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Comment Re:How ironic (Score 1) 477

This is who is voting for her:

Why 85% of Black Female Voters Support Hillary Clinton (And Its Not for the Reasons You Think)

I had not taken the time to parse my fealty and that of my friends to Hillary, until a few weeks ago. Sitting in the swivel chair at a friend’s beauty salon, I followed the election news coverage on a small television screen atop the counter. Suddenly, my beautician friend leaned over me and asked: “Do you know why ‘they’ hate Hillary so much.” I shook my head, more out of curiosity than an inability to supply a host of reasons recycled from media reports. “She’s a ‘n*gger-lover’” my friend said with a loving vehemence that took me aback. And within that instant, it all fell into place. By “all”, I mean, the feelings of intimacy that I too felt for this rich, white woman.

Her beautician tells her that Sanders and his supporters hate Hillary because she's a "n*gger lover", and she suddenly realizes why she loves Hillary.

Apparently, Hillary's attempt to erase Sanders' civil rights record has succeeded with her supporters.

How Clinton Media Machine Blocked Sanders Civil Rights Play

I've been wondering how Clinton, of "bring them to heel" and "super predators" fame, had managed to get most of the black vote, and I now see it's through disinformation.

Comment Re:"No criminal wrongdoing" (Score 1) 477

The Clinton News Network is full of shit. The Inspector General report lists violations in State Department policy that directly correspond to violations of law, so there is already evidence of "criminal wrongdoing". If they have the will, they can charge her with violations of the espionage act, and probably others.

And if reports are true that they've recovered most of her deleted emails, there will probably be evidence of public corruption regarding the Clinton Foundation.

Comment Re:Web developers (Score 1) 108

Doesn't matter what the boss knows. If he's been asked to deliver a system that does ___, and you take advantage of his not understanding what you do so you can take the opportunity to learn four new frameworks that aren't helpful for ___, and deliver a bloated piece of crap in twelve times the amount of time as is necessary, that is going to permanently saddle your employer with supporting technology they didn't need, then you're doing it wrong.

Comment Solve someone else's problem (Score 2) 255

If you're looking for a project to demonstrate your ability to do the work for a living, don't write a game. Not that a game won't demonstrate useful coding skills, but the bigger skill you want to demonstrate is that you are able to solve problems. A game is a self-directed problem. You have not demonstrated that you can take someone else's requirements, communicate with them, and solve their problem. You haven't shown that you can work with or for other people.

Unless the game is for someone else, but then it still looks like you have to be entertained to be motivated.

Comment Re:Web developers (Score 2) 108

The bosses don't care whether there is 1.8 M of js or just some few kb.

That's not the point.

If you code to please your boss, you do the best job you can. You eventually learn that the simple solution gets the job done faster and results in more robust, easier to maintain code.

If you code to please a web forum, you create the most complex code you can manage, in case someone ever has to look at it. You want them to be satisfied you've learned your minutiae, and that you've been clever, and that you understand complex things.

Comment external dependencies (Score 1) 108

The external dependencies don't actually make the work go faster. Programmers use them because other programmers use them. Web forums tell them to do it this way. It's a safe solution. And if your career is nothing but choosing safe solutions from web forums, you never develop the skills to do things yourself, or the confidence that you *can* do things yourself.

Comment Re:Web developers (Score 1) 108

If by that you mean javascript bloat, then yes, developers have made a mess of the web. For example, a typical product page on Amazon is 1.8M of *minified* javascript.

The problem is that developers no longer answer to their bosses. They answer to web forums. They are so afraid of doing things other programmers wouldn't find acceptable that they'll code to please web forums rather than doing their job. That means using the heaviest frameworks available and writing the deepest, most complex code they can manage to understand themselves.

Comment Why geeks hate facebook (Score 2, Informative) 326

Facebook keeps reverting your newsfeed to "top stories" (from "latest stories"), so most people are only seeing the most popular posts. And how often are a geek's posts popular? You post, nobody reacts, you hate the platform.

When you post, Facebook shares is with just a couple of the people who have reacted to your posts (like, share, comment) before. If they don't react, your post isn't shared with anyone else. If they do react, Facebook shares it with a few more people. They react? More people see it.

Like most geeks, who aren't sharing pictures of friends and food and generally displaying a charmed life, my posts are about things and projects and happenstance and other boring stuff nobody cares about. I post it, Facebook shares it with a couple people who don't respond, and Facebook kills it. Nobody sees it, I don't bother posting it anymore.

Admit it, this is how your facebook experience goes, too. So you post to slashdot how useless and intrusive Facebook is.

Comment most programmers are useless (Score 1) 155

Since the 90's programming has become about minutiae, and not about problem solving. "Programmers" strive to please web forums full of their socially-awkward-but-now-connected peers, rather than their bosses. They test each other during interviews to make sure they are hiring someone autistic who has learned some useless facts rather than looking for people who can solve problems and talk to people. They saddle their employers with flavor-of-the-week technologies because they are so afraid of doing something a webforum didn't approve of that they won't write anything themselves. They *pride* themselves in not writing things themselves. They turn simple problems into large projects by bringing in "frameworks" and other webforum-approved technologies they can put on their resume, rather than solving the damned simple problem they were handed.

Comment like gimp, for audio (Score 1) 264

I never saw anything that a similar Linux counterpart, or a suite of Open Source counterparts could not do.

Then you didn't understand what they were doing. To suggest you can do the same on Linux is like suggesting you can use Gimp instead of Photoshop. It makes it sound like you don't do anything but resize photos, or the audio equivalent.

All of the DAWs and all of the sound libraries and all of the virtual instruments and all of the effects processing and all of the mastering software is on the Mac and on Windows. So is all the beatmaking software and the drivers for all the professional hardware interfaces. Any projects clients or friends bring you will be for a Windows or Mac suite of tools.

You can make music with Linux. People have made hit records with a lot less. But Linux is so far behind that using it for music is just a self-limiting, philosophical pat on the back.

Comment Re:Self-congratulatory nonsense, born in the 90's (Score 1) 246

Malware thrives on code you didn't look at. You didn't look at it because you didn't write it. Some web forum told you it was the proper way to do things, so you used it, because you're more afraid to look bad to a web forum than you are of looking bad to your boss, and now you have the vulnerabilities that came with it.

Simpler code is more robust code. Simpler code is code you can fully understand. Simpler code is code you can modify, rather than being stuck with it because you're afraid to touch it. Simpler code is code you can modify, because you don't have to have your changes accepted by a web forum or a remote dev team that doesn't give a crap about your changes.

Code you wrote yourself is code malware authors don't already know how to exploit.

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