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Comment: Re:IDLE defaults to Guido's standard: 4 spaces (Score 1) 226

by flargleblarg (#46687951) Attached to: Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

That's part of the problem, not the solution. These half-functional 'features' makes people believe that somehow it's acceptable to indent with spaces instead of tabs.

Acceptable to whom? I am fine with spaces instead of tabs. I haven't used tabs in 15 years.

Comment: Re:And so this is Costco's fault? (Score 4, Informative) 440

by flargleblarg (#46617373) Attached to: Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

True, they will lose 950,000 jars in sale if the would donate.

Your statement is ludicrous. If they donate the peanut butter to the exact people who shop at Costco and who would have bought peanut butter anyway, then yes, they would lose sales. But that's not even remotely what would happen. What would happen is they would donate the peanut butter to people who wouldn't have bought it at Costco anyway. They would not lose out on one cent of sales./P.

+ - Update on (starting with "Why?")->

Submitted by mattdm
mattdm (1931) writes "In February, I gave a talk at DevConf in the Czech Republic about — background on where it came from, what problems it’s trying to solve, what we are actually doing, and why we think those things address the problems. Video is online, but there was a lot demand for a text version. So, I'm writing a series of articles based on the talk (with updates). The first part, which covers the background, is up now on Fedora Magazine."
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Oh noes! (Score 1) 51

by flargleblarg (#46479585) Attached to: Singapore To Regulate Virtual Currency Exchanges

I think the BitCoin community is doing a pretty good job of ruining the currency on their own without government help

Of course it is. You just keep right on thinking that. It's doing such a good job that you don't have scams like Mt Gox or other exchanges just vanishing in the night. Naw, nobody is out almost a half a billion dollars because of a poorly run exchange or just outright theft. Damn, skippy its doing a fine job.

Lord Apathy, I don't think you read very carefully. Bobbied said that it was doing a pretty good job of ruining the currency [on its own without government help], not that it was doing a pretty good job.

Comment: Bad math (Score 1) 335

by flargleblarg (#46475787) Attached to: 1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month
Summary parrots article, saying:

$1.99 for 100GB (previously $4.99), $9.99 for 1TB (previously $49.99), and $99.99 for 10TB.The 2 dollar plan per month means that the price for a gigabyte gets down to an incredibly low price of only two cents per month.

While it's true that the 2-dollar plan per month are $0.02 per month, the other plans are only $0.01 per month. Failing to mention this is bad math.

Here is a table of prices:

$2 / 100 GB / month ==> $0.02 / month
$10 / 1 TB / month ==> $0.01 / month
$100 / 10 TB / month ==> $0.02 / month

(Yes, I know it's technically $1.99 and not $2.00, but let's face it... prices ending in ".99" are retarded.)

The test of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. -- Aldo Leopold