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Comment Older, Yonger, doesn't concern me.... (Score 1) 429

I'm currently hiring new developers at my company and I don't give a hoot what age they are. I'm going to hire the best person for the job that I can find. "Best" means they have sufficient skill, an approachable personality and a reasonable wage. If you're older, refuse to learn new technologies and expect to be paid big bucks, you can go elsewhere. Same applies to any youngsters.

Comment Re:Ahhhh, C++ (Score 1) 757

It's bad because someone can think of a niche case where it can be abused. In my experience, it never happens. You tend to find that those smart enough to know how to overload say the = operator are also smart enough to only do it for a good reason.

I've seen bad developers utterly abuse just about every language out there, if there's a language feature then it can be abused. C++ just happens to have a lot of features.

Comment Re:A highly relevant comment from the previous pos (Score 2) 262

Comments like the one linked are a great read, but without ANY sourcing what so ever, it's hard to take it seriously.

Certainly, Nvidia is more than happy to donate engineers and code that favours nvidia hardware (as well as the hardware itself) in return for some branding and an exchange of cash, but to claim that it deliberately gimps older or competing hardware seems beyond the realm of likelihood. IF such a thing was happening, there'd be easy ways of proving it and lawsuits would be flying around pretty quickly. Furthermore, ultimately the performance difference in games between similar competing cards is all in line. You get a bit of variance per title, but it's not like 80% difference here, it's a few frames, single-digit percentages.

Comment Re:Too little, too late (Score 1) 525

They've addressed the "why aren't you opening up all components?" part by saying this is just the start and that they'll be releasing more when they're in a better state for other platforms.

Sure, this could be an empty promise but just a few years ago people wouldn't have ever considered that Microsoft would open source any major .net components, let alone the core and with full Linux/OSX support.

Considering that Winforms is very dependant on the underlying Win32 components of windows, it does stand to reason that it'll be one of the hardest things to port over to other platforms so just this once, we can probably give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt.

Comment Re:Well... no. (Score 1) 126

Because you're not going to try scamming everyone out of a £million, but rather you're going to contactlessly skim everyone for a more realistic sum - say £250 (I think most, if not all, cards here have at least that limit and often much higher).

In fact, you set up a coffee stand and charge £2 per cup. Instinctively people swipe their card, think they're paying £2 but is actually £200. It'll likely take days before anyone even notices and in that time you could have scammed tens of thousands.

Comment Re:Why still 32bit builds? (Score 1) 554

I agree with this, they said Vista would be the last 32bit Windows OS, then 7, then 8 and now apparently 10.

However I suppose they're trying to kill off 8 as quickly as possible. Everyone on 8 and 8.1 is getting upgraded to 10, so it may as well be 8.2 and I'm guessing that Microsoft would rather keep their updates in sync than half half of their userbase on 8 and the other half on 10.

Comment Re:WRONG! (Score 4, Insightful) 65

Don't allow password recovery.

That is absolutely not a solution. That's braindead idiocy at best. The result is that people will use one password for everything and probably write it down in a few places because if they forget it, they're fucked. Yes, people do that anyway but not allowing a password reset makes the situation much worse.

If your problem is with that "one key system", then perhaps you need to secure that "one key system" better. Twofactor auth on email hardens that single point and makes it very difficult to compromise. If an attacker is still able to compromise it, then I'd wager they'd be able to compromise those other systems anyway.

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