If it's gambling then it's no different to spread betting, which is tax free
359 posts • joined 13 Jun 2009
Re: Do you ...
How on earth do you conclude that anyone here thinks any of those things?
Re: Reason for firing
> A positive statement that supports your employer, or is non-controversial is not going to damage your career.
What absolute horseshit! Who gets to decide what is 'non-controversial'?
Re: Reason for firing
> Well, since my comment doesn't stigmatise or offend any particular group ( except maybe the incautious) you would (did) just prove yourself rather stupid to have a go at me on that basis.
Re-read your comment. You suggest that anyone who publishes anything should prepare to have their career ended. You published that comment
Re: What's a bro-grammer?
> It's a male programmer who still acts like a frat boy.
Ok, great. He was out of his depth. I still don't see why the SJW rabble went on an all-out assault to destroy him. That Google campus sounds like a terrifying place to work, I'd be afraid to talk to anyone about anything not work related. I can picture myself being crucified for trying to 'bum a fag' (ask for a cigarette)
What's a bro-grammer?
I assume it's a white male programmer, but knowing google and the SJW folk, it could also be a programmer who has a My Little Pony fetish.
Re: Reason for firing
> IMHO anyone who publicly publishes anything deserves the consequences. And anyone stupid enough to publish something , for no good reason, that will adversely affect their own career deserves all they get.
i.e. What he thinks probably matters little. What he publishes matters more. That he published matters most.
What the actual fuck? should I hound you for publishing such a stupid comment? Would you 'deserve all you get'?
Re: Lack of slurp potential?
Symbian's user-land apps were pretty restricted. Networks, however could pretty much give their own apps all the permissions in the world. So, they would have had to develop their own data-slurping advertising SDKs.
The excessive cheering was a bit much
Hmm, since AWS updated their machines we're seeing unexplained lzop crashes on the Ubuntu AMIs
I've not noticed any slower c++ compile times ona Linux guest VM (Windows 10 Host) either on a a 4790K
I've often gone to the pub with Muslims, they either drink soft drinks or non-alcoholic Becks.
Re: "...therefore Socrates is a dog"
That's great, the guy was wrong. He didn't deserve the ensuing witch-hunt and loss of career.
Intel: the new Nokia
I've hated Intel every since my Virgin Media modem came with a Puma chipset.
Re: Kernel bypass?
You'll need to install the patches anyway just to be safe; but yes, kernel bypass would mitigate the effects of calling the kernel being made more expensive. I'm not sure how much effect kernel bypass would have on virtual machines like AWS though. Maybe someone here could comment, I'm interesting in faffing about with it.
Re: Can you hear it?
> Well, that just about wraps it up for blockchain mining!
Blockchain mining is CPU-intensive, not syscall intensive (if it is then you're doing it wrong)
Re: Unusual stock trades
This is most likely due to changes in US tax law. Goldman Sachs also distributed bonuses early for the same reason.
Re: I finally switch from AMD to Intel, and this is what happens.
The chips will still work as advertised, it's the kernel that is being made slower.
How did an external person manage to ssh into the machines in order to get them to do anything not pre-build into the AMIs?
Re: Another BATty idea
Pricing adverts already happens. That's how they end up on your browser.
It was the network operators who wanted a 3rd ecosystem
Re: Depends on your situation
> If you're doing something like large scale data stream processing (100s of thousands of records per second and above) using Apache Spark and budget constraints mean you need to make the most of your cluster then you are much better off on the JVM (Scala / Java /etc).
Why not just use C++? No f******g around.
The Content Creators Update borked the FPS on the one game I play. I'm looking forward to having to rollback this update too
So how exactly does one sort an array without a) mutating state, or b) running out of RAM?
There is, Google is saying that the apes manning agency trading desks aren't using them.
I don't get the hype surrounding node.js. It's just a wrapper around libuv.
Re: Calling bullshit
If you'd checked it a few hours ago you might have seen something. All our buckets disappeared. All back to normal now.
Re: "the job of Government is to support the people, not tax the people"
ISA dividends are not tax free.
I've been with Smile for years, just transferred my S&S ISA allowance out upon hearing the news this morning. Also shopping around, the website is awful, but I've never had issues with the customer service. It did take over a week for a replacement debit card to arrive, but that's about it
that's still a thing is it? did he died?
The first SCM I learned to use was Perforce. True, there's a steep learning curve but once I got used to it I quite liked it. This was about 5 years ago. Now we use git, and there's also a steep learning curve with that. Sure the mundane checkout, merge, push, pull are straightforward enough, but once you have to do anything out of the ordinary it becomes a similar ^^mindfuck
If your DSP cannot do the targeting and data reporting for you then it's time for a new one.
Charge for cancelled orders based on the size of the order.
Throttle feeds when this happens or put them lower in the buying queue.
Only allow cancellations after a timeout has elapsed. If any of it gets filled then too bad.
Re: Java and low latency do not mix
The disruptor pre-allocates much of what it needs. Still though, youre' right, there's really no reason for them to have written it in Java apart from the readily available concurrency libs which are sadly lacking in C++
Yes but the UK will not be kicked out of github
Humans are animals
The thought of being stuck next with a nose-picking degenerate developer with bad breath and BO appalls me TBPHWY.
People have different ways of approaching a problem, some will sit and think it out, others will start to write it out and change it as they go along. Some build often, others will build once they think. I can only picture myself ending a pair programming exercise in a fight.
Visual Studio sucks
Actually, VS is one of the best IDEs out there, the best Linux can offer is QTCreator which is now non-free for commercial use.
Ireland's stance is really simple
It could not create jobs at the time. No government can create jobs without a private sector to pay for it. So they took the view that having jobs was better than having no jobs, and the jobs created around other companies doing business with Apple, etc, even if the multinationals took the piss.
There's no point in having a 20 - 30% corporation tax rate if there are no companies there to pay that; something the EU doesn't seem to get.
Why do charities need access to medical data?
Re: Tea with milk just tastes greasy
I make this sort of tea quite often. You need:
Strong tea leaves (i normally use assam)
A really fine mesh strainer. You can vary the amounts of each ingredient according to your own taste. Boil them in not too much water and add the milk at the end. Don't drink after 10pm
What's the point of reviewing apache? Surely they'll have to review all the custom modules it loads too?
Re: PS/2 Mice
Pretty much all motherboards for gamers/overclockers will still come with a PS/2 port.
Re: How are async callbacks primitive???
Async callbacks are used even for multi-threaded code, unless you use the anti-pattern of using one thread per request (whatever a request is in yuor domain), which will kill any chance of implementing a scalable architecture.
Re: The deep mysteries of VBA bugs
How are async callbacks primitive???
That must have been a complete nightmare to debug
"Docker is NOT good at isolating Linux Containers from each other (shared kernel)"
That's a deal breaker right there
Re: Beastly, Just Beastly
You can get around the hatred of goto with the following;
Re: I hope you drone pilots have decent insurance
Are you tripping balls pal?
Won't const auto& give you a reference to the members of the array instead of their actual values? Why would you want the extra memory dereference?