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Comment: Re:Is it even possible anymore? (Score 1) 287

by jhoger (#45692543) Attached to: More Students Learn CS In 3 Days Than Past 100 Years

The first thing you need to understand is that what you are doing isn't all that different from what any other programmer, certainly not any other web programmer does.

Knockout is a library and ajax is a pattern. Any developer worth anything will be able to pick them up by looking at existing code and doing a little reading and experimenting.

Comment: Re: You seem a bit confused (Score 1) 157

by jhoger (#45631267) Attached to: About 25% of HealthCare.gov Applications Have Errors

There's a big difference between being $15k in the hole and 100s of thousands if dollars in the hole. When you talk about pre ACA medical bankruptcies you're talking about big money. A $15k debt is something most people could manage. And if they can't manage it then they shouldn't buy a Bronze plan.

Comment: Re: Stop with the excuses. (Score 1) 334

Uh, no the Republicans do not have clean hands in this foaled rollout.

By refusing to set up the state exchanges they shifted a massive burden to the Feds unplanned for in the law. Then, they refused to expand funding for this massive integration effort. Think about it... Most of the state exchanges are doing fine. Why? Because they only have to meet one state's requirements. The Feds were forced by Republican tactics to handle the differing requirements for 30+ states.

The Military

Iran Wants To Clone Downed US Drone 663

Posted by Soulskill
from the come-fly-the-friendly-skies dept.
PolygamousRanchKid sends this quote from the LA Times: "The Obama administration has sent a formal diplomatic request asking Iran to return the radar-evading drone aircraft that crashed on a CIA spying mission this month, but U.S. officials say they don't expect Iran will comply. 'We have asked for it back,' Obama said Monday at a news conference in Washington with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki. 'We'll see how the Iranians respond.' His comments marked the first public confirmation that the RQ-170 Sentinel drone now in Iranian hands is a U.S. aircraft, though U.S. officials privately acknowledged that in recent days. Iran has claimed it downed the stealthy surveillance drone, but U.S. officials say it malfunctioned. Capture of the futuristic-looking unmanned spy plane has provided Tehran with a propaganda windfall. The government announced that it planned to clone and mass produce the bat-winged craft for use against its enemies." Iran has also demanded an apology from the U.S. for the drone flight in its airspace.

Comment: Re:Why assembly? (Score 1) 121

by jhoger (#37255182) Attached to: A Talk With Syllable OS Lead Developer Kaj de Vos

"To get any boost of performance over C, you have to be an extremely good assembly coder..."

Well that may be true but it's a distinction without a difference. I find most serious assembly language "coders" from the CS side of the house are excellent programmers/engineers. They are going to write MUCH faster assembly programs than any compiler will generate. They understand modern coding patterns... OOP, state charts, algorithmic complexity but they adapt techniques to fit a given problem on a given machine far more efficiently than a good C programmer. With C and certainly CPP you're locked into a certain development style that encourages maintainability over all else. When you're programming in assembly language you have more degrees of freedom to optimize and the rules for "maintainable" code are quite a bit more liberal.

Comment: Re:What these Democrats don't realize... (Score 1) 1128

by jhoger (#34719152) Attached to: Democrats Crowdsourcing To Vote Palin In Primaries

*Was* a community organizer. Your meme has expired. Barack Obama is PRESIDENT. He is the only man eligible to be President aside from Jimmy Carter that can claim that, period, end of story. He has experience being the most powerful executive in the world.

Sarah Palin on the other hand... hmm... governor of a state of low population, couldn't hack it and quit.

Democrats

Democrats Crowdsourcing To Vote Palin In Primaries 1128

Posted by timothy
from the can-you-see-the-primary-from-here? dept.
SharpieMarker writes "In what could be the most extreme and influential crowdsourcing project ever, Democrats are beginning to organize to purposely vote for Palin in the 2012 Republican primaries. Their theory is by having Palin as an opponent, Obama will have the best odds at winning reelection. Recent polls have shown that Obama comfortably leads Palin by 10-20 points, but Obama is statistically tied with Romney and barely ahead of Huckabee. They even have a state-by-state primary voting guide to help Democrats navigate various states' rules for voting Palin in Republican primaries."

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928

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