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Turning script kiddies searching the web into future employees.
Geniuses at work I say.
The original poster makes a valid point which I agree with. That is, other languages have gender built into them and cannot be removed or argued out. Hell, Japanese has hierarchy and ego built into the language (Watashi, bokou, olÃ©). An english centric view of the technical world is limiting, arrogant, and obtuse.
In the context of this specific flamewar, it is appropriate. (American english speaker going overkill on Dutch speaker for reasons far beyond the scope of the incident)
However, your reply, "panties in a bunch" is problematic. Here you imply that the only person who would care about such a stupid problem are women, because they are women? Or cross dressers?
There is IMHO a difference.
Personally, I'm really getting interested in Meteor (www.meteor.com). Watch the videos, and realize I saw a smart non-coder go from zero to *ridiculously* interactive site design in three months.
I have little sympathy for an industry that could have spent the last 40 years reducing their emissions.
Paying for extra emission reduction would put you at a competitive disadvantage against power plants who just did the bare minimum. Or, in a highly regulated environment, it might run you afoul of price controls.
> She was probably the idiot a few times, but was unable to recognize her own odor.
The second notable thing, who is the "all others"? All sort of white-label chinese makers?
Samsung, Sony, HTC, HP... anyone below Lenovo's 3% of the market. "All others" gives the impression of nameless, faceless horde but that's usually not the case.
I took a pass at Python 3 a while back. The amount of hoops I needed to jump through, to deal with compilation errors around Unicode handling, was terrifying. It was simply a poor user experience.
Python 2.7 just works. Sure, it's a nightmare past a certain scale point. But until you get into the dregs of OO it really is executable pseudocode.
Python 3 is some other language that lost that property.
The big problem is that we don't ship languages with telemetry that reports when they fail to work. So things that are completely obvious to outsiders never make it to inner circles. Not that I can really see any way for Python 3 to mend its errors.
> It'll also force different distributors to realize if this is how Steam is going, they need to do the same
And! Force different *distributions* to support Unity! Because if this is how Steam is going (Ubuntu), they need to do the same.
Yes, elitist, exactly. And, historicaly, not shy to voice it? It's kind of ironic that the man who wants to fix a participation problem that started in 2007, held the opinion that there is no such problem in 2006?
"The idea that a lot of people have of Wikipedia," he noted, "is that it's some emergent phenomenon - the wisdom of mobs, swarm intelligence, that sort of thing - thousands and thousands of individual users each adding a little bit of content and out of this emerges a coherent body of work." But, he (Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia) insisted, the truth was rather different: Wikipedia was actually written by "a community
> What do you mean goes mostly unnoticed?
Ie. Let's shut down the government because of a healthcare disagreements! And keep talking about healthcare disagreements! (and not that other thing that has nothing to do with anything don't look over there.)
Meanwhile an October 17th debt ceiling that will cripple the world economy goes mostly unnoticed.
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