Peter Molyneux is that you?
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The same one that dictated the IRS to audit and kill off as many tea party people and groups as it can while not doing the same to leftist orgs.
So do those dictionaries you have access to define Luddite as anyone who doesn't want yet another electronic device that they have to worry about?
But if you're actually trying to understand what an author is saying, and there's this word popping up a dozen times that you don't know, simply guessing what it means is missing an opportunity to learn something.
Or, you know, you could actually think about what you're reading and deduce the definition of the word from the context.
This is just a lot of stupid nitpicking. Oh sure, if you want to get into graduate-level details, then if you say the earth goes around the sun you're wrong. But you're not nearly as wrong as if you say it's the other way around.
Education is the process of telling smaller and smaller lies.
I do expect every developer to have a basic understanding of cryptography
So? I've been programming professionally for 18 years now and I couldn't answer that either. Why? Because I have never, ever had to deal with encryption code.
Was "knowledge of public/private key encryption" listed in the job requirements?
You're kinda entirely missing the point of structured programming. In your other examples, the goto is constrained. The return statement is a goto back to the call of the function. The if statement is a goto to either the inside of the block or the end of the block.
What Dijkstra was complaining about was unrestricted gotos. If you can goto anywhere in the code willy-nilly then it becomes much harder for someone reading your code to follow your logic. And it becomes much harder for you to follow your own logic when you inevitably have to come back to the code a year later.
such as requiring municipalities to grant franchise rights to new last-mile ISP entrants, for instance
And how exactly did you plan on doing that without the government getting involved anyway?
Nope he's got it correct.
No, he doesn't. Why anyone pays attention to him is beyond me.
And your tinfoil hat is on inside out.
Scott Adams is a moron and you should ignore everything he has to say about pretty much anything.
As opposed to Firefox's attempts to add value which continually make it worse?
Yeah, you return those cards and give nvidia more money for the more expensive cards. That'll show 'em!
If you believe C is in any way better than Pascal you can not program
Other way around.
Yes, but those people are wrong.
Rottentomatoes ranking for the new Star Treks: 95% and 87%
For the Prequels: 57, 67, 80 (which are still too high)
For the last three Transformers movies: 19, 36, 18