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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

hazah Re:Religion, maybe, but not /faith/... (1037 comments)

Faith is necessary. Just not blind faith. This is because in the beginning you have not experienced direct knowledge. You have faith that you will. After that experience it is simply knowledge, making faith unnecessary. The point of this is to eliminate self doubt.

about 5 months ago
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Turkish Finance Minister Defends Twitter Ban

hazah Re:Opposite Result (94 comments)

I have no idea who youre replying to, but I am not stating it was created in modern times. Wtf? I said the idea and the practice are not in sync. Elite or not... the point is that ignorant voters create problems, not solve them.

about 5 months ago
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Turkish Finance Minister Defends Twitter Ban

hazah Re:Opposite Result (94 comments)

Democracy, and The spirit of it, are two differing entities in the wild. Democracies was conceived with the notion of an informed voting populous. This is hardly the case in modern times.

about 5 months ago
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Turkish Finance Minister Defends Twitter Ban

hazah Re:It isn't above the law (94 comments)

Are you really that dumb of a fuck to spew this out yet again.... sorry, obviously, because you did. Dumb Fuck. Kthxbye.

about 5 months ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

hazah Re:Wouldn't work (313 comments)

Now I am curious. Can you please provide me with an example of such a component? Lets use input sanitation of a form as this is the example that got introduced into this context. Which component do you use that will work across the various, disconnected, frameworks to validate all of your forms? If they are truly generic, in the sense that no one should need to ever write them out again, then I would love to get my hands on some of these!

about 6 months ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

hazah Re:Wouldn't work (313 comments)

You have reading comprehension issues. I'm not "defending the practice of unique buggy code". I'm not even suggesting that's what programming is at all about. Fundamentally, if a programmer finding himself writing code, any code, he better have a damn good reason for doing it. That said, you have missed, fantastically, the issue, because appearantly you've tunnel vision. The type of code you seem to think exists, doesn't. So no one, absolutely no one has access to these magical reusable components that work in every instance. This includes form processing, as the set of types of data is an infinite set -- perpetually open to modification. As such, instead of looking for something that does not exist, the specific components get developed. For the very small set of components that satisfy a large majority of users, you have apps, with their own set of limitations. Yes, there is a set of persons that do not know how to search for existing code at all. These aren't programmers. It's a mistake to hire them as such, but your mistake in their label is a function of your own ignorance. Know what programming means before hiring someone that claims to be a "programmer".

about 6 months ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

hazah Re:Wouldn't work (313 comments)

By the way, you want to avoid personal insults? How about you don't start out calling all programmers idiots, and degrading the entire field -- just a thought. You started out down right hostile.

about 6 months ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

hazah Re:Wouldn't work (313 comments)

Came out more personal than it should have been. My bad. It's still the primary reason most have that "shitty programmer" experience, provided they actually hired a programmer (which would predicate the whole argument). Either way, wasn't my only point, so would be short sighted to focus in on some punched feelings.

about 6 months ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

hazah Re:Wouldn't work (313 comments)

I'm not talking about sanitizing inputs from a web form headed to an SQL database. If you're referring to the cheapest possible bidder that pays pennies for shit code, then obviously you'll get exactly what you pay for. You seem to think that that's the only option out there. It's not, and that's my point. Like I said, generic components that fit everyone's requirements are the hardest components to get right. I did not state, nor imply that they do not exist. You can infer, however, that there aren't that many out there that can truly be used by everybody.

I'm wiling to bet that the primary reason you've only experienced "shit programmers" that "mumble" and don't give a flying fuck about your business is percisely because of how much of a flying fuck you gave about them, personally and professionally. Give nothing but contempt, and you'll get nothing but contempt in return. Fail to invest in them, then don't expect any investment in you in return. Ride them constantly, and they'll give you a reason to ride them, because it wouldn't matter to them one way or the other... why should they bother if you'll never acknowledge anything anyway.

If my experience taught me anything, those concerned with blame are a cancer on the mind, creating an environment fit for a soap opera, forever stuck extinguishing existing fires simply because they won't bring the building up to code.

about 6 months ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

hazah Re:Wouldn't work (313 comments)

Clearly you do not program. The toughest components to design properly are those generic components that you'd require if you wish to have your paradise. The reason we create new wheels is because the set of current wheels will not fit the vehicle. Since most of us have clients that control what the vehicle looks like, what you're after is a pipe dream.

about 6 months ago
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UK Council To Send Obese People 'Motivational' Texts Telling Them To Use Stairs

hazah Re:correlation (225 comments)

You may have missed the fine print...Most people will go through that week(s) ordeal before their death.

about 6 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

hazah Re:And in other news... (625 comments)

And you do realize that the average of 100 isn't being set by that school, right? It's -- at least -- a national average. If your school is that close in it's stats to the expectation, I'm going to go ahead and suggest that your numbers are false.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

hazah Re:Guarantee (716 comments)

Competence is one angle, time is another. It is a process. If not given the time, the process will not complete.

about 7 months ago
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UK Council To Send Obese People 'Motivational' Texts Telling Them To Use Stairs

hazah Re:correlation (225 comments)

News flash, it's expensive to die, no matter the reason. Smokers aren't adding to that bill any more than you are. Not a smoker.

about 7 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

hazah Re:What about me? (533 comments)

I'm curious... how would YOU build one then? Real question.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community?

hazah Re:Good point (120 comments)

Actually, for this one case, without a custom form altogether you'll be in a world of pain. The current solution we're working through invloves field_collection set to unlimited cardinality which hosts the date field with repeat. Damn thing will not submit, though (and you have to adjust the form elements parent's array or else the js messes up too). Oh well... perhaps in an update or two... but we opted for creating our own form handling for all of this to avoid it all.

about 7 months ago

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