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Comment: Re:pot and kettle (Score 1) 193

by Monkey-Man2000 (#48937537) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen
My understanding is their market capitalization or whatever tanked after Elop and, although a well-known brand, they were really struggling -- Elop just buried the dagger and shamelessly sold them out (figuratively and literally). Your advice is valid though, I think smaller companies have never benefit long-term from a close partnership with MS.

Comment: pot and kettle (Score 4, Insightful) 193

by Monkey-Man2000 (#48936495) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Microsoft has in the past complained that Google Inc., which manages Android, has blocked its programs from the operating system."

Haha, cry us a river Microsoft. I'm all for an open platform but this investment is just step 1 of their embrace, extend, extinguish operating procedure. What's that quote about how smaller companies should NEVER work with MS?

Comment: Re:Modula-3 FTW! (Score 2) 488

by Monkey-Man2000 (#48900887) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying at the beginning about a "bad" compiler because the outcome should be 7.333333333333333 as expected. If you meant, (int)22 / (int)3 then that makes more sense that you would get 7 because of truncation. Especially if for some bizarre reason the 3.0 was immediately treated as an int (because of the 22?) and you got 7 unexpectedly. Erring on the side of int->floats seems far less dangerous than float->int conversion in math operations because only an experienced programmer would even want/expect a 7.

Comment: Re:Modula-3 FTW! (Score 4, Insightful) 488

by Monkey-Man2000 (#48900577) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?
Wow, I hope you're not suggesting 22 div 3 vs. 22/3 is more intuitive to a novice for what it does compared to 22/3 and 22/3.0! Both sets look synonymous but if someone told you/me that the first and second of each were different I think the second set is MUCH more clear. **HINT: there's a decimal point in the second set, so it would be natural to assume the return value would have one as well -- no such luck on the first set**

Comment: Re:The most useful site in a long time (Score 1) 136

by Monkey-Man2000 (#48895613) Attached to: By the Numbers: The Highest-Paying States For Tech Professionals

Maybe some of the programmers who worked on that page could fix this mess? Yeah it's far from the greatest page in the history of the interwebs but it is more functional than this one. I'll bet its administrators are more responsive to user feedback as well.

That's because this site is just designed to feed clicks to their real bread and butter. Now keep clicking over there peon.

Comment: Re:So, the problem is.. (Score 1) 302

by Monkey-Man2000 (#48872185) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

Well, if you're billing hourly you can probably craft your own damn curly braces from scratch, and profit, but you're probably ripping off your customers by doing so, and you risk being forced out of the market by the guy with the site generator who can knock a zero off your price.

My emphasis. This is exactly what the OP is running into and he/she sounds like a buggy manufacturer in the age of automobiles. However, at least they recognize they need to finally learn some new tools after becoming too expensive for their clients if they want to stay in business. Hence the lazy Ask Slashdot question. I say "lazy" because they just need to do their homework since only they know what their needs are.

Comment: Re:It is hard not to associate this with 8chan (Score 1) 184

by Monkey-Man2000 (#48871051) Attached to: Moot Retires From 4chan

"Very few places" here being slashdot, youtube, reddit, twitter, and pretty much everywhere else on the internet...

You can't get modded into oblivion on 4chin, just drowned out by the sea of other people shitposting. It's more like the old days of /. where everyone browsed at 0 with the GNAA, hot grits, goatse, etc. except turned up >11.

Comment: Re:Fuck off Bennett (Score 1) 157

by Monkey-Man2000 (#48823657) Attached to: Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

I agree but unfortunately /. (or more specifically Dice) doesn't care about usability (have you seen Beta?), they only care about page views/eyes on ads.

Yes, Beta looks like ass. However, I serendipitously discovered recently that Beta is the only way to view slashdot on my mobile and for some reason it browses comments at 0 or below. The "happy" consequence of that is that I got to see more of the trolls than I'm accustomed to on the classic site through my computer, and I didn't know the goatse and gnaa trolls were still around. That fondly reminded me of the good-old days of shitdot.

IMHO a Greasemonkey userscript would be one way* to allow users to more easily avoid BH posts completely and help get the message to Dice that we don't want these steaming piles of elephant shit. * I'd be happy to consider other methods such as native plugins or whatever...

This guy looks like they're on to something.

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