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Comment: Re:This shouldn't have been such a big deal. (Score 1) 1083 1083

There was a time when businesses could legally discriminate based upon race. Most of us look back on that and see how bigoted it was and are glad we are on the right side of history. Same thing will happen here, it just takes time for some people to see it.
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How Relevant is C in 2014? 641 641

Nerval's Lobster writes: Many programming languages have come and gone since Dennis Ritchie devised C in 1972, and yet C has not only survived three major revisions, but continues to thrive. But aside from this incredible legacy, what keeps C atop the Tiobe Index? The number of jobs available for C programmers is not huge, and many of those also include C++ and Objective-C. On Reddit, the C community, while one of the ten most popular programming communities, is half the size of the C++ group. In a new column, David Bolton argues that C remains extremely relevant due to a number of factors including newer C compiler support, the Internet ("basically driven by C applications"), an immense amount of active software written in C that's still used, and its ease in learning. "Knowing C provides a handy insight into higher-level languages — C++, Objective-C, Perl, Python, Java, PHP, C#, D and Go all have block syntax that's derived from C." Do you agree?

Comment: Re:What's the bigger picture? (Score 1) 528 528

I work in InfoSec and this is spot on. Until a lot of people die the private sector will never take security seriously as a whole. Target, Home Depot, Experian, etc. make good news stories, but they really haven't impacted information security practices.

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