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Comment: Re:While you're at it... (Score -1) 99

by bayankaran (#49137393) Attached to: Intel To Rebrand Atom Chips Along Lines of Core Processors

Outside of power users like gamers, developers, CAD, Video editing, and other high end users a Pentium is more than good enough.

You are incorrect. At least on Windows 7, try to open a few tabs on a Netbook running an Atom processor, or a laptop/desktop running a Celeron or even a Core 2 processor and you will realize its going to behave like a fully loaded Geo Metro. Forget about running any HD content. May be they will work slightly better running XP or a variant of Linux.

Comment: Two cents... (Score 1) 176

by bayankaran (#48442043) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?
The most important part of any business is "cash-flow". You get that right and your business will be a success in conventional terms.

Your questions on different tools/languages do not really make sense unless you are clear about the product you are pursuing. The same about senior/junior programmers.

Though you don't want a take on Agile/Waterfall, from my experience any project which involves serious "design" works better in a waterfall approach because most of the phases of "design" may not be flexible to be accommodated in a two week sprint cycle.

Comment: The best photo... (Score 5, Interesting) 113

by bayankaran (#47999165) Attached to: Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs
The best photo is not of Mars...but the women workers of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) handling the Mars mission celebrating.

BBC has a good report and the photo...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29357472

As a tweeter asks..when was the last time we saw women scientists celebrating a space mission?

Comment: Questionable ability!!!! (Score 1) 546

by bayankaran (#47822259) Attached to: Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?
What exactly is this "questionable ability"?
Most of enterprise software development is working on some code base which is a huge hairball and you do not need any "advanced degrees" to do the job. If you are an excellent / above average programmer you are probably wasting your life in such environment.
You should not equate the skills needed to do the above with ability to write "elegant code".

Comment: Hippie Commune... (Score 1) 299

by bayankaran (#47701071) Attached to: WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"
The last person you want running an organization that might draw negative attention from powerful entities is a guy who grew up (for a period, at least) in a white supremicist cult and then was pursued by them for years after he and his mother fled.
Assange might be paranoid and an ass, but the White Supremacist Cult which you describe is anything but that. Its a relatively harmless hippie type commune. Please do not to resort to falsehoods to bolster your case.

Comment: Militiarization of police... (Score 4, Insightful) 264

US has a serious problem with militarization of police. Its ironical that the "munitions" - what an inventive word by the way - are now targeted against your own citizens. The images coming from Ferguson remind you of Ukraine and/or other war torn nations.
All those police snipers/SWAT teams pointing laser weapons at protestors...one mistake by an adrenaline junkie will happen and you will get FPS action against your own citizens broadcast live around the world.
The superheroes, the best and brightest who planned putting military gear into the hands of police should be sent to GITMO.

Comment: Re: Uber is quite retarded (Score 3, Insightful) 341

by bayankaran (#47675149) Attached to: Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

The govt in this case doesn't care about that, they want their licensing money back.

You are right. But then without tax and revenue from licensing how will the government function?
We can always argue whether a specific regulation is needed or not, but are you are using the usual "small government", "starve the beast" idea?

Comment: Re:really? (Score 1) 141

by bayankaran (#47660919) Attached to: Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors
Look at this way...a connected fridge is utterly pointless, but I can see how it will create new jobs.
There will be people employed to create software and hardware interfaces, test the interfaces, and finally when it breaks down or exploited, to fix them.
At least its going to be some extra buttons or a panel on a fridge...there is not going to be a significant hit to the environment. So lets not use the argument "what is the need".

Comment: Sweet explanation... (Score 1) 637

by bayankaran (#47616319) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?
Sweet explanation on the 'recent grad'.
I am guessing you (and your C++ wife) were programming equivalents of sliced bread when you started your career compared to the "unschooled" Java programmer.
Why is Java popular...its good enough for most of the tasks and reasonably competent people can write non-scary code.
Not every programmer needs to understand "bit bashing" and a mental model of computers at the assembly level. Its an overkill.

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