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Comment: Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (Score 3, Interesting) 284

by Just Some Guy (#47560367) Attached to: Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

That's terrible advice. If you want the big bucks, get into Python, Node.js, or Go and find a startup that just received VC and has tons of money to shove at developers. C++, Java, and C# are great for long-term "comfortable" jobs, but that's not where the seriously good money is.

Comment: So much Fail. Ignore. (Score 1) 284

by Just Some Guy (#47560353) Attached to: Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

When you write code and declare a variable, dynamic languages let you change the type of data held by the variable when the program is running; those languages that don’t are known as “static” or “strongly typed.” Languages such as C++ and Java are strongly-typed languages, while JavaScript, PHP, and Perl are dynamic languages.

"Staticness" and "strongness" are orthogonal properties. Python, for instance, has strongly typed values (you can't convince an int that it's a str), but dynamic variables (a=123;a='foo' is valid). And while C++ is statically typed, I'd be hard pressed to describe something with void* and unions as strongly typed.

TL;DR: Words have meaning. It's OK to disagree about whether a particular language is strongly or weakly typed, but it's not OK to claim that two different concepts are the same thing. When you make a fundamental mistake in the third paragraph, I'm likely to ignore anything else you have to say in the rest of the article.

Comment: Re:Alright! Go Senate bill (Score 5, Insightful) 169

by Just Some Guy (#47560279) Attached to: Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

I find this interesting, since as head of the Executive Branch, he can order the NSA to do what this bill requires without bothering with a law, since no law exists requiring the NSA to collect telephone records on everyone.

However, he can't order the next President to continue his policies. There's a lot to be said for pinning these things down so that they can't be changed on a whim.

Comment: Re:Radicalization (Score 1) 743

by ultranova (#47560233) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Well then, Iranian homosexuals have the same rights as everyone else there: they can avoid gay sex or die. And Jews in Nazi Germany were perfectly equal: after all, they could live if they weren't Jewish.

If you must lie to yourself, shouldn't you still have enough self-respect to use a bit less transparent bullshit?

Comment: Re:Radicalization (Score 1) 743

by ultranova (#47560039) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Israel is sure doing a good job in that area creating more enemies, if that is their intention, the plan is working.

They've spent decades - most of their existence - surrounded by enemies. At this point, an end to the hostilities and siege mentality would be a threat to established powers that be. Just as happened in the US after Cold War, really.

Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 223

by Just Some Guy (#47559007) Attached to: Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

There is no right to a game designed the way you would want to design it.

But there absolutely is a right to know the full details of the bargain. If EA isn't telling you that the game comes with OS-damaging (by definition) software, then they're not giving you the information required to make a considered decision.

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