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Tech's Highest-Paid Engineers Are At Juniper

hackula Re:Bad data (105 comments)

Anyone have any idea how the schools can stay so bad, even with all the upper middle class engineers in the area? It stands to reason that they would not be AS good as the places where all the high dollar investors and execs would live, but 150k average for a few given neighborhoods should provide plenty of taxable income to maintain a decent, safe school district.

about 9 months ago
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RMS: How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?

hackula Re:that ship has sailed (264 comments)

This. It is not about everything being private all the time. It is about choosing who sees what. Corporations should be required to disclose disclosures of my information, and the government should have no ability to circumvent that without a warrant. I have no problem with the plumber coming into my house while I am at work. I do have a problem if said plumber is forced to allow the police in at the same time.

about 9 months ago
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The Changing Face of Software Development

hackula Re:Females? (173 comments)

Silence HuMON!

about 10 months ago
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Silicon Valley's Loony Cheerleading Culture Is Out of Control

hackula Re:Or Maybe... (175 comments)

This has been the opposite experience of me and just about every programmer I know. It is trivial to get a job these days as a programmer. If you do not know any of the hip languages, then learn one over the course of a month on your weekends. A competent programmer in XYZ obscure language from the 80s can pick up Rails or .Net well enough to get through an interview in no time.

about a year ago
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Open Source Mapping Software Shows Every Traffic Death On Earth

hackula Re:Dominican Republic, Iran and Thailand stats (322 comments)

The mopeds are largely what made the DR crazy. I saw 5 person families crammed onto one moped, while the father (who was driving) also carried a large propane tank off the side.

about a year ago
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Open Source Mapping Software Shows Every Traffic Death On Earth

hackula Re:Open source? (322 comments)

I believe they run on TileMill, which is node.js engine built on top of Mapnik. Mapnik is LGPL http://mapnik.org/licence/. Tilemill is under BSD

about a year ago
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Open Source Mapping Software Shows Every Traffic Death On Earth

hackula Re:Dominican Republic, Iran and Thailand stats (322 comments)

I just got back from the DR... wholly shit driving is insane there. Having a motorcycle driving towards you on the wrong side of the highway median at night with no lights on the bike was a regular occurrence. Also, basically every driver on the road after 7pm is 100% hammered drunk. Driving in Santo Domingo feels like real life Frogger.

about a year ago
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Notch Shelves Space Game 0x10c, Cites Pressure, Desire To Work On Small Projects

hackula Re:the problem of finishing software projects (178 comments)

As the saying goes: The first 90% of the project takes 90% of the time, and the last 10% of the project takes the other 90% of the time.

about a year ago
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How One Programmer Is Coding Faster By Voice Than Keyboard

hackula Re:Emacs (214 comments)

"Computer! Colon Q! Return!"

about a year ago
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The College-Loan Scandal

hackula Re:at some point... (827 comments)

My tuition at the time was ~3000 per year at the community college. We did have a grant in my state which gives you 2500 as long as you have a 3.0 or higher (trivial at most community colleges in the first 2 years). In fact, if you do a science degree, they double it to 5000/yr, which means you would actually be getting paid to go to school. I paid more for books during those years than I did for tuition.

about a year ago
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The College-Loan Scandal

hackula Re:at some point... (827 comments)

Which is why I specified "most degrees". IME degrees like engineering or bio take far more time.

about a year ago
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Web Apps: the Future of the Internet, Or Forever a Second-Class Citizen?

hackula Re:Web app? What's that? (205 comments)

Phishing has nothing to do with this and man-in-the-middle will hit a native app that connects to the web in the exact same ways.

about a year ago
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The College-Loan Scandal

hackula Re:at some point... (827 comments)

6k is the current instate tuition for the top state school where I live. Add on housing (around 6k for an ok, kinda dumpy, but acceptable apartment), and other expenses at about 8k (you could probably live on a lot less) and it comes out to about 20k total per year. Go to a community college the first two years for practically free (and save while you do with a part time job ~10$/hr, which can be found in any restaurant job). Pay full on the junior year with the savings and continued income. Get a co-op in your senior year and just pay cash (engineering internships regularly pay 20/hr+). Even if you cannot make it work, take out 5-10k in debt to get by, not 100k to bankroll the entire thing.

about a year ago
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The College-Loan Scandal

hackula Re:at some point... (827 comments)

25k is an expensive tuition. Most tech schools have programs for 3k/yr or less, and many states have perfectly acceptable schools with tuitions 6-10k/yr for instate. The whole "100k in student debt" story is completely ridiculous. Unless you now go by Dr, if you paid 100k for your education you got fleeced.

about a year ago
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The College-Loan Scandal

hackula Re:at some point... (827 comments)

I did the same thing, but from 2007 to 2010. I spent the first year at a community college which is practically free in most states, but the credits all transfer. Then I went to a state university. I worked my way through. I did end up with 2k in debt, but I was able to pay it off in a few months after graduation. I honestly missed out on pretty much nothing. Most degrees take about 25 hours of work per week, then the rest of the time you have free for working or video games.

about a year ago
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Web Apps: the Future of the Internet, Or Forever a Second-Class Citizen?

hackula Re:To The Metal? (205 comments)

flew on hardware that was thousands of times less powerful (like scrolling through a very large source code file)

I doubt that Atari had an IDE that was constantly checking for code trees, pre-compilation analysis, syntax highlighting, etc. I can open up a 1GB text file in Sublime Text and scroll just fine.

about a year ago
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Web Apps: the Future of the Internet, Or Forever a Second-Class Citizen?

hackula Re:Not as long as we have to write them in javascr (205 comments)

Sure, if assembly was trivial to read and understand. Coffeescript is about as nice looking as languages get. Use that. With new code mapping capabilities being released, you could probably get by without really understanding any js.

about a year ago
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Web Apps: the Future of the Internet, Or Forever a Second-Class Citizen?

hackula Re:Not as long as we have to write them in javascr (205 comments)

AMD, CommonJS, requireJS, and many others allow you to write modular js. Take your pick. npm is the major selling point for me on js. None of the dll hell I had on .Net with large projects.

about a year ago
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Web Apps: the Future of the Internet, Or Forever a Second-Class Citizen?

hackula Re:Can we please stop reimplementing the wheel? (205 comments)

Host your own then. There are some oss google docs replacements out there. Even easier might be an oss dropbox alternative.

about a year ago
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Web Apps: the Future of the Internet, Or Forever a Second-Class Citizen?

hackula Re:Performance, cause Email needs the 3Ds (205 comments)

Not to mention well written js is insanely fast with V8. On some metrics it can actually beat C with both using their respective standard code idioms (of course, C will always be faster with enough optimisation).

about a year ago

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