Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Scotland Votes No To Independence

hooiberg Re:They can do what they want... (463 comments)

You had a golden opportunity to use the classic quote: "They can take away our lives, but they can never take away our whisky!"

2 days ago
top

Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

hooiberg News for nerds (165 comments)

While the IS stuff is rather a hot news item, I do not agree that slashdot is really the place for it. One of the reasons I look at Slashdot is to get a nice newsfeed without 5 items per day about wild muslims.

3 days ago
top

College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

hooiberg Re:The same as with Fortran (270 comments)

According to sales, you do not want to flaunt knowledge that is not fashionable, almost as if it is something you have to be ashamed of. I have a rather heavy simulation program that worked fairly well, and we prepare to get it to run in parallel on a cluster. Marketing asked whether we could also makes a version that runs on apple deviced... Really... That was the moment when I decided I had to go.

3 days ago
top

College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

hooiberg Re:The same as with Fortran (270 comments)

The sales droid suffered from a severe case of buzzworditis. The company contracted me as a scientific programmer, which I am, but tried to get me to learn Java, and similar, and building GUIs. There was a misunderstanding between 'technical' and 'scientific' and sales people did not understand the difference. The term 'simulation' refered to simulation of machines, with SCADA interfaces etc, and not the simulation of physical processes, such as CFD. Not only did I not like that, I was also bad at it. My current employer suits me perfectly, though. :-)

3 days ago
top

College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

hooiberg The same as with Fortran (270 comments)

I have been making a living by coding in Fortran for the past 5 years. An interesting conversation between the detachment company I worked for and one of its potential clients:

client: Do you have anybody who writes Fortran?
employer: Sorry, that is too old, we do not do anything with that.
client: But one of your employees (me) has on his linked in profile that he is a Fortran programmer
employer: he must have forgotten to update it, but we will have a look
client: please do.

And a month later I was working at the client. had a really cool time for ten months. All you have to do is present clearly that you are skilled at it, because otherwise everybody will think you have made a mistake.

5 days ago
top

The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

hooiberg Vote (291 comments)

With your wallet. Buying multiplayer games is not mandatory in these enlightened days. Feel free to, as lucm's sailor said it, give it a wide berth.

about a week ago
top

Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

hooiberg Re:It should be (364 comments)

I guess a passenger using a phone is never a problem. I suppose this is only for the driver.

about two weeks ago
top

Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

hooiberg Re:It should be (364 comments)

Why not both?

about two weeks ago
top

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

hooiberg Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Killing people because they have a different religion can freely be considered extremism.

about two weeks ago
top

New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

hooiberg Re:news for nerds? (215 comments)

Then who was it waving black flags with white arabic on it, throwing eggs at the police?

about two weeks ago
top

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

hooiberg Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

It is an educated guess, based on solid data. How this data extrapolated to other muslims is unclear, hence the 'guess'-part

about two weeks ago
top

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

hooiberg Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Here the muslims protest waving ISIS banners and shouting the Dutch equivalent of 'all cancer jews must die'. So much for peace rallies... This is considered within OK by the government, because 'Freedom of Speech'... I guess having the military police shoot them apart will only heat matters further. It is much easier to say 'Islam is peaceful', and 'these individuals are just misguided'... We will see where it leads.

about two weeks ago
top

Mushroom-Like Deep Sea Organism May Be New Branch of Life

hooiberg to quote Conway Morris (64 comments)

"Oh fuck, not another phylum!"

about two weeks ago
top

Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

hooiberg Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Even though the vast majority of muslims do not rape and plunder and murder, a recent poll suggested that three quarters of muslims approve of what muslims extremists are doing. Muslims who go on jihad-holiday are considered heroes by many muslims. It is a bit like in the second world war. Somebody else makes his hands dirty 'und wir haben es nicht gewuest'.

about two weeks ago
top

The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction

hooiberg Re:No, no, no (108 comments)

Oh, come'on. Nothing about this thread is serious. ;-) (Although admittedly it would be cool to have dodos again.)

about three weeks ago
top

The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction

hooiberg Practise... (108 comments)

...before finally reconstructing a dodo, which is, after all, also a pigeon.

about three weeks ago
top

Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

hooiberg Media (455 comments)

If you do not trust fellow countrymen in traffic, every car gets a dash cam. If you trust a police officer so badly that you want every action taped, the problem is somewhere else. All the good police work is hardly ever mentioned, and an occasional mistake is widely elaborated on my national media. Not because they are so common, but because they are so extremely rare! So rare that they make interesting news stories. Cops are only human, after all, and they are doing a mighty fine job. There is nothing as demotivational to work as having your every twitch recorded. The police force is already having great difficult recruiting new members. Let us not make it any harder.

about three weeks ago
top

Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

hooiberg Shooter (113 comments)

Somehow I will always remember Chromium as the arcade type shooter with the same name.

about three weeks ago

Submissions

top

Suggestion for a poll; depth of inheritance trees

hooiberg hooiberg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hooiberg (1789158) writes "What is your preferred maximum inheritance depth in object oriented programs?

One
Two
Three
Four
Five
As deep as the amount of bullets in Cowboy Neal's six shooter.
Seven
As deep as possibly. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to read!"

Journals

hooiberg has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>