India blocks and WTF?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by bruce56, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. bruce56

    bruce56 Guest

    At the end of December they told ISPs to block 32 websites including these.
    The rationale was that they were being used for Islamic State propaganda!
    bruce56, Jan 1, 2015
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  2. That may well turn out to be a good thing - without the shoddy Indian
    programmers contributing their buggy code to open source projects, the
    projects will turn out far more robust with fewer vulnerabilities.
    Bob Milutinovic, Jan 1, 2015
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  3. bruce56

    keithr Guest

    Having spent a couple of months fixing the fuckups of a shoddy Irish
    programmer, I'd say that the Indians aren't much worse than the rest of
    the world.
    keithr, Jan 1, 2015
  4. Even this century's Russians aren't a patch on last century's.

    Gary B-)
    Gary R. Schmidt, Jan 1, 2015
  5. bruce56

    keithr Guest

    We have one of those, his work is quite good but prima donna doesn't
    even begin to describe his attitude.
    keithr, Jan 1, 2015
  6. The problem is that methodical programming has gone out the window.

    Rather than developing a concept properly and accounting for all
    eventualities as you go along, the trend these days is "get the framework up
    ASAP and we'll order extra supplies of sticky tape." :-/
    Bob Milutinovic, Jan 1, 2015
  7. bruce56

    keithr Guest

    One problem is that a lot of "Frameworks" are supposed to make writing
    an application easy, but when you are confronted with someone else's
    fuckup its bloody hard. Having had to reverse engineer a couple of YII
    based applications, I have to say that there has to be an easier way to
    make a living.

    But then, I was part of a team developing and maintaining a 1 million
    line Pascal application that you could probably count the comments on
    your fingers. My boss asked me to re-engineer a particular part of it,
    about a thousand lines of dense code with all sorts of interesting and
    obscure pointer logic. Not one comment and variable names like AAB or
    CLB. After a week, I told him to stick it and get the original author to
    do it (it was him). This was written not by Indians, but Israelis.
    keithr, Jan 2, 2015
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