Wish i could upvote this, but I already commented. It describes exactly my feelings about lisp.
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C is older then many other languages.
Ugly and Complex is better than Ugly and Complex and Inconsistent.
This. Lisp is a beautiful language. The fact that it's not taught and used is a serious problem in the programming profession. Every programmer has the potential to be better, just by learning Lisp (not even using it!)
Sometimes wounds itch. When you scratch them, they break open and fester. C++ scratches exactly these itches.
To be fair, she shouldn't have gone to Saudi Arabia in the first place. no one should.
Don't business's hire competent IT guys?
In my experience? Yes they do. they also hire a bunch of incompetent ones. its a crap shoot.
This is so very true. Learned this the hard way a few years back... It's very rare that stock options are worth anything.
Why should programmers be any different?
Eh, a little bikeshedding makes everyone feel included. I'm all for it.
Correction noted. Thanks!
My mortgage costs more then my disposable income. Disposable income is what's left over after i pay all my bills, right? so comparing my mortgage bill to disposable income is a fallacy at best...i can choose to allocate more funds toward my mortgage or more towards being 'disposable'... It all depends on lifestyle.
Well correct me if I'm wrong but railguns do damage by firing slugs at extremely high speed and using kinetic energy to inflict damage onto the target
You're wrong. A railgun uses a magnetic field as the *source* of the kinetic energy instead of gunpowder. you could, feasably, have a railgun slug that carries an explosive payload. after a railgun projectile leaves the gun, it behaves just like any other projectile. parabolic trajectory, affected by gravity and aerodynamic drag, etc.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/re... -- resource for the above quote.
"run assays on disposable plastic cassettes with pre-loaded reagents"
There is some material cost to actually *using* the thing. It's unclear what that cost is, but there are disposable materials involved.