In case you don't want to wade through the article, the source code is at https://github.com/edsu/anon
I hate that I can't build a string by doing "Foo" + i (where i is an integer) [...]
Try the following:
"Foo %s" % i
I thought there was a certain discrepancy between their middle school talk about manhood and their using the Goatse guy symbol in the green infochart (bottom right, above the "male nude selfies")...
Reminds me of a good friend of mine who after an evening spent binge drinking got on his bicycle, put both feet on the pedals (without pedaling) and tried to turn the grip on the right handlebar, thinking he was on a motorbike. At that point gravity took over and ended the show.
As much as Apple might prefer otherwise, nailing the execution is not a patentable achievement, [...] (emphasis mine)
Also, Pontius Pilatus might claim prior art...
Marchionne is a whiner. FIAT has a history of living off public money for the past 50 or 60 years. During the past years Marchionne has repeatedly requested money from the Italian government in a way that I wouldn't hesitate to describe as extortion: "Either we receive [amount of money] from the government or we close shop and move to a different country; think of all the workers!" In spite of all the subsidies and tax cuts and whatnot received, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have moved their fiscal base to London and their legal base to Amsterdam last January. So they receive money from Italy but build the cars and pay their taxes elsewhere. Brilliant.
In my eyes Marchionne is now trying his game in CA: whine about "unfair legislation" and request subsidies to "level out the field".
Please ignore, posting to undo wrong moderation.
...And what would Outbox do when your Aunt Sally sent you a birthday card with a $20 bill in it?
Send you the scan and pocket the bill. D'oh.
Not to take anything away from Shatner but it was James Doohan (Scotty, for the whippersnappers out there) who inspired a lot of people to become engineers. Shatner was more the alpha-male-chasing-the-girls type.
Hugo Chavez, Fred Phelps, or Jane Fonda would be very bad choices as business leaders because they come with a ton of bad PR.
There's a deeper problem than bad PR with two of those people. Just sayin'.
Obligatory reading: Texas Chili Cook Off
I noticed the missing ) in your first post; it actually bugged me and would have haunted me all night had you not posted a correction. Thank you.
Oh, and here is the opening ( to the closing parenthesis above.
[...] but particularly with devices running at remote locations, I admit to a bit more paranoia and skepticism.
Reminds me of upgrading a famous rpm-based distro in the nineties, it ended more often than not with a fresh install.
I find Debian's upgrades to be painless. Last week I upgraded remote servers (sitting in another country) to Wheezy; the whole process went so smooth it was nearly disappointing. These servers have now survived a few Debian release upgrades without ever seeing a remote hand.
GP never said it was right to take code in whatever form. Leaking a released build so that some "journalist" could publish a sensationalist headline and a few screenshots is one thing. No company can "make billions" off that. OTOH, leaking the source code of a proprietary OS could yield some money. Both ain't right (from a moral and a legal standpoint), but the distinction is important in order to assess the damage done.
To answer your question: If you give one of my software projects in binary form to a company I might be miffed. If you give them my source code rest assured I will be seriously pissed.
I worked as a proofreader for a newspaper at the beginning of the 90s, and the rule there (and at all other regional news outlets) was that suicides were never reported about. This unwritten rule had been established after a series of copycat suicides.