Aren't friends the whole point of social media?
No. Friends are the point of Facebook specifically, but not social media generally.
The point of G+ is to find people who are a source of material that you find interesting.
No, Ruby was a fad for hipsters. Python is the true heir.
Perl6 is almost ready
Fifteen years in the oven, that better be one tasty cake!
There's a lot to be said for not having to completely replace the API and backwards compatibility. That's a pragmatic choice, not a "computer scientists screw up a pragmatic language" choice. Your initial assertion is unfair.
Type erasure, on the other hand, is pure evil - to me, it's the representation of what happens when a pragmatic language ends up into the hands of computer scientists.
Type erasure was the pragmatic way to add generics to Java by ensuring backwards compatibility in the byte code. You'll find that computer language academics almost universally despise type erasure.
Yes, I read what you wrote, and your comparison is still stupid. The fact is that there is no religion as militant and abhorrently violent as Islam in the modern era.
There are countless more recent examples I could have written about.
So go ahead then, because I think it's really silly whenever a new Muslim atrocity occurs, especially when it comes to women, that some apologist comes along and talks about things Christians did centuries ago.
After you've generated your passphrase, the next step is to commit it to memory.You should write your new passphrase down on a piece of paper and carry it with you for as long as you need. Each time you need to type it, try typing it from memory first, but look at the paper if you need to. Assuming you type it a couple times a day, it shouldn't take more than two or three days before you no longer need the paper, at which point you should destroy it. "Simple, random passphrases, in other words, are just as good at protecting the next whistleblowing spy as they are at securing your laptop," concludes Lee. "It's a shame that we live in a world where ordinary citizens need that level of protection, but as long as we do, the Diceware system makes it possible to get CIA-level protection without going through black ops training."
More specifically for Slashdot, a Republican right-winger who cost the taxpayers of Rhode Island millions when he got a sweetheart loan to move his company, 38 Studios, there, at the urging of the then Republican governor: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04...
Most people don't care about encryption but the ones that do, do.
I'm willing to bet if you polled all the people that use email, a significant majority would prefer that their email couldn't be spied on by governments or other snoops. If it was an easy default hardly anybody would turn it off. The problem is that while people care, they don't care enough to make an effort, especially when it requires effort on the people you are communicating with.
Ellen Pao looks very average to me, and I'm partial to Asians too. But whatever floats your boat.