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Comment science outmatch joke (Score 2) 381 381

this reminds me of a joke...
scientists around the world were trying to figure out which was the most advanced in the past
so, the french dig a deep hole and found some copper string, and claimed that they had invented the telephone 1000 years ago
the english dug an even deeper hole and found some glass shards, and claimed that they had invented fiberglass wires 2000 years ago
the portuguese dug an absurdly deep hole, and found NOTHING

so they claimed that they invented wireless cellphone 6000 years ago

Comment sao paulo does it (Score 1) 405 405

sao paulo has a similar scheme... but only limits 20% of the cars
since i don't own a car myself, i dont know the exact mechanics, but on mondays cars with plates ending with 1 or 2 are forbidden, on tuesdays are the ones with 3 or 4, and so on
people with more money bought a second car, as happened in mexico

Comment hammers and screwdrivers (Score 1) 254 254

Programming Languages are tools. And tools serve a purpose and are better doing one task than other tools, even those which could be used to serve that task.
I have been coding in PHP for the past 8 years or so. Its really easy to code in PHP, but it has several known flaws which i have to manage to work around.
Last year i got a job that required me to code in Perl. Its ugly as a baboon's ass, but its perfect to work with regex and huge text files.
Recently i have been coding in Python, and its god damn fast! But there are several quirks in the language that i can't stop hating, specially its "We're all consenting adults here" slogan. I have been looking forward to learn Ruby and Java now, or even to get back to my academic days and code something in C/C++

So, stop being a language fanboy, and know your 'enemy' and learn that they are better suited to do some tasks than your favored language.

Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude. -- Ambrose Bierce

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