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Comment: Re:Matlab (Score 1) 128

by Enry (#49516127) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

Are you saying that if they were overwhelmingly female that they would appreciate MATLAB more?

I don't know. In my only actual programming job in the early 90s I worked with some great MUMPS developers who happened to be female and they were at a far higher percentage of the developers I worked with than listed in the survey. I'm just pointing out that the demographics of the SO survey may not really represent what the programming community is, so what they say as what they like may not be reality.

Also, consider that it is Stack Overflow. It's mostly code-snipet "programmers" and people looking for help with homework.

That's true. It's been a real help in (re)learning Python.

Comment: Re:SSDs (Score 2) 110

by hairyfeet (#49515845) Attached to: New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

I can back this up, as I have a couple of "gamer" customers (which you can replace "gamer" with "must spend stupid amounts of money trying to stay atop the leaderboards") and when they brought in these new "top o' the line" SSDs I ran a few informal tests, boot times, game load times, basic shit....honestly you couldn't tell without a stopwatch, the new ones were so close to the 2 year old SSD I have in the shop it wasn't even funny.

I have to wonder if we are getting to the point the drive speed just isn't a factor, that the other components like CPU, GPU, and RAM will be bottlenecking before the drive, because no matter how faster you get the data off the drive you still gotta process it.

Comment: Re:Well done! (Score 1) 469

you can rent apartments for 2500/mo and houses for about 3k/mo in the bay area (I live here and I do rent).

2000 is very bottom of rent price for anything livable. house rents start at 2500 (usually townhouses with shared walls).

yes, its insane. don't come here. and if you live here, move.

Comment: Re:The UK Government Are Massively Out Of Touch (Score 3, Insightful) 169

by TheRaven64 (#49509991) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference
He is wanted in the UK for violating bail. Judges should only interact with criminals in the court where everything said is a matter of public record (and subject to strict accounting). Allowing judges to talk to criminals in other settings sounds like a good recipe for legalised bribery.

Comment: Re:Really (Score 1) 169

by TheRaven64 (#49509451) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

the US is a different matter entirely that would need a court's approval, and that court would be the one in Sweden, not the UK

Are you sure about that? Doesn't the extradition treaty between Sweden and the UK explicitly prevent extraditing people who have already been extradited? Sweden would have to deport him before he could be subject to further extradition requests.

Comment: No, he's not (Score 3, Insightful) 169

by Sycraft-fu (#49509271) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

The UK handled everything per the law. They received an extradition request from a country they have a treaty with regarding this. They are required by the treaty to deal with these, they can't ignore them. So they reviewed it in court, to make sure it was a valid request per the treaty and decided it was. He appealed and the case moved up the chain until the high court heard it and decided that this extradition request is legitimate under the treaty, the UK has no standing to refuse.

Up until this point, Assanage was in no trouble in the UK, he hadn't broken UK law, they were just acting based on the extradition request. However then he fled. That is now a violation of UK law. He violated the conditions of his bail. That makes him a criminal in the UK. Skipping bail doesn't make you a "political prisoner" it makes you a standard criminal.

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.