"Yes your honour, but have you considered that by arresting me for killing peadophiles you're actually helping the peadophiles? You should set me free immediately so I can carry on breaking the law.... for the children".
And the "audit log" is something completely different.
> Rape, incest
So... no more bibles then.
Hah! And Dr. Dobb's thinks developers are "detail oriented" and "logical" and "very literal". I think this thread is a convincing counter-point.
Kids should really be taught both. TFA states that IF a school has to choose, the case can be made for programming over foreign languages. But IMHO that is by no means the ideal.
I grew up in a dual-medium environment: Some of my earliest memories are of playing with English kids and learning their language (I'm Afrikaans). I was also taught to program quite early, basically as I started to learn how to read (6 or 7 years old). I've managed to do both quite successfully. As one can hopefully confirm by reading this post or the fact that I'm a software developer. Often when I'm programming I can "switch languages" in my head: I can think in a foreign language while writing code in a programming language. I've also played multiple instruments throughout my adolescent and adult life.
Thus I see no reason for this to be an either-or situation. As TFA states: At that age the brain is like a sponge.
So, I may be living under a rock or something, or maybe it's because I don't really dig Game Of Thrones, or I'm horribly misinformed about the Hugo awards...
But how is Game of Thrones Sci-Fi?
There are no bugs, just undocumented features.
Years ago I stumbled a hideous flaw in a clients website after being asked to retrieve a file from it: Directory listings turned on and folders filled with customer accounts, details, histories, etc.
Luckily I had read enough Slashdot to understand I shouldn't just bang an email out to them explaining that I'd just perused thousands of customer files by simply chopping the filename off. No, instead I reported to my superiors and warned them to let the CEO himself "gently" suggest this little oversight to the other company and keep my name out of it. So it was, and nothing nefarious came of it.
As IT pro's we must understand that what sounds trivial to us sounds like (car analogy ahead) this to a customer:
"Oh hey, that lock on your garage is useless, I mean I picked it in like 5 seconds. Then I unlocked your car too, and started it, and drove it around the block. Just wanted to let you know you should be more careful".
It is not like that, but it sounds like that. S'all I'm sayin.
This just in: A new "study" shows correlation between small penis size and whale meat consumption! When compared to the rest of the world, the japanese have the highest intake of whale meat AND the smallest penises! Coincidence? We think not! Stop eating whale meat today and prevent further package shrinkage before it's too late!
(Hey correlation vs. causation gets flouted so much in the press we might as well use it for good)
Honest question: If it works on a small scale couldn't we just build lots of them all in one location? We already have the distribution network.
That would give you economies of scale in maintenance on production, but you'd still sit with the maintenance of the distribution network, which you could perhaps eliminate if you rather sell individual units. I can also imagine that companies would not mind shifting the burden of maintenance cost onto the individual, even if it is more expensive overall. In fact maybe _because_ it's more expensive overall.
Only if you fail 100% of the time. Idiocy is not necessarily a permanent state: if you can convince just a section of the idiot population that they're being idiots, you're already winning.
Note that I don't mean idiot as in "low intelligence", often smart people believe stupid things because they've never encountered the counter-argument. They're _being_ idiots but aren't actually idiots. When you show them a solid argument, the lights do go on.
My man, you cannot believe how hard this is to get into a homeopathy freak's head. I've tried in vain to explain this: For now I don't care whether "science can explain it", but it must at least work!
Was it the buds or the volume, what gave you the Tinnitus?
I ask because my mother has been no fan of earphones her entire life and has Tinnitus, so just wondering which variable here caused the problem so I can prevent it for myself. At home I sometimes use buds at a reasonable volume, at work I use ear-covering earphones to block out sound, but it gets too hot and I'm actually planning on using buds there too.
> nobody takes anything anyone states on social media seriously
Until you put them in jail.
I agree with every point here, and it's all gung-ho to say "to hell with the world!", but that makes acquiring and keeping friends quite difficult.
Never had your lines of conversation at parties shut down because 1/2 the people in the room didn't understand a word of it? "But how about that game last night! Right?!". Isn't this article essentially about the same thing?
They're not bullies in the "wedgie" sense of the word, but in the end your adult friends can also be "bullies" in more subtle ways, and then there's the spouses. You and Bob from work can relate about that interface design you're working on, but his wife is standing there bored to death because she has no clue what you're on about.
Yeah, that's right, as much as talk about the Lakers game may bore you, your droning on about NAS's has the same effect on other people. And they like it just as little as you do. Social situations require some give-and-take. I'm not surprised "bullies" start to feel alienated by people who insist on talking down to them. I'm even less surprised that smarter people react by adjusting. They *are* smart after all!