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Comment: Atrocious logic (Score 1) 232

by bigsexyjoe (#46791735) Attached to: Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

"Okay, there are not infinite bugs, but let's assume there are and make strong conclusions based the on concept of infinity..."

This guy is a fucking idiot. The VERY REASON that you don't find all the bugs in a complex piece of software is the diminishing returns on your effort to find bugs. There are a finite number of bugs, you offer the bounty and get the easiest ones found out. Then there are diminishing returns for finding additional bugs, so the payouts stop. To talk about finding bugs without acknowledging the diminishing returns on finding bugs is mindbogglingly dumb.

It is also worth noting it is not truly impossible to eliminate all bugs, it is just highly unlikely, and the efforts are constrained by the diminishing returns problem.

Comment: I love this article! (Score 4, Insightful) 533

by bigsexyjoe (#46122473) Attached to: The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

I like coding. I don't love it. I have a wide variety of interests in my life, such as family, movies, reading about other topics.

I have met a very few coders who are really all code all the time. And you know what? I find them insufferable.

A person should be well rounded and have many interests.

Comment: I love that National Review won't stand behind him (Score 1) 393

If some journalist for Mother Jones got into legal trouble, I'm pretty sure they'd have his back. But the National Review just throws people aside when it's convenient. It would be one thing if what Steyn argued (that global warming is BS) wasn't conservative dogma, but it is. He pretty much just strongly worded their position.

Comment: Direct contradiction (Score 1) 271

by bigsexyjoe (#45965251) Attached to: Give Us More H-1B Visas Or the Kids Get Hurt

Just looking at it as a practical issue, if you reduce demand by bringing immigrants in to do the job (especially at sub-market rates), then the people here will have less incentive to learn those skills.

By eliminating short term demand spikes, you are reducing the long term supply of workers.

You can tell how far we have to go, when FORTRAN is the language of supercomputers. -- Steven Feiner