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Comment: Re:COBOL (Score 3, Insightful) 380

by lasermike026 (#47862793) Attached to: Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

COBOL is great and prolific programming language. COBOL programms will be running long after we are dead. I almost wish I saw more COBOL on Linux. Designed by Grace Hopper she made it so average people with limited CS knowledge could get work done. It's about a sexy as Mom's minivan but it brings the groceries home.

Comment: systemd doesn't play well with others. (Score 1) 826

by lasermike026 (#47750379) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

systemd doesn't play well with others and it's an architectural abomination. Not to mention that systemd folks have the reputation of not playing well with others. It does things that admins and engineers just don't want their systems to do. Hmmm... I don't like systemd and it does things I do not like... Well F!@#$ that!

If SysV isn't enough we need to start coding something new.

Comment: Wall St. is having a laugh this morning. (Score 1) 303

by lasermike026 (#46879633) Attached to: SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

No one on Wall St, except for the willingly deluded, believes that the markets are not rigged. Ever strategy takes into the account how the market is rigged and works to deal with it. You're either a whale (those that rigged the market) or remora (those work to siphon some value from the whales).

Comment: Cracking crypto and giving it to Exxon. (Score 1) 196

by lasermike026 (#46408637) Attached to: Computing a Winner, Fusion a Loser In US Science Budget

And the conversation goes something like this:

"We must make sure those little shits have no private communication and Exxon dominates energy production. If those dirty unwashed masses where every to gain political control and self sufficiency it would be the end for all of us."

Comment: Warrant? No. (Score 1) 137

by lasermike026 (#45629939) Attached to: Insight On FBI Hacking Ops

Warrant? No. Fire them yesterday.

"Even though investigators suspected that Mo was in Iran, the uncertainty around his identity and location complicated the case. Had he turned out to be a U.S. citizen or a foreigner living within the country, a search conducted without a warrant could have jeopardized his prosecution."

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