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Comment: Re:Does it also apply to homes? (Score 1) 322

by 0xdeadbeef (#46823623) Attached to: Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

If someone who doesn't like me makes an "anonymous" call to 911 to report that I'm running meth lab in my garage, does that also give the cops the right to ransack my house looking for a meth lab?

Yes, if subsequent investigation leads them to believe you're running a meth lab, they'll get a warrant and ransack your meth lab.

Why the fuck are people acting like anonymous tips are a new thing? Do you actually believe they act on every tip and do so blindly? Does this magic 911 phone technology make it all too scary for you?

Comment: Silly citizen, only government can evidence (Score 1) 796

This is the same mentality of those people who are scared of Google Glass and go all Internet tough guy about what they'd do to people wearing one.

People who believe in pecking orders, ie. bullies, identify with authority, even if they rebel against it, and those in authority believe in pecking orders, and so see bullying as enforcing the natural order.

The unifying attribute of all people like this is that they are ashamed of themselves. Not in any way that might modify their beliefs or actions, but in a way that they blame others for their faults and react belligerently to anyone who might capture evidence of them. So of course they're going to punish the kid for recording.

Comment: Re:And yet they supported Obama (Score 4, Insightful) 564

by 0xdeadbeef (#46669511) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

Obama said that to get people like Eich to vote for him. After he was elected, he rightly threw them under the bus.

It must be terrible being bigots on the wrong side of history. No one gives you credit for standing up for what you believe in, all they think about is how you're the kind of douchebag who would take away something that costs you nothing but makes so many people so happy.

Comment: Re:Where does article say "not enough openings"? (Score 1) 161

by 0xdeadbeef (#46644771) Attached to: App Developers, It's Time For a Reality Check

However, the days of 2008 where one could put out 99 cent fart apps and rake in the cash, or the days of 2012 where one could put out a free-to-play, pay-to-win game are now behind us.

No more than a tiny fraction, perhaps a percent of a precent, of mobile developers were "raking in the cash" making novelty apps and pay to win games. The overwhelming majority of mobile developers had full time jobs writing software for established companies then, as they do now.

And it's funny that you mentioned embedded programming. Back in the PDA days it was considered embedded programming, so we'd hire anyone with embedded experience, whether it was microcontrollers, or set-top boxes, or cell phones, or what have you. It didn't really matter what you worked on, only that you knew how to write C code for a constrained environment and only thought about suicide when dealing with the overtly complicated toolchains.

Apple and Google made it too easy.

Comment: Re:I'd watch that for a dollar (Score 1) 465

You made a reference to Robocop, which I like, because I understand it, and Hunter S. Thompson, which I don't like, because I'm stupid and reading is hard.

This summary is bad and the article is bad and it would be only be funny if written by the people at And what does "downing their tools" mean? That sounds made up.

Comment: Re:Most undergrad educations are the same (Score 1) 127

by 0xdeadbeef (#46631351) Attached to: State Colleges May Offer Best ROI On Comp Sci Degrees

A degree from a real "Ivy" means fuck all to programmers. The only one with any relevance at all is Princeton. The CS and engineering "Ivies" are MIT and Stanford. After that there are about ten or so state schools plus CMU who lead the rankings and prestige. Most of the top 20 CS and engineering schools are state schools. Why are so many in this thread clueless about this?

But don't be absurdly egalitarian. The difference in those top schools and the rest is enormous. Most schools, public and private, that offer a CS degree are diploma mills.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 824

by 0xdeadbeef (#46598605) Attached to: Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

Yet you know there are only two outcomes for this:

Eich steps down and some people claim it was the employees standing up for what's right that made it happen, while other's whine about "McCarthyism" and "insubordination", but mostly it was the unflattering press attention that did it.


Eich doesn't quit and nothing happens to those who asked him to quit. Some of them quit, because they're mad, but there really isn't any negative consequence for any of them, because no one important will risk alienating the overwhelming majority of young talent by defending homophobia.

Comment: Re:A simple request. (Score 1) 623

by 0xdeadbeef (#46519129) Attached to: Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

Yup. You gotta call their bluff, or they'll just keep trying to get away with that shit. Russia needs it's nose bloodied, and if that ain't enough, have all its people incinerated in nuclear fire.

The earth will recover. Hell, humanity might even survive. Probably solve our global warming problem, too.

You can not get anything worthwhile done without raising a sweat. -- The First Law Of Thermodynamics