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Comment: 1 compile a week. (Score 1) 230

by ip_freely_2000 (#46883261) Attached to: One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983
High school senior in 1979: 1) Get assignment on Monday 2) Write code on paper. 3) Wait for punch machine to get freed up 4) Type in code 5) Give teacher punch cards on Monday 6) Teacher takes a box full of cards on Friday 7) Teacher picks up cards Sunday night 8) Get paper results and cards at Monday class. 9) Rinse and repeat until it compiles. I wrote TWO great programs that semester :)

Comment: Grow a pair (Score 2) 125

by ip_freely_2000 (#46870159) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Intelligently Moving From IT Into Management?
You hire someone and hand over a COPY of the keys. Rule #1 is that you ALWAYS know admin passwords and whatnot. That's not only for your comfort, it's part of due dilligence as your new guy might be hit by a bus on the way home after his first day. Then you step out of the way and do the important job of running the company. If you're not comfortable with this, reexamine your career path. It's time to let it go.

Comment: So very, very dumb. (Score 2) 387

by ip_freely_2000 (#46133569) Attached to: Should Everybody Learn To Code?
The Association for Computing Machinery wants everyone to code? I wonder what The Association for Fixing Your Car, Association for Small Repairs Around The Home, The Association for Recognizing and Stopping Child Abuse, The Association for Common Courtesy and The Association for Reasonable Adult Relationships would think. All worthy, imo.

Comment: Meh (Score 3, Insightful) 233

by ip_freely_2000 (#45393819) Attached to: <em>Thor: The Dark World</em> &mdash; What Did You Think?
It is what it is. Not the best Marvel movie but I didn't mind the admission price. One thing though....why is it the heroes always run into the one, only and correct cave on an entire planet? Thor and Jane avoid a storm and run into the one place with a time/space wormhole. Almost as bad as Kirk getting chased into the only cave on a ice planet that had Spock sitting in it. ( First ST/reboot movie ).

Comment: Everything was fine yesterday.... (Score 5, Insightful) 189

by ip_freely_2000 (#43558255) Attached to: Was Google's Motorola Mobility Acquisition a Mistake?
No one blinked an eye when Google paid what it did for Motorola. Now, one judge has brought out the critics and the second guessing. Unless you have a time machine, or can talk to every judge with a 'what-if', you can only do your due diligence. It's time to move on and look to the next problem, not rehash the past.

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