Re: The Abyssmal
>But then 99 percent could probably be found in Aesop and Homer.
But there is stuff worth watching. Mr Robot?
81 posts • joined 19 Feb 2008
>But then 99 percent could probably be found in Aesop and Homer.
But there is stuff worth watching. Mr Robot?
Yes, but badly.
I loved Dr who, when I was 10. Can't watch it now. I could watch Alien repeatedly.
It's like Coronation Street vs The Wire/Breaking Bad/whatever, where they know how to write a script and not continually plagiarise and dress it up as an 'homage'
>Ian Duncan Smith has already pointed out that this Labour invention is deeply flawed and plans to scrap it.
Duncan Smith redefines reality on a weekly basis to suit whatever hole he is digging himself out of, so excuse me while I PMSL at any opinion that he holds.
>>People are emotionally disturbed if they have political views that don't line up with yours?
>I think you're being a little unfair there.
No comment required.
>The only labour party members I know celebrating Corbyns win are those too young to remember the 70s - Generation Y and the Millenials.
Know a lot of labour party members, do you?
I could have written your first paragraph about myself, but the second, no.
I used to read several .net blogs, Hanselman, Haack, Conery, Skeet. You really think that they all chase the new shiny? My experience is the opposite of yours and that usually, not always, developers who didn't read .net blogs were 9-5ers.
>The 2 most popular brands of 'e-juice' have been found to contain chemicals that are not safe to be inhaled and those are the ones that are supposed to be legitimate.
Absolute bollocks. You're parrotting tabloid crap.
Piketty has been so widely and thoroughly discredited by now than I'm genuinely surprised to find someone citing him.
Absolutely, completely false. The supposedly flawed figures, which he addressed, did not impact his basic premise.
I didn't step over any homeless on my way to work today. Didn't even see any, and I've travelled through a couple of counties to be here.
I don't even have to point out how ludicrous that statement is.
I've previously demonstrated how a minimum wage couple can buy a starter home within a shorter commute than I have, so affordability isn't a problem.
No you haven't, you absolutely haven't. You posted some flawed figures that completely depended on external factors that only exist in your worldview. You claiming a fait accompli based on that post is hilarious.
The reason there isn't great economic ground between the main parties is the inescapable fact that most people have never had it so good.
You != most people.
After spending the evening looking into this, I've come to the conclusion that there is no universal definition for 'European style health system'.
If you're an American republican, it's something to be resisted as they see it as state-provided care.
If you're a British conservative it's something to be welcomed as it's parallel public and private care.
A lot of opinion seems to think that it doesn't exist for the same reasons that I wrote.
So it's a political term and it depends on your perspective.
I take issue with your 'known fact' as it's one I've never heard expressed, so if you could provide some links to back it up?
Please define 'European-style health system' because different countries have different systems.
I just enlightened the wife - you're right, she didn't know that her wages were paid by some cunt on the register.
Relational and native JSON types.
Good luck getting a mortgage with 4 x income multiple and 10% deposit. Even if you find one, the interest rate would be astronomical. The average age for first-time buyers is now 35, according to Money Supermarket. Your original figures were rounded up by about 8k above actual, so forgive me if I take your latest projections with a pinch of salt.
Which age groups are going to get a 5k pay rise then? Your base of 40 hour weeks is not universally attainable, hence the number of people claiming tax credits.
It's pretty tough for a lot of kids at the moment and this budget hasn't helped them at all.
Not in this case as it's GDS.
He's still employed?
He should have been jettisoned years ago for crimes against technological advancement.
You need to calm down.
The 'future benefits' on which this project was premised have been scaled back numerous times.
The 'phased implementation' is of a tiny percent of the promised functionality.
If UC is Excel, then they're rolling out a calculator that can only process 1 + 1 and occasionally returns 2.
If it's going so well, why are they wasting time on this:
The licenses are for Oracle ERP not just the db.
Perhaps they're downvoting you because it's you and they want to see one of your 'how dare you downvote me' tantrums.
You've decided that the abandoned MS tech debate is limited to .Net only, nobody else has (oh, and you've also decided that Silverlight, VB6 and FoxPro can't be mentioned).
This is a pattern that's built up over decades. I concede that some changes were necessary, but, for example, moving from VBXs to OCXs was of no benefit to devs, resulted in repurchasing for exactly the same functionality and typically introduced more bugs (which I blame on the mess that was OLE2). Killing VB (much as I hated it) was madness. MS had a massive userbase there. MDAC took years to stabilise and encompassed several abandoned technologies.
My definition of 'supported' includes bug-fixes, enhancements and fixing behaviours that are major bug-bears for devs. Your definition of 'supported' seems to correspond to my definition of mothballed. All the big names in Silverlight and WPF dev have moved away, generally to non-MS platforms, because they considered the platforms dead. Are they idiots too?
You also seem to think that code is just going to run on Linux. Have you tried to run anything non-trivial on mono? I don't know how long you've been on the MS stack, but based on my experience the reality for devs never matches the marketing and something as large as making .net cross-platform could take years to stabilise.
I'm already seeing articles on using Nuget to deliver PCLs and platform-specific assemblies. I understand why they're doing it but it still makes me shiver.
