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Comment: Re:The complexity has to go somewhere (Score 1) 67

by i kan reed (#48027707) Attached to: Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards

But how do I imagine them? It's not from nowhere. It's from a recurring familiarity with what goes wrong in software development. I didn't just get a programming language down and suddenly grasp the idea of field interdependency, did I? I mean, admittedly, it was before I got a job in the field, but the first time you try to save something where X interferes with Y and it crashes your program teaches you the concept.

Comment: Exploit that only affects Mac and Linux (Score -1) 103

by i kan reed (#48026479) Attached to: Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

This is the kind of thing people on the slashdot of yesteryear thought were impossible. Remember when people would post that Apple computers and/or Linux wasn't vulnerable like Windows?

Good times. I mean, I'm not trying to claim Windows has improved in security that it's no longer the easiest target or anything. Just that things have changed since that bygone era.

Comment: Re:The complexity has to go somewhere (Score 1) 67

by i kan reed (#48022315) Attached to: Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards

Well, I've always had the dream of a tool that has a natural language dialog with the the user.

You know the kind that asks the niggling questions us devs always have for "ideas" people. Like "Who's going to provide the map data for your store layout application?" And "Can this field be blank if that one isn't?" Or "Okay, what do you mean by 'shiny animation' exactly?"

I suspect such a thing could be done with a team of 30 AI experts and a huge machinery budget, and careful observation of how actual software projects are developed in the real world as some kind of training. And slightly better speech recognition.

Comment: Re:Fox News? (Score 1) 422

by i kan reed (#48021909) Attached to: Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

"If you're so smart why don't you buy into my elaborate conspiracy theory?" is the refrain of every paranoid nutjob. Now we(the US) have unresolved issues with the medical industry, but you're conflating that with a dismissal of the expertise on medical conditions that a medical doctorate and years of practice yield. I don't even need to resort to a "Not all doctors" type argument because, frankly, even basic diagnosis(much less prognosis) is almost certainly beyond your abilities, and entirely within theirs.

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