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Comment More often than... (Score 1) 331

I bet I have used languages with the same frequency as this kind of question comes up on /. -- current favourite is alpasisp+++^21

Seriously, it's all just syntax, convention, and architecture, so I don't bother to track. Off the top of my head, I'm up to 30+ "languages" in 30+ years. Throw in media (yes, starting with punch cards), then it gets worse.

I think a more relevant question is how often does one advance their architecture, paradigms, and most importantly debugging skills. Anyone can write a program that compiles and does something. Building something that is understandable, useful, usable, and maintainable, now that's a discussion.

Comment What is the other side like? (Score 1) 765

Does the employer pay severance when they terminate an employee? For how long? I've worked for firms that gave a week of severance for every year of seniority -- and the troops returned the favor with a week of notice for each week of severance.

I've also worked for places where they came up to you at your desk at 14:30 and handed you your final pay calculated to 14:30 of that day. Sometimes people just didn't come back from lunch, and none of us were surprised.

Comment Re:Suicide by politician (Score 1) 1010

18 USC 793(f)

(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officerâ"

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Which hinges upon (among other things) the highlighted phrases.

Who decides what is the "proper place of custody?"

Who would be the appropriate "superior officer?"

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