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Comment: Re:why would I want to hang with a buncha cunts (Score 1) 561

by Slime-dogg (#47324749) Attached to:, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

I agree, One time in line at a grocery store one man remarked about how it was stupid they had "retards"[sic] working there. I told him "You can learn from anybody, even this so-called 'retard.' for example, notice he is treating everybody with respect. You know, come to think of it, I never met anyone with Down's syndrome who is a nasty and judgmental prick like you. Maybe we can all take a lesson and learn to treat others nicely."


Comment: Re:We already have one... (Score 1) 333

by Slime-dogg (#46902089) Attached to: Figuring Out the iPad's Place

I'll third this.

When I first saw the news, a week ago or so, and Wall Street and Forbes were getting antsy over iPad sales, I thought "why wouldn't sales drop?" The product line is very mature, and there is plenty of competition available as well. The devices last forever - even phones do, though we constantly seek upgrades. Tablets fill a specific need, and there are very few "new" apps that demand a complete overhaul of the hardware in order to function.

Comment: Re:It already found its place. (Score 1, Insightful) 333

by Slime-dogg (#46901935) Attached to: Figuring Out the iPad's Place

a) it *has* an external port

Whose licensing is controlled with an iron fist, compared to a lot of 1980s PCs that used standard (or at least unpatented) external interfaces.

Logically speaking, you are persisting a fallacy, specifically a straw man argument. That the interconnect is licensed and controlled is irrelevant to the fact that it exists and functions as an interconnect.

The original statement, here:

But it's not a general purpose computer. The small screen, no keyboard and no external ports make it useless for doing any real work. Except for niche applications, it's strictly a content consumption device.

has been refuted, regardless of your views on the port itself.

Comment: I've been through that, almost 8 years ago. (Score 2) 533

by Slime-dogg (#46122847) Attached to: The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

I interviewed, scored well technically and got along with everyone in both interviews. I interested them. I didn't get the job. The reasoning? They wanted someone that spent their off-hours doing development work.

At the time, I was disappointed. They were doing interesting stuff, like streaming video over satellites using the .NET framework. I was a budding mid-level then. I would have been a cheap developer for them. I would have learned quite a bit as well. What I understand now, however, is that they probably wanted to know if they could overload me with work. They were likely looking for someone who was willing to work evenings and weekends, without the extra pay.

Looking back, I'm glad that I did not get hired. I value my free time, and I do not spend it in complete passionate pursuit of development. I read about stuff every now and then, and do some home projects, but I find that I'm far more useful at work when I haven't been focusing on the same stuff at home.

Comment: Re:Jobs must be rolling in his grave... (Score 4, Informative) 773

by Slime-dogg (#44812415) Attached to: Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
Apple has usually shipped the prior version of the iphone alongside their new version. When the 4S came out, the 3GS was the super cheap phone, and the 4 was discounted. When the 5 came out, it was the 4 that was super cheap (free with contract) and the 4S was discounted.

The difference now is that the iPhone 5 has been recast as the 5C, and is not shipped alongside the 5S. Instead, it is still a higher priced product, although not nearly as pricey as the 5S, and the 4S is free with contract.

TLDR: Apple has always shipped a "discounted" iPhone except for the original.

Comment: Re:Allah Akbar, Han Solo? (Score 1) 514

by Slime-dogg (#42693261) Attached to: Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set

And here I was thinking that Jabba was a caricature of American politicians - fat, stupid, lazy, ready to kill on a whim, and unable to speak anything but nonsensical gibberish.

I would take it differently. Jabba was incredibly intelligent, fat, lazy and ruthless. You don't come to control a major criminal element without being intelligent.

Comment: The second test is pretty bunk. (Score 1) 437

by Slime-dogg (#42618247) Attached to: Java Vs. C#: Which Performs Better In the 'Real World'?

This is a really strange article. MVC vs. JSP / static content is not apples to apples, like the first test was.

When you return a view, it isn't static content. Making a call to a controller is also not the same as serving up an HTML page - the controller is instantiated, the action is invoked, and depending on the type of action, a model could be instantiated and bound. It isn't like creating a simple ASP.NET page that has "Response.Write" in the page load, since the ASP.NET page itself is much closer to what a JSP page is.

There isn't really a circumstance for static HTML in ASP.NET, since it all gets rolled into a Response.Write method in the end. I imagine a JSP page does the same thing, and on both ends, the resulting HTML gets cached. This would be the "optimization" he's witnessing from Tomcat. ASP.NET does the same thing.

You'd have to do some stuff in Java to get to the MVC level of complexity, and not just use Tomcat. Vanilla ASP.NET is a more appropriate tool for comparison. As noted in an above comment, you'd probably have to compare ASP.NET MVC to Spring.

Hell, classic ASP performs better than ASP.NET MVC.

Comment: Re:blah blah Capitalism Evil blah blah (Score 1) 227

by Slime-dogg (#42465847) Attached to: Reason On How and Why 38 Studios Went Bust


The regulation we applied to capitalism made higher standard of living for a population.

You might want to actually read up on capitalists.

"Tax payer money was wasted by loaning it to a business nobody else would touch." while true with studio 38, usually that isn't true. In fact, a lot of case it as helped. but success in government isn't really reported. You know why? it's not unusual.

I think the argument is more one of "should government be investing in not-for-public-use private entities?" rather than one of regulation. Regulation is setting boundaries for capitalism to live within - it's generally a good thing. Government investment in the private sector, however, is something that needs to be monitored. It makes sense when investing in private companies to the end of the public good (military spending, roads, "utilities"), but that's about it.

This is the theory that Jack built. This is the flaw that lay in the theory that Jack built. This is the palpable verbal haze that hid the flaw that lay in...