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Tech Companies Worried Over China's New Rules For Selling To Banks

reanjr Painted target (119 comments)

Those Chinese banks are going to be the target of a huge amount of hacking. It's like an invitation. We've built a way for you to take over our system. Please try and find it.

13 hours ago
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Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record

reanjr Re:Incredible! (199 comments)

I've tried many cheap versions of electronic chess, and most of them have no support for en passant (a couple don't have support for castling either). Not only that, but playing against other players, most people who play chess for recreation don't seem to know about an passant, anyway. So, let's call it's chess 2.0. Streamlined for the modern audience.

2 days ago
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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

reanjr Re:Really? Theory of Mind (219 comments)

Start with a precise explanation. If anyone is too ignorant to understand the precise explanation, they should speak up and ask questions. People who don't speak up; THEY have the problem communicating. Not the people explaining things.

about two weeks ago
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NetHack Development Team Polls Community For Advice On Unicode

reanjr The one true encoding (165 comments)

The answer is always UTF-8. It doesn't matter what project, or country, or language. Anything other than UTF-8 will cause completely avoidable problems. I wish more programmers would learn this rule, as it would make all our jobs easier.

about three weeks ago
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Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking

reanjr Re:Grinch is not a flaw - has no CVE!!! (118 comments)

I'm pretty sure Debian used to. I don't know if it still does. Ubuntu certainly does not.

about a month and a half ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

reanjr Re:To hell with taxis... (295 comments)

Depends on the market. Uber has very competitive rates in San Diego.

about a month and a half ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

reanjr Re:Just wondering (333 comments)

I don't know of any talented developer who is concerned about jobs going to India. Have you ever worked with foreign outsourcing? They make me feel MORE secure in my job.

about 2 months ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

reanjr Re:not quite (320 comments)

But those people are typically too poor to have high speed internet. They don't spend money. That's why everything is reality TV now. Anything else is too expensive to produce because the ad dollars just aren't there.

about 4 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

reanjr Re:Not where *I* work. (342 comments)

You want to tell an industry who constantly complains about a lack of talented workers than they should switch to a system where you hire twice as many workers to do the same work, and promise them this will somehow create even more available labor? Tough sell.

about 4 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

reanjr Re:Not where *I* work. (342 comments)

Perhaps no conspiracy, but I find it reasonable that the same effect could stem from a predisposition to look at "alpha male" types in a positive light, and "beta male" types in a negative light. Given identical misogynistic behavior, I feel like the "beta male" type is much more likely to be branded a creep or asshole, while the "alpha male" type is much more likely to be assessed with something like "boys will be boys".

about 4 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

reanjr Re:Bullshit. (342 comments)

Any job where you are treated poorly sucks. That's when you find a new job. In my 12 years in this industry I've never been in an environment where women were treated differently in any significant manner.

Now isolation is a concern, but in this industry that applies to blacks and Hispanics way more than women. I feel isolated at companies that want me to be friends with all my coworkers. I don't blame the company, or its hiring policies, or the gregarious people who work there. I blame bad luck at being in a sub-optimal situation, and rely on myself to fix it. At some point, it's up to the individual to get over their own issues.

about 4 months ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

reanjr Re:This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (135 comments)

I can't tell you how much of my purchased music disappeared after switching to iTunes. I had always used Dropbox for my music. But when I switched to iTunes, files would go missing all the time, and because there was absolutely no HDD organization I could never figure out what was missing. Instead I stopped using iTunes and the problem disappeared.

iTunes is a bloated, buggy, unusable piece of shit. If you don't buy into doing things exactly how Steve tells you to, everything falls apart.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

reanjr Re:List the STL? Seriously? (479 comments)

If you're looking for someone with STL experience who is expected to be up to speed and generating good, idiomatic code, then these types of questions can help weed out people who know C++, but don't have a lot of practical experience with the type of code your company wants. It's not the best interview question, but it's not terrible, either. Unless they expect you to actually list every single one. If you can spout off array, vector, and deque; that's a pretty good start.

about 4 months ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

reanjr Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (210 comments)

Choosing water's freezing and boiling points is ALSO fairly arbitrary.

about 5 months ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

reanjr Re:Government doesn't get it. (184 comments)

If that's the case, then perhaps they should start putting more Canadian shows on Netflix. I watch lots of Canadian shows on Hulu and Vudu, but Netflix seems to have a dearth of them.

about 5 months ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

reanjr Re:hmmm (137 comments)

we have a guy who wears a mouse head, dances, and hits "play" and gets paid major for using other peoples music

At some point, you may want to look up the difference between a producer and DJ.

about 5 months ago
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Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina

reanjr Re:Probably just never stopped growing. (85 comments)

Sure, but dinosaurs aren't reptiles, so not sure what relevance that has. Now if an ostrich continued to grow throughout its life, or perhaps a chicken...

about 5 months ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

reanjr Re:What about Confidence (243 comments)

Telling a smart kid they are smart is good for confidence. Telling a dumb kid they are smart sets them up for failure.

about 5 months ago

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