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Comment: I've to admit... (Score 1) 500

by David Betz (#46348383) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches
...I thought this was the law anyways. I never realized that n-contents were required for an n-resident facility. Of course, I'd like more clarification on occupant: Does my dog giving the "Pet me! Pet me!" look count as an occupant? Does crazy, drunk uncle Bill staying the weekend count?

Comment: Are you kidding? (Score 1) 876

by David Betz (#46191927) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
Seriously. None of us wants to draw out expression trees for every single thing we do. Why not just get rid of ALL math notation while we're at it!? Not not kill all language and communicate in internalized thought-vectors? Seriously, are you kidding me? Is it April 1st somewhere? Going for the troll of the year award?

Comment: I don't care... (Score 2) 459

by David Betz (#45998469) Attached to: Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse
...what people do, as LONG AS THEY REMOVE THE CAPS LOCK! Yes, I typed that holding shift. The first thing I've done on every KB since 1998? REMOVED THE CAPS LOCK! Yes, I'm a programmer, yes my #DEFINE are in caps, yes, I type my SQL in CAPS. No, I'm not going to cry about my first-world problem of NEEDING TO HOLD DOWN SHIFT! It's easy to train your pinky to hold it-- it becomes natural real quick.

It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.