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Comment: Re:They don't want to up the ante for experience (Score 3, Interesting) 292

by Ateocinico (#49217133) Attached to: Do Tech Companies Ask For Way Too Much From Job Candidates?

You show the point. They don't want to pay. They want someone who is gullible. And that reduces to someone who is as young and inexperienced as possible with the minimum required knowledge. The long list is for lowering the applicant self esteem and make her/him believe that she/he hit the jackpot if hired.

Comment: Re:Cutting features and old syntax? (Score 1) 427

by Ateocinico (#47712685) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

In physics simulations, cad, rendering, etc, C is too low level and lua is too slow. High complexity is inherent to those fields and you can not foretell what abstractions you need in your language. That is the reason for classes and templates. Complex numbers and arrays are simple to implement as native types, they have been native to fortran for decades. Also writing fast and parallelizable number crunching applications that work over complex and dynamic data is one of the reasons for languages like C++. The sole comparison of gnu numeric library to eigen or armadillo is enough evidence.

Comment: Re:another language shoved down your throat (Score 4, Insightful) 415

by Ateocinico (#47411207) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

And for that reason python is good for a first course, as it forces the students to indent. I am tired of lazy students that don't indent, and then complain why their code doesn't seem to follow the intended flow. It is hard to teach good habits and practices. And any help, specially from the programming languages, is welcome.

+ - Unisys phasing out decades-old mainframe processor for x86->

Submitted by angry tapir
angry tapir (1463043) writes "Unisys is phasing out its decades-old mainframe processor. The chip is used in some of Unisys' ClearPath flagship mainframes, but the company is moving to Intel's x86 chips in Libra and Dorado servers in the ClearPath line. The aging CMOS chip will be "sunsetted" in Libra servers by the end of August and in the Dorado line by the end of 2015. Dorado 880E and 890E mainframes will use the CMOS chip until the servers are phased out, which is set to happen by the end of 2015."
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Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.