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Comment: Re:Open Standards, Not stupid plugins. (Score 2) 166

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46521411) Attached to: Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

HTML 5 is ideal but one of my problems with using pure HTML and JavaScript for certain tasks is that implementation can vary wildly and performance even more so. Browser A might implement only a part of the standard, Browser B might implement the entire standard and Browser C has no support and worse is when all of them fully support the standard but Browser A is super slow compared to Browser B and Browser C is basically unusable.

I guess that's the price you pay for deciding to ride the bleeding edge. When HTML5 reaches the Recommendation status perhaps the browser developers will concentrate on supporting it (the standard) rather than speculating on which of their proposed implementations will give "the bigger market share"/"scratch their biggest itch". Until then there will continue to be a lot dog-waving by the tails.
Oh wait... HTML 4 was a different dog, same leg action - but good developers worked with the differences.

Bleeding edge has a great view, but not everyone enjoys it e.g. nothing more annoying than listening to butthurt little boys that insist on riding bikes without seats.

Comment: Re:He didn't make a mistake? (Score 1) 281

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46504925) Attached to: Eric Schmidt On Why College Is Still Worth It

With hindsight Zuckerberg made no mistake. But for every Zuckerberg who drops out and makes Billions anyway, there many more with equally good ideas that tried a similar path, and through worse luck ended up going bust. Anecdotes are not data.

For every Zuckeberg that dropped out of college there are many others that dropped out of college because it was too hard.

Yes.

And the majority that completed college and further education do better financially than the majority that drop out of college. Guess which majority is larger?

There's a reason why the majority of new immigrants from poor countries work hard to put their kids through higher education - it's so their kids can do better. And that's not based on anecdotal evidence. Education means choices - one of which is to make more money.

For every uneducated success story there are many, many, more educated sucess stories. They're just not considered new worthy ('cos we "knew that").

For every Zuckeberg that dropped out of college there are many others that dropped out of college that have never had a good idea in their lives.

For every Zuckeberg that dropped out of college there are many others that dropped out of college that have never had a good idea that they pursued.

For every Zuckeberg that dropped out of college there are many others that dropped out of college and don't come from wealthy families.

There are millions of people who dropped out of college that aren't complete a-holes.

um, cos I don't want to be a waffle waitress? ~ some dead clever guy

Comment: Re:Stunning. (Score 1) 227

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46274093) Attached to: Snowden Used Software Scraper, Say NSA Officials

Okay, if you want to nitpick over semantics, technically you are correct.

Semantics is when I tell you to go look up the meaning of semantics (the meaning of which you don't comprehend). Maybe you "meant" nitpicking and just got too emotionally attached to your own insistence that wget "needing to know if the directory exists" - which'd explain why you're now out on a limb with Shirley McLain trying to shift those goal posts to "shitty basis for a web crawler" - "not designed for that" (when wrong digress?). Neither of which I disagree with, their just not relevant to anything other than your ego.

While you're there looking up the difference between parenthisis and semantics, check the meaning of sophist argument, context, and recalcitrant.

As for what wget was designed for - you conflate wishful "thinking" on your part with the designs of Hrvoje and Giuseppe. A little arrogant don't you think?

Comment: Re:Stunning. (Score 1) 227

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46214665) Attached to: Snowden Used Software Scraper, Say NSA Officials

(wget) "needing to know if the directory exists".

I did RTFM, and no, I'm not wrong

You expand beyond the quotes. So yes, you are wrong.

If a comment was directed at you I've quoted it, otherwise it's directed at the thread. But then - when it rains you shake your fist at the sky and cry "why rain on me?". Too much emotional content.

I do this stuff for a living, man.

I make stuffups like that for a living, man.

TFTFY (your comprehension skills are exceeded only by your vanity).

Comment: Re:Beta sucks! (Score 1) 164

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46171953) Attached to: Designer Seeds Thought To Be Latest Target By Chinese

Down with Beta! Leave Classic, or we'll go to Hacker News!

You've made your case, though it's not the one you thought you were making. Now fuck off back to reddit or post some more comments on Youtuber.

And take your PCmalware plugs with you (I think you know where you can stick them).

P.S. don't take that the wrong way.

Comment: Re: I'm male but... (Score 1) 545

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46158811) Attached to: Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

Feel free to point to a single employment ad for open source code that "pays well."

g e s t a l t _ n _ p e p p e r d spells recalcitrant..

Look what I found on the "internet" (have you heard of it?)

  • http://www.indeed.com/q-Open-Source-Developer-jobs.html
  • https://osuosl.org/about/employment
  • http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/careers/software/open-source-developer.html
  • https://developers.google.com/jobs/

Now you can do your juvenile denial dance about "pays well". There used to be a test administered by doctors - they'd heat a spoon over a flame and offer it to a child, if they refused they were normal, if they grabbed it once they were an idiot, if they grabbed it twice they were a moron - do you remember it?. You've been grabbing that hot spoon your whole life. Don't take this the wrong way - but kill yourself. You're lowering the standards - on /. no less.

Comment: Re: I'm male but... (Score 1) 545

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46158003) Attached to: Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

Programming. Not "using." Whoosh!

Don't hurt yourself lugging those goal posts around (that's not what you wrote). So you're still an idiot - can't make an intelligent argument, can't write what you later claim you meant. Most of the Linux kernel (80%) code is written by well paid programmers, and many of us make good money writing code for Open Source software (more than M$ pays their wave programmers, which I why I don't work there anymore). Of course - if you knew anything about programming and how to read employment ads you'd know that.

Comment: Re:I'm male but... (Score 1) 545

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46157691) Attached to: Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

I too would like a strong role model for someone using it to make money. Anybody? Anybody?

That's the solution! You genius. Oh wait... maybe genius doesn't mean what I think it means, I'll have to check with the bloke who empties the septic tank 'cause he handles a lot of them. (sigh)

The answer to your moronic question - Google (have you heard of them?), EBay, Amazon, IBM, Sony, etc.

Comment: Re:Weight-ist, and HIPAA violation (Score 2) 225

Wow. Bigoted and illegal in the US. And everyone says the USA is privacy invasive. If someone did that in the USA they would be sued for violation of medical privacy law.

What part of opt-in didn't you understand?

The bit that where it's likely to motivate fat lazy people - to make the effort required to request someone (else) motivate them.).

How about - compulsory weight checks outside fast food stores and supermarkets, in concert with compulsory liposuction? You could require fast food deliverers to have portable units - and make it part of a re-employment plan for TSA and NSA staff (they already have the necessary skills and motivations). Reduce health and public transport costs and create a viable biofuel program.

Just musing on my keyboard....

Comment: You're doing it wrong (Score 2) 225

Instead of being lazy and sending texts - those obese public servants should ride a bike, or walk, to deliver the message. (or tax the hell out of sugar and fund health programs?)

Oh wait (weight?).... maybe it's only people who are not public servants who are morbidly obese.

Comment: Re:the real question is (Score 1) 113

by Demonoid-Penguin (#46146363) Attached to: Sound System Simulates the Roar of a Rocket Launch

If you bothered to read the referenced article you'd see it starts at 11. [mutter, mutter].

No, you mixed up things: the one that starts at 11 is called DEAF.

Call it Joelene if you want, 11 is what it says.

Oh, and that thing you call the "specific" - I'll continue to call "the Pacific" (ocean).

"Love may fail, but courtesy will previal." -- A Kurt Vonnegut fan

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