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Zero (I'm reading Slashdot through a terminal)
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1-5
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6-10
  6045 votes / 19%
11-15
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16-20
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30702 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • Re:Not answering. (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 11, 2013 @04:39AM (#43693445)

    CowboyNeal is dead. Move on.

  • Re:every link (Score:4, Informative)

    by arth1 (260657) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @01:03PM (#43695921) Homepage Journal

    Oh dog. The pebkac apologist. You cannot protect the user from all possible things programs might allow but were not designed to do.
    You don't get a warning when you put a hundred thousand files in one directory. You don't get a warning if you enter a macro that fills in half a million cells in Excel. You don't get a warning if you start a render that may take fifty years to finish.
    You do not get a warning for most of the things you can do that will bog down a system. That doesn't mean they were designed to do them for normal operations, or that it's a smart thing to do. Common sense is required, and common sense tells me that keeping hundreds of web pages with javascript, flash and whatnot loaded and parsed is going to slow down the system at best.

    It's in the nature of general purpose computers to give users enough rope to hang themselves with. If users do, the solution isn't to bog down the system even more by attempting to check for every combination of things a user can do that might cause problems. At best, you try to make sure programs crash gracefully, and don't dumb and slow them down beyond reason, punishing users with common sense to protect those who lack it.

    Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should, or that it's normal to do so. Having the freedom to do things without everything being controlled in detail is a great boon. But with it comes an equally great responsibility for your own actions.

    If you're not confident in using a general purpose computer without causing problems for yourself, use a strong walled environment. You won't get as much rope.
    Nor as many possibilities.

Beware of Programmers who carry screwdrivers. -- Leonard Brandwein

 



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