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Like many workplace practices, it's something worth trying, but not something to be trumpeted as "the way" to do things. Some people get on with pairing, some don't. And it's OK either way. Likewise, there are writers who work in pairs, but many who do great work alone. There are architects who work in groups and alone. So it goes for software developers.
Where it goes sour, however, is when people who find pair programming valuable start tarring anyone who doesn't do it as being error-prone slackers.
That said, if there is some way to create a parallel version, a version not intended to pay for a yacht, I would be all for it.
But.. imagine a Beowulf cluster of these!
I still use the Quake with mouse scheme for all my FPS gaming. For anyone who forgets, that's right mouse button for "forward", A and D for strafe and S for back (as in WASD) and space for jump. Mouse inverted vertically.
All FPS games support this setup still, though you have to tweak. The bummer, though, is when you get a mouse that doesn't allow simultaneous left and right mouse clicking.. you can either shoot OR move
I keep trying to do the full, modern WASD method but can't deal with "W" being forward and the mouse merely being to aim. Just feels wrong. I guess this is what it is to be old. My muscle memory struggles to change.
I think you're confusing a true freelancer with a contractor. While laws like IR35 affect the latter, a freelancer should be doing work for many clients simultaneously under their own rules, and do not need a Ltd company or an accountant (if they don't want to).
Wow, big deal. All they need to do to "change the rules" is to print a slightly different paper to slip inside the box. WTF would they need to "make" two separate editions? Hardly anyone seriously plays 100% by the official rules anyway so it seems a load of bullshit. You could just agree with your partner to follow this rule without buying a new set. This is just PR bullshit.
Ruby's ecosystem evolves very quickly, sure, but the underlying language doesn't. Ruby written 10 years ago isn't significantly different to that written now. It's the libraries that are being used that have changed, but Perl has become susceptible to that in the last few years too (consider Perl5i and all the Perl 6-isms that are entering Perl 5).
It is a medical device which means that it is subject to insane markups. Mostly they are probably paid for by insurance, so there is little attention paid to cost by consumers.
Consumers being the operative word. Insurance companies get massive discounts on medical devices - gotta keep the cartel propped up somehow.
"Hitting a wall" at 90-100WPM is like driving a car that "only" does 100MPH. Hardly anyone benefits from typing or driving faster than that.
There is nothing we can't do with our fiber optic cable network
Except deploy it across most of the country, it seems..
It seems like you're predisposed to talking out of your ass. The GP poster was right.
Nothing good comes from China.
That's not true. Sweet and sour sauce, duck pancakes, soy sauce, kung-po shrimp, sesame seed toast, prawn crackers.. I mean I could go on.
After that feature, could they make Flash respect the "Block Pop Up Windows" features in Safari and Firefox? I expect NO popups when I have this set.. yet Flash seems to be able to open them still!