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Comment: Re:Not Actual Hirings (Score 1) 517

If you're just looking at resumes it's easy to say "oh, yes, let's give this woman a chance" when you know you'd never actually give her the job. Follow it up with some bullshit excuse about 'culture fit' or personality that can't really be quantified or held against you.

Comment: C++ is the only logically option (Score 5, Informative) 407

C++ is still very much a living, actively developed language. There's a lot of people using it for modern projects. It's well supported under pretty much all modern operating systems & you have excellent tools available under Linux.

There's not a lot of reason to pick up Objective C unless you plan on targeting Apple. It's pretty much a dead language everywhere else, outside of a few niche projects.

Comment: Re:A different set of pros and cons (Score 1) 700

by ameoba (#48977653) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling?

Check out for a more knowledgeable community

Reddit is great for finding people with the same interests and viewpoints as you. It's a shitty place to find critical discussion or unorthodox ideas. Between the insular nature of specialized subreddits & the conformity-promoting nature of the voting system, you're going to find incredibly one-sided information. It might be good information, but there's seldom room for other viewpoints.

Just as an example, there's communities of opiate addicts, anorexics & self-mutilators that support & promote those lifestyles.

I'm saying this as a long-time active Reddit user.

Comment: Re:Missing (Score 2, Insightful) 245

by ameoba (#48801167) Attached to: PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

People stuck on "cheap hosting solutions" don't pay good money to developers to develop software for them. Cheap hosting solutions don't even come close to scaling to anything beyond a blog for a local business.

Unless you've decided to work on a bottom of the barrel open source CMS/Forum system (a market that's pretty much saturated already), the argument that "PHP is the only thing we can run" is just not relevant. Maybe it carried some weight ten years ago but it's a non-issue these days.

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