And the reason it's bullshit is that it starts from the premise that if you could measure programming ability somehow, its curve would look like the normal distribution.
Programming ability is exactly the kind of thing that does not fall in a normal distribution. It's not even close to a normal distribution. It's more like wealth distribution, there is no meaningful average.
He was Senior Wrangler while at Cambridge. Plus, his son is one of the most productive scala programmers in the world despite only doing it in his spare time. These guys ain't dumb.
+1 to this!
I've tried the new version several times, and kept reverting to the old one for this feature alone. Drag to zoom allowed me to get from "whole planet" to "small city block" in about three steps - and under my control, and with very minimal bandwidth use. Search was only faster if you already knew either the name of your destination or the name of a nearby location. Drag-to-zoom is your special friend when you know where you want to go, but don't already have the labels for it.
One line comes out of this..
"Harrison Ford somehow had the balls to rewrite his lines and got away with it, both in Star Wars and in Raiders of the Lost Ark."
There. That's the only reason he made it big. It was a brilliant attitude against someone like Lucas.
To be fair, it's not "people", it's just that one guy.
Why not? Uncertainty drives change, and uncertainty at this point was created _by Verizon._ Granted, something had to change, because what the big ISPs have been doing is abusive at best.
Besides, it was Verizon that started this mess by trying to change the rules for its own benefit. Complaining now is just sour grapes. Enjoy your new Title II status.
I suspect he meant "an implementation using existing encryption software that you selected yourself."
Why would you say that?
Sure about that?