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Comment: Re:Bad Summary, Only new part is the sharing optio (Score 1) 212 212

Apple backs up my passwords with an encryption key which is also protected by a separate password.

Apple CAN NOT read my passwords, so they can not share them.

Not sure about Google, but I hope it does the same.

Microsoft is uploading passwords clear text or in some other equally dangerous form thats decryptable so they can be shared.

Comment: She's think about it, or you are? (Score 1) 176 176

If she's thinking about it, why are you the one asking about it?

Sounds more like she's thinking about not trying very hard to get back into it ... You ever consider that she doesn't actually want to? Maybe you want her too? Maybe she's only trying to put forth enough effort to appease you but not actually enough to get a job?

Something is wrong if you're asking for her.

Comment: Re: how about a read more button? (Score -1, Offtopic) 112 112

Slash dot is now run by Dice, a recruiting company that wants to demonstrate to the world that it is incapable of hiring someone who isn't an incompetent idiot to do web design ... Or management, or marketing, or customer satisfaction or more or less any other job.

Dice maintains a web presence only to demonstrate that they have no fucking clue what they are doing and that they'll be happy to whore themselves and properties out for a quick buck even if it means cutting themselves out of $100 tomorrow.

This dice ... They sell ads based on number of page views and are too racking stupid to realize making it obvious on how to get to the next page means more page views and by proxy more click through potential.

It's worth saying again, Dice and Slashdot are managed by complete idiots

Comment: Taxi not Ride Sharing (Score 1) 177 177

UberPOP differs because it allows non-professional drivers to register their car and transport other passengers.

At what point do you not realize this is a taxi service and stop calling it ride sharing.

This is not ride sharing. If you think it is, you're an idiot. This is a taxi service and they need to play by the same rules as everyone else.

Whats next, murder is illegal because the murder claims that he's really just a liberator of trapped souls? Sound ridiculous? Yea, so is calling anything about Uber 'sharing'

Comment: Re:Mob Programming, huh? (Score 2) 125 125

For instance, if I said "We should use a proxy object here to create a streamlined interface and minimize coupling between these various systems"... how much information did that convey? If you're a programmer, that probably said a quite a bit in a very few words, because you understand a deeper meaning behind all those words.

Been programming for a long time. That sentence is useless. Its meaningless speech you direct at your manager who doesn't know what you're doing.

That may have meaning to people very involved with the project, but only if you're all on the exact same page, which is pretty much the case never.

Keep in mind, that even though slashdot just rediscovered the practice, this 'style' has been done before and it universally sucks.

This is nothing but a rediscovered fad for people who can't actually code but think they know all about it.

Comment: Re:Memory Safe Languages As Countermeasure (Score 4, Insightful) 165 165


Your solution to the problem is to try to kill the problem of bad developers by hiding it with the language.

Could you name one example of where that has actually worked, EVER?

When you write your 3 lines of Swift (lets limit it to languages real people outside of one company actually use), there are possibly a million lines of C could doing the actual work.

You do real work in C. You ride on someone else C code in pretty much every other modern language. Switching them from C to any other language won't solve the problem, the problem is using people who don't think things through. Thats not a language problem is a person problem.

Comment: Re:"DHCP" is _not_ an acronym (Score 1) 287 287

And for examples:

U.R.L. is an initialism.
Saying EARL would make it an acronym (and it makes you sound like a douche when you say it :)

C.O.B for close of business
COB (like corn cob) is an acronym.

And also, for reference, turning initialisms with no vowels in them into acronyms makes you a douche as well.

Its W.S.D.L. NOT wiz-dull. Its V.o.I.P. not voip. Its S.Q.L. Not Sequel. Yes, many people turn these perfectly valid initialisms into acronyms and in the process make the rest of the world dumber and themselves sound retarded. Exception: MSSQL Server is Sequel Server, all others are pronounced letter by letter, not as a word.

That does not compute.