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Which explains why a bunch of geographically unrelated kids are being collared.
By extrapolation, it suggests that the 'DDOS attack' was probably a couple of dozen script kiddies running sql queries.
Talk Talk, beyond pathetic. Rumbled.
They've already commissioned a second series because of the success of the first.
There is so much wrong with this article.
Iron maiden t-shirts? Wtf?
The tech stuff is vetted and all technically possible, if unfeasable. But it's drama, it's OK. It's still a million miles from what's gone before.
Elliott articulate? What? Only in his head. I guess Alastair watched a couple of episodes max.
They acknowledged the fight club influences and twisted and played with them, switching unreliable narrator to narrator taking to himself to narrator talking to the audience.
I'm obviously a fan, but I hated it at first as I thought it was just a fight club rip-off, then I got it.
Too much of the criticism reeks of watched a couple of episodes, Alistair and commentards.
Why Horn made himself look like a lying moron by saying '2 rogue engineers' when he was referring to the heads of R&D departments is inexplicable. Or perhaps it says something about how he views the VW hierarchy.
>>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.
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.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
>>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.