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Comment: Yeah, maybe not now (Score -1, Flamebait) 582

by hsmith (#46745863) Attached to: Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"
But she wouldn't shut her cock holster for awhile about it. Now she is trying to rewrite history about how stupid she was so she doesn't appear to be a total fuckwit.

I assume her limited acting engagements got even smaller when film studios realized how badly most people didn't like her because of her anti-vaccine views, putting everyone at risk because she is a moron. So, now that money isn't coming in, time to reframe your argument.

Comment: Twitter is great (Score 1) 40

by hsmith (#46709491) Attached to: Study: People That Think Social Media Helps Their Work Are Probably Wrong
If you use it right. Pickup a ton of industry info for what I am doing, connect with people who are in the same space. Easy connect with people interested in things I am doing.

Facebook is a waste of time simply because Facebook neuters your ability to reach people if you don't pay - but so far Twitter is pretty decent.

Comment: Stupid (Score 5, Insightful) 163

by hsmith (#46645751) Attached to: Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things
You teach core and theory and you apply it to whatever the current fad is. It is preposterous for a computer science program to be geared directly to some "thing" that is currently popular or will be.

College is about learning theory and how to apply it, it isn't a vocational program.

Comment: Scroogled by Microsoft! (Score 5, Insightful) 206

by hsmith (#46553235) Attached to: They're Reading Your Mail: Microsoft's ToS, Windows 8 Leak, and Snooping
Here is to Microsofts shit ad campaign "Scroogled" - first they snoop on all Skype communication and now they admit to reading emails LOOKING for things.

I fully expect the daft ad men at Microsoft to continue their pathetic ad campaign.

Glass houses and all that.

Comment: lol, yeah, overpaid techies need a union (Score 1, Insightful) 107

by hsmith (#46551473) Attached to: Startup Employees As an Organized Labor Group
Please. If you want to go work at a startup, you accept the risks of working at a startup. I've known plenty of people that tried to swing it at a startup and ran back to their previous jobs a month later because it didn't go as planned.

Startups are RISKY. That is the risk/reward. If you want to take low pay in return for stock, then pay a lawyer to make sure your options are worth something.

I've heard the pitches before "We will pay you half your current salary, but the risk is worth the reward!" - please - I am not a partner so there will be no big reward. Get fucked.

Want something that pays decent and you won't work 80 hours a week? Find a stable job at a firm thats been around for awhile.

Comment: Re:Devs don't want to maintain old versions (Score 4, Interesting) 199

by hsmith (#46516601) Attached to: A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software
Not even that, lets say you have a "Cloud" based App. You have to maintain your APIs on the server so they are backwards compatible.

We've rolled out around 16 updates in 16 months for our software. New features, bug fixes, etc. While even our X.0 software will work with the API in X.16, it takes a lot of work to ensure that you are backwards compatible.

Eventually we will break that, but it isn't all that trivial, especially for a small team.

Comment: Yeah, because it is so easy to get rid of any cop (Score 3, Insightful) 235

by hsmith (#46432073) Attached to: Facebook To Pay City $200K-a-Year For a Neighborhood Cop
When they are fully funded by taxes alone. Please, it is virtually impossible to get rid of any police officer for anything. Look at the CA Dorner case. Police shot at two cars of innocent people and nothing happened to them - at all. And people worry about this. Bullshit.

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