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Comment Re:Swift (Score 1) 260 260

You must hate math too. It has symbols way more obscure than any of the more popular programming languages.

Programming languages should be designed for coders, just the same way X-ray machines are made for medical technicians. There is no need for me to understand all the settings of an X-ray machine just to get a pretty picture for my dentist. Similarly, there's no need for a manager or end-user to understand the code that produced the App he is using.

Comment Re: Swift (Score 1) 260 260

Your sig is oddly appropriate. It's perfectly possible to write straightforward code, using mainstream features of the language, that your coworkers don't understand. That's because it's possible to have coworkers who are either stupid, ignorant or both. I find ignorance happens most often with developers who learned one language well and then learned the currently-used language just well enough to get their code to compile.

Comment Re: Swift (Score 1) 260 260

I used to be like that. I got better. When I first learned C, I loved all the little tricks and shorthand you could do with things like the ternary operator and the comma operator. I still think there's value in knowing the tricks, but I've long gotten over using them at every opportunity.

Comment Re:Unregulated speech, must stop at all costs! (Score 1) 292 292

You all seem to be missing the point that he was not forbidden from speaking. Wherever he's hiding out, avoiding his responsibilities to his offspring, he can talk. He can perform. He can annoy passers-by until he reaches the level of public nuisance.

Free speech does not mean that the government must give a platform; it means that they can't remove you once you have found one.

Comment Re:Unregulated speech, must stop at all costs! (Score 1) 292 292

Permits are granted on the expectation that the rules will be followed. If telecasted speech is considered an issue of free speech (which has not been demonstrated), then it is also considered speech such that it violates the terms of the permit. And don't tell me that a permit cannot prohibit free speech. It would have been perfectly legal for the permit to have been denied entirely, thus preventing the speech of every participant, and not just the (c)rapper evading arrest.

Comment Re:"Rap" (Score 1) 292 292

I suppose that responding to injustice by cutting your own leg off is a valid response, but don't blame us for thinking that you're just hurting yourself instead of dealing with the issue.

I don't know if (c)rap is the cause or the response to violence, but it certainly reinforces it. It makes it normal and expected. If that's how you want Black people to respond to negative outside influences, you're part of the problem.

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