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Comment: How many of these per week are we doing, Slashdot? (Score 1) 379

Which region? What country? What development area? What language?

If you are an old coder wanting to get some job at some startup mobile app social networking company, sure...probably you don't fit the profile.

For everything else, I am sure age trumps youth, as people who run companies tend to look at the extra they are paying you as a good return on investment when delays can cost you millions, or clients, etc. Experience wins every time.

Comment: So annoying. (Score 1) 2219

by TheBilgeRat (#46187743) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

The beta doesn't suck. The slow cantankerous site form the 90's sucks. Every armchair webdev who thinks they know best sucks. The fact that there are 300 posts in this thread at +5 informative without a single real criticism should speak volumes. Ignore the noise, and do the redesign.

Seriously. Tweaks I'm sure are necessary. The rest of the hatred is bandwagoning noise and bullshit. Take the real criticisms (if any) and listen. To all the jerkwads with the hashtag "fuckthebeta" nonsense and petulant "But they're gonna change it anyways! boo hoo me! I'll just go to reddit!", fuck off. You'll still be able to post "frosty piss!" just as easily on the beta as you are on this old dinosaur.

Comment: Re:Be Thankful (Score 1) 209

by TheBilgeRat (#46123359) Attached to: The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014

Well, thar's 'yer problem.

Yes :-)

It's been a decade since I've done any Objective-C, but, coming from a C++ background, among others, the advice I found useful was to think of it as a way to get C to do smalltalk, not a way to add message passing to C++.

Smalltalk was a little before my time. I learned OOP on Java (yikes!) and Python then got a job doing C++ (even more yikes). All the objective C I did was on my own. It also didn't help that the mac I had was an old macbook with tiny screen - it makes storyboarding and XCode awful to use, and I never got ninja enough with the syntax to just slam it out in vim. I got the feeling it could be a language I could learn to like, but after I hopped off the Apple bandwagon at the Iphone 4 and got a droid I went droid API and never looked back.

"Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." -- Hannah Arendt.