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Comment Re:Um (Score 1) 21

Some tools suck. Consider a poorly made off brand drill, or my 1/2 inch Heavy Duty DeWalt drill. The DeWalt drill is so much better of a tool, that it's not even funny.

So yeah, tools, and the quality thereof, matter.

Comment Re:Um (Score 1) 21

When I click the red X in the window, I expect the Window, and the Application, to exit. On Mac OS X, the application is still running, even though there's no window. This makes it difficult to run multiple copies of the same application. In Windows, or Linux, I can have multiple instances of Visual Studio, KDevelop, whatever... but multiple instances of XCode4? I don't think so. Homey don't play that.

On a PC, to take a screenshot, you press the Print Screen button. If you want a screen shot of a specific window, it's Alt + Print Screen.

On a Mac, it's Command + Shift + 4, followed by the space bar, to take a screen cap of a window. OMG SO INTUITIVE.

On a PC, when something needs to be updated, there's a small icon in the system tray. On a Mac, the Software Update appears and jumps up and down like a Jack Russell terrier on the dock. There's no way to ignore it until later, no, you have to click and specifically cancel the update to put it off, and after a bit... JACK RUSSELL TERRIER TIME!

And the Finder. Let's say I want to delete a file. I select the file, and press delete. What happens? THE DAMN THING JUST BEEPS. No, to delete a file, I have to right click on it, or, if I'm not lucky enough to have a mouse, do the two finger click thing on the touchpad - but not too close, because otherwise it won't work, and select 'Move to Trash'. Again, it's intuitive that if I want to delete a file, I select the file in Finder and press DELETE. Which is the way Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, hell every OS except Mac OS X works.

It's maddening. Mac OS X is absolutely NOT intuitive.

Comment Re:Because it's legal. (Score 1) 7

message passing

Maybe it's a semantics issue that bugs me then, because I'm mentally associating the "message passing" with "method invocation". In my head, I see these things as functionally equivalent:

[self myMethod:42];

and

this->myMethod (42);

(or in Java, this.myMethod (42); )

Comment Re:Because it's legal. (Score 1) 7

I'm fine with the compiler letting it through with a warning... but the Linker? Ugh. The Linker has to catch that.

Perl is an interpreted language, and this kind of thing bothers me a whole lot less in an interpreted language. But ObjC? Compiled. Everything is in the executable image (or an explicit reference to a shared library, which the linker can also determine if it's valid or not... and in my humble opinion - should).

Even in Windows, if you're using a DLL - and not using LoadLibrary () - you still have to link to a stub library that contains the method you're trying to call - you might crash if the DLL is garbage though. If you are using LoadLibrary (), you don't crash if you test the result of GetProcAddress() properly...

In this example though... [self noSuchMethod] bombs you every time.
Java

Submission + - Real-Time Ready Java (drdobbs.com)

An anonymous reader writes: C++ isn't an automatic choice for real-time application development. It has issues too. Real-time Java implementations provide a better solution for deterministic execution for the average developer.

Comment Reading? READING? (Score 1) 3

Then how did your fictional character miss this tidbit?

Genesis 3:17-19

17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it';

Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.

18 Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you will eat the plants of the field;
19 By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread
,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return."


Or this one? 2 Thessalonians 3:8-15

8 We didn't eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, we worked night and day with effort and hard work so that we would not impose on you. 9 We did this to give you an example to imitate, not because we didn't have a right to insist on financial support. 10 Even when we were with you we were giving you this command: "If anyone doesn't want to work, they shouldn't eat." 11 We hear that some of you are living an undisciplined life. They aren't working, but they are meddling in other people's business. 12 By the Lord Jesus Christ, we command and encourage such people to work quietly and put their own food on the table. 13 Brothers and sisters, don't get discouraged in doing what is right. 14 Take note of anyone who doesn't obey what we have said in this letter. Don't associate with them so they will be ashamed of themselves. 15 Don't treat them like enemies, but warn them like you would do for a brother or sister.

Comment Re:Obligatory Scripture Link (Score 1) 8

So it looks like you didn't get raptured away on Saturday after all. Guess you have to persist down here in hell with the rest of us... Apparently you weren't quite as great as you told us you were?

Hey damn_registrars: I'm catholic, and as such do not believe in the Rapture. Furthermore, whether you log in with your normal account, log in with your raiigunner troll account, or post anonymously - you're still being a creepy obsessed gay stalker troll. You should hook up with HILJ here. You two are perfect for each other.

Comment Obligatory Scripture Link (Score 1) 8

For the (fictional) dude who says he's read Genesis... Genesis 3:17-19 (New American Standard, St. Joseph's Edition, because I love the Catholic Bible) [bold emphasis mine]:

17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it';
Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.

18 Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you will eat the plants of the field;
19 By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread
,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return."

Comment Re:LOL (Score 1) 13

Actually, he's correct. Wherever he goes, people treat him in the same fashion.
True, but where he is mistaken is that it doesn't make it 'gang stalking'. As to the rest of your reply, I agree.

So, will I see you at Dave's puppet party tonight?

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