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Comment Re: Don't be so hard on him... (Score 1) 323 323

It's actually not that far off, any high-performance Java app eventuaaly uses the Unsafe class so the developers can do things Java doesn't allow you to, because that's not what it's for. There are people on stackoverflow asking questions about programming problems when writing JVM bytecode directly... WTF is that all about? These guys probably then consider themselves low level devs. LOL

Comment Fix html5 video, plus a few other things (Score 1) 220 220

Youtube Videos still continue to play even when the tab is closed. The video stops rendering sometimes yet the audio continues. The browser itself freezes a lot. I get 'firefox is running but not responding' messages all the time. I don't see the fuss. It's bloated crap IMO

Comment I'm a style prude (Score 2) 373 373

The first thing I look at when looking at interview candidates code is their style. I don't care particularly if it's not the same as mine, but I do care if there's no consistency to their own style. I'm talking about hurried formatting, trying to squeeze everything into the least number of lines, mixed naming conventions, bad spelling in comments, even down to things like inconsistent spacing. Maybe I'm a prude but if I'm going to be looking at this person's coding output all day it better at least be readable. That Linux managed to maintain a consistent coding style with so many contributors is an admirable feat. As for beautiful algorithms, I quite like the simplicity of Dijkstra's shortest path.

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