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Comment: Re:Ehhh What ? (Score 1) 148

by spongman (#49516193) Attached to: Mandelbrot Zooms Now Surpass the Scale of the Observable Universe

you're confusing conceptual and abstract. they're different.

concepts are the components of thought, and require a mind.

logic (math) is abstract and does not require a mind.

the question of whether or not logical absolutes can exist without a universe is probably not a useful one to consider.

Comment: Re:Tabs vs Spaces (Score 1) 428

by spongman (#49430411) Attached to: Stack Overflow 2015 Developer Survey Reveals Coder Stats

axiom: there are two kinds of spaces used in programming: 1) block indentation, and 2) alignment (for long lines, variable initialization lists, etc...), and type 1 always appears to the left of type 2 on any given line.

if you use the same character for both then you are unnecessarily contributing to the heat-death of the universe.

Comment: Re:Isn't the solution to block Baidu ? (Score 1) 137

Shouldn't we block Baidu and make GitHub unavailable from China ?

You'd have to convince everyone outside china to block Baidu. And as for blocking GitHub for Chinese users, China would love that. The only reason they're not blocking GitHub is that so many Chinese engineers use it. If someone outside China blocked it for them, they'd be killing two birds with one stone: censoring the VPN info and making another country look bad.

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