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Comment: Re:Thats bad for science. (Score 1) 291

by js3 (#46642407) Attached to: NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

That's unfortunate that we loose scientific abilities because of political reasons. Science in this country already suffers from enough political religious groups and budget cuts. Hopefully SpaceX or the airforce will be able to fill the gap until it stabilizes.

For it to work both parties have to operate in good faith. Stealing parts of other countries is not good faith.

Comment: Re:So what was the problem again? (Score 1) 465

by js3 (#46641165) Attached to: Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

They did negotiate the contract, some parts were removed, but none of the linked articles said anything about the "dramatic" clause being excluded. They were very well aware, like in all other reality show productions, that their words and actions would be twisted for dramatic effect.

Comment: So what was the problem again? (Score 0) 465

by js3 (#46640297) Attached to: Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

I read Adriel Wallick's post. Basically he went on a game show where they agreed or were aware of producers being able to use anything for dramatic effect. Then one douchdb, asks them some inflammatory questions about women games and they lose their shit.

Ok in a normal office environment I would agree, but this is a TV show, you want people to watch it. it needs drama, not a bunch of nerds making video games because that is very boring by itself.

What happened on the set it seems is what happens on all those 'reality show' sets. Pump up the drama make contestants look like idiots. If you can't stand this shit maybe you should never have agreed to it at all.

Comment: Re:heartburn in the industry? (Score 1) 367

by js3 (#46544929) Attached to: Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

> Oh if only Microsoft had given them more than like 10 years notice of end-of-support, they might have had time to prepare....

I've been in shops where the key mission critical app was 30 years old. All of the shiny new MBAs would come in and try and replace that thing with newer tech but would ultimately fail. The 30 year old product did the job and the shiny new things couldn't.

ATMs are such a key part of their business that it really makes no sense for them to not be in total control.

Linux allows that.

Although they should have used a more industrial product to begin with. The choice really shouldn't be between Linux and Microsoft. There should be better targeted options and the market should have allowed those to thrive.

If your mission critical app is 30 years, why would you use XP?

Comment: Re:Taking one course solves a "shortage"? (Score 3, Informative) 147

by js3 (#46464811) Attached to: How St. Louis Is Bootstrapping Hundreds of Programmers

So what you are telling me is there is a shortage because you aren't willing to market value for good programmers, but you won't take average programmers either. So what exactly is this supposed to solve? You'll just end up with a bunch of average programmers in the end anyway because the good programmers will be attracted away by market forces.

Maybe what you need to do is increase the pay to make it a more attractive place to work.

Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can't afford the disk space.