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Comment Re:Parking garage (Score 1) 464

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/may/08/marks-and-spencer-bras-facebook

In the UK a well known clothing store tried to charge more for larger cup sizes.. Which to a point makes sense, more fabric, more cost.. except that the cost of production has almost nothing to do with the cost of sale.. you're paying for fancy shops, head offices and analysts who read slashdot in their lunchbreak.. :)

Comment NASA already did.. (Score 1) 820

Well, it all started in 1962... Utilizing advances in modern food synthesis, scientists at NASA began work on a germ hostile space meat to be used into long expeditions in deep space! Only recently has their hard work paid off. As even more advances in the field of space meat have been made and applied to what is now known as operation meat. Seeing this as a way to end their streak of being sued by angry costumers poisoned by their burgers, the Mac Meaties corporation decided to try this miraculous space meat. Not having access to that technology, we make ours out of napkins.

Programming

Submission + - The Next Big Programming Language

narramissic writes: "In a recent ITworld article, Sean McGrath muses on the future of software development, speculating that the next programming language may not be 'so much a language as a language for creating languages.' From the article:

... Outbreaks of this sort of thinking can be seen in the programming community, typically under the moniker of Domain Special Languages or DSLs. Programming languages are again starting to sprout DSL capabilities. Ruby and Fortress — of the two languages already mentioned — are examples.

I think the time is right for this sort of thinking to become mainstream. The industry is at the point where the irrational exuberance surrounding using XML as a DSL for programming languages has passed (thank goodness!). Something needs to take its place which is significantly — not just incrementally better. I think a DSL-enabling programming language will fit the bill.
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