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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

goruka Re:H1Bs have two faces. (363 comments)

But high wages ARE caused by job shortage.

4 days ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

goruka H1Bs have two faces. (363 comments)

This article is spot on. Can a line be draw on H1Bs?
Disclaimer: I own part of a company in South America and worked for clients all around the world, outsourcing work (yes, I steal your jobs and I don't even need a H1B).
H1Bs are used for cheap labor, but also are vital for bringing more experienced seniorship into American companies (which there really is a lack of, at the pace the industry is growing). I sympathize with the low end of the scale, (It is terrible that a foreigner steals your job), but the high end is being too greedy. If there isn't enough seniorship to supply positions in the industry, don't be happy that your annual income will be doubled. Think instead that you are putting a stop to the industry and instead allow other seniors to be brought from overseas.
If not.. well, American companies will continue turning to outsourcing and help me make a living. Thank you guys!

4 days ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

goruka Guys, make it work on OSX and Windows. (48 comments)

I know KDevelop is great and used it for a while. However, Qt-Creator will continue being the best open source IDE because it allows to keep working on projects no matter the platform, and has a much broader appeal. How difficult is it to get it to work on something other than Unixes, given Qt is portable?

about two weeks ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

goruka Re:Not so sure (369 comments)

Not only that, a guy is decapitated by a british speaking terrorist. The timing was just too good, specially because it helped to move the public opinion away from Israel/Gaza. Coincidentally, the moment Hamas stopped getting press they basically surrendered.

about 1 month ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

goruka Re:Abandoning Desktop was a BIG Mistake for RedHat (232 comments)

apt-get and yum are similar, but Ubuntu Software Center and Update Manager, (as well as the way they handle PPAs) are miles ahead more friendly than Red-Hat's Package Manager.

about a month ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

goruka Abandoning Desktop was a BIG Mistake for RedHat (232 comments)

More than a decade ago, when they abandoned desktop and regular users and only focused on enterprise, they made their biggest mistake. Where do you think Ubuntu Server users come from?

Even most of us who are highly knowledgeable and understand Linux to it's most profound depths appreciate a good desktop experience. The fact we can compile a kernel or any software does not mean we prefer that to a nice end-user experience.

It is still not too late for RedHat, and given the horrible direction Ubuntu has been going recently (trying to run on Phones and Tablets), and the fact that the tablet fad is starting to pass and the desktop did not die (as evidenced by Microsoft's direction with Windows 9), they have a great chance to re-capture the desktop user. They will definitely not be able to do that by supporting Gnome 3 (something a large part of desktop users hate, even if a small minority likes it), and their very unfriendly package manager. They now have Ubuntu as example of how to do some things right, and as proof that this is a desirable business direction.

about a month ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

goruka DropBox is terrible (275 comments)

Unlike Google which uses ownership to determine size used, you can run out of space in DropBox by someone sharing you a large folder. DropBox also make is impossible from the web interface to see the sizes or usage of files to make room or clean up. I ended up paying Google for 100gb because their service is simply better.

about a month ago
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

goruka Re:Economic risk (143 comments)

Don't worry, the Lithiumpoly mafia will make sure that no alternative energy is economically viable in the next decades, so their business remains intact.

about a month ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

goruka Yes they are called Netbooks (215 comments)

And are not trendy anymore. I don't think Chromebooks are only appealing because the hardware is cheap..

about a month ago
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Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League

goruka PL = Honorable Institution. (226 comments)

Even if thee free publicity would lead to more people watching and consuming soccer-related products and services in the long run, It's always good to see honorable institutions such as the Premier League inciting everyone to be a good citizen and abide the law, at the cost of them losing money. A true example to follow.

about a month and a half ago
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NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

goruka Pointless because Android will not support it. (52 comments)

Google "do not be evil" single handedly decided that OpenCL will never run on Android and instead is pushing for their crappy alternative, RenderScript:

https://code.google.com/p/andr...

No matter how valid the arguments of those who favor OpenCL are, Google just answers with FUD.

about a month and a half ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

goruka Fuck languages, Standarize a VM ! (180 comments)

How difficult it can it be to agree on this? This way anyone can use any language they wish. It's a win-win situation for Firefox and Google and probably for Microsoft because their underperforming new platforms will get loads of new applications. I seriously don't get corporations sometimes..

about 3 months ago
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A Brain Implant For Synthetic Memory

goruka Lies, they want to make killer robots. (87 comments)

How obvious is it that, in reality, they want to make killer robots? Start with the synthetic memory, then continue with the synthetic consciousness and put it in a highly sophisticated mechanical armature and you have a killer robot.

