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Comment: CCHR has made some valid points... (Score 2) 186

by SubtleArray (#46800483) Attached to: Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads
If you can look past the weird conspiracy theories and Xenu stuff. Late last year I saw a documentary called "The Marketing of Madness." It makes a compelling case about how over-medicated we're becoming, and how simple quirks are now being labeled as illnesses to turn a profit. There might be some truth to this. CCHR might not be an entirely awful group.

Comment: Damn Novices... (Score 1) 482

by SubtleArray (#44511733) Attached to: Chrome's Insane Password Security Strategy
What happens when an Apple troll writes an effective piece of link bait, and a bunch of people who don’t know any better fall for it... The Chromium FAQ explains why local attacks aren't in Chrome’s threat model. Passwords can be accessed as easily in Firefox, and passwords in Internet Explorer and Safari can be hacked out in under a minute with a little JavaScript. Google's "go-to" argument is right. If you're worried about security, don't share your operating system user profile. Understanding and using OS user profiles would solve this “problem.”

Comment: For a good time... (Score 1) 530

by SubtleArray (#39910995) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Language Should a Former Coder Dig Into?
If you want something that's fun and easy to use, but don't care about performance, I recommend Python. Python can be made faster when compiled for JVM with Jython, but this only works with Python 2.x. If you like wordy languages where "everything is an object!", try Java. It sucks for desktop applications, but runs great on Android devices. If you're feeling adventurous and like headaches, try Haskell. It'll blow your mind, mannn... Functional languages like Haskell are great for building discipline and good coding practices. But if you want something like Haskell that's not as strict, try Clojure. It's a Lisp, so brace yourself for a boat load of parentheses. My personal favorites are C++, Python, R, and Ada.

"But this one goes to eleven." -- Nigel Tufnel