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Comment: Re:Mob dev is design by the least experienced (Score 1) 122 122

by Jack9 (#50002403) Attached to: Mob Programming: When Is 5 Heads Really Better Than 1 (or 2)?

> There's a problem with mobs: they gang up and lynch anyone who isn't part of the mob.

Democracy often feels that way. It's not necessarily true, in the first meetings, even if it feels the same as later when it is true. Saying it always happens, is not realistic.

Comment: Re:So what's that in metric? (Score 1) 409 409

> But being 25 lbs heavier in muscle then some one who is just skinny is healthier

The definition of "skinny" and "healthier" aren't well defined here. Your major surgical survival rate is better, the more muscle weight that you have (body recovers better with active stores, anesthesia is easier to regulate, and more) . No I don't have a link to a study, but it's the Germans or English or Finnish that posted the data back in the 90's iirc.

Comment: Re:A poor workman... (Score 1) 281 281

by Jack9 (#49894401) Attached to: PHP At 20: From Pet Project To Powerhouse

Did PHP kill your mother? What is the metric for being horrible? Is it based on lack of adoption or is it some score or is it something you only know when you see it?

> PHP is a significant barrier for existing projects.
> Look at the pile of crap that is Wordpress or any PHP CMS for that matter.

WP is confusing, unmaintainable code, except for the brave few who do. Those outliers aren't really important in the grand scheme. I have encountered many proprietary CMS systems that were maintainable and maintained for years. I implemented diff in PHP in 1999. It was incomprehensible but it was used as an internal visual tool. The language is for facilitating a functional program and later for other programmers to understand and change. In this way, the projects of WP and my diff were horrible (they failed half their purpose). I cannot attribute your outrage to the language.

> Ask Facebook how much money and time they have spent trying to hack around PHP's many warts.

FB rewrote the JIT (which allowed for language changes) but it wasn't to get around the warts. They have explicitly said it was for performance reasons - http://readwrite.com/2010/02/0...

Comment: Re:Social mobility was killed, but not this way (Score 1) 1032 1032

by Jack9 (#49868533) Attached to: Writer: "Why I Defaulted On My Student Loans"

> you can only legally justify H1Bs on the basis that there's no qualified US residents for the position

That statement is a reasonable description of one requirement for a work visa in Canada.

In the US, it's not part of the H1B process:

Comment: Re:I wouldn't (Score 1) 557 557

> 15 years ago your recommendations would have been things like CAT5e drops in multiple spots in every room

Last year I did something similar to that. Why wouldn't you? The drops are separate from the hosted technology.

Coax, Ethernet, power, ducting, double pane glass in vinyl frames, electronic outer door locks, cameras, inset LED ceiling lights, tankless water heater (if you live in temperate parts of the US and need the space), solar panels depending on a number of concerns that affect cost-benefit.

Comment: Re:Share your "encryption network" with Suckerberg (Score 1) 138 138

by grub (#49822071) Attached to: Facebook Now Supports PGP To Send You Encrypted Emails
Anyone who encrypts mail to me does it from their own machines. This is for Facebook mail to you. If a user grabs your keys they can also send you mail directly without going through Facebook.

Facebook lets you control your public keys as if it were any other information: public, friends only, etc.

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