It's right on!
"Emacs is a great operating system, if only it had a decent text editor!"
Nice dig but quite out of date. Check out EVIL.
That was really an act of astonishing rudeness and arrogance. A formal apology and the firing of the person responsible would not be uncalled for.
I actually tried to read the text but it was too brain-numbingly stupid to get through. He's trumpeting all these wonderful features that... vi and emacs had in the 80s.
It's so true - 'those who do not remember Unix are condemned to re-invent it, poorly.'
Retailers today are not any smarter than they were then.
Smarter or not, they won't fall for the same scam again.
it isn't a cite at all, and you're defending that it is a cite
It isn't properly cited/tagged, but otherwise it is cited.
The list of wikipedia pages that supposedly cite ACM articles is a clear lie
The page makes no such claims, and *I* certainly never referred to it as conclusive document listing cites of ACM publications. You're arguing against something you imagined, and furthermore, something that is completely and totally besides the point of this discussion.
you accuse "bias and/or unwillingness to read TFA," you mean the paywalled article, right?
No, just the WP article. You clearly just found the first external link, and failed to see the part where it is cited.
I checked ONE and it was a lie.
No, it wasn't. It might not have been what you wanted/expected to find, but you're still completely wrong in your claim.
Check first and make sure I accidentally clicked the only lie, before you defend the list on that basis
Completely straw man. Changing the discussion to some perceived flaw in one source of info to distract from the topic. I have not, and never will "defend the list". It is insignificant. You're the one spouting a lot of nonsense.
I suspect, based on other comments here, that this is a typical sort of exchange a person should be prepared to be subjected to whenever discussing the ACM with its few fans.
I have never had any connection to the ACM. I just figured I could very quickly find a bit of objective info to give the discussion some context. You've generously turned it into a lot of pointless distraction and insane rants.
High level languages sucked all the fun out of programming for me though.
I don't really understand what you're trying to say here. I don't know COBOL. Are you saying that if you gave me an assignment to parse a data stream in COBOL, and I couldn't do it in COBOL because I don't know COBOL, but I could both demonstrate a solution in another language and learn COBOL at a later date, I would still FAIL?
Not the same guy but I think we are on the right wavelength.
I dont care if you have ever heard of Cobol or not. I have never used it myself, and I havent been a working programmer in decades. But if I needed a parser written in Cobol I expect I could search for the docs first thing in the morning, find a syntax reference, and have a working if rough parser done before lunch. If this sort of work was needed by me on a regular basis I expect I would become very familiar with Cobol and a week later I would re-implement that parser in less than an hour and do a much better job.
All a computer can do is math, or if you prefer to think of it as symbolic logic, fine. But it's still all the same stuff. Any high level language you use, no matter how strange the syntax, no matter how unfamiliar the vocabulary, is still the exact same thing at core. Logic. Arithmetic. Algorithms.
A particular language may be a pleasure to work with, or it may be a pain but end of the day if you understand logic you should be able to translate your logic into any language for which you can find useful reference documentation.
It's not like there is some magical cure awaiting them upon arrival at Emory, there is no cure for Ebola. About the best they can hope for is palliative care, so why not just send a team to West Africa to do the same.
Actually there ARE some experimental treatments and antivirals, both general and specific to Ebola, being worked on. At Emory, in particular. (It's their business.)
In fact, according to previous reports, THIS GUY was working on them. And he had ONE dose of one of them WITH him.
Unfortunately, when he and a colleague both started showing symptoms, THIS GUY gave the ONE DOSE to the OTHER GUY.
Has he had other treatments already that might have made him more resistant than J. Random Villager? Haven't heard yet, but it sure wouldn't surprise me.
Bring this partiular guy back to the US, to the CDC facilities, shove him in a best-of-its-class isolab, and give him the best supportive care available (including more experimental stuff)? This might make sense, big time, despite the risks in transit.
There are maybe 4 authors that are obviously right wing and published by the big 6 in fiction.
And none of them got started in the last 15 years or so, they're all established names who sell too many books to justify dumping. You know TOR's editors hate that Card is their biggest selling author, but they can't come up with an excuse to drop him as long as he still sells well.
Anyone newer than that will be with Baen, or one of the smaller or indie imprints.