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Comment: Re:atfer it does you will go to school for 2-4 yea (Score 1) 177

by Shados (#47420273) Attached to: Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

I agree with you on unlearning java before doing an anything meaningful in javascript...

However, there's only one thing worse than C#/Java dev trying to apply what they know to Javascript, and its a C++ dev trying to do the same. I've had to deal with a few, and its completely deplorable. Overengineering and premature optimization (that actually slow things down in one place), underengineering and total lack of optimization where its easy and count.... try to do classes the same way without trying to understand the various inheritance patterns javascript can use... trying to reinvent the wheel everywhere...

Its just painful.

Comment: Re:No thanks. (Score 3, Insightful) 139

by Shados (#47402545) Attached to: Uber Is Now Cheaper Than a New York City Taxi

This is the only reason I use Uber (though I push it a notch and use Uber Black, even though its pretty expensive).

When I need to take a cab at 4 AM to go to the middle of nowhere (I don't have a car, as I only need this like twice a year or something, not worth it), hailing a shady dirty taxi who'll bitch and moan about me asking to go somewhere unprofitable isn't exactly my preference.

Uber (Black) has been doing quite nicely. Up the standard of normal taxis, even if you have to double the price, and I'll happily use them again.

Comment: Re:Trying to force a market (Score 1) 129

by Shados (#47402081) Attached to: Android Wear Is Here

When I was walking around with my Palm PDA, and later on, my Windows Mobile one, people were telling me the same thing.

Then Apple came in, made very very incremental improvement (remember, at the time the iPhone wasn't that special, no app store and all... it had a better touch screen tech that everyone was starting to use around the same time, a better scrolling paradigm, a decent browser and the biggest thing, came with unlimited data plan, which has nothing to do with the device itself). The market was taken by storm.

Maybe these watches are not cutting it. These particular ones definitely won't, they're prototypes more than anything (the Moto 360 and future models, as well as the iWatch, probably will be much better), but its just a matter of time before someone gets it right.

The line between everyday accessories and high tech gadgets is blurring. Soon there won't be a line at all.

Comment: Re:Wouldn't it be SMART (Score 1) 346

by Shados (#47378581) Attached to: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Well, the thing is, they were sending it internally, which would have had the encryption and all the security around it. They sent it to a non-encrypted medium by accident.

The only issue is that the client tool to send via secure channels is the same as the one to send via unsecured ones.

When I worked for one of the big financials a few years ago, we had a mail client add-in on all machines that would check if you sent anything to anyone outside of the company. If you did, it first would warn you and ask you to confirm, and if you had attachments or if the content of your mail contained some data beyond a few sentences, it would make you convert it to a link, just as you described.

The thing is, it wasn't fool-proof and there were ways around it. Its probably what happened here.

Comment: Re:...Why? (Score 1) 220

by Shados (#47376339) Attached to: IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

Not saying I agree with separating the sex, but I can see why you would want to.

When talking about competition like this, you're talking about the very tip top of players, at which point, differences that would be minute to insignificant day to day (practice and training trump any biological difference, even when playing football. A girl who plays football 50x more than a guy will kick his ass at it pretty much no matter what) start showing up.

At the 0.1%, maybe men can click faster, maybe women can keep track of more things at once. Who knows, but I'd be very very surprised if, all other things being equal, members of one sex or the other didn't come up drastically on top. Which one it will be? Who knows, right now women just don't have the numbers in these type of e-competition to be statistically significant, but one day, they probably will be. And then maybe we'll be like "Whoops, there was a difference after all"

Comment: Re:Non-compete agreements are BS. (Score 0) 272

by Shados (#47370065) Attached to: Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

If his NDA is written with the standard terminology used in states that allow them, the wording is probably something along the line of "You agree not to take a position for a competitor in a field that specifically compete with what you were doing here". Even if its not worded that way, its historically how they're enforced in the few tech hubs situated in states that have enforced them.

That is, if you, let say, work for a retail chain, and jump ship to another retail chain, that isn't enough. If you're in the analytics department of retail chain A and go in analytics department of retail chain B, that starts being warmer. If you're the lead database architect of the analytic department specialized in cloud computing of a shoes retail chain A and go to be lead database architect of the analytic department in cloud computing of shoes retail chain B, THAT is when you're in trouble.

And reading the article, its basically what the guy did. Its unbelievably narrow, and he basically hit all of the triggers, precisely. You have to try really hard to do that, but he did.

Comment: Re:Non-competes should not make you unemployable (Score 1) 272

by Shados (#47369979) Attached to: Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

I absolutely agree there simply shouldn't be non-competes, and in some states, that's the case.

That said, if you have a case of someone working for company A, in a very specific division, and maintains a customer/contact list, then goes to the #1 or #2 competitor of that company, in precisely the exact same division of a fairly narrow field, physically across the street, that's definitely pushing it in term of ethics.

I still think you should totally be allowed to do that. But at least it isn't a case of "Tech worker goes to another tech company and gets sued over non-compete". Its a fair bit narrower than that.

A penny saved is a penny to squander. -- Ambrose Bierce