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Comment: Re:Weight is only one indicator (Score 1) 496

by gunner_von_diamond (#49328831) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
You also forgot to mention that he saw a nutritionalist, which could cost anywhere between $100-$200/hour where I live. Seeking professional advice (and paying for it) is hardly hacking. Also, body fat percentage and muscle mass, IMO, are much more important indicators than weight. I'd rather be over weight than under muscle. Extra weight vs. not being able to life/carry heavy things, etc.

Comment: Lollipop on Nexus 6 (Score 1) 172

by gunner_von_diamond (#49223853) Attached to: Google Announces Android 5.1
I personally really liked lollipop (5.0) on my Nexus 6, after upgrading from Kit Kat on a S3. I've heard so many complaints about the new GUI, but I like material design. Everything is snappy, I get good battery life, I can switch between apps fairly quickly. I even got an OTA upgrade to 5.0.1 and it was barely noticeable. At first I was a little freaked out about not having 'silent mode' but now I've just gotten used to interruptions, which after you get used to the functionallity, it actually offers more options about controlling your sound. Hopefully I'll get 5.1 OTA and get those new features, and maybe some bugs get fixed. That would be enough for me.

Comment: Re:Right tool for the job (Score 1) 115

by gunner_von_diamond (#49214817) Attached to: Preferred way to communicate with co-workers?
Exactly. If they could have fit all this in a poll option, I would pick this one. #6 is quite vital. Verbal/in-person/Phone calls can't be documented (unless you do some creepy recording of every convo). Email/Chat can hold people accountable for what they said they would do. That's why I think they are the best communication methods overall. However, face time (face to face time, not that iPhone application) is crucial for solving complex problems, design meetings, etc.

Comment: Source... (Score 4, Interesting) 242

by gunner_von_diamond (#48747641) Attached to: Little-Known Programming Languages That Actually Pay
An article from Dice.com. On a site owned by Dice.com. How about that. According to a Dice job search, there are not ASN.1 jobs out there. Learning ASN.1 will not

secure you a good gig in a specific industry.


So is it really worth taking the time to learn a new, little-used language for anything other than the thrills?


When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.