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Comment Rarely.. (Score 0) 331

I pick what I like and use it, currently. For UNIX stuff that means Python, though I'm forced to use Perl a lot as well. For Windows stuff or if I have carte blanche I use C#/.NET.

I think if you're really good in two languages and can swing back into another one or two that you're "rusty" at, you're fine. This cock measuring contest about knowing 15 languages is fucking silly and childish.

Comment Re:What does this mean? (Score 0) 67

I hear you, but you do know the cloud is a real thing now right? I mean I get there used to be other phrases people used for the same thing, I really do. But it's a bit out of touch to imply that it's just some meaningless buzzword at this point.

As for this, yet's it's nation-wide internet access using 868Mhz (I think?) wireless. Low power, high penetration (thaswuhshesaid) suitable for letting random ass little devices get on the network without needing your own e.g. Zigbee or Z-Wave bridge.

Comment Re:Spotify (Score -1, Troll) 327

Actually it's for people whose time is valuable. I mean if you're a basement dwelling dipshit with no life I guess it's cool to spend hours scouring the net for free copies of songs you could listen to much more easily by paying a few cents per listen then I guess torrenting music is _awesome_!

Do you also grow your own corn because "corn seeds are cheap bro!"?

Comment Re:new MS? nothings changed. (Score 1) 123

You haven't a clue and clearly aren't qualified to speak on it. Lots of "techies" use and love .NET. Python is fine, even pretty good these days and if you need to run on Linux it's great. I mean I don't get the asinine stupidity that is the Python 2/Python 3 divide, but whatever. I guess someone smoked some crack and came up with that idea.. PyCharm is pretty nice, etc...

Java is...meh. OK, but from a developer's perspective it's inferior in just about every way to .NET (comparing C# and Java). Other than paranoiac fears about "lock in", or cost, or a few other specific reasons you can't argue much in its favor. Don't get me wrong, a few of those are some real "other than" clauses, but don't apply to me so far at least.

But for the shit I work on, IIS+C#/.NET/WebAPI+SQL Server are incredibly powerful, easy to develop in and deploy, and easy to support. It's a no brainer.

Comment Re:new MS? nothings changed. (Score 1) 123

Sure.. sure. All the bestest companies advertise on Craigslist. Oh, and it's 2012 and startups in San Francisco are totally the hottest thing. Yo, you get any of that hot startup stock bro??

Like I said, out of touch. No skin off my sack, I can slum and develop in Python or Java, but this delusion you people have about "nobody uses .NET!" cracks me up.

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