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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

dnebin This is all your fault... (325 comments)

Seriously, if folks would just not post any sort of comment when this douche posts his blogs, they would axe him.

To get him off the site, just boycott his opinions.

yesterday
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

dnebin Categorized under Android? (167 comments)

Since when does MS stuff get categorized as an Android item?

2 days ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

dnebin Re:The more things change the more the stay the sa (716 comments)

Then I'd hardly call it a win at all.

To the winners go the spoils.

That's how you evaluate who the winner is. As it looks so far, systemd is winning the day by taking over many linux distros, Dice is still driving content here, and they just love posts by Bennet and will take as many as he can provide.

Given that, who do you think is winning?

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

dnebin Re:The more things change the more the stay the sa (716 comments)

In any unmoderated discussion the loudest and most insistent voices win.

If this were true, systemd would be gone, dice wouldn't own slashdot, and they'd stop accepting submissions from Bennett Haselton.

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

dnebin SystemD Support? (385 comments)

If the chimps are given personhood, will they back the systemd movement? I'd hate to see a chimp war started over whether systemd is good or evil...

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

dnebin Seriously? (209 comments)

Useful answers to this should take into account the problem with the question of "How long is a piece of string?" Give some context about how much you pay, and how much you use -- and how much that would change if the price were different.

WTF? Are we all children now? Would you like to tell us how we should answer in other posts now, Timothy? If the OP couldn't form his question to include what details he was actually looking for, you should have either accepted his post as-is or rejected it. Your clarification is, IMHO, insulting.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

dnebin Re:Don't wait on the wiping... (577 comments)

Sorry, but I think you might have missed the sarcasm that I was aiming for...

But I will add that I no longer build my own PCs. Not because I can't, but mostly because I had a hard time settling for the low-end, cheap parts (if I'm going to build a rig, it's going to be the hottest rig around, at least for the next week or so). Buying OTS ended up saving me a lot of time and money. I usually go w/ HP's, bump up the memory and otherwise go w/ the system as-is. They may pick up cheaper parts, but for the most part I've had nothing but success getting linux running on them.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

dnebin Re:They are wrong... (316 comments)

Yep, just like programming Windows in C is so very similar to programming windows in C++, PowerBuilder, Java, Assembly, ... (it's just different languages, but it is on the same platform).

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

dnebin Don't wait on the wiping... (577 comments)

When I get my new PCs, the first thing I do is wipe them clean and reinstall windows.

I'm just careful when I grab the disk labeled "Ubuntu" because I know that version of windows doesn't come with all of the problems the OP identified.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

dnebin Re:They are wrong... (316 comments)

Here's why you shouldn't learn Obj-C first:

While you're busy learning obj-C, the rest of the ios developers will be learning Swift. In 5 years, by the time Apple has retired Obj-C, you'll be left with another out of date skillset. In 5 years companies will be looking for Swift developers, and you won't be ready, and you will once again find yourself behind everyone else.

Heck, maybe that's why these fools are telling you to learn Obj-C; they're looking to reduce competition on the Swift jobs that they're already working towards.

Instead, like I said, don't listen to these folks that don't know what they're talking about. You want to position yourself ahead of the curve, mastering Swift now while they're falling behind the 8 ball with their old obj-C skills. By the time you feel comfortable with Swift, you will be well ahead of the curve and companies will be wanting you on their team, not these obj-C folks.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

dnebin They are wrong... (316 comments)

Don't listen to these ass clowns saying "Go with Obj-C". If they had any clue they would know that introducing Swift was the first step towards obsoleting Obj-C.

Assuming you're not learning this language to obsolete yourself, then you definitely want to stick with Swift.

about three weeks ago
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Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You

dnebin Actually... (98 comments)

This is a new government program. They do want to kill you, but they really want to know what you have first, just in case it is really damaging. By giving them your stuff, they can make an informed decision whether to murder you right away or possibly (although not likely) hold off for awhile.

about a month ago
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A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift

dnebin self linking content now? (72 comments)

You typed "I love Dice".

we're self linking now?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

dnebin We're hiring some right now! (392 comments)

We need janitors, security guards, cafeteria workers, secretaries, mail room personnel, typists, clerks, ... The critical thinking that the LA degrees bring ensures they understand that they need their jobs to pay off their student loans, so they're really more like indentured servants than employees.

about a month ago
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Intellectual Ventures Sheds At Least Part of Its "Patent Troll" Reputation

dnebin Re:In defense of Patent Trolls (75 comments)

bullshit.

You, the inventor, sell your soul for 17k. IV doesn't turn your idea into a product. Instead they look at what other smart guys and deep pocket companies are creating, claim a murkey relation to the patent they purchased but did nothing about, then try to sue them for millions - some will fight, some will settle, some will lose, but in the end IV makes well more than 17k w/o doing a thing.

Before you go defending IV or any other patent troll, do the following calculation - Divide the number of lawsuits by the number of real products for sale. Any result greater than 1 does not deserve your defense, and the result you get for IV is totally indefensible.

about a month and a half ago
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

dnebin Re:YUI vs. Node.js ? (79 comments)

They seem to think the decline of support behind YUI is somewhat based on node and other newer frameworks.

about 2 months ago
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Yahoo Stops New Development On YUI

dnebin Re:No mention of jQuery? (79 comments)

Sure, I know what node is. I also know the other 12 projects they did mention (and jQuery and others that they didn't). I also know that they wouldn't have accepted the submission if I had listed all 14...

about 2 months ago
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State of the GitHub: Chris Kelly Does the Numbers

dnebin Thankfully... (34 comments)

I'm not using beta, cuz I don't want to see live videos in the news feed, in case anyone @slashdot/@dice even cares...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

dnebin Re:Blame HR ... (278 comments)

manages the relationships between the company and external vendors (benefits such as health, dental, vision, 401k, they all have different sources and require their own upkeep), is the proxy between the employee and those vendors, oversees the process of hiring and firing (to ensure no laws or rights are violated), etc.

It's all management stuff, but when an exec says "Hey, we're using ziprecruiter because I played golf with a guy that just loved It", she's stuck with it until she can demonstrate that it is not all that it's cracked up to be.

about 2 months ago

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Yahoo Stops New Development on YUI

dnebin dnebin writes  |  about 2 months ago

dnebin (594347) writes "Yahoo announced that they will cease new development on their javascript framework YUI, bowing to industry trends towards Node.js, Angular, etc.

The consequence of this evolution in web technologies is that large JavaScript libraries, such as YUI, have been receiving less attention from the community. Many developers today look at large JavaScript libraries as walled gardens they don’t want to be locked into. As a result, the number of YUI issues and pull requests we’ve received in the past couple of years has slowly reduced to a trickle. Most core YUI modules do not have active maintainers, relying instead on a slow stream of occasional patches from external contributors. Few reviewers still have the time to ensure that the patches submitted are reviewed quickly and thoroughly.

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Why does Slashdot now hate Firefox?

dnebin dnebin writes  |  more than 3 years ago

dnebin (594347) writes "Slashdot now seems to hate Firefox. Javascript is broken, requiring double clicks on things in Firefox that work correctly in other browsers. And it's been that way for some time now; it is not like these problems were introduced yesterday and I'm now complaining. So I'm forced to ask, why does Slashdot now hate Firefox?"

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