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Comment: Re:This is why we need a war (Score 1) 238

by Cederic (#48680519) Attached to: Newest Stealth Fighter's Ground Attack Sensors 10 Years Behind Older Jets

Don't underestimate the F-35 with a US pilot. The airframe may or may not be competitive against the opposition but I suspect the training will be.

It's the combination that counts. It's why I'm not terribly concerned by the UK selling our top arms to other countries: we'll just be so much better at actually using them.

Comment: Re: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Progra (Score 1) 507

by Cederic (#48680461) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

Good universities teach you how to learn. It's a skill that isn't necessarily obvious, and isn't inherent to people that can become utterly awesome at other things if they know how to learn how to improve.

Anyway, your overall premise is clearly and demonstrably flawed. Great sports coaches are seldom as good as the people they coach, but they still help them get better.

I don't need to be able to intuitively apply knowledge and experience to know that piece of knowledge and experience in applying it are important, and I can share that wisdom with someone capable of intuitively grasping the concepts and applying them.

I like to think I'm pretty good at what I do. I do continually train myself and learn new things - and one key way of doing that is to listen to people that I can learn from. They already have the answers, and one thing I have learned is not to waste my time on solved problems.

Comment: Re:The internet has no borders (Score 1) 507

by Cederic (#48680439) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

Oddly, I probably largely can. Very few (if any) countries on the planet would refuse me residency.

Many of them would require me to have a job in an in-demand field first, but that's not a massive problem.

Many wouldn't. I could just sell everything and go live there. Buy a mansion, with what my current house is worth - not because it's worth a lot, but because it's only not worth a lot locally.

Comment: Re:Excellence cannot be measured. (Score 1) 507

by Cederic (#48680397) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

(and when you try to work to produce something excellent, management interferes anyway because quality isn't as important as making a shipping date)

I consider the ability to deliver excellence without compromising deadlines a key differentiator between good and great programmers.

But as mentioned elsewhere in the discussion, it's all subjective. And I try to assure my developers have time to learn how to do things better, as well as just getting them done.

Comment: Re:Being a stay-at-home mom is expensive (Score 1) 290

by Cederic (#48662737) Attached to: BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

Which is clearly total fucking shit. I have a single income household and I'm paying all my bills on time. I'm also living in a small house because I can't afford a nicer one, because the cost of housing has been heavily pushed up by all the dual-income families that receive tax breaks and cash from the government to encourage them to continue a dual-income lifestyle that I just can't fucking afford.

The cost of living doesn't force them out to work, the greed for a lifestyle that I have to subsidise but can't attain encourages them out to work.

Just fucking stay at home with the children you shouldn't have fucking had and do everyone a favour.

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 281

by Cederic (#48650709) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Perhaps at a speed appropriate to the road, the weather, the time of day, the other traffic, the proximity of junctions for which you may need to stop.

You know, the same as most people that get safely through a day driving.

If you absolutely definitively want a single fixed speed at which we're safe while you're driving I can only suggest 0mph

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 281

by Cederic (#48646595) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Never assume someone hitting you is going to have insurance.

I don't actually care. I have my own insurance. It'd be nicer to claim off theirs but I don't have to.

Of course, it'd be even nicer to not need a claim. When coming to an emergency halt (accident in front, or genuinely boneheaded driver nearly causing one, or just me failing to realise the traffic had started going 40mph slower than me) I generally look in my rear view mirror and very much adjust the extent of my braking to give the car behind as much space as possible while giving myself enough space to stop.

But I drive cars that can stop very quickly - good brakes, good grip, good reactions. So I usually have the luxury of not slamming the brakes on full, but instead adjusting the rate of braking to suit the situation.

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 281

by Cederic (#48646571) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

So 15% of the US are shit selfish drivers. Nonetheless, if red light cameras make you slam on your brakes then you're driving badly.

It's a fucking junction. You don't have to go through it at the sped limit. You can slow down as you approach it, to give you more time to react if the lights change.

That's what normal people do. Sensible, safe drivers, that get to pick up their kids from the whatever-the-fuck proxy for their shit parenting place they've put them in because they didn't have an accident because they know how to fucking drive.

How about you just plan your life better - start with not having fucking children, you're clearly not equipped for it.

Comment: Re:Threatpost, professional, processes (Score 1) 177

by Cederic (#48642721) Attached to: Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

I'd fire your ass in a heartbeat.

You work for Sony by any chance?

What he's described is pretty standard IT security. What you want is complete fucking data loss.

Fire him? With cunts like you running the business he'll leave and get a job at a competent firm anyway.

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