Lets read up a little bit on it before we compare LFTR reactors and nuclear processes to putting diesel in a gas car...
I had still been playing some civ 4 in concurrency with civ 5, but the biggest draw for that bundle was civ 3. I can't put the Civ smack down, ever since civ 1 on the Amiga. I still have a copy of civ2 floating around somewhere...
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.
I think the flat design is fine. I've been on slashdot since the 90s - it was time for a change.
Koch brothers, creationism in the classroom... So glad i got out in the 90s. My home state is nothing but a source of shame on an almost daily basis.
Well, thar's 'yer problem.
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.
Obscure syntax, lack of quality stack overflow answers to questions, terrible API, reliance on XCode...I found it an absolute nightmare, and I code in C++.
There are a lot of jobs out there for "non-sexy" coding, like C++ or even Ada. One of my classmates managed to get on with Boeing doing Ada programming. Ada! He had to move to Oklahoma City (which is a serious change for a West Coast kid), but the program is funded through 2046 or something. It isn't Rails or the next craptastic web language, but its solid unsexy well paying work for as long as he wants it.
There are still bulwarks of coding being done here in the US. I just recently graduated with a CS degree and had no problem finding employment here in the states, with a family and grey hair.
I think the AC above, talking about 70 hour crunch times is closer to the mark. H1b visas means getting young Chinese and Indian employees for low-end salaried pay but who routinely work much longer days (as well as being well trained) than most typical US college grads. At least, that is what I see in the company that hired me. However, you have to be in an area actively searching for talent or be willing/able to relocate, and not every city has a thriving tech sector.