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Ask Slashdot: No-Install Programming At Work?

lynnae Re:Notepad++, Don't want to use installer? (386 comments)

There's a big difference between the common practice of "you no install" and running usb security software.

The only place I've worked that locked out any writable device was a place where PID was handled. No one would go through that kind of hassle without needing to.

luckily, we could still charge off the USB ports ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: No-Install Programming At Work?

lynnae Re:Learn it on your own time (386 comments)

that is one weird comparison.

wondering if they meant vbscript?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: No-Install Programming At Work?

lynnae Re:Don't listen to the amateurs. (386 comments)

but, don't ya know, all "real" programmers must know and profess their undying love of C.

/cough
//don't care much for PhP, simply because of how easy it is to have a badly secured website and how low the pay for a PhP developer is

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: No-Install Programming At Work?

lynnae Re:Uhh (386 comments)

dear god and if that was the actual wording, they could say they own anything you do in your off time as well. /keep my work, and my 'play' very separate

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook: Legal Action Against Employers Asking For Your Password

lynnae Re:But now... (504 comments)

I believe that's the point

If an employer is so cavalier with personally identifiable information that they would ask for your password to a social media site, they probably can't be trusted to keep your employment records, including your SS and your bank information, secure either.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Getting Feedback On Programming?

lynnae bit of reading (196 comments)

If you haven't been taught, or feel you haven't been taught, enough about coding conventions (god knows I wasn't), try reading Clean Code by Robert Martin and also Refactoring by Martin Fowler.

A good knowledge of design patterns is also very useful to cultivate. It makes problems easier to handle and solutions faster to devise.

more than 2 years ago
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The Unspoken Rules of Open Source Hardware

lynnae Re:Christ, do they form a drum circle too? (64 comments)

mate, assuming you think I'm responding to you,oddly enough, I'm not silly enough to quote back on myself and swear at someone while pretending to be anonymous.

/sigh

more than 2 years ago
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The Unspoken Rules of Open Source Hardware

lynnae Re:Christ, do they form a drum circle too? (64 comments)

Rant on. I read that hoping for some interesting discussion of how open source hardware filters down to users. Enabling people to build better, and innovate quicker, and all I got was some weird manifesto about how no one is doing it right except the few people this guy knows.

more than 2 years ago
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Foreign Data Unsafe From US Patriot Act, Says American Law Firm

lynnae expanding FATCA (328 comments)

So, bascially they take took FATCA and expanded the idea to get a worldwide power to get data on anyone. nice.

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How To Get Developers To Document Code

lynnae code documents itself (545 comments)

I prefer the theory that well developed code is it's own documentation. (believe this comes from reading a lot from Uncle Bob)

Crud loads of javadoc/msdn like documents aren't as effective as readable code and a few real world examples.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Freemium Doesn't Work

lynnae Re:Free2play in games... (321 comments)

In the gaming world you hear of committed players customers spending $100's every month on a fairly rudimentary games as opposed to the $15/month charged by the few remaining subscription games.

... or as opposed to those who play well made online games that have no subscription and a one off fee like Guild Wars.
or games like Anarchy and Ryzom which are both free, totally, for vary large portion of the game.

the small amount of people who rack up debt to farmville are very odd ducks indeed. I don't think any subscription system would save them from their own madness.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Touchscreen Device For the Elderly?

lynnae Re:Get an iPad (155 comments)

My mother did the same and still loves her iPad.

However there are considerations that need to be made, especially the ergonomics issues that have been posted.
And also, a iPad requires either an internet connection, or a computer to connect it to (with an internet connection). I'm not sure if a computer running iTunes is required to do a first time boot with the new iPad/iOS anymore, but you do need one in order to update it. The OP said an internet connection was unnecessary, but it would still need to exist to use an iPad, and possibly a computer as well.

I don't know if iTunes requires a debit/credit card either, that could be an issue with someone who's quite elderly.

OP, is there any way you can borrow an iPad and see if it's feasible to your grandmother?

more than 2 years ago
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How Google's Autonomous Vehicles Work

lynnae Re:But... (295 comments)

unless your car is very old, it still has a ECU and possibly a programmable ECU

Maybe I missed the part in the article where the car's OS was open to internet, so how would it be vulnerable to virus in a way that a programmable ECU isn't?

more than 2 years ago
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Mojolicious 2.0: Modern Perl For the Web

lynnae pretty? (132 comments)

I've never understood exactly what people mean by "pretty" when it comes to code.

I assumed it meant easier to read but longer to write, but looking over some comments here, is it used as a synonym for "made it easier?"

I mean, I find perl ugly but only because I can't read it very well. Otherwise I find it elegant.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook: the Law Says You Can't Have Your Data

lynnae Re:I'm really sick of this trend (165 comments)

how would it be detrimental the the job process then if you didn't have a facebook page.
The employer asks to see it, you say "I don't have one", then what, they accuse you of lying?

more than 2 years ago
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WoW To Add Avenue For Real-Money Gold Buying

lynnae Re:Going back on their word (197 comments)

I killed my wow account over a year ago. I'll skip the bit where I add my credentials

we can all go back and forth about who does what to whom and who needs what in order to complete x, however, my comments weren't warcraft specific. I personally think there are many issues with the "current state of MMOs" and damned if I know how to fix them.

There's a "gimme more more more, faster faster faster" attitude in most of the MMOs I've played that really start to drain the fun out it quite quickly.

more than 2 years ago
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WoW To Add Avenue For Real-Money Gold Buying

lynnae Re:Going back on their word (197 comments)

gold buying can be disheartening. I'm not saying it always is, but in many cases running end game content means you need either the ingame gold to buy the consumables or the time and alts to farm all your own.

If you don't have the time and alts, and if the market for end game consumables has been inflated by gold buying, then you really are down to few choices if you want to continue on in the game.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Standard Software Development Environments?

lynnae Re:keeping up with the world (362 comments)

don't worry mate, if your place of employment isn't working towards best practices and is happy treading water, I, and it looks like most here, wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pool.

more than 2 years ago

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