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Comment: IDE features (Score 1) 59

by nmrtian (#49731003) Attached to: Google Offers Cheap Cloud Computing For Low-Priority Tasks
I have been programming since vi was considered advanced. I have to admit that features such as builtin debugging and autocompletion are very useful. I program in multiple languages and an IDE which understands the language I am using helps me greatly, especially when it knows about the library. I am more productive because of these tools.

Comment: Worth saving.. (Score 0, Interesting) 169

by nmrtian (#28297795) Attached to: Saving Unix Heritage, One Kernel At a Time
Not to diminish Unix's importance, it is a link in the chain -- but what a link it is! When MS is bankrupt, Windoze won't fit onto a DVD and no affordable hardware will be able to run it, Unix will be here. I run FreeBSD on my desktop and still enjoy firing up my AT&T 6300+ and playing with SVR2. Amazingly, the two computers, separated by more than 20 years, interact very nicely through a RS232 connection.

+ - Pentagon hires hackers

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maclizard writes: "CNN is reporting that the Pentagon is looking for hackers to help secure National intelligence.

From the Article:
"Some of you are extremely talented, gifted even at what you do," said Arthur Money, Assistant Secretary of Defense and CIO at the Department of Defense (DoD). "If you're thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life, maybe you should think about this in a different manner. You should think about coming to work for us.""

Comment: Theft is still theft (Score 0, Troll) 587

by nmrtian (#27574053) Attached to: Obama Taps a 5th Lawyer From the RIAA
The current that runs through almost of the postings and comments on Slashdot is that music, once released, is in the public commons. It isn't. It never has been. Musicians are losing a lot of money because copyright is ignored and most need that money desperately. Grow up people. Pay for your entertainment and stop whining!

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