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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

ttucker Re:Obj-C (310 comments)

You just quoted 106 characters to accomplish the following simple task:

print "Hello, World\n";

That's 23 characters to accomplish the same task, but the core issue isn't even really the character count alone. It's the verbosity combined with the requirement that an object be explicitly constructed to perform something that is a fundamentally procedural task.

So all of Java is garbage, because it is not enough like a scripting language?

You liking Python better is not a good enough reason for Java to be dismissed as trash, and it hardly justifies claiming it is worse than C++, of all the verbose garbage languages.

Try Groovy.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

ttucker Re:Obj-C (310 comments)

public class HelloWorld { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println("Hello, World"); } }

So what? It is bad for writing three line programs?

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

ttucker Re:Obj-C (310 comments)

and I definitely prefer all of these languages to Java.

Probably safe to ignore everything else he said too...

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

ttucker Re:Convenient? For whom? (294 comments)

My system boots considerably faster with UEFI...

about a month ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

ttucker Re:Women interested in inane social bullshit. (579 comments)

Women more interested in inane social bullshit than actually learning about world history, politics, technology, industry, the arts and sciences?

Color me shocked!

More like, women more interested in using sites with good interfaces and less assholes?!? Go back to Wikipedia dickhead.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

ttucker Re:HR? What HR? (278 comments)

How much MORE valuable is YOUR time, to THEIRS?

They want the job, so in this case sehryan's time is immeasurably more important in the relationship. Perhaps when the economy changes, and there are less applicants than positions, things will need to change.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

ttucker They are a test. (278 comments)

If you can not put up with a BS online job application from Target, how could you ever possibly work for Target?!? Supposedly the best way to get hired, is to answer all of the questions as if you were Ned Flanders. Hard working and honest, but not too ambitious, compliant.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

ttucker Standard Elitist C Bullshit (637 comments)

CS students who primarily learn Java are inferior because they don't have to deal with memory management as they would if they used C.

This is snobbery at its best. Pay attention in computer architecture class, you will be fine.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

ttucker Re:who not whom. (209 comments)

I care. Language cries when you abuse it like that. It makes me sad. Think of the small words!

Criticizing grammar is a favorite pastime of the uninspired, unintelligent, or generally vapid mind. Teach an English class, or stfu.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

ttucker Re:who not whom. (209 comments)

Submitter should use smaller words. He's trying to swim in the deep end ("whom", "wrought") when he's barely ready for the kiddy pool.

Amazingly, even in light of this new information, nobody cares. Nobody even cares that you are an asshole. Nobody cares. Just, go back to your basement.

about 2 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

ttucker Re: Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

No need. I have this newfangled feature called "sources.list."

That file barely tells you where the repositories are. The main question still remains, where did the programs actually come from, who compiled them, and why do you trust any of the parties involved?

I trust the Ubuntu repositories much more than any app store, but the principle is similar... they could conceivably contain malicious code.

about 2 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

ttucker Re:Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

Even a Java plugin exploit requires some level of social engineering to convince the user to visit the attack page.

about 2 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

ttucker Re:Misconception (122 comments)

I think XP users are in trouble too, and there is not much to save them.

about 2 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

ttucker Re:Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

Have you ever actually asked where the software in repositories comes from?

about 2 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

ttucker Re:Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

Well unless you have configured your *nix box to automatically privilege and run windows executables somehow, using a real OS is probably sufficient to stop this attack.

You are trying to say that users needing to type chmod +x ./latest_flash_player_youtube.sh , is sufficient protection to prevent end users from running things they shouldn't....

Ransomware is not prevalent in Linux, but again, it is absurdly naive to think that it couldn't, or that the OS is doing much to prevent it. Again, end user education is key, regardless of OS. Implying to under-informed users that OSX is magically secure against cryptoware, is a recipe for disaster.

about 2 months ago
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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

ttucker Re:Angler PC malware? (122 comments)

How is it you manages to not once mention Microsoft Windows in that whole article? How does the Critroni ransomware get onto the victim’s PC in the first place?

Most of this shit is installed by tricking the user with phishing style emails and general social engineering to download attachments. Certainly zero day stuff is a goldmine for malware, but under-informed end users are much more consistently available. The stuff that cryto ransom software holds hostage is heavily concentrated in the user's home directory, so no privilege escalation is required. It is good to be proud of your operating system of choice, but it is smug to think that Linux/OSX/BSD/Solaris will do anything technical to protect from such an attack.

about 2 months ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

ttucker Re:Level 3 - start pulling cards (390 comments)

The problem is that most end users are suck being fucked by whatever broadband monopoly services their house. While this would enrage customers at Verizon, their voices would be of little consequence... everybody involved knows they are stuck.

about 2 months ago
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Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River

ttucker Re:They used to build them in Renton (187 comments)

Hiring workers that can read costs more. Considering none of the workers I dealt with at their plant in SC were able to read, of course they're cheaper. Hiring drooling moron six grade drop-outs is cheaper. Of course what isn't cheaper is all of the rework that is done. Because of the difficult job required due to the massive mistakes made by the idiots in SC, the rework must all be done by union workers. They are the only people in the world skilled enough to successfully fix the problems.

Sounds like they need to hire a Slashdot Anonymous Coward to be the CEO!

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

ttucker Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

The MySQL PDO driver was not in active development until PHP 5.3. Existing code using proprietary database drivers is not magically fixed by the existence of PDO. I think a lot more respect would be gained by admitting there was a problem, and talking about why PHP will be good to use in the future.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

ttucker Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

Web languages are nothing without their libraries, so the lack of a unified database driver interface (until rather recently) is a noteworthy problem with PHP.

about 3 months ago

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