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The New PHP

otc-lame self created problems (254 comments)

A few years ago, PHP had several large frameworks (e.g. CakePHP, CodeIgniter, and so on). Each framework was an island and provided its own implementation of features commonly found in other frameworks.

More like frameworks deliberately exist to create islands with their own implementation of features commonly found in the language itself:

and on, and on, and on...

The headline should read, "Derps fall for new patchwork to solve self-inflicted fracturing problem, film at 11"

about a year ago

Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

otc-lame Re:In before... (321 comments)

However this opens the door to Christians taking down Atheist videos, Atheist taking down Christian videos, Islamic taking down Jewish videos, Jews taking down Islamic videos, $cientologists taking down Subgenius videos, Subgenii taking down $cientology videos and Anonymous taking down any server that displeases them.

No, it doesn't. Did you even read the summary? I mean no one reads the article, but at least read the summary ffs. The actress was duped, it's being taken down on the basis that it's a misuse of her image. That doesn't open the door for any damn thing. Sickening that the post got modded insightful.

about a year ago

The Phone Dragnet That Caught the World's Top Drug Lord

otc-lame Re:What I get from this (62 comments)

is that traditional investigative work functions to capture people, and not indiscriminate collection of meta data.

But just think of how quickly they could've caught teh evil turrrists if they had everyone's phone info! Then they wouldn't have had to go through all of those steps to get the one guy they wanted! See, it's a budget-saver too, and we all know the budget is out of control. Problem solved.

about a year ago

Will Peggy the Programmer Be the New Rosie the Riveter?

otc-lame this is how I know we have equality already (333 comments)

Everything in the summary is just as true for men/boys as it is for women/girls. We all know the shortage is a farce. At the same time, we actually would benefit from STEAM education, in the olden days they just used to call it education.

about a year ago

Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

otc-lame You wouldn't want to join them would you? (500 comments)

So if a cop wants to search without a warrant, just arrest one person, then tell the remaining one, "well we could haul you downtown too, or you can give us consent, and we'll leave you out of it"...yeah that's an awesome precedent.

about a year ago

Horseshoe Crabs Are Bled Alive To Create an Unparalleled Biomedical Technology

otc-lame Re:Rabbits were used first (159 comments)

One last bit of trivia: this isn't really news. I mean, I obviously find it cool, but seriously, 1960 was the discovery. Beta isn't bad enough, now they're altering the content too?

Perhaps they're trying to steal this awesome column from hackaday. I really wish they'd quite trying to make slashdot into something it's not...

about a year ago

Netflix Blinks, Will Pay Comcast For Network Access

otc-lame Re:Internet access should be a socialized service (520 comments)

Communications is so critical that the US Constitution writes in the Postal service as part of it.

and interestingly 225 years later we are still arguing about the very same implementation details For example:

Col: Mason was for limiting the power to the single case of Canals. He was afraid of monopolies of every sort, which he did not think were by any means already implied by the Constitution as supposed by Mr. Wilson.

Sounds like exactly what happened when we began to "grant charters of incorporation where the interest of the U.S. might require" anyway...

about a year ago

The Neuroscience of Computer Programming

otc-lame Re:Programming is a form of writing (161 comments)

I agree with this whole-heartedly. Interestingy, what is my process for writing a research paper, while the same as my process for writing a coding project, is not at all what my English teacher would've liked.

about a year ago


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