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Wii Game Devs Testing Waters With Less-Casual Games

iwan-nl Re:They'll sell (104 comments)

to sit next to their 360.

That would be my PS3, sir! I've never been this insulted!


Just kidding. I don't own any console. Just my Sony Vaio laptop :P

more than 5 years ago

Twitter Hack Details Revealed

iwan-nl Re:Lack of Hacker Ethics (222 comments)

One could use a botnet to execute the DOS attack in that case.

A strategy which might prove a bit more effective is to present the user with a captcha after three failed password attempts. This will not be overly annoying for real users, but it will significantly increase the cost of an attack.

more than 5 years ago

Twenty Years of Dijkstra's Cruelty

iwan-nl Re:Hmmm... (727 comments)

So explaining operator overloading is much simpler than explaining the System class and its static members? Changing the meaning of the traditional bitshift operator to mean something completely different is a very bad and confusing idea IMO.

more than 5 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

iwan-nl Re:Not in this economy. (1123 comments)

So if American programmers have trouble finding jobs, maybe they should come over here. Programmer salaries are unfortunately lower, but we have jobs, everybody speaks English, and pot is legal (just restrict it to the weekends, okay?).

Please disregard parent's advise ;)

more than 5 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

iwan-nl Re:And I'd like to bang Angelina Jolie for a livin (1123 comments)

I never said it was a realistic possibility, or even that it would be a good idea. I just said I would like it.

Programming is a hobby as well as a profession for me. The programming languages I use at home are much more advanced then the ones I get to use professionally. This is frustrating at times.

more than 5 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

iwan-nl Re:Not in this economy. (1123 comments)

Thank you for taking the time to write such detailed corrections. It's greatly appreciated.

more than 5 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

iwan-nl Re:Got a question for adh0c... (1123 comments)

What the hell?

I don't think I've ever been compared to anything as horrible as "goatse guy" in my life. Was it anything I said in particular that triggered your wrath?

more than 5 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

iwan-nl Re:Not in this economy. (1123 comments)

Where I come from (Holland), experience is valued much higher than education. I started out as a junior webdesigner about 10 years ago. Then I landed a job as a sysop for a large scale J2EE platform. Now I design and implement service oriented integration solutions.

You might think that all sounds a bit "enterprisy", and you'd be right. If I could have it my way I would be writing Haskell or Python for a living. But never the less, I get to work on big, complicated, mostly interesting engineering projects without any kind of degree, and I don't think the job well is going to dry up any time soon, despite economic unrest.

The bad economy might even give you a competitive edge since you don't have large student loans to pay back, and can afford to work for a slightly lower wage.

more than 5 years ago

Urine Passes NASA Taste Test

iwan-nl Re:Neat (404 comments)

It has be hypothized the same thing could happen with hormonal contraceptives, ultimately causing infertility and thus the extinction of the human race.

It could be another pseudo-scientific rumor though... I didn't investigate.

more than 5 years ago


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