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Comment: Come again? (Score 2, Funny) 386

by Java Pimp (#49676749) Attached to: Criticizing the Rust Language, and Why C/C++ Will Never Die

it can catch all the bugs typical of C++ and dealing not only with memory management, but multithreading as well

So they've solved the halting problem?

They may have made some improvements and are capable of catching many bugs automatically but to say "all" is quite a stretch. I have yet to see a source code analyzer catch all mistakes and have a low false positive rate and a low false negative rate.

Or perhaps I'm reading too much into it and they are simply capable of detecting bugs of all the typical C++ bug categories.

Comment: It's called hindsight (Score 3, Insightful) 144

by Java Pimp (#49180001) Attached to: Technology's Legacy: the 'Loser Edit' Awaits Us All

Which is always 20/20. Humans are not able to predict the future no matter what information we are fed (with the exception of Charlie Sheen). Only after the outcome is realized can we then look back and see the clues leading up to it. It is hindsight that we use as a tool to punish others for not being able to predict the future.

Comment: Re:It's a vast field.... (Score 1) 809

by Java Pimp (#49079607) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?

I agree. I don't doubt my ability to learn new technologies quickly. The problem is in convincing hiring managers of that. I've had trouble moving into new positions within the same company because my salary demanded I be in a leadership role but the junior guys had more technical expertise. While I know I could handle the job and learn what I needed quickly, I was ultimately turned down because of the lack of experience.

Comment: Re:It's a vast field.... (Score 5, Interesting) 809

by Java Pimp (#49048891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Portion of Developers Are Bad At What They Do?

This. As someone who has 16 years under my belt I'm finding it more and more difficult to branch into areas which I've had little experience because to justify my salary I'm expected to already be an expert. Which is a shame because I have at least another 20 years of new technologies to learn before I retire.

Comment: Re:Censorship at /., HN, Reddit. (Score 1) 400

by Java Pimp (#49017235) Attached to: An Argument For Not Taking Down Horrific Videos

The black marker argument is flawed. That is describing a censorship of the material where it is impossible or extremely difficult to recover that obscured text.

A more apt comparison would be to encode the text in ROT-13 or something. Yep, completely unreadable but easily recovered by anyone who really wants to see it.

To me, I don't have a problem with GNAA posts and such being hidden by default. And if I'm reading an insightful thread and find a link to show hidden comments, yep, I click it to see what they have to say. It's not difficult.

Comment: Re:The Dangers of the World (Score 1) 784

by Java Pimp (#48829603) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

That would remain to be seen. However, I will want it documented that my signature was forced under threat and against my better judgement and without benefit of counsel. Legally it would still be a valid signature on the document so in my opinion it would be illegal to use that as a pretext for removing the children anyway.

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. -- Thomas Jefferson