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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 a week 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 a week 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 a week 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 2 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 3 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 3 months 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)

about 5 months ago
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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"

about 5 months ago
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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

about 5 months ago
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Dart 1.0 Released

royallthefourth Re:Cross browser? (121 comments)

Maybe you don't "get" Google's Dart strategy. It's ActiveX all over again, but with more technical finesse.

about 5 months ago
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Dart 1.0 Released

royallthefourth Cross browser? (121 comments)

How is Dart cross browser? It only runs in Chrome. Does having a cross compiler to JS make it cross browser? That'd make any language cross browser, which is to stretch the definition to the point of meaninglessness.

Javascript isn't rocket science to use. You've just got to put in the effort to read a couple books to understand that it requires different design strategies from other OO languages. The scoping, prototypes, and events are actually really nice if you bother to learn how to use them properly.

about 5 months ago
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UK Town To Get Driverless 'Pods' Mixing With Pedestrians

royallthefourth Re:Bike & bikepaths anyone? (111 comments)

It's no problem for people in Copenhagen. Minneapolis also has a pretty big modal share for bikes, in American terms. The infrastructure and vehicles are cheap to build, take up little space, are far less deadly, and cause no air or noise pollution. I'd love to see bike infrastructure built up everywhere.

http://www.copenhagenize.com/2010/11/copenhagen-cycling-in-snow.html

about 5 months ago
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20-Somethings Think It's OK To Text and Answer Calls In Business Meetings

royallthefourth Texting? (453 comments)

No, I'm reading e-books on Safari so that this meeting isn't a total waste

about 6 months ago
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Larry Page and Sergey Brin Are Lousy Coders

royallthefourth The needs of the business (204 comments)

more interested in writing code that works than code that's maintainable

That's how business works in general. You want to write good code, but deadlines and shifting goalposts turn all your best plans into a swamp.

about 6 months ago
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Firefox 25 Arrives With Web Audio API Support, Guest Browsing On Android

royallthefourth Re:I'd care but... (144 comments)

More than 4 gig of memory is a waste for a browser.

Obviously you are not a serious Javascript experimenter! Now that we've got canvas, WebGL, web workers, and audio, there's plenty of memory intensive stuff we can do inside the browser. The only limiting factors that distinguish web pages from real applications nowadays are your understanding of Javascript and how shitty of a browser you're willing to target.

about 6 months ago

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Obama Administration Censors Nuclear Plant Failure

royallthefourth royallthefourth writes  |  more than 2 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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