* Posts by happyuk

5 posts • joined 21 Nov 2015

Quit that job and earn $185k... cleaning up San Francisco's notoriously crappy sidewalks

happyuk

They should emulate Singapore...

... On the one hand a very draconian, punishment-oriented society with massive fines for littering, spitting etc and a lot worse for more serious crimes and negative behaviours.

But on the other hand a VERY safe and pleasant place to live and do business

Zuckerberg thinks he's cyber-Jesus – and publishes a 6,000-word world-saving manifesto

happyuk

I know his real motivation...

All this 'global problems' guff - Zuck wants new legislation to make it easier for Facebook to get cheap foreign hires. Trebles all round!

Hillary Clinton: Stop helping terrorists, Silicon Valley – weaken your encryption

happyuk

The trouble with trusting Hillary Clinton, is that she is a pathological liar, like most politicians, that hold ordinary people in contempt.

That Hillary Clinton and those around her set up a private server is now known. That Barak Obama lied to the American people about it when he said "whenever everyone else learned about it..." is also now known. What is missed is that these people had a need to lie, and, more importantly, they knew such a private server would necessary in concealing information from the citizens of the United States. Donna Brazille attempted to say that the emails were forgeries. She was found to be deceptive. The home server was not set up to be "convenient", but for the purpose of concealing information. This was approved, de facto by the White House, the State Department, and the Justice Department. The information within this private server was not intended for Congress, watchdogs, or the American people to see.

happyuk

To the "if you've got nothing to hide..." brigade I would ask do you have locks on your toilet doors? Or curtains on your windows? If so, why?

Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

happyuk

Re: Anything that reduces use of Java, no matter how little

Ha! Since moving jobs 18 months and having to re-train in the .NET world I have to agree that I am not missing C++ at all. There little or nothing in that godforsaken language that you cannot do a lot simpler and cleaner in C# / WPF / XAML...

That's not all I don't miss. The attitudes and mentalities of some of the C/C++ brigade who think it's clever to write highly obfuscated unreadable code.

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