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Comment: Designing a Language and not a Compiler (Score 2) 427

by dasacc22 (#47671479) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++
With so many new languages writing a spec and then a standard compiler to conform to the spec, I'm curious how you feel about writing a spec and not a compiler.

How do you think this compares to other efforts? Do you enjoy this aspect or do you occasionally get your hands dirty with a particular compiler source? etc.

Comment: Re:contact a few likely users. Use forums (Score 1) 57

by dasacc22 (#47671385) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Corporate Open Source Policy?
Good fucking god, who gives a shit where he works. How fucking long are you going to make an ass of yourself under this ray's posts. Guess what?! I don't use a hosts file! But why you ask?! Its fast! Its secure! Its reliable! Because I use my hosts file for other things unrelated to advertisement and don't need it littered with a bunch of bullshit. Some people do things different, now move along.

Comment: Re:*cough* BULLSHIT *cough* (Score 1) 118

by dasacc22 (#47631241) Attached to: Cornering the Market On Zero-Day Exploits
This is bullshit but I can't help but think "bug bounties" aren't proper capitalism since there's little competition. What if zero day exploits were part of an actual legit market? Google or Mozilla or Microsoft could go there and haggle and possibly drive initially high prices down, etc. Disclosure is considered a responsibility, and I'm all for that, but if there's going to be an underground market for it, then why not just legitimize and potentially mitigate risks instead of these pat-on-the-head-and-here-is-a-quarter bug bounties? Given a generation of this type of market, people with these kinds of interests could likely find better work and such a market could be a stepping stone for people interested in these types of things instead of being demonized and sucked down into the underground.

Comment: Re:Oh right, Java is dying (again) (Score 1) 371

by dasacc22 (#47631109) Attached to: Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time
Well it may be fairer to say Twitter moved to Scala limiting the point to the JVM. Also programming on Android is best limited to Java6 to avoid potential issues with transpiling to dalvik and again limiting the point to older versions of Java and only making initial use of the compiler, not the runtime. Pure speculation but a dalvik compiler would make the point solely for the semantics of the language.

Personally, I hate java, but I'm well versed in it and make a living off of it, and my points above aren't meant to counter and say java IS dying. In fact, I think clarification of those points brings out a renaissance of sorts taking place for what I overall consider a shit language, funnily enough meaning my opinion also means shit.

Java isn't going anywhere. A simple example of this is how the latest version of Scala is beginning to target features on new versions of the JVM. Java is going to be called home for a long while by its derivatives.

Comment: Re:Off-topic Maybe (Score 1) 411

by dasacc22 (#47148935) Attached to: Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite
kit kat distribution is 8.5% and those numbers are published by Google As an android developer, I can say that targetting 4.0.3 and higher isn't too big of a deal, regardless of how a user feels about the version they are on. Many new features developed are thrown into the support libraries that end up packaged with the app, and its a rarity to come across something needed from a higher api that's not backported. As an android user, my primary phone is stuck on 4.3 (galaxy nexus) and it really doesn't matter.

Comment: Re:Bitcoin hype over? (Score 1) 305

by dasacc22 (#45570793) Attached to: Bitcoin Thefts Surge, DDoS Hackers Take Millions

People have to use it?! Of course! and banks aren't part of the equation for decentralized currency. So see, you took a valid issue here, people need to use bitcoin, but left off the important part, "as intended".

Bitcoin is a decentralized currency and people are going to have to learn what that really means and how to use it properly for bitcoin to succeed.

Comment: no (Score 0) 246

by dasacc22 (#45568671) Attached to: Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model

what a crockpot of gas. You mean there are people out there that identify with a brand (idolization) and want to give value to said brand over other "generics" that don't measure up? And this is found with, wait for it ... heavy metal fans.

I'm just going to hamper a guess and say idolization and acting on that is prevalent in any brand of music, and surely other areas of life.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 64

by dasacc22 (#42634537) Attached to: Corporate Hackathons: the Fine Line Between Engaging and Exploiting
As it was put over on reddit, "Another way to look at this is that if you were to work 3 weeks for 40 hours a week on the app, and have a 1 in 30 chance of winning the $50,000 prize, then your expected value is $13/hour. And that doesn't include the time spent on the initial proposal."

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dasacc22 (1830082) writes "Campbell is inviting developers to hack the kitchen with their recipe API, but wait! The API is private, so first you need to submit an idea. If they like the idea, you'll be given access to develop the app. If they like the app, they may give you some money. Otherwise, you can expect to have an app that connects to an API you no longer have access to. The author covers his recent experiences after engaging with Campbell Soup Global Head of Digital and Social, Adam Kmiec, to try and answer the following: "... my question to software developers out there who are thinking of devoting any real effort to a corporate hackathon like this is, “Why?”""
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