+1 for referencing a ridiculously awesome game.
-1 for it probably being a tired joke for Mr. Sanger.
+1 for referencing a ridiculously awesome game.
I haven't been to
Anyone sees a pattern?
First posters are dicks?
Could'a told you that without the empirical evidence.
PHP itself is an acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor..
Hm, for some reason I had "Pre-Hypertext Processor" in my head. I must've seen or heard it somewhere.
(And now YOU have too, haha!)
You're really referring to fiat currency and not cash-carrying in a broad sense. Although given that the penny's metal now has intrinsically more value than its decree, anything can change. Imagine how valuable paper bills would become if some catastrophe destroyed the world's forests? (Let's assume it also destroys book scanners.
So ice cream for currency?
Here in Canada it's winter most of the time, right now my assets are liquidated.
Still better than ice cream phones.
Yep, I worked for 5 years after high school, mainly in a grocery store. Best decision I ever made, before going to college.
There just aren't a lot of employers who want to hire a high school grad for anything approaching a complex task. Ten years from now OP will probably understand why... nah, he's a smart kid.. probably 5 years.
Something to be said for knowing what you want to do with your life, there's also something to be said for letting yourself change minds. If you're still a programmer in 20 years, good on ya. Probably set for bigger and better things though.
Either that or I'm going to wait another week for Firefox 16 which will likely imitate Facebook.
Oh, you mean Firebook?
(Ray Bradbury is not amused.)
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. (Douglas Adams)
What's wrong with using them? Not to do that would be like using a pencil and paper instead of typing when you're preparing a publication – I'd think that brain power and time should be used constructively.
It's not a matter of the tool is wrong. It's a matter that assuming one tool is always best is wrong.
Your premise is based on: using a computer is easier and better for 100% of humans. That's not true. Allow me to introduce you to my parents. Allow me to introduce you to senior engineers who can craft new formulas on a whiteboard faster than juniors can wake their laptops.
Different areas of the brain are involved with the act of handwriting than with touch typing or pecking. Make LCARS speech recognition a reality and we have a winner. Solving problems that stump otherwise intelligent humans for *hundreds* of years, *clearly* requires some creatively alternate use of the brain, and not Microsoft Clippy. ("I see you're trying to solve an unprovable theorem, would you like to Quit without Saving?") I don't even need to cite sources that say poor UIs slow people down. That's how it is. Computers add cruft, otherwise there wouldn't be a market for applications that remove distractions when writing.
...like using a pencil and paper instead of typing when you're preparing a publication...
Poor analogy. Publication implies mass reproduction and distribution. An *author* can write however they want to form their ideas, the result is the same. How the idea gets distributed is irrelevant to the core point. (Also there are such things as shorthand.)
Lou Dobbs would agree.
On one of the photography sites I frequent, there was a poll years ago about: if you could choose, what would be the last photograph you ever take?
I said "Elvis". A good one to retire on.
I could've said "Bin Laden", but that would give an entirely different connotation to "last".
I kind of wish VLC or MPlayer OSX Extended would implement this.
Try MPlayerX. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. The current version doesn't have a playlist or individual loop feature, but that's really about the only things it doesn't have, IMO. It does a reasonable attempt at detecting episodic files in a folder.
turns out there is a not insignificant difference
Did some one seriously write this? Or did slashdot's queue automatically translate it from English to stupid?
That's fair. The more appropriate Slashdottism would be "non-zero".
If I recommend it in a slashdot thread regarding calculator apps I am *not* astroturfing because my account name, "perpenso", indicates that I represent the publisher.
No it really doesn't. On an internet forum using a corporate alias makes you a fanboy. At best it makes you uncreative.
What you *should* do is a very simple "Disclosure: this is my product".
Presuming that someone will even bother to look at your username, then connect 2 + 2 (lol amirite?) is demanding far too much investigative work from a forum reader.
On a forum that uses Facebook for comments if it said "Works at Perpenso" then your argument would hold water. But a username? No. Absolutely no. You might as well be OracleBoy48.