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Ask Slashdot: Prioritizing Saleable Used Computer Books?

domukun367 Re:There Are Several Old Goodies (219 comments)

Do you remember the title of the 1960s book?

Sorry... I know it was paperback novel sized, white cover, about 1cm thick.

1 year,3 days
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Ask Slashdot: Prioritizing Saleable Used Computer Books?

domukun367 There Are Several Old Goodies (219 comments)

Don't throw it away if it is a book on theory. If it's "Learn xxx in 21 days" or "xxx version y.0", burn it with fire!

Historical texts such as Gosling's "Hot Java"? ~1995 are invaluable in learning the original motivations for the language; they will most likely be lost in the mists of time!

Classics like K&R C are invaluable and still useful today, and I've used them recently on ancient systems that don't have man pages.

I passed 3rd year transistor theory only by visiting an old book sale and buying a textbook from the 60s that explained the bits that the dodgey lecturer "forgot about". Transistors don't change. The bindings were so cracked I had to drill the book's pages and sew them together...

Books on design patterns are also still useful even if they are old e.g. Meyer's "Effective C++".

1 year,7 days
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Apple Approves Opera Mini For iPhone

domukun367 Not Suitable For iPhone (284 comments)

Am I missing the point somehow? I've installed the browser and attempted to go to two sites: http://www.smh.com.au/ and http://slashdot.org/

Neither of those worked as I expected... it gave me the non-mobile version of the website which is _useless_ on a screen the size of iPhone's.

I don't see the point of this browser. Perhaps it's only suitable for iPad...

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

domukun367 Re:Basically, they want to kill their dev base. (711 comments)

If I don't already know it, it just isn't worth knowing.

It seems that your experience is limited to flash and c-hash, whatever that is. Obj-C has only been around since 1983... C has only been around since the mid-70s... C++ since the mid-80s... Apparently lots of real developers use those obscure tools too: http://developers.slashdot.org/story/10/04/06/2354221/C-Programming-Language-Back-At-Number-1

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

domukun367 Re:Apple's hindering itself (711 comments)

I'm an ex C++ developer, who has worked in Javaland for the last 5 years, or J2EE or whatever the fuck they call it now. I don't see any benefit from GC apart from barely educated Javaschool (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/ThePerilsofJavaSchools.html) graduates writing bloated, slow and misguided code, resulting from their complete misunderstanding of the JVM and basic memory allocation.

I'll take boost's shared_ptr and OBJ-C's autorelease any day.

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

domukun367 Re:Apple's hindering itself (711 comments)

Hear hear!

xxxxViewController is only a suggestion... you don't really have to use it. Besides, how restrictive is "model and controller" in one class and view in another representation?

more than 4 years ago
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US-Australia Tensions Rise Over Net Filter

domukun367 Re:Since every other story is Australian... (169 comments)

Seriously, shove these Aussie stories up your ass. We're fucking sick of the sight of them. Go beg for attention elsewhere.

This is slashdot.org, not slashdot.org.us

more than 4 years ago
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US-Australia Tensions Rise Over Net Filter

domukun367 Re:Thank You USA (169 comments)

...except that they haven't done anything at all. There are just a few mumbles of 'concern' over something their voter-base is likely to disapprove of. I don't see that making a difference any-time soon.

True... we need a larger, more official push. If we get that, then the Australian government will cave as it always does e.g. FTA (Free Trade Agreement) between the USA and Australia.

more than 4 years ago
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US-Australia Tensions Rise Over Net Filter

domukun367 Thank You USA (169 comments)

Normally I disagree with USA foreign policy, but in this case I welcome US government sticking its nose in where it's not welcome. On behalf of all (thinking) Australians, thank you USA for standing up to our government and this facist policy. http://stephenconroy.com.au/

more than 4 years ago
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China Races To Clean Up Olympic Air

domukun367 Re:Space Vacuum (362 comments)

You made cheese come out my nose...

On a serious note, you may be twiddled for using the FSM in an unauthorised simile.

more than 6 years ago

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