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Comment: Re:From the Phoronix site: (Score 3, Informative) 349

by LordNimon (#47385351) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

I'm a Qualcomm employee working on the Linux kernel. Qualcomm has a very thorough vetting process for publishing open source code. I would have to see the file in question to be sure, but it appears that someone in Qualcomm messed up and allowed that C file to be published. It probably should have had the Proprietary line deleted, although I have a suspicion that the file was copied from some actual proprietary code and should never have been submitted.

Comment: Re:Controllers for PC? (Score 1) 174

That is interesting given that my brother and my cousin - both big into gaming - use PC-style controls with their Xbox because they feel it gives them an edge over users of the Xbox controller.

This doesn't make any sense. There are no PC-style controllers that work on an Xbox. You can plug in a keyboard and a mouse, but they work very poorly on an Xbox. Now, there are third-party controllers that have some enhancements (extra buttons in different locations, etc). But I would not call them "PC-style" controllers.

Comment: Just say it isn't about your age (Score 2) 274

by LordNimon (#46915293) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Joining a Startup As an Older Programmer?

rent-a-limo-and-go-clubbing night, weekends in Tahoe, Burning Man, in-office happy hour

I'm 44 now, and I have never wanted to go to Burning man. A weekend in Tahoe might be okay. In-office happy hours, however, are just a gathering with your co-workers for about an hour in a conference room with free food and beer. Almost all of the companies I've worked for (of all sizes) have people of all ages, and these happy hours were a nice, quick break. I wouldn't fear them.

I honestly think you won't have a problem fitting in. Being the only person to show up early in the morning without a hangover might be to your advantage, anyway.

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?