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Comment: Honest advice (Score 2) 177

by calzakk (#38625558) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Tech-Related Summer Camps For Teenagers?
My honest advice, is to get a fucking life. Seriously, get away from the computer this whole summer and meet new people, socialise, have some fun, do some normal teenage things, drink beer, get laid, go travelling, teach English, whatever. Just stay away from the fucking computer and other geeks and nerds. In twenty years' time, you'll either thank me for this, or regret the day you signed up for summer camp 2012.

Comment: Re:Poorly Written Article (Score 1) 653

by calzakk (#38283404) Attached to: Does Outsourcing Programming Really Save Money?

This article has a racist subtext.

Outsourced programmers don't always come from India, they commonly come from Eastern Europe too. And we'll all no doubt feel the same about outsourcing to programmers from these countries as we do to Indian programmers. So if you mean classic colour-of-skin racism then you're wrong, there's no racist subtext here.

Comment: Re:Anti-Trust (Score 2) 748

by calzakk (#38127074) Attached to: MS To Build Antivirus Into Win8: Boon Or Monopoly?

Linux, for example, permits viruses to be written. So does OS X. The reason why viruses do not proliferate on those systems is because they're not a particularly interesting attack target

Really? So servers running Linux aren't likely to contain information such as credit card details, usernames, passwords, emails...?

I thought the proliferation of viruses on Windows is simply because most Windows user accounts are administrators. Imagine what would happen if all Linux users ran as root all the time.

Comment: Re:Depends... (Score 1) 289

by calzakk (#37854424) Attached to: Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

Although workplaces don't do sabbaticals (which is stupid), you should still plan on spending the equivalent of 1 study year for every 7 work years. (If you spend 1 hour a day practicing, relearning, or expanding your skills excluding any workside stuff, you're well in excess of what is required...

The problem with this is that most employers aren't interested in what you do in your spare time, it's only what you've done at work that matters. (This is my experience though, it might not be the norm.)

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?