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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

royallthefourth If your system really matters (223 comments)

Implement two factor authentication. It's not hard program nowadays and it makes your login system far more resilient to password related fuckups from your users.

about a month ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

royallthefourth Re:I hate this strategy of justifying exploitation (164 comments)

A job is done correctly iff the guy in charge is happy with his job done correctly.

This is a reliable way to fuck up a software project

about a month ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

royallthefourth Re:Suckers (164 comments)

You've got it all wrong. Programmers and artists get to keep all the love, while the owners of the company get to keep all the money. It's a win-win.

about a month ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

royallthefourth Re:Repeat after me... (315 comments)

Sure, but a programmer that doesn't know CSS is pretty limited!

about 4 months ago
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Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public

royallthefourth Re:Not anonymously available (95 comments)

Surely you realize that scanning and creating a workable computer index of this material is a huge task

about 5 months ago
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Samsung Apologizes For Workers' Leukemia

royallthefourth Cue typical Slashdot response (150 comments)

"If they don't like cancer, they're free to find another job!"

about 6 months ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

royallthefourth Re:get rid of salary pay / make it have a high lev (477 comments)

If there's no money in fast food, where did such a quantity of restaurants come from? Why is so much spent on advertising and infrastructure? It's huge!

about 8 months ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

royallthefourth Re:get rid of salary pay / make it have a high lev (477 comments)

See what that gets you after a few years when your salary has effectively dropped 5% due to raises failing to keep pace with inflation. Where do you turn when all the jobs in town are shit and your pay is stagnating? There's not always an individual option available.

At that point, the only option left will be collective action against the company. The only question remaining is how long it will take for tech workers to pull their heads out of their asses and realize that half of them will never afford retirement at the current pace of things.

about 8 months ago
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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

royallthefourth Re:get rid of salary pay / make it have a high lev (477 comments)

In the 1980's, IBM (among others) invested lots of money to have legislation passed that makes programmers, engineers, and sysadmins into "salaried professionals" so that they wouldn't have to pay overtime.

The only way that could possibly be reversed is a group larger and more powerful than the owners of tech companies fighting to reverse it; that is to say, the organized tech workers will have fight for our own standard of living. We won't be able to do that until we are actually organized, though. Perhaps the sporadically striking fast food workers who were previously thought to be powerless can set an example for us.

about 8 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

royallthefourth Pizza place (322 comments)

Like many others, I had several shitty jobs during college. One of those jobs was delivering pizzas for Papa John's. Running in the office of our store was a desktop computer with some really locked-down Linux on it that was limited to running some awful console program and a PDF viewer.

about 9 months ago
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Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

royallthefourth the moral of the story (448 comments)

like so many other articles, this just seems like another reminder to never ever use godaddy

about 10 months ago
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Real-Time Face Substitution in Javascript

royallthefourth Re:Node.js (63 comments)

How will you take a picture and send it to the server without JS in the browser? Not to mention how much bandwidth that would use...

about a year ago
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Microsoft Adds Node.js Support To Visual Studio

royallthefourth Re:Stop with JavaScript (197 comments)

it's so great that it'll allow you to just decide to use some member variable somewhere without declaring it

Undeclared variables are implicitly global. A code inspector will warn you about mistakes like that!

there's no way to know the type of a variable

It should be clear from the way it's used or by the documentation (if it exists). This is true of not only Javascript, but every dynamic language. If that's not good enough, use one of the readily-available and straightforward debuggers. Another quick approach is to just console.log(var)

1 year,5 days
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Microsoft Adds Node.js Support To Visual Studio

royallthefourth Re:Stop with JavaScript (197 comments)

"please don't make me learn how to use Javascript properly"

1 year,5 days
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Skype Is Evaluating Adding Typing Suppression Feature

royallthefourth Clicker (77 comments)

Let's see how it deals with my IBM model M keyboard

1 year,12 days

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Obama Administration Censors Nuclear Plant Failure

royallthefourth royallthefourth writes  |  more than 3 years ago

royallthefourth writes "

the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant suffered a "catastrophic loss of cooling" to one of its idle spent fuel rod pools on 7 June after this plant was deluged with water caused by the historic flooding of the Missouri River

See the article for more."
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