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Comment: Re: On behalf of planet earth (Score 1) 100

by WindBourne (#49736503) Attached to: US Levels Espionage Charges Against 6 Chinese Nationals
Of course, no tech was passed on those. What happened is that NSA overheard airbus and other companies offering illegal kickbacks to win business, so that was reported. Big difference between economic espionage of giving tech to others, vs. reporting to legal authorized of criminal offenses.

Comment: taco, it is driven by spies. (Score 1) 100

by WindBourne (#49736429) Attached to: US Levels Espionage Charges Against 6 Chinese Nationals
As one that has dealt with one Chinese spy , and potentially, another one, it is obvious that China is hard at work stealing as much tech as they can. Sadly, our clearance methods were compromised by privatizing them. We should give it back to FBI, along with ICE. There are far far too many chinese spies in the west.

Comment: Re:An Old Story (Score 1) 386

by mr_mischief (#49718725) Attached to: Criticizing the Rust Language, and Why C/C++ Will Never Die

What little part did you grab onto without reading the whole post? That's right, the very first sentence.

Read the whole thing. It's about balancing speed of development with other factors, including performance of the code.

Nobody's talking about blazing fast, careless typing into an IDE. The biggest cost in software development tends to be the software developer. Making the software developer more productive saves money. Most of us don't have unlimited budgets.

People who code in Python, Perl, Scheme, JavaScript, or whatever rather than assembly aren't all "sloppy" developers. They're producing code that does a lot more work per source line than Assembly does. If they produce the same number of lines, then they're more productive.

"Who alone has reason to *lie himself out* of actuality? He who *suffers* from it." -- Friedrich Nietzsche