on that is prevalent in any brand of music, and surely other areas of life.

about 10 months ago

Corporate Hackathons: the Fine Line Between Engaging and Exploiting

dasacc22 Re:Why? (64 comments)

As it was put over on reddit, "Another way to look at this is that if you were to work 3 weeks for 40 hours a week on the app, and have a 1 in 30 chance of winning the $50,000 prize, then your expected value is $13/hour. And that doesn't include the time spent on the initial proposal."

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

dasacc22 What games keep me from being productive? (951 comments)

WTF did you just ask me?

Guess I'm not the target for the question but I use to be an avid gamer, sometimes 30-50+ hours a week only so many years ago. Even today, when I pickup a game, I just have to play it through like a long movie with ramen snacks during downtime.

With that said, I've been primarily working from my laptop which is running linux, and I just don't play games anymore b/c it's inconvenient. I dont want to dual boot, I've messed with wine for over 10 years, and the only game I'm actually active in right now is EVE Online. I run the client in VMWare Workstation 8 on an intel video card of my laptop.

Id like to see steam for linux b/c then I'd have a no nonsense way to see what's available for my platform and who knows, maybe I'd be playing again. If there's some crazy insane awesome sauce windows game that causes me to divorce my wife and disown my kids, I have an old desktop in the corner collecting dust I can play it on.

about 2 years ago

OpenGL Becoming a Requirement For the Linux Desktop

dasacc22 Compton (229 comments)

An alternative "external compositor" can be found here. Was fairly trivial to prepare deb packages and it is on the wishlist in debian. Looking now, I see they just tagged the first version of it two days ago so maybe it's time to update the deb package and submit.

about 2 years ago

Ubuntu Will Now Have Amazon Ads Pre-Installed

dasacc22 hi debian (646 comments)

Wow, glad I just finished setting up Debian testing on my new x230 and migrated to Debian stable on a personal server I while back after the uefi bit. Ubuntu got me into Debian and away from slack and gen too from way back. Been good Ubuntu, bye.

about 2 years ago

Get Your 15 Years of Slashdot Shirt (For free, Depending)

dasacc22 Re:I'd rather have a first post T-shirt. (146 comments)

I'd rather have a first post T-shirt.

There's only one of those and someone already got it.

about 2 years ago

Activision Blizzard Secretly Watermarking World of Warcraft Users

dasacc22 Re:Screw Actizard, contact (272 comments)

actually I've never played WoW, just way too goofy for me. I emailed blizzard to have my account deleted during a diablo III fiasco. They nerfed increased-attack-speed gear, which needed to happen, but I was unaware of this until a couple days before hand and spent all my earned gold left over making it to inferno on IAS stuff.

All that aside, the reason I asked them to delete my account and access to games (starcraft 2, diablo 3) is b/c of how they handled people on their "community" forums. I only use the word community in the sense that it's in the title on the page somewhere. Post after post after post discussing the IAS nerf was deleted, even sane and civil posts where the OP could easily reconcile the difference through discussion.

That's not a community. That's damage control. I could overlook the crap handling of the nerf but shutting up the player base? not so much.

about 2 years ago



Corporate Hackathons: The Fine Line Between Engaging and Exploiting

dasacc22 dasacc22 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

dasacc22 (1830082) writes "Campbell is inviting developers to hack the kitchen with their recipe API, but wait! The API is private, so first you need to submit an idea. If they like the idea, you'll be given access to develop the app. If they like the app, they may give you some money. Otherwise, you can expect to have an app that connects to an API you no longer have access to. The author covers his recent experiences after engaging with Campbell Soup Global Head of Digital and Social, Adam Kmiec, to try and answer the following: "... my question to software developers out there who are thinking of devoting any real effort to a corporate hackathon like this is, “Why?”""
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