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Comment Re:How's Irvine, CA? (Score 2) 464

>I'm in SF working in tech (of course) and I've been thinking about moving south... Irvine seems like a pretty decent destination.

Or you could move east. Fresno is very affordable, and in the last five years has really started building a good tech scene. Lots of companies, ranging from startups to incubators to established firms like Decipher.

It sounds weird to say, but there really is a tech renaissance going on in Fresno these days.

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 104

>The Intel of 2015 still has a very solid competitor eating into its profits: the Intel of 2010-13. I am typing this on a 2600K I bought in 2011, and I have no intention of upgrading any time soon. I have went from 8 GB of RAM to 16 GB, from a 128 GB SSD to a 480 GB SSD, and I upgraded my monitor setup. But my desktop processor is still more than twice as fast as my 4300U work laptop, which I never worry about being slow. I wouldn't be that surprised if this processor lasts me until 2020, unless it stops working before then.

Ditto. Last week, a nagging voice in the back of my head told me it couldn't be possible for my 2600K to still be a viable CPU and to look into upgrading. After checking out CPU benchmarks for the latest round of CPUs, I was sort of surprised to see there not being any significant improvement. I'll probably wait another generation or two before my next CPU upgrade.

Comment Re:Security isn't a product (Score 1) 291

From their homepage: "Only two remote holes in the default install, in a heck of a long time!" Granted the default install can't do much, but the code was gone over in a massive audit. Everything is still checked for correctness.

Not saying Linux sucks, but I sleep better at night knowing OpenBSD powers much of what I am responsible for.

Comment Security isn't a product (Score 1) 291

Security in Linux has been looked at as something you bolt-on after the fact. It was not designed from the ground-up with security in mind. Look at OpenBSD as an example: rock solid security and when a rare remote exploit is found, it's usually news on sites like /.

Comment Re:The One True Model (Score 2, Insightful) 143

"The problem" started when people began to question His writings and opted to not circumcise their sons.

Science is a great thing, but God trickles out knowledge to us bit by bit to help us grow as his children. Unfortunately some people think Science is the be-all-end-all and ignore Him. That is why we have earthquakes, AIDS, and terrorists.

Comment Re:funny. (Score 1) 246

>"So", you ask, "what does he think of that?" I'm glad you asked!

I just went to one of his talks at the end of September. He has nothing against working with other people, per se, in fact he spoke repeatedly about needing to match people of different strengths together. Such as on the invention of the Disk ][, he partnered with a person who was better at OS stuff than himself (since he wasn't a wizard in that area), and together they got the thing built in record time (why? because Woz says they'd bribed him with a Vegas trip if he could get it to work) and drastically cheaper than any disk drive done before.

He also said Steve Jobs was invaluable in the success of Apple, despite him having (this is almost a direct quote) no technical skills, no real education, and never having achieved anything technical in nature in his life (all of his projects were failures). But Woz said that Jobs knew how to look at things from a different perspective, even very simple things like reordering the colors on the Apple logo so that they were more balanced (ever notice it's not in ROYGBIV order?) or knowing how to market and sell the product and make people believe in it. Woz never wanted to have anything to do with that world, so he found the partnership very valuable. Even before founding Apple, Jobs would come down from Oregon a couple times a year and see what Woz had invented, and go around the country selling the products.

What you quoted was arguing against design by committee which is a very different thing.

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