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Comment Re:rip-off (Score 1) 296 296

Sure, I just have an hour chat with the 300+ applicants for my latest posting. No sweat. Certificates are a SIGNAL. They tell me you are serious about your career, you respect standards, you will use the same terminology as the rest of the team and you understand that not everything can be learned on the job. They are a cheap way of putting yourself ahead of other candidates. So the real question is, why would you *not* pick up a new cert every 2 years or so? What possible justification could you have for refusing to educate yourself on industry standards? Other than burning desire to stay ignorant?

Comment Re:another crap article (Score 1) 297 297

This debunking article, is, well, bunk. The truth is 30 odd percent of Seagate 3tb drives failed in the first year. Pod version, pod type, pod size, usage, and internal vs shucked were all irrelevant. In fact, the external drives shucked failed less often than the internals even though they were exactly the same model. No other drive, bought at the same time and used in exactly the same way(s) had a failure rate like that. For example, the Seagate 4TB drives have one of the lowest failure rates, in exactly the same conditions as the 3TB model.

Comment Re:Security theatre. (Score 4, Interesting) 357 357

That's only in Beijing and only during times of 'unrest'. Most of the year there is nothing, not even theater, so when they are ordered to dig out the wands, the batteries are dead and no one can remember how they work. Saudi Arabia is the best - do not wake the sleeping guards, it annoys them. Please walk around the detector with your luggage to prevent it from beeping. Thanks.

Comment Re:Justice Department? (Score -1, Troll) 223 223

You clearly haven't read the brief, or even have a basic understanding of the case (hint: API's are not copyrighted). If Google wins, there is no such thing as copyrighted software anymore. All software with available source code, can simply be pasted into the IDE of your choice and compiled. Everything will be totally free. As a software developer your source code can be taken from you and used in any manner, including the one you originally write it for, without payment or recognition. If you like the sound of that, support Google! If you think that doesn't sound quite right, support Oracle. Your call.

Comment Re:Wasn't Java open sourced? (Score -1, Flamebait) 223 223

Uhm, they copied the ACTUAL java source code. Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V. Compile. Hey, we have a new API for Android! And it works just like the JAVA API you are used to programming with! Same calls and everything! Amazing! Hence, the lawsuit.

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. -- T.H. White