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Comment: Re:I still wonder how people in the Internet world (Score 1) 120

Because reaching your customers directly is hard. If it was easy, nobody would sign up for these services. Its especially hard for a small business like these- you expect them not only to be master craftsmen, but master marketers, master SEOs, and master businessmen as well? And do all of it in the span of a working day? Not exactly realistic. Now alternatives competing on margin- that can and will happen. Amazon isn't even the first here. Some of them, like ANgie's list, are paid for by monthly subscriptions.

Comment: Re:Utility vs. freedom (Score 4, Insightful) 114

by AuMatar (#49286987) Attached to: Stanford Study Credits Lack of Non-Competes For Silicon Valley's Success

Great. Then you don't mind if I take a hit out on your life? I mean, its just a contract, the fact its to kill someone doesn't outweigh my liberty to enter into it, does it?

Congratulations, you've just said the stupidest thing I've ever read on the internet. That includes "Where does babby come from".

Comment: Re:Only on some... (Score 1) 155

by AuMatar (#49279781) Attached to: White House Proposal Urges All Federal Websites To Adopt HTTPS

THey have a careers subpage. I would be willing to bet its got a form or two, and that's *very* personal info. I would also be willing to bet there's internal pages hosted on that website with logins.

Besides that, HTTPS would protect what pages you're visiting (even if plaintext knowing you're going to pages on, say worker's comp benefits is private information) allowing packet sniffers to only know what server you're hitting and not the exact page.

Remember- its not always what's on the page, its the fact you went to a specific page too.

There is absolutely no reason to use HTTP for anything. Encrypting the connection costs very little, prevents you from having stupid mistakes by not encrypting things that need to be, and provides enhanced privacy to things you may not realize that person is sensitive on. There's no reason NOT to make HTTPS everywhere.

Comment: Re:C++14 != C++98 (Score 1) 407

by AuMatar (#49186445) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Classic OOP Compiled Language: Objective-C Or C++?

The reason they're useful for iterators is that they fucked up iterators. There should have been a base abstract iterator class with child classes for the various types/classes. Then you could have just declared it as an iterator* and not worried. Rather than providing bad patches they should fix the initial problem. Patching on mistakes just leads to problems.

Comment: Re:C++14 != C++98 (Score 1) 407

If you want to use auto, go to a dynamically typed language. Strong typing is a feature, it prevents bugs and saves time and effort in maintenance. If you use auto, you're a shitty programmer. Auto solves NO problems except the number of characters you need to type when declaring stl iterators. Its a bad feature used to patch over other poorly designed features. Which basically describes almost all of the additions in the last 10 years to C++.

Comment: Re:C++14 != C++98 (Score 1) 407

Float for autos- someone used the wrong version of a library function that returned float to initialize the auto. Kid was new, he didn't know the effects it would have. Auto wasn't the bug, but without auto the bug wouldn't have existed- the problem would have been minimized to a single call and caused a compiler warning that we would have caught and fixed. Auto made the bug worse.

No, I've used C++ in a very normal environment. STL container classes- used all over the place. The algorithms library? More complicated, harder to understand, and much harder to maintain. Very few places use that. And they shouldn't- while min and max aren't too bad, I would always prefer to see an explicit loop with the code embedded in the loop than a function call where I have to hunt down a functor (another thing that should never have come to be) to find out what the fuck is actually being done.

If you want to write Ruby- use Ruby. Keep that shit out of C++.

The tao that can be tar(1)ed is not the entire Tao. The path that can be specified is not the Full Path.