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Comment: Re:One Word ... (Score 3, Insightful) 229

Nah. Lots of corporate campaign contributions, a few Federal lawsuits, and then there'll be a lot of sound bites about "getting the government off our backs" and "deregulation" and "states rights" and hey presto! we'll be back to monopolistic rent-seeking before you know it.

Comment: OK, so let's rewrite the headline... (Score 1) 577

DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Kraft Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Dog Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Quilting Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Cat Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Boat Shows Using License Plate Readers
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Jewelry Shows Using License Plate Readers


I didn't say you were paranoid, you must have imagined that.

Comment: Re:Perl is more expressive (Score 4, Funny) 192

by NoNonAlphaCharsHere (#48954745) Attached to: Perl 6 In Time For Next Christmas?

And note that writing unreadable/unmaintainable code is an aspect of the *coder*, not the language.

That's the funniest thing I've read today. We're talking about a language that has 82 ways to say a = a + 1, 81 of which are completely, gobbletygookly incomprehensible (and look like cartoon swearing) to the average (non-brain damaged) programmer. The FACT is, the language is deliberately designed to reward the cuteseypoo "I (self) graduated from VisualBasic, and I'm WAY cleverer than the rest of you", combined with the "this is a contract job, and I've never ever ever had to maintain somebody else's code" effect, produces the worst, most unreadable, most unmaintainable code on the planet. Get the average Perl programmer, point a .357 magnum at their heads, and ask them to modify something they wrote six months ago, and watch the bloody hilarity ensue.

The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad

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