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Comment: IDE features (Score 1) 59 59

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: Ronald Regan revisited (Score 1) 179 179

As Regan looked at the world through the fog of dementia and dirty windows at the White House he couldn't distinguish between movie scripts and reality. (Remember the refit of the New Jersey?) It seems that Cameron has lost more than a few brain cells too.

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

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.
Government

+ - Pentagon hires hackers

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: Re:Theft is still theft (Score 0) 587 587

Valid point but one that I didn't address. I too hate to see business too strongly involved in government -- their interest is not that of the people. As a Canadian, I was happy to see the end of W but on our political spectrum Obama is still a conservative and his actions just confirm that.

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

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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