Oh no !
We're all doomed !
Oh no !
I can do IPv6 from my ISP since last November. My issues so far have been:
- The ISP ADSL router hasn't been extensively tested for IPv6. Its caching DNS server tends to die after approximately 10 days, and the IPv6 connection itself is at times unavailable (probably not an up-link issue as rebooting the ADSL router fixes the issue. Temporarily.)
- Some web sites have registered a DNS entry for IPv6, but don't have a properly configured IPv6 HTTP server. I could ask the DNS resolver to try IPv4 first, but then when would I actually be using IPv6 ?
- I can't even experience the non-NAT'ed network, as I don't have IPv6 access from the work place.
On the other hand, IPv6 was doing fine 12 years ago, on the IPv6 backbone from the university.
I guess that there are multiple reasons.
The most common one is ignorance: most people don't know how tabs are supposed to be used as indentation and indentation ONLY, and how to set up an editor appropriately (and the shell, by the way) (see the other responses to your comment for proof).
The second is lazyness / non-confrontational behaviour: If you settle on tabs, you will have to educate all users about the correct usage, and have to bear with people that just insist on using tabs differently (see point 1). If you settle on space usage, that's about it.
The third reason is that some editors are stupid, because the implementation doesn't know that tabs are supposed to be used as indentation and indentation ONLY, and will (for example) insist on aligning multi-line arguments to a function just after the parenthesis using a liberal amount of tabs.
And then there are some language requirements that like to mess things up, like Makefile requiring tabs and other scripting languages pursuing a vendetta against tabs (like Python).
That being said, I will gladly educate people about tab usage, their ignorance is no excuse for using inferior solutions.
If you're going to make a Star*-themed April 1st, that's fine by me, but at least try to get some sense of chronology.
hungHi = (word & 0xFFFF0000) >> 16;
FYI, this is pretty bad. It does exactly the same as:
hungHi = word >> 16;
It is not safe if for some reason word is signed (compiler bug on an exotic platform or some programmer resolving some signed/unsigned warning by doing the wrong thing):
((unsigned)0x80000000) >> 16 = 0x00008000
((signed)0x80000000) >> 16 = 0xFFFF8000
Instead, you should use:
hungHi = (word >> 16) & 0xFFFF;
You have ZERO environmental control in a crawlspace.
Plus, he's going to put windows in that crawlspace, like it's going to help !
I'm rooting for "Internet 365". Internet... on the Cloud !
Preferred to dysfunctional, checked.
Preferred to submissive, checked.
Preferred to illogic, checked.
Mmh, Notion-Oriented seems appealing, I'm torn on this one.
Other (List in comments)
If you want lists (and parenthesis) you want LISP and no other, period.
Whichever is right for the job
Preferred to whatever is wrong for the job, checked.
I prefer to have preferences.
Uh.. what did my old graphing calculator use?
BASIC-like says wikipedia, but I wouldn't want to use that for something serious.
we're not suggesting that Microsoft should do anything silly like try to integrate Excel support into Minecraft
TOO LATE !
On an online credit card purchase you get a OTP token generated for that transaction? How is it implemented?
My bank (in France) sends me an SMS with the OTP.
It's amazing just how fast it runs on a five-year-old i7 950 PC with 16GB of RAM.
Yep, almost as fast as the original's code on a i386 with 4MB of RAM. Impressive.
can tell fads from technologies that actually endure
And are therefore defined in hindsight.
Critical thinking, not buying anything some software vendor is willing to sell you, is one thing, and betting on the right horse every time is quite another.
At some point, you can't miss the latter by being conservative and only adopting "new" technologies when they're already mature (now, if you had some sort of almanac...). Also to note, "better" does not always mean "successful".
"Well, do you actually take on board the concerns of system administrators and enterprise users?" - what do you class RHEL as?
So we started writing Systemd, and Red Hat didn’t like it at all. Red Hat management said: no, we’re going for Upstart, don’t work on that. So I said, OK, I’ll work on it in my free time.
I class RHEL as "not listened to".
Television is télévision.
Telephone is téléphone.
Electricity is électricité.
At least that one is right
And Frenchs don't have a word for "entrepreneur", while you're at it.
Maybe you should have chosen better exemples.
English has mostly celtic, german and latin roots, while French has mostly latin and celtic roots, so obviously they share a lots of similar words that Icelandic doesn't, as it's a North-Germanic language, which doesn't mean that Icelandic "borrows" from Norwegian, instead they share common roots.