oh yeah.. serves me right for posting with a pint in me! Guess I failed that interview... maybe this shows that even the simplest interview questions aren't so useful.
I agree here - but only to a point. At an interview you have to demonstrate some ability, and as there are so many idiots with bullshit CVs, you have to give some sort of test. Fortunately the tests don't (and should not) be very hard.
However, one test I had given to me a while ago was a code review. They gave me a visual studio project and said "review that, tell us what you think", and of course it had a couple of glaring bugs, a bit of very lazy coding, duplicated code that could be refactored into a common function, and similar. It wasn't about what variable names to call things (except the file called MyClass1.cs). It didn't require me to remember all the stuff I've consigned to Google's stewardship over the years and gave me the opportunity to explain my thinking.
I think such tests are vastly improved over coding tests that you end up writing differently to what the interviewer expected (and therefore he considers "wrong"). When you did tests at school, the teacher never really cared about the right answer - they cared about the working. An interview test that asks you to review code is pretty much the same principle.
doesn't matter - you can divide the input number by 3 and if its exactly zero, then print fizz out. Obviously you have to remember to put the input number into a floating point one, and it isn't necessarily going to be the most efficient... but that's not the point. The point of the test is to weed out the people who simply have zero clue.
Hell, if they took the number, converted it to a string and then compared the string to a lookup table of fizz values, that'd be acceptable in terms of passing the test; the test not being anything about a good solution, but any solution that works - and gives you a chance to explain why you decided to do it like you did to an interviewer so they know you're not a complete fuckwit.
unfortunately the populace wants to behave like the lazy child - not cleaning their room, smoking pot, drinking and sitting around watching TV all day.
You could consider the government to be the mummy state that has finally given up hope with problem child and is now going off and doing what she wants to do instead.
If only us children got off our fat arses and showed a real interest in being productive members of an intelligent society, things would be different.
Inflation: where the cost of stuff goes up every year and you can buy less with it - ie the worth of your currency goes down. Consider that we've had inflation for decades - you can no longer buy a car for $1000.
So deflation means the opposite - your currency goes up in value, so you can buy more stuff. Of course this means the people who own things would have things (typically property) that are worth less, and they don't like that. So we have inflation-based economics that uses words like "growth" to make it seem you're getting a good deal whilst at the same time handing out large chunks of yield on investment to ensure their money assets don't go down in value overall.
The poor, meanwhile, can keep begging for payrises just about equal to the rate of inflation so they can stand still, at best.
So you decide if deflation would be good for a while. (my opinion - we need a bit of both fluctuating around a nice balance to keep things stable)
true, why a link to something horrible that is not goatse. You kids, don't know what omfgwtfit is anymore.
But I think its the first time that the actual *summary* can be considered -1 Offtopic. What was the editor thinking?
neither is it after I've had a strong curry... fortunately I can blame the less-than-subtle effects as coming from the dog.
which is exactly why East Texas has such a good business deciding patent cases. If its good enough for intra-US lawsuits, its good enough for cross-border ones too.
And besides, it never stopped the US from prosecuting people it considers might have violated american laws, like online gambling, no matter where in the world they live.
true, but it also means they will have to code against those cross-platform engines. So no using the
I'm sure Valve considers this drive towards using their engine to be a good knock-on bonus!
I read elsewhere that some users were sent shortened links that took them to the redtube video, so they didn't even know it was going to be porn until they got there.
It does smack of a scam - a bit like me claiming these words are copyright and if you read them, you owe me loadsamoney. Which you now do, of course. Please send a cheque.
nice try Mr Microsoft marketeer.
Anecdotally: I have not yet seen a surface in the wild. Plenty of iphones and a few ipads, the occasional Android tablet too. But not a single surface.
Maybe if I hung around Redmond I might see a few I guess.
and you'll remain a n00b until you learn to look beyond the headline and (here, the summary) and read what was actually said and apply some critical thinking and comprehension to it.
FYI, he didn't say "there was no such thing as open source", he said "there was no open source component that did what we needed".
"Collapsing this box and sending it back saves the company $0.11
Shame the postage costs $0.20, but that's how big companies roll.
fine, let him.. He'll quickly find out that no-one likes a whiner.
nope, modern laptops are just as good as desktops now. Apart from the small screen (which can be good as a secondary thing to run your email or whatnot on), the laptop has as much power as your desktop.
I have a i7 laptop with 8 Gb RAM on it - that's plenty for development and running the dev environment, including db and services. If I need more than that, I'll be running the code on a server box, not a desktop.
Desktops are just cheaper, that's their only advantage nowadays.