We are doomed.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

goruka You have to pay $$ to use C# in a game. (254 comments)

Everyone is getting into C# because of Unity, but this is actually a trap. If you want to make a C# game and publish it on mobile without restrictions you have to pay. The only portable C# implementation that works on mobile (besides Windows Phone) is Mono. Their class library is LGPL, which is in a grey area, Xamarin says:

"Typical examples of commercial licensees include device manufacturers embedding Mono in hardware where the user is not able to independently upgrade the Mono virtual machine from the source code"

This rules out Android and iOS. Unity has a free version but also has restrictions:

Unity Free, which include the free platform add-on products, may not be licensed or used by a commercial entity with annual gross revenues (based on prior fiscal year) in excess of US$100,000, or by an educational, academic, non-profit or government entity with a total annual budget for the entire entity (based on prior fiscal year) in excess of US$100,000.

So, again, make sure you are doing your research well, because you might end up in an unexpected situation.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

goruka There is no such thing as "Learn Game Programming" (254 comments)

The best way is to make games first, then see what language do you need later. Most games do not even need something such as C# and what might seem as " more powerful" can also be seem as "more wasted time doing something more complex than needed".

about 3 months ago
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Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages

goruka We don't need more languages, we need bytecode. (309 comments)

Web browsers should at this point be able to parse some sort of bytecode that can be translated to native. This way anyone can use whatever programming language he or she pleases. Google did a great work with PNaCL, but I don't think that will ever gain traction from the other vendors.

Mozilla's ASM.JS is much better idea and much closer to a real-life usage scenario, but Google itself is not doing enough to promote it and their support is half assed (even though It would definitely benefit them).

about 4 months ago
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Intel Confronts a Big Mobile Challenge: Native Compatibility

goruka Thank You Google, you were Wrong. (230 comments)

> two thirds of the top 2,000 apps in the Google Play Store use natively compiled C code

Of course, how else would one make code portable between platforms? Yet their support for using their native Java API from C or C++ is horrible. JNI is unsafe and crash prone and the NativeActivity is so limited that barely anyhthing can be made with it.

about 4 months ago
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Next IE Version Will Feature Web Audio, Media Capture, ES6 Promises, and HTTP/2

goruka Why is asm.js not listed!? (173 comments)

I know it's not a "standard" (yet?) but asm.js is one of the best things that happened to web browsers. It already works well in Firefox, Chrome and Safari, yet performance in IE is much worse than in the other platforms. Given all platforms support WebGL at this point, we are pretty much only waiting for IE to adopt proper support for asm.js.

about 4 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

goruka Re:Double down? How about "No." (566 comments)

Regulation? But this is what America is about! the big rich companies are the ones that dictate the regulation. And hiring overseas is MUCH more convenient to them. Why do you think the American government is one of the highest proponents of free trade treaties? I'm surprised you are american and you don't know this.
Next time there are elections you can vote the national socialists if you want more labor protectionism, see how it goes.

about 5 months ago

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Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License

goruka goruka writes  |  about 8 months ago

goruka (1721094) writes "Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed, game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can deploy to PC, Mobile and Web platforms with no hassle. The editor, language and APIs are feature rich, yet simple to learn. Godot was born as an in-house engine, and was used to publish several work-for-hire commercial titles.

With more than half a million lines of code, Godot is one of the most complex Open Source game engines at the moment, and one of the largest commitments to open source software in recent years. It allows developers to make games under Linux (and other unix variants), Windows and OSX."

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Reducing Executable Size of a C++ App?

goruka goruka writes  |  more than 4 years ago

goruka (1721094) writes "Often, when programming large applications in C++, the executable tends to get huge (several megabytes). I know that some factors (C++ features) such as inline abuse, templates, constructors, strings, etc. contribute to adding fat to the binary executable. Although this isn't a big problem in desktop PCs, which have gigabytes of RAM nowadays, it is very serious when writing for mobile or embedded devices. So my question is, are there any tools or profiling techniques to somehow "detect" which sections of a binary (functions, constants, , etc) are consuming the most space? I know that there are many memory, cpu, I/O profilers around, but executable binary size profiling seems not to be a common area of optimization..."
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Providing a closed source license upon request?

goruka goruka writes  |  more than 4 years ago

goruka (1721094) writes "As a citizen of the open source community, I have written several applications and libraries and released under the BSD license. Because of my license choice, I often run into the situation where a company wants to write software for a closed platform using my code or libraries. Even though there should be no restrictions on usage, companies very often request a different license citing as a valid reason that the creator of such platform has special terms forbidding "open source software" in the contracts forced upon the developer. So my question is, has anyone else run into this situation, and are there examples of such licenses that I can provide? (Please keep in mind that I'm not a US resident and i don't have access or resources to afford a lawyer there)"

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