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Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release

gabereiser This whole article (54 comments)

is a lie. It's not the most advanced open source engine (torque engine, gameplay3d, ogre3d, many others). It's not the only game engine with visual tools (jmonkeyengine, torque, unity, leadwerks). Stop trolling trying to get traffic.

4 days ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

gabereiser Oh the humanity... (772 comments)

we should put something in place to prevent it from happening? Oh, we signed the orders to allow the CIA to do it? Oh. Well then, shame on you for not doing it right. Back to bickering about possibly shutting the government down...

about two weeks ago
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A New FOSS Conference Comes to Florida (Video)

gabereiser Finally... (9 comments)

After spending a decade in Orlando, FL and recently moving to a whole other state, I can say the lack of local conferences (other than a few HTML5 ones that came and went as nothing more than a novelty *Senchacon*) was one of those things I wish weren't true. Like bands, no one likes to visit florida unless it's for a large eared mouse or to die. On second thought, no one wants to visit florida... Nothing to see here, move along.

about 3 months ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

gabereiser Re:because COBOL (120 comments)

huge space for COBOL/FORTAN/PASCAL/OLD_SHIT -> node.js (or other cloud friendly service host, insert fav.) in the future. Some companies are already doing that or a subset of that.

about 4 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

gabereiser Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

indeed.

about 4 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

gabereiser Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

OpenJDK has JavaFX, it's called OpenJFX... is it complete, no, is it enough to start? sure. Oracle doesn't give a shit about java, they only wanted the patents.

about 4 months ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

gabereiser Re:I'll believe it when it actually happens. (116 comments)

While it's not to the point where every major city has a "team" of dota pro's... The International 2014 was shown on ESPN3, that's progress....

about 5 months ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

gabereiser Re:This is just a repeat (282 comments)

omg this ^. This is all about H1B visas after congress blocked their request for more amidst layoffs. Screw microsoft and the products they produce. They can die a slow painful death and rid us of their filth forever (I'm looking at you Windows Tablets...)

about 5 months ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

gabereiser No reception... (128 comments)

...at 36,000ft. That's why I never use mine... After about 7,000ft I get 0 bars. I'm not going to pay $18 to use WiFi for longer than an hour so I'll just use the time to drink and relax.

about 6 months ago
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The Simultaneous Rise and Decline of Battlefield

gabereiser Except it's not... (208 comments)

...developed by DICE this time. If the article poster in question actually knew anything about BF:HL he/she would know this...

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

gabereiser Where? (263 comments)

Where do you work that you get such a laxed environment where Architects are actually doing their jobs and no developer is just cowboy coding architecture into the mix? I want to work there. I think you really need to evaluate where you are and how good you have it. If you want to make architectural decisions, maybe work your way into an architectural role. If you just want to implement XYZ because you think it's cool. You deserve the paycut. I don't want you to take it the wrong way, but a lot of jobs I've worked at has been developers making the architectural decisions and the architecture ends up shit. Be glad you have a committee that cares enough about it to prevent people from implementing anything they feel like. I'd love a job like that.

about 10 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

gabereiser Re:NETCRAFT CONFIRMS IT! (303 comments)

... sean bean has been confirmed for the sequel!

about a year ago
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RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance

gabereiser Re:Oh, the irony (523 comments)

exactly. They voted this in, now they are angry and want to get rid of it. Oh so ironic.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Configuring Development Environment On a Shared Workstation?

gabereiser Re:Let work provide tools for work (158 comments)

Learning new skills is part of being a programmer, I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying learn these skills when your interested in doing so, not because there's a potential for some project through work and you want to be an asshole and take it on yourself without getting professionals who have been doing it a lot longer than you have involved.

On the contrary, I implore every programmer to learn new skills, especially ones that are job related, but not a completely separate set of skills so you can be there to catch some project contract that your company may need. Its the same as saying "Hey, I've been a developer for 10 years, let me go learn photoshop so I can do graphic design for marketing because they need someone to do it". That is really poor judgement.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Configuring Development Environment On a Shared Workstation?

gabereiser Re:Let work provide tools for work (158 comments)

And this, this is what I was getting at. Surely a company who needs a mobile presence wouldn't just throw the job at some guy because he "says" he can do it, he has to prove it. And no one in their right mind would do this on the side, not get paid, unless they loved to do it. Not for some "chance" to get the job that his job may or may not present to him. The older you get, the more you realize that companies exploit tech-level people because they don't understand what's involved. By us tech-level people explaining REALITY, we will continue to be looked at as someone who can just do whatever the hell they feel like giving to us, no questions asked, and are expected to deliver. If he was hired as a .Net engineer, then was asked to build a Java ESB, clearly any professional would say "I'm not qualified to do so" instead of "Let me learn it in my own time, my spare time, and I'll make it for you for the same amount of money I'm already being paid to be a .Net developer even though I still have that role to fill"

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Configuring Development Environment On a Shared Workstation?

gabereiser Re:Let work provide tools for work (158 comments)

This, I'm surprised people are even giving suggestions for him to do work that's "not part of his job description" in his spare time. Don't. Just don't do it. You either get paid to do the work level that your qualified to do or you don't. Don't take on responsibilities that aren't yours. This is a cardinal rule as will only end up in you working yourself to death doing everyone else's job (even if they don't even work there at all). Limit yourself to your job description and leave it at that. If that need a mobile developer, inform them that you would do it gladly but that it would be additional job duties and you should be compensated for it in turn.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

gabereiser Re:Market Saturation (506 comments)

+1 to this as it happened to me and I live in Florida!

1 year,15 days
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

gabereiser Re:Market Saturation (506 comments)

I was going to point out the "MS Stack" problem myself. Seattle is not the place for MS developers because outside of Microsoft, no one uses them. I've gotten interviews with Amazon and it's all Java/Linux/Unix work. Leave the dark side and join us in the light, you'll not only get paid more, but you'll enjoy more opportunities as well. - Former MS Stack Developer

1 year,15 days

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XBox 360 gets a face lift, slimmer, more sexy....

gabereiser gabereiser writes  |  more than 4 years ago

gabereiser (1662967) writes "Engadget posts..
"At first we were doubtful that a edgy box appearing in a little Flash ad from Italy last night could be legit, but Microsoft just got real with the new Xbox 360. (That's all it's officially called — just "the new Xbox 360.") It'll launch today (June 14th, 2010) priced for $299, while the old Elite will stick around for $249 and the Arcade will drop to $149. The new box is crazy sexy in glossy black with touch-sensitive buttons, and Microsoft says it's "whisper quiet." On the features front, it's got integrated 802.11n WiFi and 250GB of storage, and we're told the hard drive is removable, although it's not a standard drive or same drive as the old console — we're wondering how upgrading will go, as older Memory Units won't work, either. There's also a "custom Kinect port" on the back that looks like an HTC-style ExtUSB port, and it also seems like the power supply has moved inside the case, which is a welcome change. New Xbox 360 units are shipping to retailers now, with availability expected later this week, and MS conference attendees are actually getting theirs shipped today.""

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