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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

tigersha Re:Modula-3 FTW! (488 comments)

Agreed. There are many corporate shops who have long-running codebases written in Delphi that works just fine.

I once had an offer for some temporary contracting on a project at a company close to here. I looked at Delphi and declined the job. Nothing wrong with Delphi, I was just not used to the tools and felt they would have better value for money with an experienced Delphi programmer.

Delphi and C++ (and LISP and Ruby and Java and Python) are good for different things. Sure, there is a lot of overlap but I would not write an FFT in LISP anymore than I would write a website backend in Assembler.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

tigersha Re:Modula-3 FTW! (488 comments)

No rather than teaching my kids to eat with their hands I teach them to use proper tools, like cutlery. I can just recommend it, significantly less of a mess.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

tigersha Re:Modula-3 FTW! (488 comments)

Or a problem of an arrogant nerd who thinks syntax highlighting editors is for arty-farty types

5 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

tigersha What setup? (223 comments)

Premiere Pro and FCP on MACOS/X

And the OSS freaks forgot about things like Motion, After Effects, Logic Pro (and a very large community of audio and synth plugins) that goes with media production. Video editing is just the tip of the iceberg.

If I want a Unix box I will just use one. What is this zeal to Linuxify everything? Mac is very good at Media editing. And it IS a Unix box, and yes, I do spend most of my life on a command line.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

tigersha Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

Where the hell do you people live? I live in Germany (in a medium sized town). The local kids all walk around, ride around and they as 10-12 years old. No one cares. My kid is 5. She can't walk to kindergarten, but the kids that are 6 walk there. In a group of 2. Alone. Over a major road at that. A mile. Up a hill. In winter. No-one cares.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

tigersha Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

"the mother said she does not want the child and the father supports her".

My wife is a obstretician, we have had 2 children, I was at both births and one thing your hear from her, her colloeagues and the midwife is "Never listen to anything a woman says while she is in labor". I can attest to this :)

about two weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

tigersha Re:Before reading TFA ... (245 comments)

script type="spoken/english" would be more interesting

about three weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

tigersha Re:Jesus Christ (245 comments)

Damn shame, we would all be better off if PHP gets shot in the pre-title sequence

about three weeks ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

tigersha Re:Fine! (420 comments)

If you like wordstar, install joe on Linux. It has the same commands. Which is why, after 30 years, I am still using it to edit things when I am in a command shell. I hate Unix machines where only vi is installed. joe forever!

On my Desktop I do use sublime text and sometimes TextMate

about 1 month ago
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New Paper Claims Neutrino Is Likely a Faster-Than-Light Particle

tigersha Meetup last week (142 comments)

For those interested in time travel, the inaugural meeting of the International Time Travel Association will be held at the Perimeter
Institute last Tuesday at 20:00.

about a month ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

tigersha K Cups?? (270 comments)

Hell, C-Cups are already enough for me!

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Objective C Vs. Swift For a New iOS Developer?

tigersha The language is not relevant (211 comments)

The API is. By faaaaaaaaaar the most work is going to be to learn all the NS_xxx classes and how you write and plug together an IOS app. The language on which this is built is small in comparison. The libraries and APIs and things that you manipulate is where the action is.

Same goes for Java. the Java APIs are waay more work than Java, the language. If you learn Groovy or Clujure, which both run on the Java platform, you still need to learn the APIs or you won't achieve much.

And so on for Ruby and any other language.

That said, I would shoot for Swift if I was a beginnner.

about 2 months ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

tigersha Re:Python (291 comments)

No, Java was very heavily influenced by RoR. Before DHH said "Screw Java" J2EE was a seriously bad, complex mess. After lots of people went to RoR because it is such a PITA to write J2Ee (I was one) a lot of simplyfying went into J2EE which improved it.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

tigersha MacOS/X (267 comments)

BSD-Based, supports everything you want, great hardware...

about 2 months ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

tigersha Re: 510kph is airliner speed? (419 comments)

And you also have to schlep out to Hamburg's airport, which takes 30 minutes. And check-in. Which takes another 30 minutes.

In München Franz-Josef-Strauss airport is about 40 minutes per train from the inner city. Which means you have ore than an hour to your final destination.

So that took about 2.5 hours + the hour flight. Sure a bit faster, but much, much more hassle.

about 2 months ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

tigersha Re:Please wait here. (419 comments)

This is the case, yes. As afar as I recall the noise has something to do with a shockwave when the trains enters or exits a tunnel.

Tunnels and shockwaves are also the reason the high-speed trains are pressurised. Deutsche Bahn (who also runs 300+ kph trains) advertised a while ago for a physicist who is an expert on shock waves.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Goes After Oracle (Again) With New Aurora Database

tigersha Re:What's the Difference? (102 comments)

Look at the value of an actual business. The hardware on which the database runs is cheap. The data is the product of all the work of all the people who worked there for the last 10-15 years, in the case of companies that do not manufacture things. Do you really think thay paying a couple of thousand Dollars even compensates for that? If you pay an average worked 60000 per year, and you have 200 of them, that is a 1.2 mil per year, and over ten years you gave out 120 million bucks. In comparison to that, the datastorage container is a joke.

My father had a one man business (a drugstore). He once moanes about eh price he had to pay for replacing his borked backup tape drive. Until I pointed out that if his HDD fails without a backup HE WILL LOSE HIS BUSINESS. He saw the light real quick.

Oracle is the same for medium to large businesses.

about 3 months ago

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tigersha tigersha writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tigersha (151319) writes "I am the boss of a young lad who worked for me for a few years as an intern. He is about to graduate with a degree in computer science and I would like to give him a book as present. Does not have to be CS. Any suggestions?"

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