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Comment: Re:Follow up a rejection letter (Score 1) 459

by tepples (#49616827) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

What could the company possibly say that wouldn't possibly come back to harm them?

"Pretty soon we'll be posting openings for technologies X, Y, and Z, so bone up on those" would be a start. Or "Customer service representatives need to be understandable on the phone. Here are some videos about improving your speech."

Comment: Prevent long-term unemployment (Score 2) 459

by tepples (#49613833) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

I don't really understand the forced-melting-pot concept of hiring. If a company wants young people, who am I to force them to take me?

Anti-discrimination laws keep older people from becoming long-term unemployed before they are old enough to qualify for social security. Long-term unemployment is associated with increased costs to the government to control crime.

Comment: Higher demand should mean higher price (Score 1) 179

but rather a reduction in price on PHP hosting due to high demand

I thought "high demand" (movement of the demand curve to the right) caused an increase in price level, not a decrease. Are you claiming that the demand curve moved so much that hosting providers were able to build in enough economies of scale that they could move the supply curve so far to the right that it more than compensates for the increased demand? Or is there some particular shitty aspect inherent to PHP that happens to push its supply curve to the right?

Comment: Up-to-date education (Score 2) 459

by tepples (#49613651) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

If employers lose lawsuits over this, they'll probably change it to "up-to-date education" and "3 years of active use of a major social network, iOS or Android operating system, and electronic bill payment". This allows older people to technically qualify by having taken a relevant class at a local college and joining Facebook.

Comment: Time is the difference (Score 1) 76

by tepples (#49611879) Attached to: Once a Forgotten Child, OpenSSL's Future Now Looks Bright

You do not know how the assembly maps to uops in modern cpu

And someone cant take the time to figure it out?

I have been watching these hacking videos and watching the master piece of reverse engineering of the MAME/MESS team for many years. It is only a matter of time and knowledge.

And "time" points to the major difference. The MAME project tends to wait years after a game's release before emulating it. Server operators, on the other hand, expect to use a cryptography library on servers with new CPUs immediately.

Comment: Re:PHP: The Good Parts (Score 1) 179

Charging a premium for not-shitty languages encourages continued development of applications in the shitty language because site owners know they'll be able to get a discount by paying only for the use of the shitty language. Do you agree at least with this point? And what should have been done in the first place to discourage widespread use of the shitty language?

Testing can show the presense of bugs, but not their absence. -- Dijkstra

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