Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Economics wont reverse. Re:Only $0.0005? Great! (Score 1) 75

by DalDei (#45658055) Attached to: High-Frequency Trading For Your Private Data
The economics don't work in reverse. Paying $0.0006 to NOT see an ad generates very little revenue and takes a lot of people to do it. The people paying $0.0005 to put an ad in your face are buying lots of millions at a time and are expecting to make much more then that in aggregate by you buying their stuff. So from the advertising company they would push back against this. And even if they didn't the web host wont reverse the economics. From the web page hosting company if they wanted equal revenue, to make it work you would have to get as many people to pay to NOT see ads as you get paid for each ad delivered. But the ads delivered are bought in bulk - only a few people to invoice and paying you checks. Scale of billing is painful when your billing millions of people $0.0005 instead of dozens of people $1000. The cost it takes to bill and collect is generally linear per invoice not per amount. And then there is customer management and service. How much money will you spend answering emails and phone calls about "But I paid you 10 cents to hide 1000 ads ! I saw one today !" ... just answering that call/email will have eaten your profit for 1000 customers. So no, your not going to see add free paid-for services anytime soon ... the only way I could see this work is at an ISP level where as part of your ISP bill you strip ALL ads out ... but then do you really want the ISP mucking with your data flow ? Really ?

Comment: Re:This is BS (Score 1) 203

by DalDei (#38091786) Attached to: The Futility of Developer Productivity Metrics
As A coder I can testify that the metrics have very little to do with the end result meeting up with the specs. What the Managers (aka 'bean counters') want to know is who should be paid more or less for their contribution. You can fairly easily measure code product quality against specs, and there are a million ways to do that. ( and a million different interpretations but its doable) what has NOT been found, to my knowledge, is to measure the developer ... did he do it fast enough ? efficient ? Elegantly, if he spent more time would the result be better or worse ? If you put 10 paid people on it would the results be as good ? better ? Thats the hard part. Measuring the *developer* not the product.

Comment: Re:This is BS (Score 1) 203

by DalDei (#38091160) Attached to: The Futility of Developer Productivity Metrics
No I mean real BS. The core problem is not measurement but defining *what* is to be measured. To my knowledge that has never been achieved. Focusing on measurement is BS until we can agree on what is to actually be measured. To use your analogy. What is the measurement of a good cabinit ? How about a good piece of art ? Good in what way ? Value ? Prettiness ? Novelty ? Usefulness ? Uniqueness ? Utility ? Color ? Mass productivity (cabinits built per hour by X technology) ? Weight ? Shipping cost ? Price to produce ? Sales ? Measuring software IS BS until we define what the metrics are.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 171

by DalDei (#37830334) Attached to: Analysis of Google Dart
As another poster mentioned, its not the "main" class that takes time its all the other jar files a real world app needs. A detailed analysis of this was presented at Balisage 2009 by Norm Walsh and myself. http://www.calldei.com/pubs/Balisage2009/index.html http://www.balisage.net/Proceedings/vol4/html/Lee01/BalisageVol4-Lee01.html Includes some pretty pictures and charts running tests across multiple OS's and platforms running real world XML processing in java, both by piecemeal (starting java for each operation) vs integrated into a single app (xproc and xmlsh). Results are 50x and up performance difference between having to start java for each operation or not. And these are pretty hefty operations to begin with (not "hello world"). -David

Comment: Re:My Advice (Score 1) 296

by DalDei (#37298770) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Second Major For a Mechanical Engineer?
If you want the government to pay for you to "educate yourself" your in the wrong country. You may call it "bullshit financial reasons" but the the simple fact is that education in itself doesn't produce squat. It may be personally satisfying (and historically has been the Provence of the rich and aristocracy ) and if that's your goal then your on the right track. Work your 'day job' to pay for your 'hobby'. Its a great combination. You get paid and you get to enjoy your educational hobby. But if you that somehow you think academic ivory tower education is an actual economic benefit to society at large and deserve to be paid for it on its own merit without producing services of perceived value to society then you should stay in your tower. -David

Comment: Re:Amazing - huh ? (Score 1) 396

by DalDei (#37291812) Attached to: Journal Editor Resigns Over Flawed Global Warming Paper

Major ice sheets are evaporating, and there's someone in the wild that says, "hay, this is normal, don't worry." And then another person says, "Hay, this is great publishing!" It's like being in a theater and someone yells, "Fire!" and then a chorus of voices blocking the Exits screams, "There is no Fire!"

So who in this story is saying "Don't Worry" and who is "Blocking the Exits" ? I get the part about "Great Publishing" and "Fire" - end-of-the-world stories make great news. But the rest of your comment is way over my head ....

Comment: Re:Awesome engineers (Score 1) 326

by DalDei (#37257062) Attached to: Only Idiots Don't Give Back To Free Software

incredibly fucking awesome engineers get paid megabucks to do their job and then they jump in their Ferrari, go home to their lingerie model wife, get a blowjob right before their private chef serves them their meal, and then, if he's in the mood, bangs her sister - the swim suite model - while the wife watches and masturbates.

BTW, you'll never see them post on Slashdot because: They're creating awesome World saving software They're shopping for a new Ferrari Banging their model Wife or her sister or her lingerie model friends or all of them at once. Or he's reading tech journals while sipping single malt 500 year old scotch. Sleeping from all the work and model banging he has been doing.

So exactly whats the serial number of the universe your living in ? Great *salesmen* do the above. Great *Engineers* rarely ...

He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly

Working...