But the current state of things is that we pay more for data than for voice.
I wish more cyclists were like that, too. It's really annoying, as a cyclist, to stop at a red light, to be passed (often on the right, and very close) by another, slower cyclist.
What's the difference actually? I'm not an expert in contract law.
Non-compete agreements are typically illegal in California.
100 pounds of enriched uranium is a lot.
Allow me to introduce these concepts:
while (source[i] != '\0')
dest[i] = source[i];
So one error in that code would be 1 defect per five lines or so.
Here's all the code you need, what a better programmer would write:
while (*dest++ = *src++);
Your "better code" is actually not equivalent (the first loop doesn't copy the nul terminator). Even if it was equivalent, I don't think I would necessarily call it "better". This particular piece happens to be fairly idiomatic and many would understand it, but cramming as much semantics in one line as possible is usually not a good idea. I agree that in general less code is better for equivalent behavior, but usually that means better factoring, not putting more code in one line.
> something that predated the definition of units in the metric
> system in physical units by almost 200 years.
That definition depends on gravity at the point of measure (I think. I'm not sure what's "a pendulum at 38 degrees"). How is it more a "defined in physical units" than 1/10,000,000 the distance from the equator to the North pole (original definition of the meter), of the mass of a given volume of water (original definition of the kilogram)?
Most NPC problems fall into this category.
Actually, by definition, *all* NP-complete problems fall into this category (unless P = NP)
Last I heard, jets were going as fast as possible (despite the large increase in fuel consumption from near top speed to top speed) because of the savings in staff costs. So, fuel savings wouldn't necessarily hep that much.
For everyone that loses money, some one else would gain it.
The market is not a zero-sum game.
Well, if you can add a field at run-time then by definition you can't check its presence at compile-time.
More importantly, it is runtime-resolved.
I personally would consider this a disadvantage.
I like my type-checking at compile-time thank you.
Other than the "convenience" of being able to get at your email, a crutch for a stunted sense of direction, and a safety net for poor before-hand planning
These are all excellent reasons for using a smartphone (and you don't need a stunted sense of direction to find maps useful). Anything after that is bonus.
> besides intercourse
What makes this one more logical than any other, especially since you claim that having children is illogical? I'm curious.
Also, you seem to assume that being logical means maximizing productivity. Personally, my goal in life is not to be the most productive. Entertainment is actually closer to it.