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Comment: Re:Can we stop the "War on Discrimination"? (Score 1) 292

by holostarr (#49488603) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination

No, what I say is that it should stop being illegal. You and I may still dislike it, but no one should be prosecuted for it.

No it should be illegal! Just because you see some people abuse it doesn't mean the system doesn't work and should be abandoned completely. There are legitimate reasons why these laws exist, for example: http://www.businessinsurance.c...|70|83|329|302|339|91

The US was an attractive destination for immigration long before we introduced such laws (which only happened 50 years ago []). Various other countries — Russia included, for example — have such laws too... To put the final nail into your argument, Dubai and other rich emirates are swarmed with Indians, who — even those born there — have no citizenship rights, but are attracted by the wealth of the country anyway. No, it is the Americans' wealth and freedom, that make us attractive. And freedom includes being free to harbor racist thoughts — and even base hiring decisions on them.

Firstly, people go to Emirates for a different reason, they put up with abuse and lack of human rights so they can save up money and eventually go somewhere else such as United States. Secondly, people come to US for many reason aside from wealth and freedom, equality is one them. They want their children to have equal opportunity rather than be treated as second class citizens because of their race, gender, sex and sexual orientation.

You don't fight for equality by making it mandatory. It tends to have the opposite effect — and American life of the past 50 years is an experimental confirmation of that theoretical observation.

No-one is talking about some Affirmative action or racial quotas, I'm talking about laws that protect people from abuse such as the one linked in the article above.

Comment: Re:Can we stop the "War on Discrimination"? (Score 1) 292

by holostarr (#49487803) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination
This is the dumbest thing I have ever read! So what you say is people should just give up and be discriminated against? Listen the reason why to this day US is an attractive destination for immigration (to a point where someone is welling to accept lower pay just to get here) is because we have laws that protect people against this kind of discrimination. If we just give up and allow our values to erode then we will be going backwards when countries like India and China are fighting to achieve what we have here in west in terms of equality.

Comment: Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (Score 2) 315

by holostarr (#47561467) Attached to: Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

And why is doing C/C++ work more important or valuable than doing web development work? Just because your UI is built using HTML/CSS/Javascript it does not automatically become less challenging. Here is a short list of what is involved with the web development project I'm involved in:

  • Interfacing with the billing system using SOAP
  • Interfacing with Oracle EBS for inventory and logistics
  • Development in accordance to PCI guidelines for credit card handling
  • User tracking and analytics
  • Error handling and logging
  • Reporting
  • CMS integration
  • Front end development using: AngularJS, Bootstrap, less, Grunt, nodejs
  • Unit testing

And this is just some of what is involved with this one project, so how is this less challenging than creating some application using C/C++? Just because C++ requires manual memory allocation or bounds checks it is somehow more challenging? I have worked as a C++ developer for several years on a very large commercial software and it had its own challenges, but it was no more challenging than building large enterprise applications geared towards the web.

Comment: Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (Score 1) 315

by holostarr (#47560407) Attached to: Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)
I don't know what you think big corporations build, because aside from one job early in my career which involved C++, I have been using C# and Java to mainly build web sites for corporations. In fact I'm a software developer for a very large telecom and work on their corporate web site.

Comment: Re:New Microsoft CEO (Score 1) 137

by holostarr (#47523465) Attached to: Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%
I actually believe it would be beneficial if all browser switched to webkit/blink. Having everyone switch to the same engine is not the same as having only one dominant browser. The issue in the past was that IE was the dominant browser and was only developed and maintained by Microsoft, however, with webkit/blink its not a single entity contributing to the development, everyone who is using it actively improving it. I think Microsoft joining the effort will improve browser compatibility.

Comment: Re:The U.N. Finds... (Score 1) 261

by holostarr (#47476379) Attached to: UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights
First of all I'm not American, so much for assuming. Secondly, I just stated my feeling since how else is one suppose to feel about U.N. when they are essentially useless, I mean look at everything going on in places such as Gaza, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Ukraine. I would love to believe that U.N. is some benevolent entity that punishes evil and fights for justice and equality, but that's just not the case.

Comment: Re:haven't we learned from the last 25 exploits? (Score 1) 68

by holostarr (#47416153) Attached to: 'Rosetta Flash' Attack Leverages JSONP Callbacks To Steal Credentials
How does one embed "JavaScript URLs" in CSS? Also you seem to have no idea about where the web is headed or have heard about responsive design and SPA. Long gone are the days where JavaScript is a small piece of a site's functionality, we are now moving towards a more dynamic and responsive web where you don't have fetch the entire contents of a page just so you can see which of your form inputs the server rejected.

Comment: Re: A harmful chaining of shitty browser hacks. (Score 1) 68

by holostarr (#47415971) Attached to: 'Rosetta Flash' Attack Leverages JSONP Callbacks To Steal Credentials
Who are "we"? If people like you represented majority, companies like Google would have already been out of business. In the real world, however, developers pick the right tool for the right job and browser technologies have their place. So go ahead and continue with your deluded reality and ignore the web, you will not be missed.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten