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Comment: Re:China-based threat actors (Score 2) 88

by Viol8 (#47437145) Attached to: Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

"Or are we talking about thespians who specialize in instilling apprehension and dread, while standing on top of dinnerware?"

Well if they call everyone "Daaahhling!" and have endless anecdotes about how they were at the RSC with Daaahhling Larry doing a particularly evil modern day interpretation of Richard III involving hackers then that may well be the case.

Comment: HTML5 & JS should just crawl away and die (Score 1, Insightful) 104

by Viol8 (#47385109) Attached to: Famo.us: Do We Really Need Another JavaScript Framework?

If you want fast 2D or 3D graphics you DON'T code them in an interpreted script language welded onto a markup language pushed well beyond its sell by date running in a bloated client which in turns runs on the OS. If web devs want to climb out of the web playpen and do grown up programming then learn a grown up language such as Java or C++.

Comment: Re:Speaking as a guy in his 40s... (Score 1) 370

by Viol8 (#47293813) Attached to: Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry

"In short, you are not being insightful in any way. You are... stereotyping. Stereotyping is the basis of incompetent and ultimately destructive discrimination."

Call it what you like pal - its my own personal experience from 20+ years in the IT industry. If you have an issue with it then thats your problem, not mine.

Comment: Speaking as a guy in his 40s... (Score 3, Insightful) 370

by Viol8 (#47292181) Attached to: Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry

... I've encountered a tiny bit of what seemed like discrimination but then its hard to tell. Perhaps I just was just being a bit precious about it.

But what I do know is its horses for courses - younger people are (generally) better at thinking up new ideas/paradigms and novel ways to do things , older people are (generally) better at the detailed implementation of a system as they'll have encountered a lot if not most of the problems before and have X number of years experience

Comment: You don't make OS's either (Score 2) 89

by Viol8 (#47289353) Attached to: Mozilla Is Working On a Firefox OS-powered Streaming Stick

You've done the same as google did with Android - take Linux, write a few hardware specific drivers and shove a roll-your-own graphics interface on top. Its a pity you and Google don't give credit where its due frankly but oddly enough the word linux never seems to mentioned in any of your or their presentations. As if the effort of the thousands of people who helped develop linux counts for sweet FA in your marketing.

Comment: Re:As a Motorcyclist, I Declare "Meh" (Score 1) 345

by Viol8 (#47280025) Attached to: Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

"A 54 mile range per charge is not sufficient for anything but a typical daily Home - Office - Grocery Store - Home - Recharge cycle and the price will kill consumer interest."

Err, ITYF a lot of people don't much like the image of scooters and buy a bike anyway just to commute. For those sorts of people this is ideal. You have a point about the price though.

" No one is going to buy this EV motorcycle for weekend back road twisties or poker runs. Or Track Day. Or pretty much anything else people use motorcycles for."

No one buys current harleys for any of the above either - they're for going in a straight line and posing. End.

Comment: Wonder if they'll improve the firmware (Score 2) 394

by Viol8 (#47253489) Attached to: Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes

Seems you can't buy any form of digibox these days without some serious firmware bugs whether its just picture freezing , "buffering" remote control key presses until it can be bothered to process them, missed recordings for no apparent reason or just complete crashes requiring a hard reboot. Or if like me you were dumb enough to buy a Sagemcom box - then all of the above.

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