It's not a superset and I've no idea what a 'perfect' superset is.
It's not even a subset as the two will expand independently and features 'may' be cross-ported.
Alan Cooper always struck me as a bit of an egotist.
A different perspective:
I've not used Xamarin, but I have used Android Studio betas.
What advantages does the former have over the latter for Android development?
You earn a shit load more working with traders than you do teaching kids.
However, most kids are OK when taught by a decent teacher, but I've never met a trader who wasn't an irredeemable c***.
Who's the contractor - 3D Realms?
Why would anybody move from Linux to MS? It just doesn't make sense if they have linux experience.
In my experence, mainly banks, Java systems are nearly always deployed to linux (or other non-MS) servers, although development is frequently on Windows workstations.
>With the wholesale move to Azure going on in the enterprise at the moment
That is utter bollocks.
No mention of the monster that would not die?
Seriously, WTF is a phase diagram?
Things you never thought you'd see:
#1 "To quote Slade:"
Well done sir! Made me smile.
It's not absurd, maybe premature.
You have seen the market share for WinPhone and Surface?
Roslyn is very interesting and I believe that .Net native is a by-product of that.
You didn't mention Universal Windows Apps. Plenty of euphoria on 'tech' blogs over this, when it's actually just PCLs with new Visual Studio solution templates.
>>what kind of moron leaves the wifi enabled on a superhub anyway.
Do tell what catastrophe awaits me.
>>If you have an object of type T that you have dynamically allocated and you push a pointer to the object onto a std::vector<T*>, then a copy of the pointer is pushed. If you dereference the pointer and push the result onto a std::vector<T>, then a copy of the object is made. Collections always make copies. So collections of pointers make copies of the pointer and collections of class instances make copies of the instances themselves (using copy construction IIRC).
Realising this, years before SO, and before the STL made it into the standard library, made me quit C++. There was nothing in the STL documentation that suggested this was the case.
So C++, no.
Seriously, Stephen Hawking? Teaching?
Knowing a subject doesn't mean you are capable of teaching it.
Have you ever been to a dev conference? um, ah, mumble, er.. Christ! And that's just few that can bring themselves to speak in public. I wouldn't want any of them teaching my kids.
How are they going to engage a bunch of disinterested kids an an inner city comp?
I hear this a lot, 'insert well-known expert here' wouldn't be allowed to teach. But the experts aren't going to want to teach. Without the teaching qualification it would just attract the dregs.
If someone really wants to teach, then a one-year teaching course isn't going to put them off; it's a safeguard and I'm glad it's there.
Let me guess, you're in the 'upper layers'.
>I taught a kid to "code" (i.e. actually program, in a real language) in an afternoon. The next day he came back with a game he wrote.
I don't believe you. What was the language? What did the game do?
Programming *is* hard.
Windows doesn't have LXC and OpenStack is going to kill it.
MS' only hope is to use their financial resources and offer Azure (running LXC in the background, on Linux) for free and cross their fingers.
Unfortunately for Ballmer, he was right. And his developers, developers, developers speech was spot on.
Pity it was just marketing blurb.
Good luck with Hyper-V.
sheluser, jdk and that other MS shill, wake up. I've been programming exclusively MS since the Quick languages (look 'em up) but enough is enough.
I had a look at the VS2013 release - MVC5, just playing catchup with Nancy (a great framework), but still not even in the same ballpark as node.
*Ideally your package has a text interface between the user interface and the logic. That way you can bolt on any kind of user interface you like.
it's xBase. Ever programmed in xBase?
But what else have you tried?
I don't know where to begin.
Your entire post is ridiculous.
Most sensible comment so far.
preceded by the most ridiculous:
*abap is the fastest
Most comments seem to follow the usual internet meme, what i'm using is the best.
To the OP,
If you're going web and must use the MS stack, although if you're starting from scratch I wouldn't recommend it, don't go MVC/Web API/EF, just go Dapper(or equivalent) and Nancy. Your codebase will be simpler, smaller and more maintainable.
Node is years ahead of where MS is going with OWIN, etc.
Take a look at mean.io
C# is the only thing pulling me back to MS-land, all my own time is spent on the above.
TBH, I don't see a bright future based on the fact that you still love xbase, it's 2013 FFS, and that you posted *that* code as an exemplar.
Epic ambition, I like that.
As soon as I read about this project's epic ambition I knew that it was doomed.
Sadly, I watched a couple of hours of IDS et al., before the select committee a few weeks ago and I've never seen anybody twist the truth with such arrogance and contempt as IDS did.
So how's your 'agile' epiphany going now IDS? <chortle/>
Unfortunately, and it makes me more than a little angry, they are going to 'reboot' the project and cost us, the taxpayers, billions, instead of the current millions, before they can it.
The bloke from the Olympics seems pretty switched on but he's about to find out that building a successful, epic software system is a lot more difficult than building some impressive buildings (even if you did go massively over budget, despite the government's pathetic attempts to deny the figures).
I doubt that Public Image were in the NME at the same time as the Pistols!
Public Image and Joy Division were definitely not punk.