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Comment: Re: Send in the drones! (Score 4, Insightful) 827

by preaction (#47776557) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

I think there are enough examples in history to prove that appeasement does not work. Russia Ascendant is not the doomsday scenario we may have believed it was during the Cold War, but no country, not even a UN Security Council veto power, gets to unilaterally occupy another member of the UN.

Comment: Re:Where to begin (Score 5, Insightful) 548

  • How to design a solution on my own time before I code a solution on company time.

Though I inevitably unconsciously think about work code during non-work time, I will never consciously spend time thinking about or working on work code during non-work time.

They are paying for my brain, they can pay me to sit and think for a while. The actual typing of code is not what programming is.

Comment: Re:Now this is funny. (Score 1) 109

by preaction (#47658129) Attached to: Type 225 Words per Minute with a Stenographic Keyboard (Video)

I honestly don't think I can break 80wpm. My bottleneck in programming is not how fast I can type, or how efficient my vim-fu, but how fast I can think, and how fast I can mentally develop the solution (reading documentation, drawing conclusions, and finally writing as little code as I possibly can).

Comment: Re:About bloody time (Score 4, Informative) 97

by preaction (#47626785) Attached to: Valve Discloses Source 2 Engine In Recent <em>DOTA 2</em> Update

Every software becomes legacy software the minute it is released. Once you enter a real-world scenario, you need to change and write workarounds for real-world problems.

A new version is a chance to build a better base that handles the real-world problems more smoothly, but it is also an opportunity to forget the lessons those workarounds were written for.

Comment: Re:Trust the Computer. The Computer is your friend (Score 2, Insightful) 353

by preaction (#47617761) Attached to: Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

No, and that is a ludicrous analogy.

It's more, I should not go into someone else's home, leave my stuff there, and when a legally-dubious thing happens to be in my stuff in their house, I should not expect them to simply let it go (considering that a lot of legally-dubious things have clauses about "conspiracy" and "required to report").

"The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults." -- Peter De Vries