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Ask Slashdot: Getting Exchange and SQL Experience?

hemorex Re:Just do it (293 comments)

From my experience, the kind of person who's going to "go out, get a beefy machine, install vSphere 5.1 on it, and do quite a few things with it," will always prove to be more useful when the _next_ big thing comes around. But then, I don't have much use for people who need to be told what to do.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Single-Handed Keyboard Options For Coding?

hemorex Re:Don't Bother (147 comments)

Having been in a similar situation, I can confirm that this is sage advice. Unless you're paid per line of code, being forced to slow down a little and think is a great thing. On the flipside, you'll find that you can get very proficient with typing one-handed very quickly. You won't be at 100%, but you just might impress a few folks.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a Professional Geek Dress Code?

hemorex One size doesn't fit all. (432 comments)

We've all heard most of the advice here. I've seen cases where either side of the argument is correct; it ultimately comes down to the culture of your organization. For my part, when I was younger and my goal was to be taken more seriously, I found that overdressing for my part was useful. These days, I have to underdress so people won't find me so aloof and intimidating. In your situation, I'd probably keep the geek-cred. I've seen it handy for attracting and retaining talent.

more than 2 years ago

Forget University — Use the Web For Education, Says Gates

hemorex Re:Academia = filter (393 comments)

No single authority can be entrusted to be that filter though! If people can't learn to sift through that on their own, they're essentially parrots with perhaps very large vocabularies.

more than 4 years ago

Learning and Maintaining a Large Inherited Codebase?

hemorex Not at all. (532 comments)

I find that if the other programmer wrote it in such a way where it's too complex for me to follow, I'm not the one who's a moron.

more than 4 years ago

Are You a Blue-Collar Or White-Collar Developer?

hemorex Re:It's about social status... (836 comments)

So why do all these CS grads not understand the very concepts they love to squawk about? I'm not sure what it is they're learning, but if they could just nail down the fundamentals of logic, I'd do a happy dance right through the cube farm.

more than 4 years ago

IBM Releases Open Source Machine Learning Compiler

hemorex Re:Automation... (146 comments)

Nobody thinks about the internal workings of a method or function when they simply want to call it.

And this would be why people can't fricking troubleshoot.

more than 5 years ago

Sony CEO Proposes "Guardrails For the Internet"

hemorex Novel solution! (708 comments)

Keep your store open later, dipshit.

more than 5 years ago

How To Help a Friend With an MMO Addiction?

hemorex Re:It's Called S.E.X (811 comments)

How many people have you heard of that wake up in the morning and read all day until 3AM the next morning, only stopping for meals and potty breaks?

My ex. Anime fanfiction. I wish I was making this up.

more than 4 years ago

Game Companies Face Hard Economic Choices

hemorex Re:am i missing something? (511 comments)

The solution will be in tools that provide the appearance of higher production values without costing so much as these bloated dev and content creation teams. Speech synthesis with proper inflection, graphics tools that enable faster creation; THESE will bring production costs in line.

more than 5 years ago

Data Mining Moves To Human Resources

hemorex Re:Next up: Collateral Employee Obligations (262 comments)

I believe quantifying employee "importance" by the number of email conversations they had and who read what they wrote is pretty silly.

Henceforth, I am no longer flirting with my female coworkers; I am simply garnering importance.

more than 5 years ago

Court Rules Autism Not Caused By Childhood Vaccine

hemorex Re:No proof yet... (1056 comments)

Sadly, he's not a troll. What he's referring to is the new batch of what has suddenly become 'autism spectrum disorders'; seems to be the disease-du-jour especially amongst the self-diagnosing crowd. The point is that labeling children with mild difficulties as 'autistic', specifically difficulties that are really more social issues than legitimate medical problems, does not in fact indicate an autism epidemic.

more than 5 years ago

Blind Man Navigates Obstacle Maze Unaided

hemorex Re:Its not that hard (191 comments)

Seems to me that what this indicates is that the information passed into the eyes is slapped into several different parts of the brain, and used in different ways. So, instead of a single image that is altogether processed by our conscious mind, we have different parts of the brain using this information to determine objects to avoid, reactions of other things around us, and so on. And why should this be a surprise? Consider that basic obstacle avoidance is a feature of extremely simple organisms based on very limited input; it seems plausible that this mechanism would remain separate, and a new mechanism would pop up to handle 'details' that did not require an immediate reaction. Oh, yes, I Am Not A Neurologist, sorry!

more than 5 years ago

Huge iPhone Cut-and-Paste Tool Security Flaw

hemorex Re:When will companies learn to disable 'noreply'? (85 comments) was one of the domains available for Portal of Evil's evilemail service... and "some guy" in this case is Chet Faliszek, who's actually with Valve these days. Ever hear of a little game called Portal?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft To Offer Free Anti-Virus Software

hemorex Re:The real question is... (448 comments)

It's not just AVG! I've yet to see an antivirus product that causes less slowdown than malware. Now, granted, I haven't been 'in the wild' so much these days, but it seems that the trend is toward keeping the machine functional enough that it can be used in a botnet rather than just randomly trashing data and such... and given that these sorts of attacks are either fairly simple to clean up, or not handled or detected by antivirus products... what the heck is the point?

more than 5 years ago


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