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Comment: Re:What's in it for consumers? (Score 1) 127

by ahabswhale (#48713001) Attached to: Bitcoin Gets Its First TV Ads

Too bad history isn't on your side. Look at inflation numbers since the catastrophically HUGE bailout that occurred over the last banking crisis. The value of the dollar should have collapsed based on your assumptions but that didn't happen. At the end of the day, the dollar is the only game in town in spite of it's storied past. Bitcoin, on the other hand, is as stable as a three legged table.

Comment: Re:Crime Lords (Score 1) 229

by ahabswhale (#48658117) Attached to: GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

You seem to be making a big assumption: that GHCQ was using illegal methods to track drug dealers. Please show me the evidence that they were doing that. This whole "they did x wrong, so y and z must be wrong too" shit is getting really old. For some reason, the people of /. give Snowden a pass on everything because SOME of the things he exposed were of questionable legality, meanwhile ignoring the fact that he also completely fucked over the legal efforts that were going on. I would say it's you and your vast ilk who aren't seeing straight. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy all the new drug addicts and other costs for letting these fuckers get away with the shit they are doing. Next time you see a kid high on heroine, thank Snowden.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 421

by ahabswhale (#48649981) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

I never said he fabricated anything but it's not hard in benchmarks to set them up to favor whatever you want. It's not hard to find examples of people in the software industry making their pet languages, frameworks, or whatever look better than the competition. It happens ALL THE FUCKING TIME. And I'm sure he makes a ton of money consulting to Microsoft (yes, his own blog says he consults there). So yeah, there's a financial interest alright.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 421

by ahabswhale (#48648671) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

It's a weak argument to say that a former Microsoft employee might be biased towards Microsoft tech? He's been away from Microsoft for 10 years but Code Complete was published in 2004. So he wrote that book while still a Microsoft employee. Additionally, he still lives in the same area which is dominated by Microsoft tech. What's your argument other than calling me sarcastic? None? Thought so.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 0) 421

by ahabswhale (#48645329) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

Apparently you thing people from Minneapolis aren't just unambitious but stupid as well. Almost your entire post is a troll. In any event, it was interesting to learn that ambitious folks are from Norway and code PHP. I'll keep that in mind if I ever get some ambition.

As for working to live instead of living to work...welcome to the United States.

p.s. Nobody with any actual programming skills uses Monster to find a job.

Comment: Re:Sort of, I don't know, I don't see the advantag (Score 3, Informative) 421

by ahabswhale (#48645281) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

There's no doubt C# is a nicer language to work in that Java but so is just about everything. Java is simply dated. However, there's nothing stopping you from using other JVM languages (like Groovy which is extremely easy to learn for a Java dev).

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 0, Flamebait) 421

by ahabswhale (#48645271) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

This is one of the stupidest posts I've seen in a while. 1) Java's performance is fantastic. It's one of the fastest languages on the planet. I don't ever run into performance problems where the cause is Java. Ever. It's almost always some database bullshit. I work for one of the highest trafficked websites on the planet so I know a thing or two about performance. 2) .NET has the best IDE? ROFL. IntelliJ makes Visual Studio look like a piece of shit. In fact, JetBrains (the maker of IntelliJ) makes ReSharper just so the losers stuck with Visual Studio can learn how the other half lives. JetBrains makes a fortune on that product. Finally, the security holes you mention revolve around client-side Java. Who fucking uses that anymore? Nobody.

In short, not a single one of your arguments is even remotely accurate. Not surprising because all of you .NETers don't know jack shit about what happens in the developer world outside of what Microsoft shoves down your throat.

I am more bored than you could ever possibly be. Go back to work.