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Comment: Re:Not malicious but not honest? (Score 1) 445

by ndogg (#46730149) Attached to: Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

To a certain extent, you're right, but open source lives and breaths on its reputation, and I'm fairly certain that the coders behind OpenSSL are employed somewhere in their capacity to actually write code. I'm not certain that they're necessarily employed to write OpenSSL code, but it wouldn't surprise me. On top of that, many employers of open source developers often offer paid support for what their employees are coding up.

And so to the extent of their reputation, and any paid support provided, they will be held to account.

+ - Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Over at Microsoft on the Issues, Microsoft continues to lament the computer programming skills gap of American kids, while simultaneously lobbying for more H-1B visas to fill that gap. Saying that states must do more to "help students gain critical 21st century skills," Microsoft credits itself and partner Code.org for getting 30,606,732 students to experience coding through the Hour of Code, claiming that K-12 kids have "written 1,332,784,839 lines of code" (i.e., dragged-and-dropped puzzle pieces), So, if it's concerned about helping students gain programming skills, shouldn't Microsoft be donating fully-functional desktop versions of MS-Office to schools, which would allow kids to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)? While Microsoft's pledge to give 12 million copies of its Office software to schools was heralded by the White House and the press, a review of the "fine print" at Microsoft suggests it's actually the online VBA-free version of Office 365 Education that the kids will be getting, unless their schools qualify for the Student Advantage program by purchasing Office for the faculty and staff. Since Microsoft supported President Obama's call for kids to "Don't Just Play on Your Phone, Program It", shouldn't it give kids the chance to program MS-Office, too?"

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by ndogg (#46655467) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Did he mention anywhere that he's apologized for what he did?

Did he mention anywhere that he's changed his position?

Did mention anywhere that he would try to make up for what he did in the past?

I'm pretty sure he didn't do any of that. Sure, he said that Mozilla would continue to be inclusive, but he said nothing about his own views.

Comment: Re:Bubble sort (Score 1) 195

by ndogg (#46379073) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

Yeah, but bubbles are messy, but they are fun, but it's so hard to get them in order with them floating around, and people popping them. That's the worst. Just once I have them all in order, someone goes and pops one of them. I could never figure out where to put the bubbles that have another bubble inside them.

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