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Comment: We can get right on that (Score 1) 163

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#46646389) Attached to: Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things
Right after people learn to break up their code into actual functions instead of the standard multi-thousand line long garbage. Oh and of course give everything meaningful names. Can't forget to tell people to actually check their warnings ETC. (I'm sure everyone here that's a programmer/SE/developer can easily expand on all the crazy shit they've seen people do which would come way before this.)

Comment: Re:Programming is hard... (Score 1) 391

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#46608115) Attached to: Toward Better Programming

The post essentially points in the direction of the various failed 4GL attempts of yore. Programming in complex symbolism to make things "easy" is essentially giving visual basic to someone without the knowledge enough to avoid O(n^2) algorithms.

What worse about this is that person will probably be the first one to say their code runs in linear time and then say to get people a faster machine if the speed bothers them. (I say that from experience.)

Comment: Well there's another important thing they can do (Score 1) 278

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#46552731) Attached to: Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework
Make sure they don't have a fucking crazy teacher who terrorizes them all day.(I had one that actually hated, I'm not making this up, smart kids. I only realized this years afterwards when I noticed my friends, who were the smart kids in that class, would individual say that she hated them. She hated me too and she hates every single one of the smart kids. Wait a minute, she didn't hate me, she just hates smart kids. She's a fucking kook.) If I ever have kids I'm definitely keeping my eye on them so that does not happen. (Guess I should be glad I didn't have the teacher who would regularly attack the 4th graders in her class. She only got fired because she attacked one of the good kids and didn't realize the superintendent was watching her through the window on the door. Kind of hard to explain that one when you do it right in front of him.)

Comment: Why the hell did I type RNC? (Score 1) 667

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#46552697) Attached to: Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'
Gah, yes you're right. Not all protestants are biblical literalists. What I was getting at is at least here in the US the creationist movement is pretty much Protestant. (Although admittedly you can find the occasional Roman Catholic that's one. The priest at my church when I was growing was one.) Yes, I meant the RCC as a religion tend to be control freaks.(You know, they did execute William Tyndale for translating the bible.) Anyway can't say I disagree with you on the RNC either though.(Then again I think pretty much the same of the DNC but then again I don't like politicians much.)

Comment: Re:Well the church did have a reason not to believ (Score 1) 667

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#46551965) Attached to: Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'
No, the issue was the only one of the pieces of evidence Galileo provided that absolutely required heliocentrism(IE a moving earth) was his explanation of the tides. (You can have the moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus with either the Tychonic or Copernican models. BTW those 2 are mathematically equivalent.) Basically he said the tides were caused because the earth moves around the sun and that causes the water to slosh around. The problem was that the model he gave ends up not matching reality.(Like I wrote it basically gets every observable fact about tides wrong except there are tides. This was apparently noticed at the time.) This is kind of odd given that Galileo is pretty much presented as the guy that "followed what the evidence told him" and "the father of science" stuff.(Since given the evidence at the time you literally couldn't determine which one was right, Tychonic or Copernican.) Of course once you have Newtonian mechanics and optics you have no hope of keeping Tychonic. Then again most of the stories you hear in school about Galileo don't mention the whole "G and the pope were old college buddies" or that he was basically playing politics in the late 14 early 15 hundreds. Of course the REALLY stupid thing about this portrayal is the Church has never been biblical literalists. That's the protestans.(How people get that confused is beyond me.) The RNC are control freaks, as long as they give you the thumbs up everything is ok. Do it one second before that and you have a problem.(Don't eat fish on Friday, time for mass, father says sit, father says kneel, father says stand.)

Comment: Unfortunately the guys making the hiring decisions (Score 1) 197

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#46443085) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Online, Free Equivalent To a CompSci BS?
Will for some reason think the new hot thing is totally different than what's come before. (Oh no, we're looking for someone with more experience in C#/Java and not over a decades worth of experience. Of course we don't understand that those languages were expressly designed so C++ developers can easily move over to them and the fact you get inheritance, polymorphism, and templates don't count because you only know the C++ version.)

Comment: Don't they use extra hardware for this? (Score 1) 253

by NotSoHeavyD3 (#46405389) Attached to: Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots
So my cousin got Comcast internet at the business he owns. To do that Comcast wireless stuff they basically brought some piece of hardware that was separate from the cable modem and router for his business and stuck it in a closet near where the cable wire first came in the building. I'm guessing for homes they're going to do the same thing, have that extra box in your house somewhere but your cable connection wouldn't use it. (Admittedly the thing does use some of my cousin's electricity to run so it's not free for him.)

"There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum." --Arthur C. Clarke