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Comment: Re:Crime Lords (Score 1) 225

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.

Comment: Re:What goes around comes around (Score 1) 61

by ahabswhale (#48519861) Attached to: Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies

You do know what "nationalizing" means, right? It's flat out theft. And no country would be happy about that. If they would have covered the cost of all the confiscated infrastructure, they would be much better off right now. Again, I'm not saying that they should continue to be punished the way they have. In fact, I think it's gone on way too long. I'm just explaining why it is the way it is.

Comment: Re:What goes around comes around (Score 3, Interesting) 61

by ahabswhale (#48512423) Attached to: Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies

Actually, it has nothing to do with being treated as a colony. They're being punished for nationalizing US corporate infrastructure (not just some but ALL of it). It's the real reason rather than the bullshit reasons given in the past (like communism and they're a threat to the US because of their relationship with Russia ala Cuban Missile Crisis, etc.) I'm not saying this is a good reason, just trying to make it clear why they are being treated the way they are. Cuba is our example to the world of what happens when you do that shit.

Comment: Re:My main complaint about the Pro 2 (Score 1) 101

by ahabswhale (#48492609) Attached to: Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

The bottom line is that a small screen results in a subpar user experience, no matter how good the scaling is. I tried the SP3 and didn't like it at all because 12" just doesn't work for real work. If you're going to hook it up to a real monitor, then it's fine but it sucks as a laptop.

Comment: Re:52 and still going (Score 2) 376

by ahabswhale (#48492581) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

The industry was never regulated. I know, I've been in it for over 25 years. As for fattening, each generation makes more than the last. I make a lot of money but I see kids fresh out of school getting paid 80k+ at places like Amazon and Google. It took me 15 years to get that. Granted, I make a lot more than that now but I have no doubt that kids today will laugh at what I'm making now when they're my age.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)

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