Please attempt to use the Beta site. Try using it as your only view of Slashdot. You will then realize is an abomination, a huffington-post web 1.9 where a big picture is plopped on a windows 8 tile, with a comment section that looks like a discus outsourcing.
When Slashdot is NO comments on the posted news stories, and ALL comments on the death of slashdot by evil committee, maybe then the idea will be abandoned - Dice should know that we will not use the new site, and we are willing to not use the current site to prove it.
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Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."
The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart.
After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success.
While the two men worked behind closed doors, one source described the situation as “tense.”
“Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,” the source said.
A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’s first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7."
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We have homo sapiens that design firmware for avionics systems, and we have homo sapiens who throw spears at metal birds. Same species, the only difference is culture.
Do not be so fast to judge the capabilities of neanderthal DNA based on the trinkets they left behind. The accomplishments of humans is due to language and learning, specifically learning of invention from the brightest 0.001%; we are still the same species as we were thousands of years ago.
Neanderthal brains were big if not bigger than ours, so they were potentially pretty smart. However, they may have been relatively anti-social.
The most successful humans were probably those who used trade to get the resources their area lacked...
Hypothesis: The most successful humans were those that were able to raise an army and slaughter those individualistic free-thinking neanderthals. Evidence: recorded human history.
They bought MS-DOS and re-sold it to IBM, six years after being in business. Their main product, which Gates wrote and was incredibly involved with, was Basic. They started in the right place, by moving to Albuquerque where the 1975 Altair was made and putting their Basic on it, along with every other microcomputer for a decade. He is a smart person and master code monkey; maybe the next challenge in Gates vs Magnus Carlsen will be an 8086 assembly coding competition.
>>> Just use tabs.
How about no. http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/#tabs-or-spaces
Four spaces are the specified indentation method. Tabs should be used solely to remain consistent with code that is already indented with tabs. Most Python IDEs will turn a tab into four spaces, and even block indent multiple selected rows with spaces with the press of tab. Dealing with legacy tab code by unknowledgeable devs is a pain, it is much easier to run autopep8 and check in a 100% space diff then deal with editing that code.
Python 3 disallows mixing the use of tabs and spaces for indentation.
Python 2 code indented with a mixture of tabs and spaces should be converted to using spaces exclusively.