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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

defcon-11 Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

Pull requests are also massively useful for a corporate environment. They allow you to easily integrate code changes from teams (or contractors) that don't have write access to the origin repo.

about 4 months ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

defcon-11 Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

git is massively faster. Checkouts that take 2 hours with SVN take 10 minutes with git.

about 4 months ago
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Subversion Project Migrates To Git

defcon-11 Re:April Fools! (162 comments)

As someone who uses git in a traditional corporate environment... I would never go back to SVN. Yes, there is a learning curve, but it's so worth it. Even if you don't use any of git's features, the speed increase alone is worth the change.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

defcon-11 Re:History repeating (631 comments)

FYI: the FDIC doesn't insure most fiat currency exchange accounts either.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

defcon-11 Re:As Simple As Possible, No Simpler (876 comments)

It can definitely be more concise than that. See functional programs that don't even have the (for in) construct.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

defcon-11 Re:Labview (876 comments)

I can't imagine trying to make comprehensible diff view between versions of a visual programming language.

about 5 months ago
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Tesla Touts Cross-Country Trip, Aims For World Record

defcon-11 Re:Still not good enough. (357 comments)

Fiat is rolling out there electric 500 to California, supposedly with a lease price of $199 a month. The lease price includes 15 days of gas car rental per year included. Sounds like a pretty awesome deal to me.

about 6 months ago
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Chrome Is the New C Runtime

defcon-11 Re: It's just the hipster ignorance yet again. (196 comments)

Hipsters didn't kill non-networked code. Amazon did. No manager is going to shell out for a big iron Sun box these days when your "scientific, financial, engineering" analysis code can run on a couple dozen ec2 nodes for a quarter of the price.

about 6 months ago
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Are Tablets Replacing Notebook Computers? (Video)

defcon-11 Re:No. (211 comments)

I'm a software engineer. I only use my laptop (13" MacBook Pro, usually hooked up to a full size monitor and keyboard) for actual programming or other "work" stuff. I use my tablet for pretty much everything else, browsing, shopping, email, games. Heck, I even recently downsized from an iPad2 to a Nexus 7. I even use the nexus 7 for email while I'm at work and the MacBook is right in front of me.

about 7 months ago
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Stop Listening and Start Watching If You Want To Understand User Needs

defcon-11 Re:Not sure stop listening is right (161 comments)

I think the primary goal should be too identify what problems the customer is having, not what solution they want. Observer the client and figure out their problems. It's the development companies job to figure out the best solution. When I say 'problems' I don't mean things like "I don't like that I have to use 2 screens to do y". I mean thing like "our shipping process takes too long and losses too many packages".

about 8 months ago
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Stolen Adobe Passwords Were Encrypted, Not Hashed

defcon-11 Re:You Mean Using Post It Notes (230 comments)

So what if it's written down? No one in close proximity to my computer is trying to hack me. I'm not scared of my family or co-workers getting my credentials. I'm afraid of a remote attacker compromising the server where the credentials are stored.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Can Hit (At Least) 132 MPH On the Autobahn

defcon-11 Re:Speed is good, but what about range? (410 comments)

Well, lets says it's 5 mpg * 20 gallons, I would say you'd get around 100 miles in a stock street legal sports car.

about 9 months ago
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One In Five Sun-Like Stars May Have an Earth-Like Planet

defcon-11 Re:Maybe won't make any difference (142 comments)

yes, but communication could be possible. Especially using quantum entanglement for ftl communication.

about 9 months ago
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Volvo Developing Nano-Battery Tech Built Into Car Body Panels

defcon-11 Re:Solution looking for a problem (178 comments)

If the batteries are part of the structure, they may be significantly lighter, which will give the car better performance and more range.

about 9 months ago
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Volvo Developing Nano-Battery Tech Built Into Car Body Panels

defcon-11 Re:Two major problems (178 comments)

Carbon fiber doesn't really dent. I'm guessing you'd either have no damage or a crack, and not really any state in between. If it's just a body panel that doesn't have any structural purpose, small and medium cracks could probably be repaired with epoxy, which would most likely be cheaper than repairing a dent. The crack may cause a reduction in capacity, but I doubt it would know the whole thing off line.

about 9 months ago
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Undiscovered Country of HFT: FPGA JIT Ethernet Packet Assembly

defcon-11 Re:What a waste (452 comments)

HFT algos aren't making bets on equity price movements. They're usually using sophisticated methods of finding and exploiting arbitrage opportunities.

about 10 months ago
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Undiscovered Country of HFT: FPGA JIT Ethernet Packet Assembly

defcon-11 Re:Wow, (452 comments)

Whatever you think of HFT, this tech sounds awesome and may have other interesting applications.

about 10 months ago
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Interviews: Q&A With Guido van Rossum

defcon-11 Re:GIL and true parallelism (242 comments)

The vast majority of people doing data-intensive code with Python are either running code that is distributed across many nodes, where shared memory threads aren't very useful, or don't really care about execution time. I doubt a GILless cPython will ever come out, because it would require a massive amount of work and would provide little value to most existing Python users. People who need threads are already using other technologies, and I doubt many would switch back to Python just for that feature alone.

about a year ago
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Interviews: Q&A With Guido van Rossum

defcon-11 Re:Multi-line lambdas (242 comments)

They still aren't full lambdas, since you can't mutate closed variables inside of the inner function.

about a year ago

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