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Comment: Re:The more things change the more the stay the sa (Score 1) 716

by dnebin (#48119579) Attached to: Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Then I'd hardly call it a win at all.

To the winners go the spoils.

That's how you evaluate who the winner is. As it looks so far, systemd is winning the day by taking over many linux distros, Dice is still driving content here, and they just love posts by Bennet and will take as many as he can provide.

Given that, who do you think is winning?

Comment: Seriously? (Score 1) 209

Useful answers to this should take into account the problem with the question of "How long is a piece of string?" Give some context about how much you pay, and how much you use -- and how much that would change if the price were different.

WTF? Are we all children now? Would you like to tell us how we should answer in other posts now, Timothy? If the OP couldn't form his question to include what details he was actually looking for, you should have either accepted his post as-is or rejected it. Your clarification is, IMHO, insulting.

Comment: Re:Don't wait on the wiping... (Score 1) 577

by dnebin (#48043439) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?
Sorry, but I think you might have missed the sarcasm that I was aiming for...

But I will add that I no longer build my own PCs. Not because I can't, but mostly because I had a hard time settling for the low-end, cheap parts (if I'm going to build a rig, it's going to be the hottest rig around, at least for the next week or so). Buying OTS ended up saving me a lot of time and money. I usually go w/ HP's, bump up the memory and otherwise go w/ the system as-is. They may pick up cheaper parts, but for the most part I've had nothing but success getting linux running on them.

Comment: Re:They are wrong... (Score 1) 316

by dnebin (#48007461) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?
Here's why you shouldn't learn Obj-C first:

While you're busy learning obj-C, the rest of the ios developers will be learning Swift. In 5 years, by the time Apple has retired Obj-C, you'll be left with another out of date skillset. In 5 years companies will be looking for Swift developers, and you won't be ready, and you will once again find yourself behind everyone else.

Heck, maybe that's why these fools are telling you to learn Obj-C; they're looking to reduce competition on the Swift jobs that they're already working towards.

Instead, like I said, don't listen to these folks that don't know what they're talking about. You want to position yourself ahead of the curve, mastering Swift now while they're falling behind the 8 ball with their old obj-C skills. By the time you feel comfortable with Swift, you will be well ahead of the curve and companies will be wanting you on their team, not these obj-C folks.

Comment: Actually... (Score 1) 98

by dnebin (#47970355) Attached to: Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You
This is a new government program. They do want to kill you, but they really want to know what you have first, just in case it is really damaging. By giving them your stuff, they can make an informed decision whether to murder you right away or possibly (although not likely) hold off for awhile.

Comment: We're hiring some right now! (Score 0) 392

by dnebin (#47919511) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?
We need janitors, security guards, cafeteria workers, secretaries, mail room personnel, typists, clerks, ... The critical thinking that the LA degrees bring ensures they understand that they need their jobs to pay off their student loans, so they're really more like indentured servants than employees.

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