Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Matlab (Score 1) 181

by slashdice (#49520431) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

Linus Torvalds said that about C++. For some people, there is a very strong C/C++ divide. I think from their perspective (I use C++ but didn't drink the koolaid) C++ encourages you to be lazy (yet overcomplicated!) and they have a point. Every time you type a character into the chrome address bar, there are 25,000 std::strings created. Shit like that wouldn't happen in C.

Maybe in C it's harder to do things, so you need to think about it more and do it correctly.

Comment: what the fuck? (Score 1) 120

by slashdice (#49513129) Attached to: Pull-Top Can Tabs, At 50, Reach Historic Archaeological Status

First off, that should be "a historic". The author is clearly not a native speaker and it's slightly painful to read but I digress. The real what the fuck is:

As an example, Schroeder cited a site that a colleague has been investigating in Washington: a campground that became one of the first major meeting places for the gay and lesbian community in the Northwest in the 1970s.

“The site may well be eligible to the National Register of Historic Places as a Traditional Cultural Property,” Schroeder said.

Why is it every time some homos get together for an AIDs fuck fest (basically, any time, anywhere), somebody wants to call it an (sic) historic site? It should be closed down as a toxic biological waste site and made eligible for superfund clean up.

You know, on second thought, I guess that will make the geek compound and slashdot PT cruiser historical, too! (Fun fact: the first slashdot PT Cruiser wasn't even a PT Cruiser -- it was Jon Katz's van -- he cruised for Pre-Teens.)

Comment: there are plenty of open source leeches (Score 2) 255

by slashdice (#49233185) Attached to: On Firing Open Source Community Members

There's a guy I know. Call him Charlie. Not his real name. In fact, it's more than one guy. I'm sure you know many Charlies, too.

Charlie is a core contributor to half a dozen high profile open source projects. Not that he actually, contributes anything useful. But he hangs out on the irc channel and did just enough (which probably involved closing tickets as "will not fix") to get invited as a core team member. Based on his name, other projects invite him as a core contributor.

I run an open source project. It was featured somewhere (not slashdot!) and had a hype boost. Almost instantly, I get an email from Charlie asking if he can be a core team member. His only contribution was sending that email. Not even starring it on github. So I told him to fuck off.

Entropy isn't what it used to be.