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Comment: Re:Not being PHP (Score 1) 180

by MightyMartian (#49356525) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Makes Some Code Particularly Good?

Dominance where exactly? A helluva lot of Windows development is still done in C/C++. Java still has massive penetration in the enterprise. I'll admit that .NET is a big player in the Windows world, but considering the Windows market appears to be at best static, and as a platform, compared to other computing devices (enterprise computing, mobile computing, etc.) is in absolute terms possibly even declining, I'd say .NET could hardly be described as dominant.

Comment: Re:I am not worried (Score 1, Informative) 258

by MightyMartian (#49338827) Attached to: RadioShack Puts Customer Data Up For Sale In Bankruptcy Auction

I bought lots of stuff off of RadioShack back in ye olden days. Two computers (an MC-10 and a CoCo3), several game ROMs, two printers, a one-sided floppy drive, OS/9 level 2, and dozens of doo-dads for various projects.

So yeah, if RadioShack wants to sell the fact that I bought a TP-10 thermal printer back in 1983, then go to town!

Comment: Re:I choose MS SQL Server (Score 3, Insightful) 320

by MightyMartian (#49295317) Attached to: Why I Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL/MariaDB

There's this little matter of having to run Windows. Not very bloody useful, particularly on production servers, unless you want to a. buy a Windows Server license ($$$) and SQL Server licenses ($$$).

Whereas I can install a Linux or BSD server, throw PostgreSQL or MySQL on it and the cost is the hardware and my time. If I need to add more infrastructure, again it's my cost and my time.

Comment: Re:Circumcised at age 18? (Score 1) 221

by MightyMartian (#49256255) Attached to: World's 1st Penis Transplant Done In South Africa

Frankly I think the procedure should simply be banned outright, with very long prison sentences for anyone performing a circumcision without a good solid medical reason. It's barbaric, no different than female circumcision which seems to be the cause célèbre of modern women's rights activists. And yes, I know circumcision can confer some health benefits (my understanding is it slightly reduces HIV transmission, as well as protecting against some kinds of infections), so does a woman having double mastectomies to prevent breast cancer, and yet I don't see a general move to lop off all women's breasts.

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