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+ - Leaked letter shows ISPs and government at war->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A letter sent to the UK's four leading ISPs from the government has made them very cross indeed.

The letter comes from the Department for Education but it sets out a list of demands from Downing Street, with the stated aim of allowing the prime minister to make an announcement shortly. The companies are asked, among other things, for a commitment to fund an "awareness campaign" for parents. They're not particularly happy about promising cash for what the letter concedes is an "unknown campaign" but it's the next item on the menu which is the source of most of their anger."

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+ - Melbourne Restauranteur Promotes Addition of 'Th' Key->

Submitted by beaverdownunder
beaverdownunder (1822050) writes "Melbourne restauranteur Paul Mathis has developed a one-character replacement for the word 'The' – effectively an upper-case "T" and a lower-case "h" bunched together so they share the upright stem – and an app that puts it in everyone's hand by allowing users to download an entirely new keyboard complete not just with his "Th" symbol, but also a row of keys containing the 10 or 15 (depending on the version) most frequently typed words in English.

Mathis has already copped criticism on Twitter (one correspondent called him "a crazy arsehole") from people who claim he is attempting to trademark a symbol that is part of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet (pronounced "tshe", the letter represents the "ch" sound found in the word "chew")."

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Comment: Yes, good comments are good, but (Score 1) 472

by cc1984_ (#41261577) Attached to: Comments On Code Comments?

In my opinion, a two pronged approach of good commenting in the code and extensive testing make for a much more attractive package.

Is there some code that looks odd but accounts for edge case x? Write a simple comment saying as much, but write a test with the edge case in it. That way if someone hoses it, a test will fail.

You even have things like cucumber (http://cukes.info/) for ruby which creates documentation with the tests.

Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can't afford the disk space.

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