R. Pirsig wrote a paper on the philosophical and mental challenges in defining "quality". I suggest reading it.
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The target should be Apple not Google.
That's a stupendous way to end software development overnight. Yes, Apple had a bug. All software has bugs. They clearly intended for a different outcome and surely never expected Google to actively attack it.
Of the two, Apple made a mistake but acted with good intentions (at least on the surface, but there's no point going full tinfoil because then there's no point having a conversation about it). Google acted maliciously, and if someone's going to be held accountable for this then it should be them.
In before "lol fanboy": I would say exactly the opposite if, say, iCloud.com exploited a bug (not a feature: a bug) in Chrome to do the same thing. In this specific case, Apple seems to have acted honorably and Google unhonorably.
Your position is idiotic for any functioning society.
This argument reduces to the assertion that any dress code is immoral, and that people should be able to wear anything they like, including nothing. You then use the absurd leap to liken such a society that has a dress code to an oppressive muslim regime.
I hope the next person who sits beside you on a bus thinks like you do.
I can't tell if you're joking or not.
Short answer: no.
A Fitbit, on the other hand...
Python's string library isn't remotely what I'd call "overweight", but its strings are immutable. Some algorithms that are quick in other languages are slow in Python, and some operations that are risky in other languages (like using strings for hash keys) are trivial (and threadsafe) in Python. But regardless of the language involved, it's always a good idea to have a bare minimum of knowledge about it before you do something completely stupid.
I invoke most graphical programs at the command line in a terminal.
Doesn't make them command line programs.
That has to be the silliest comment I have read on Slashdot this week. Are you actively trying to redefine the term "perv"?
Good point. How long, though, before RenderMan becomes another option in the renderer selection drop-down box in Blender?
That's a boldface lie and you know it. You clearly have no understanding of the Mars One project and should refrain from further participation in this discussion.
The prop will be styrofoam.
But then these same people say that HTML5 and JS and CSS are better because they're "open".
I hate using non-open technologies like TCP/IP. They never once consulted me and now I have to go by their "standards" instead of what I want to do this week.
Make politics not about who has the most money for their campaign.
In this day and age of social networking, why is it that voters still only consider Kodos or Kang, and then grizzle when they end up on a serving platter?
many, many times this