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Comment: Re:Over 18 (Score 1) 629

by MrResistor (#46780033) Attached to: IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

Creditors who do not act in a timely manner when an estate is closing or a corporation is being liquidated are simply SoL.

You might consider Reading The Fine Summary. I know, that's Crazy Talk! But, if you had, you might have noticed something about the statute of limitations (lawyer speak for "timely manner") has been lifted on these types of debt.

Comment: Re: Depends on your definition of legacy (Score 1) 247

by MrResistor (#46441331) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's New In Legacy Languages?

Depends on the industry. I do know a few people who only develop for the web, but that's because they work in web development. As a tools dev contractor in the game industry I have never been asked to write anything web based. Not even by my clients who are developing web games.

Comment: As much as I love Stephenson (Score 1) 293

I think other authors have done a better job with postulating advances in technology. A few examples:

Charles Stross - Accelerando - One of the more believable and compelling projections of computer tech that I've read in a long time.

Linda Nagata - Vast - Similar projections for computer tech as above, plus genetic engineering. This was a recent random find in a used book store for me, and apparently the fourth book in a series called The Nanotech Succession. I will definitely be looking for more of her stuff.

Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup Girl - Definitely the best I've seen for projection in biotech, and it hit me in a similar way as the first time I read Neuromancer a few decades ago. Definitely not for children, though. Pump Six And Other Stories is a collection of short stories set in the same world, but I don't know how well they would hold up on their own without the deeper context that TWG provides.

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"