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Comment: Re: Anti 1984 sign (Score 1) 50

by msobkow (#48912333) Attached to: EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

I don't log in because I have "balls". I log in because I take responsibility for my comments and opinions. But you wouldn't understand anything about that, would you? No, you're just going to anonymously preach to people and demand that they respect and adjust to your viewpoint on security.

I pity you paranoid losers. I'm bi-polar. I know what paranoia is like. You need medication for that.

Comment: Re: Anti 1984 sign (Score 0) 50

by msobkow (#48912153) Attached to: EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

No, people like you are the real problem. Judgmental keyboard warriors who don't even have the balls to log in, and who scream and rant at anybody who doesn't think exactly the way they do. People who don't accept that other people's priorities are different. People who don't accept that other people have their own lives to live, and their own decisions to make.

Comment: Re:After a glimmer of sanity.. (Score 2) 331

by msobkow (#48909113) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

More importantly, Microsoft seems hell bent on discarding the years of research IBM put into the Common User Access guide on which Windows was originally based. A lot of the "new" metaphors *were* tried out during that research, and users hated it as much back then as they do now.

Comment: Every language (Score 1) 462

by msobkow (#48903403) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

Every language is both over-rated and under-rated by their fans and detractors respectively.

The key thing a professional programmer learns is to use the right tool for the job at hand. That means being fluent in multiple languages, databases, frameworks, and toolkits. While I have been focused exclusively on Java for the past several years, that's because it buys me the cross platform portability that I want, not because it's "better" than C/C++, C#, or even Pascal.

I'd be quite content to do some more C++ work at some point in the future. C# was kind of fun, too.

But PHP I hate with a passion. I'd far rather write servlets with Java than dive into that unholy abortion of untyped interpretation.

Comment: Strong like bull (Score 1) 346

by msobkow (#48902471) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

"Strong like bull; Smart like tractor." -- old Ukrainian saying about dumb people

No wonder the world is in trouble when people of such high intelligence are allowed to vote and "have a voice." People voting in support of this are stupid enough that they should just shut the hell up, sit down, and watch their damned NFL and NBA.

The other line moves faster.