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Comment: Re:Pussies!! (Score 1) 580

by wed128 (#48624513) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

I think it's incredibly naive to think that this has nothing to do with North Korea. It's extremely likely that this group of attackers is North Korean, and just as likely that they are under the North Korean government's employ. Also, they threatened attacks on movie theaters on american soil. The fact that the movie playing would be (distantly) owned by a Japanese company is irrelevant, the American moviegoers are the ones that would suffer.

That said, I think canceling showings of the film sends a shitty message, and sets a bad precedent.

Comment: Re:Note to IT recruiters. (Score 2) 276

by wed128 (#48401205) Attached to: World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

This depends highly on
1) the reqiurements of the position
and
2) your hiring budget.

Do you need someone to run msi installers and register users on a *windows* system? you'll probably save some money hiring an MS cert. do you need database design or some complicated distributed server farm built? and IST degree is probably what you're looking for? Need some application code written? You probably want someone with a CS degree. Need device drivers/firmware/hardware designed? Go for someone with a Computer Engineering or even an Electrical Engineering degree.

All of these degrees/certifications don't fit the same niche...

Comment: Re:Could have been worse (Score 1) 236

by wed128 (#48326053) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

I absolutely can prove it.

Right now, you can buy the IOS development kit, which compiles objective-C code to run on the iPad. Objective-C is a Turing-complete language, and can therefore only be implemented in a language that is also Turing complete. the LLVM compiler that ships with the IOS developement kit compiles Objective-c to the instruction set on the iPad. Therefore, the instruction set of the iPad is Turing complete.

QED.

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