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Full Details Uncovered on Chinese Tianhe-2 Supercomputer

luke923 Re:Max Power (56 comments)

The Taiwanese will take it down shortly.

about a year ago
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Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

luke923 Re:Move out to the woods (339 comments)

Yeah, that's the problem with guys like the PubMatic guy -- they whine and complain to the government and news outlets that there aren't enough developers in the world. Then, all of a sudden, the media starts putting out stories about a tech shortage, and how salaries for people in tech are on the rise. Meanwhile, the government starts enticing students who lack the aptitude and critical thinking to be able to perform well in software to get degrees in computer science they have no reason having in the first place. So, what happens? More and more kids, with dollar signs in their eyes, enroll in their local universities in order to get a computer science degree. Getting a computer science degree is fine and dandy, but what the market ends up doing is create an oversupply of technical labor; so, you end up having a guy who isn't interested in development in the first place get a piece of paper that's worthless to him since that degree isn't as hot as it was when he first started college. Of course, this gets magnified hundreds of thousands of times over to the point of bubble proportions, but that doesn't matter since PHB at PubMatic has a need right now, and damn the world to Hades if the government and society can't wipe his ass for him.

about a year ago
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Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

luke923 Re:"Most employers?" "More than enough?" WTF! (339 comments)

Yeah, I've worked with a number of programmers at ad agencies who would tell me straight to my face, "I don't need to know math in order to write code!." Come to think of it, there might be something to Kirk McDonald's statement: PubMatic only wants "muppet(s) with a technical degree," and not someone capable of logical and analytical thought. If your employees can't think for themselves, they certainly aren't gonna question the horrible way you manage your company.

about a year ago
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Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

luke923 Re:Careful. Monefield ahead (339 comments)

Yeah, back in the day, I used to kick ass in monesweeper. I would get high score and everything!

about a year ago
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Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

luke923 Re:Let me guess (339 comments)

He card read good! (Wow! Two Simpsons' references in the same day? Strange)

about a year ago
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Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

luke923 Re:Look at what they're hiring. (339 comments)

So, what you're saying is that PubMatic used to do business under the name of CompuGlobalHyperMegaNet before Microsoft bought them out.

about a year ago
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Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

luke923 Re:Basic html and css (339 comments)

BTW, you forgot to mention that there should be copious amounts of eval() littered throughout his code -- sometimes requiring an eval() to invoke another eval(). Ad code has to be the most sloppily written code ever.

about a year ago
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Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

luke923 Re:Basic html and css (339 comments)

I agree with the AC -- it's a self-executing function, and the parenthesis is supposed to close out before you pass your params into it.

about a year ago
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Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

luke923 Re:Basic html and css (339 comments)

You must work for Microsoft...

about a year ago
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ORBX.js: 1080p DRM-Free Video and Cloud Gaming Entirely In JavaScript

luke923 Re:bloat (103 comments)

It was already bloated before it went the OS route.

about a year ago
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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

luke923 Re:multiply (308 comments)

Or, 41.32 Mr. Fusions.

about a year ago
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Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights

luke923 Re:Touch down for common sense! (207 comments)

I'm sure LucasFilm does, which is why Motorola has to pay a license fee to use the term "Droid" for their Android phones. Also, I'm sure Cisco disagrees as well, since Apple pays a license fee for iOS. Granted, the latter is more an issue of trademark, but I'm sure a five-letter work classifies as a name or short phrase that was contained in a publicly-accessible work.

about a year and a half ago
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Engineers Build "Self-Healing" Chips Capable of Repairing Themselves

luke923 Real Genius? (68 comments)

After reading CalTech and high-powered lasers, I could only think of a ragtag team of students like Mitch Taylor, Chris Knight, and Lazlo Hollyfeld implanting a two-way transceiver into Kent's dental work in order to thwart Hathaway's plans to embezzle funds from the DoD.

about a year and a half ago
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A New Version of MS Office Every 90 Days

luke923 Re:It'll depend on breakage (292 comments)

They're not doing it wrong -- they're doing it because they can! If MSFT didn't want to worry about an end user (who might happen to be a Fortune 500 client buying an unlimited site license) writing an Excel macro or a program in VBA, these features should have never been included with Office in the first place. So, MSFT will have to support these features or provide compelling enough reasons for their customer base (via more compelling reasons) to migrate to a new version and move their real "programming" outside of Office.

BTW, if you want to know why alot of corporate clients have codebase inside of Office applications, read my sig.

about a year and a half ago
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A New Version of MS Office Every 90 Days

luke923 Re:Horse Shit (292 comments)

Who says there's anything left for Microsoft to do? What if the Office Suite is so near perfect that is impossible to innovate?

I'm sure they can find ways to improve Clippy or something tertiary in importance.

And why should anyone in their right (or left) mind accept the argument that customers who don't see sufficient value in upgrading are responsible for holding the Gods of Programming from there annointed purpose of innovation?

Because they're "DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!."

about a year and a half ago
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The U.S. minimum wage should be

luke923 Re:You mean minimum taxable wage (1106 comments)

Eventually, what will end up happening is we'll get to a point where every person will end up on a 1099 -- eventually making each person his/her own boss in the eyes of the law. Unfortunately, what will happen is all those people will see what the tax burden that he/she will have to incur due to those laws and start to revolt; either this, or the people in America are just plain stupid. I just hope that grocery baggers start getting angry when they see, after getting converted to 1099, that they have to pay half of their $10/hr. check to the government. Sure, a large number of rich people are greedy; so are every not-so-rich person who screams that the rich aren't paying their fair share even though the lion's share of the tax bill comes out of the pockets of the top 1%. Unfortunately, neither groups are as greedy as the government. I agree that the less-fortunate need help; however, having politicians skimming billions off the top for the sake of wealth distribution is an inefficient mechanism.

about a year and a half ago
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The U.S. minimum wage should be

luke923 Re:25% of the median wage (1106 comments)

Making employers pay more for employees won't mean there's less work to do, and employers hire based off of how much work there is to do, not based on how much extra money they have in their pocket. You remove transportation costs and such. The economy won't suddenly implode when people make more money -- the worst that will happen is faster inflation, which really only hurts the rich if the minimum wage is tied to a decent metric.

First of all, no company purely hires "based off of how much work there is to do" since many small businesses run on razor-thin profit margins and most publicly-traded companies need to improve profitability in order to appease shareholders; so, companies who are forced into situations where their costs go up all of a sudden do two things -- a) lay a bunch of people off in order to stay solvent, or b) raise prices in order to keep pace with increased costs. Secondly, you're right about inflation, but you're wrong in thinking it "only hurts the rich" since all they will do is increase prices in order to assure the same level of profit. Meanwhile, the guys at the bottom still can't afford to make ends meet because costs of food, gas, rent, and all other necessities go up due to the inflation caused by a minimum wage that only supposed to hurt the rich. Of course, the Left then complains that the rich get richer while the poor stay poorer; that, then, leads politicians to pass another increase in minimum wage for the sake of fairness, which then leads to a combination of more layoffs and more inflation, which leads to the Left to complain again about the rich getting richer while the poor stay poorer, which leads to another increase in minimum wage, which leads to more layoffs and inflation, which leads to...

about a year and a half ago

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