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Comment: Ads needs to go away (Score 0) 687

by devent (#48549871) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

This whole ads business needs to go away. Seriosly, stop trying to convince people to buy your garbage.
Create a nice web site for all your site so that people can search and compare. And for all independent publishers there are other means to get a buck.

https://www.kickstarter.com/
http://www.patriondigital.com/
https://www.indiegogo.com/
http://www.patreon.com/
etc.

Comment: Re:Agree with court (Score 1) 341

by devent (#48539355) Attached to: New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

Sure. But the article is about granting bodily liberty rights to chimps. Meaning, IMHO, that chimps get the right to live in freedom. And we not even grant that right to some people (or we grant that right but with limitations, I'm not a lawyer).

The group had argued that the chimpanzee deserved the human right of bodily liberty.

Comment: Re:Agree with court (Score 1) 341

by devent (#48532151) Attached to: New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

Of course. But you have to show first that those animals can understand what those rights are. We already have plenty of animal protection laws that should ensure that animals are not mistreated. I see no reason of how those animals understand or deserve human rights. And suffering is not a good reason, we eat plenty of animals, and in their natural habitats there are no rights anyway.

Comment: Re:Agree with court (Score 1) 341

by devent (#48532113) Attached to: New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

Your comment was interesting and informative. We already have animal protection laws. But I think the court ruled about bodily liberty rights for animals, and that is whole new level. It's about rights, not about animal protection laws, i.e. it's about granting rights to subjects that have no concept of rights or obligations. And as I already pointed out, we not even do that for some people, because some people also have no concept of what those rights are.

Comment: Re:Nag, Nag, Nag. (Score 1) 277

by devent (#48525851) Attached to: Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

You know what is the best tool for testing? The compiler. The compiler can test your code even before you run anything. But people throw away the best tool for testing for "unit tests? CI? Testing code snippets in a REPL" just so it looks pretty.

Like... missing a semi colon.

You mean JavaScript? Agree fully, it's idiotic, and there are many hard to spot errors in JS because of the "convenience".

Comment: Agree with court (Score 4, Interesting) 341

by devent (#48525657) Attached to: New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

Please first demonstrate to me that chimps and other animals value bodily liberty, and only then we can talk to give them the right. I never saw any animal besides people to value liberty over food, water or safety. It doesn't make any sense to give some right to some subject that does not even value it or understand it. We don't even give bodily liberty to some mentally handicapped persons, so why should we give that right to an animal?

Comment: Re:Nag, Nag, Nag. (Score 1) 277

by devent (#48518997) Attached to: Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

Im my opinion. any language that allows for "accidental violations that render [the] code invalid" is just garbage. I mean, really, somebody or something put or remove a whitespace randomly (a whitespace so called because it is invisible) will render your whole program invalid, and you defend such a language?

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