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Comment As a motorcyclist... (Score 4, Insightful) 363

As a motorcyclist, I avoid left turns like the plague.

Not for safety reasons, but because I don't want to sit there for 15 minutes waiting for a car that weighs enough to pull up behind me to trigger the lights to turn green.

We waste so much of our lives waiting at red lights its baffling!


Comment Re:Learn jQuery (Score -1, Troll) 126

I don't know how many developers who say they are "experts" in JavaScript and jQuery get this question wrong:

        What does .bind() do?

90% instantly think I mean $.bind(), 9% initially think I meant .bind, but then go back to $.bind(). The other 1% actually know what I'm talking about.

This is why jQuery can be dangerous. Makes developers oblivious to the underlying language.

Comment Re:Slashvertisment (Score 2) 72

Let me quote:

"This activity benefits everyone: readers enjoy learning from others' mistakes and discover new means to avoid them through certain coding techniques and style. For us, it's a way to have more people learn about our tool. As for the project authors, they too benefit by gaining an opportunity to fix some of the bugs."

I added the bold.

Comment What I Consider Malware (Score 1) 212


The latest batch of updates magically moved Microsoft Office Upload Center startup configuration from msconfig/regedit entries TO THE DAMN TASK SCHEDULER! WTF?!


I praise them for the rare use case where they use this intrusive omni-present program for good. This is four times, that I remember, in the last year that they have done a sweeping removal of malware with Windows Update

Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?