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Comment Re:Distaste of C++ (Score 1) 476

Your reply us unfortunately wrong, however.

Given that C++ is turing complete, any 'spell' that the "Great Enchantress" can create well, so can the C++ guru. There is not a single thing the enchantress can do with her compiled spell that the wizard cannot, and that's the fact, jack.

Fact is, the end result for the great Enchantress is exactly the same if they misuse their language constructs or implementation details.

You can argue that you don't like how you have to go about the syntax construction, but fair is fair, they are both equally powerful in EFFECT.

Comment Re:What happems (Score 1) 491

>The people making $17,000 a year are buying cheap, disposable items made by people making $5,000 a year.

So, turtles all the way down?

I think you fail to understand the point. Businesses cannot ONLY EXCLUSIVELY make money off of other businesses.

Now. Who is going to be able to by the high market items that Businesses require (because they charge each other so much)? Or if all businesses charge less, then wages also must decrease, and...

So, what is the equilibrium point of this type of equation? Where do you find employees who are consumers who can buy the required high market goods after this equilibrium is reached?

Prove that they can, using the market economics. I bet you can't. Don't forget the wealth hoarding and ability to leverage that wealth to extract tax form the market by the (really now people! ONE PERCENT??? wtf, it's at most like 100,000 PEOPLE, total in the world who have the $MONEY$. )


Comment You have the best problem in the world (Score 1) 451

Free Advertising.

So, spend some serious marketing $$ going to all these forums and letting other businesses know what you exactly have to offer.

Counter their points politely and suggest that other business owners check you out themselves and make up their own mind.

This is only a bad thing if you turn it into one.

Comment Re:That is cheap (Score 1) 299

But this is nothing like advertising a sale and bait and switch.

To make your analogy correct would be this:
I Advertise a "sale" - free service!
People come and get free service.
I Advertise a price increase.
People either come and pay that price or they don't come.
Those that come still expecting the old price are just SOL.
Even normal retailers work that way - just try to use that 50% off thanksgiving coupon in August, dude.

Where is the bait and switch again? Every time you come to my site there is a new "sale" advertisement and you get that.

If I create a service even if it costs me absolutely zero to continue doing, am I obligated to continue to let you use it for free if I have done so before?


Comment Re:Bullshit. (Score 1) 531

Perhaps you should sit back down, or at least explain how "right of possession" makes his reasoning flawed.

As far as I can tell his logic is that renting computer "space" in the cloud is equal to tenancy of an apartment and you should obtain all the rights and privileges thereof for your "stuff".

As far as I can tell "right of possession" means it is legal for a person to occupy or use the "stuff" in question.

Looking a bit more closely, you are actually bolstering the parent's argument by claiming 'right of possession'. When a lease is contracted, the lessee gains right of possession to the property.

Given this, your attempt to dispute his points does not really appear to work. Cloud storage seems analogous to renting an apartment (which includes safeguards for those lessees living or storing their stuff there) than some other convoluted analogy with 'right of possession' (which you have not supplied).

Stating "Right of Possession" would mean something only if you can come up with that amazing analogy or show the logic about that "right" that illustrates your point.

Please do.


Comment Re:If it worked like the Army reserve, I'd be in. (Score 1) 204

>>The US military is famous for switching job descriptions once people have entered their ranks.

Yes and no.

A contract is a contract. If you sign a Contract for a specific MOS/AFSC (or whatever they call 'em these days) YOU WILL get that OR have the option of declining to remain in the service.

Yes, they might make that hard for you to understand and pressure you to go along with the flow anyways but KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (you still have some!).

In my case I contracted for a specialty position. Even after basic training, even after tech school, if they had decided to pull the rug on that I could have (and would have) walked.

Sure to the uniform dude in front of you this may be incomprehensible, morally suspect, and mean you hate America but to the (big G)Government it is just another set of forms to fill out.

On the other hand if you just sign up without specifics you may as well think of the recruiter as a Marketer. As long as it's not IN THE CONTRACT they are *provably* lying (as they cannot guarantee what is not in contract).

This is where the military gets their reputation having the ability to ignore recruitment promises - most people don't get them written in to the contract.

So my advice is is you WANT to join and have a SPECIFIC goal, get it in writing otherwise the military will put you where IT thinks it will need you.

Comment In the wild? (Score 1) 121

When environments are artificially sustained, we no longer call them "wild".

Unless this is some twist on humans being considered as just part of nature.

But that kind of removes the utility of the word, no?

At best this is an unbounded zoo in that without maintenance by the zoo keepers the frogs would just die off. Now if they had recreated a sustainable environment and left the frogs there (as opposed to having to continue to induce an environment) then one might be able to say they had been reintroduced 'in the wild'.

Comment No flying saucer for you! (Score 3, Insightful) 300

"The fact that there are no disc-shaped aircraft in the skies today, though, suggests that the USAF's flying saucer efforts probably never got past the prototype stage."

Not so! It in fact suggests that the Greys filed a cease-and-desist suit with the Galactic Court to stop humans from producing a craft in that shape. They won, and *that* was when the Americans really sat up and started taking notice of Patents.

Other galactic species are talking behind their back, though, because the Greys sued with a design patent based on "rounded corners" for a flying saucer...

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