And with that, the debate shuts down... this is the problem with any decentralized networking solution. If it's possible to get rid of the (insert objectionable content here), it's possible to use the exact same mechanism to get rid of the (insert government-disapproved content here). This is why a decentralized internet will never happen.
Yep. I just left a job that paid me to learn Salesforce Apex programming "language" after two years because I knew if I didn't get out then, I may never be able to escape Apex - until, of course, Salesforce stops being the "in thing" and nobody is hiring for those positions anywhere any more.
You might want to check out the book "The diving bell and the butterfly" - it was actually written by a locked-in syndrome patient (who dictated the whole thing by blinking out letters). He was even worse off, since he had only one good eye.
Yeah, the "culture" is "hurry up and get it done so you can get on to the next thing because if something takes more than an hour to do it's not worth doing" and it exists in every single software development organization on planet Earth. Until these things actually start costing real money to people with real power, this will continue.
Well, he's right, but unfortunately, the study of humanities in modern higher education has become a wasteland of anti-academic thinkers who viciously punish nonconformity and "ists" with an ax to grind and a debt to wring out of people whose ancestors they believe slighted their ancestors. He's describing what humanities ought to be rather than what they actually are.
So, they'll be sponsoring Iron Man 4 you mean?
When are they going to start taking security seriously? When consumers are willing to pay more money for more secure devices. So, never.
> will produce code so bad they'll have to bring me in to fix it. That's not necessarily a great position to be in - you'll be six months behind schedule the minute you set foot in the door, and you'll spend half your time in meetings explaining why it's taking so long to fix "that one thing that went wrong". And God forbid you ever suggest a ground-up rewrite.
> The fewer who want to code, the better for the negotiating power and leverage of coders and technologists going into the future.
... which is exactly the point of the initiative. People who can code want too much money, and have outrageous demands like the right to go home and see their families from time to time. Remember you're dealing with people who, deep in their hearts, believe that there's a simple, cheap, instant on-demand solution to absolutely every single problem they can think of (after all, that's what they were taught at MBA school). If the programmers can't produce something RIGHT NOW for a marginal cost of $0.00, then the problem lies with the programmers themselves.
cold fjord writes "The Washington Examiner reports, 'Oregon ... signed up just 44 people for insurance through November, despite spending more than $300 million on its state-based exchange. The state's exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report today by the Department of Health and Human Services. The weak number of sign-ups undercuts two major defenses of Obamacare from its supporters. One defense was that state-based exchanges were performing a lot better than the federal healthcare.gov website servicing 36 states. But Oregon's website problems have forced the state to rely on paper applications to sign up participants. Another defense of the Obama administration has attributed the troubled rollout of Obamacare to the obstruction of Republican governors who wanted to see the law fail as well as a lack of funding. But Oregon is a Democratic state that embraced Obamacare early and enthusiastically.'"
Slashdot contributor Bennett Haselton writes "In 2007, I wrote that you could find troves of credit card numbers on Google, most of them still active, using the simple trick of Googling the first 8 digits of your credit card number. The trick itself had been publicized by other writers at least as far back as 2004, but in 2013, it appears to still be just as easy. One possible solution that I didn't consider last time, would be for Google itself to notify the webmasters and credit card companies of the leaked information, and then display a warning alongside the search results." Read on for the rest of Bennett's thoughts.
Call me an exceptionally dull weirdo all you like, as long as I'm a well-paid exceptionally dull weirdo.
Man, how bored do you have to be to start stepping through somebody else's bash history file? Yikes.
I for one, find it very comforting to know that my freedom depends on whether some arbitrary judge thinks that what I said was funny or not.
He saw it in a movie once. What more do you need?