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Comment: Re:Flee Now (Score 1) 362

by Brummund (#37682212) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Standard Software Development Environments?

I agree. Noone likes a smart-ass. You have to use guerilla- and partisan techniques.

You could use version control yourself, get it working and ally yourself with another coworker. Configure the SCM for him and make sure it is working properly.Make him see the light and be a proponent, too.

If this is impossible, suck it up or change employer.

Comment: Re: Language bigotry (Score 1) 688

by Brummund (#36979794) Attached to: Was<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET All a Mistake?

Look, VB had it uses and time of glory in the nineties.

I have not seen a new VB(.NET) project started in the last 5 years, and for me, that is a sign VB will be dead and buried by C#. Most have converted to VB.NET and transitioned to C# at some point, and either replaced or retrained the programmers. But by all means, if you want to be the last person standing at the Visual Basic Alamo, be my guest.

Comment: A mistake? (Score 4, Funny) 688

by Brummund (#36977252) Attached to: Was<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET All a Mistake?

Yeah, look at the flop that is asp.net, or how hard doing protocol agnostic services with WCF is. *sigh* .NET is a huge success in the corporate world, and hopefully c# will be one of the last nails in VB's coffin.

If you measured Java's success based on the non-proliferation of applets, it too is a flop.

(And if you are a Java programmer, I hope you get something similar to Linq soon :-)

Comment: Re:Sorry, wrong scapegoat. (Score 1) 518

by Brummund (#36806630) Attached to: A Tale of Two Countries

Don't get me wrong, I love Norwegian high tech. I just don't feel certain our government apprehends it :-)

I had not heard about Nordic RF before, guess it is http://www.nordicsemi.com/ ? I should play less golf, and read more Weekly Techninal Review :-)

On the other hand, they (politicians) just passed DLD, which makes it mandatory for all ISPs and telecoms to log ip addresses and phone numbers for 6 months. It will of course be only availably to <agency-of-the-week/> , so we are all safe from any abuse.

Comment: Re:Sorry, wrong scapegoat. (Score 1) 518

by Brummund (#36805456) Attached to: A Tale of Two Countries

Well, as your reply really posed a few good questions, I would like to refer to the poster below mentioning the difference between US and most European countries.

We do have safety measures for all people, so in principle you are never in the risk of having no shelter (or a home, as we call it in Norway) and not having food on the table. Really. Most right wingers in the US would call it socialism, but here we just pay our taxes and enjoy a nice safety net. Heck, we will even pay for your reeducation to a different trade.

An optimist believes we live in the best world possible; a pessimist fears this is true.