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Comment: Re:Ada Engineer... (Score 2) 277

by omtinez (#48516737) Attached to: Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python
Let me question your doubts with some facts. Two major insurance companies and one (huge) banking institution located in the midwest pay between $70,000 and $80,000 a year as of mid 2013 for senior-level positions. I know that from going to their interviews myself, and they were very desperately looking for people. Albeit not desperately enough to raise the pay...

Comment: Re:We all dance in the streets (Score 1) 192

by omtinez (#48394945) Attached to: Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)
Have you ever heard of compiler warnings? VS will even warn you about stuff as little as when you use 10l instead of 10L because the lowercase L might be confused with the number 1. If you don't believe me, look at the amount of bugs that magically get fixed once you can compile your code with no warnings using the -w4 flag.

Comment: Re:Who cares about performance? (Score 1) 108

by omtinez (#48191425) Attached to: Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

Besides old timers, who cares if it takes a couple more hours to deplete the battery?

Seeing as all these phones are pretty decent, from my point of view, I just want the greatest performance.

FTFY. In other words, it doesn't fit my use case ergo no one else can benefit from it.

Comment: Re:bing dat (Score 1) 100

It is a marketing issue. It is saying to the general public: Microsoft products suck so badly that not even their own employees use them!

If I remember correctly, Microsoft had a smartwatch many years ago that could only tell the time if it had a Wi-Fi connection, I am SHOCKED that it didn't catch on.

Comment: Re:Enforce (Score 1) 122

by omtinez (#48073899) Attached to: Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition

I think that you have your math wrong. Number one, you don't know who you are comparing the face of so according to your schema you would need to do 10,000 * 10,000 comparisons, since you don't have a way to say "Oh! This is John Derp's face, so let's only compare it to the other 9,999 faces!". Also, you don't compare each face with everyone else's, you only compare with a list of known crooks (hopefully not EVERYONE'S face is in the system, although I am not sure of anything these days).

Then, assuming there are 100 known crooks in the 10,000 population, you do 10,000 * 100 comparisons and, assuming the same error rate of 1 in 1,000 you get 1,000,000 / 1,000 = 1,000 errors. Which is not nearly as high but definitely not ideal.

I henceforth name this the subset-birthday paradox!

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson