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Comment: H1Bs have two faces. (Score 0) 363

by goruka (#47992645) Attached to: Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway
This article is spot on. Can a line be draw on H1Bs?
Disclaimer: I own part of a company in South America and worked for clients all around the world, outsourcing work (yes, I steal your jobs and I don't even need a H1B).
H1Bs are used for cheap labor, but also are vital for bringing more experienced seniorship into American companies (which there really is a lack of, at the pace the industry is growing). I sympathize with the low end of the scale, (It is terrible that a foreigner steals your job), but the high end is being too greedy. If there isn't enough seniorship to supply positions in the industry, don't be happy that your annual income will be doubled. Think instead that you are putting a stop to the industry and instead allow other seniors to be brought from overseas.
If not.. well, American companies will continue turning to outsourcing and help me make a living. Thank you guys!

Comment: Guys, make it work on OSX and Windows. (Score 4, Interesting) 48

by goruka (#47904585) Attached to: KDevelop 4.7.0 Released
I know KDevelop is great and used it for a while. However, Qt-Creator will continue being the best open source IDE because it allows to keep working on projects no matter the platform, and has a much broader appeal. How difficult is it to get it to work on something other than Unixes, given Qt is portable?

Comment: Abandoning Desktop was a BIG Mistake for RedHat (Score 1) 232

by goruka (#47768281) Attached to: How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest
More than a decade ago, when they abandoned desktop and regular users and only focused on enterprise, they made their biggest mistake. Where do you think Ubuntu Server users come from?

Even most of us who are highly knowledgeable and understand Linux to it's most profound depths appreciate a good desktop experience. The fact we can compile a kernel or any software does not mean we prefer that to a nice end-user experience.

It is still not too late for RedHat, and given the horrible direction Ubuntu has been going recently (trying to run on Phones and Tablets), and the fact that the tablet fad is starting to pass and the desktop did not die (as evidenced by Microsoft's direction with Windows 9), they have a great chance to re-capture the desktop user. They will definitely not be able to do that by supporting Gnome 3 (something a large part of desktop users hate, even if a small minority likes it), and their very unfriendly package manager. They now have Ubuntu as example of how to do some things right, and as proof that this is a desirable business direction.

Comment: DropBox is terrible (Score 5, Interesting) 275

by goruka (#47745183) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google
Unlike Google which uses ownership to determine size used, you can run out of space in DropBox by someone sharing you a large folder. DropBox also make is impossible from the web interface to see the sizes or usage of files to make room or clean up. I ended up paying Google for 100gb because their service is simply better.

Comment: PL = Honorable Institution. (Score 4, Funny) 226

by goruka (#47677355) Attached to: Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League
Even if thee free publicity would lead to more people watching and consuming soccer-related products and services in the long run, It's always good to see honorable institutions such as the Premier League inciting everyone to be a good citizen and abide the law, at the cost of them losing money. A true example to follow.

Comment: Pointless because Android will not support it. (Score 2) 52

by goruka (#47645679) Attached to: NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL
Google "do not be evil" single handedly decided that OpenCL will never run on Android and instead is pushing for their crappy alternative, RenderScript:

No matter how valid the arguments of those who favor OpenCL are, Google just answers with FUD.

Comment: Fuck languages, Standarize a VM ! (Score 1) 180

by goruka (#47421121) Attached to: Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)
How difficult it can it be to agree on this? This way anyone can use any language they wish. It's a win-win situation for Firefox and Google and probably for Microsoft because their underperforming new platforms will get loads of new applications. I seriously don't get corporations sometimes..

Comment: You have to pay $$ to use C# in a game. (Score -1, Troll) 254

by goruka (#47285893) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?
Everyone is getting into C# because of Unity, but this is actually a trap. If you want to make a C# game and publish it on mobile without restrictions you have to pay. The only portable C# implementation that works on mobile (besides Windows Phone) is Mono. Their class library is LGPL, which is in a grey area, Xamarin says:

"Typical examples of commercial licensees include device manufacturers embedding Mono in hardware where the user is not able to independently upgrade the Mono virtual machine from the source code"

This rules out Android and iOS. Unity has a free version but also has restrictions:

Unity Free, which include the free platform add-on products, may not be licensed or used by a commercial entity with annual gross revenues (based on prior fiscal year) in excess of US$100,000, or by an educational, academic, non-profit or government entity with a total annual budget for the entire entity (based on prior fiscal year) in excess of US$100,000.

So, again, make sure you are doing your research well, because you might end up in an unexpected situation.

The only possible interpretation of any research whatever in the `social sciences' is: some do, some don't. -- Ernest Rutherford