Fahrenheit is just as easy to understand. Proof: Americans get it. If you, oh so superior European, have trouble, perhaps it's because you're a complete and utter moron.
It was a good post until you wrote "boxen". After that, my filter turned the rest of the words into "blah blah I'm an idiot". Please don't do that again.
I think most people will blame anything or anyone other than themselves when it comes to not understanding something. Sometimes they are right. Often, they aren't.
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.
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.
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.
Brain matter, usually.
I find Swift much harder to learn than the APIs. Assuming you are referring to Cocoa (Touch). Sure, understanding a view controller is not the same as understanding closures, but I don't think one is inherently more difficult than the other.
If he wasn't at the park, how did the city prevent him from speaking?
The city can also pass laws regarding where you can post bills (notices, announcements, etc). Does that mean your free speech is violated?
Being an idiot is being an idiot, even on slashdot.
Labeling something as "trolling" has nothing to do with fear.
Nothing is stopping the (c)rapper from shouting at the top of his lungs wherever he happens to be.
Now the city will be prepared. They won't give a permit in the first place.
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.
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.
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.