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Comment: Article shows fundamental lack of understanding (Score 0) 182

by CountBrass (#47915983) Attached to: Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't


And I think Swift is rather disappointing.

Given the opportunity to make a clean sweep and introduce a modern language for OSX and iOS Apple decided to make one that is so fatally flawed in so many ways.

Type-casting -oh my lord type casting- is so astoundingly bad in Swift it really beggars belief that in the 21st century anyone could design something that bad!

Comment: Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (Score 1) 291

by CountBrass (#47889717) Attached to: Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

A few thousand years is no time at all in evolutionary terms.

So I assume you're arguing that bread is something we haven't yet evolved to safely digest?

I agree: I'd go as far as to say that gluten intolerance and diabetes could be considered part of the evolutionary process, weeding out those of us who lack the genes to safely digest high carb, cereal based, diets.

Comment: Re:Where to draw the line (Score 1) 326

by CountBrass (#47852483) Attached to: Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

What? Your post started off "okay but mistaken" and then just descended into self-conscious gibberish.

Stallman's principles and objectives have been consistent. Just because you don't agree with them is irrelevant, even if you try to discredit them attaching derogatory labels to them: if anything you're post was a prime example of being obtuse and you've clearly gone wrong.

Comment: You're an idiot. (Score 1) 326

by CountBrass (#47852421) Attached to: Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

You're an idiot.

"...and wants all software to be open-source."

No, he absolutely does not want all software to be "open-source".

He espouses 4 freedoms which can only be achieved through "FREE/Libre software".

"Open-source" has different aims and he speaks against them.

The rest of your post is equally ill informed and utterly misses his points, which demonstrated either you didn't even bother watching the TEDx video before vomiting out your rather moronic post or you were incapable of understanding.

Free software is literally nothing to do with whether "it's harder to write and debug applications".

Comment: Re: To hire specific people (Score 1) 465

by CountBrass (#45560029) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?

I had that situation face-to-face.

Black guy whose only qualification was a piece of paper from Sun saying he could answer questions about Java. (Shouldn't have even been called for interview really: the company was desperate to diversify away from just VB development).

I simply could not understand a single word he said! I had to stop the interview after 10 minutes.

The only thing cheaper than hardware is talk.