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Comment Re:Everything to everyone (Score 1) 15

Indeed. The suits get nervous and catch featuritus. In my opinion Youtube should improve its existing commenting feature. It's hard sift and re-find comments if there's a lot per vid, for example. And the reply notifier is buggy.

Forget about being a blog/photo/texting gizmo. You lost that battle already.

Comment Re:Just a fad (Score 1) 86

I'd have to disagree.

I'd LOVE to be trollin' around slashdot etc. instead of actually driving during my commute.

And my lazy son won't get a driver's license, making me drive. I'm thinking of telling him to Uber, but the idea of riding with a creepy stranger kind of bothers me. I'd rather it be creepy robot.

There are people too young, too old, or too ill to drive, and many that just don't want to. I'd say that's at least 1/4 the population (excluding younger than say 12). Big potential market.

Comment Re:Apples and oranges (Score 1) 43

"Best at what?"

At allowing the human race to pass down hard won wisdom to the next generation.

" Human development was more or less the same in the last tens of thousands (since the agricultural revolution, which predated religion)"

Actually, oddly enough, no. From the Fertile Crescent (the Garden of Eden) to the Water Goddess of Bali, it is religion that enabled and sustained the agricultural revolution.

"Human progress exploded in those last few centuries."

Depends how you define progress. Those agarian feudal kingdoms were significantly more advanced in some ways than we are today.

Comment Re:Domain modelling [Re:Shying away from OOP(s)] (Score 1) 671

you don't know what the fuck OO is in the first place

Nobody agrees on the definition or formal characteristics.

And nobody agrees on who gets to decide the definition. There is no standards body who defines what OO is. YOU are not it.

Every tool has a proper place and use, and making relative value judgements between them is something fuckwits do when they only know how to use one thing.

I've mentioned multiple times I do choose to use it to some degree. I've found practical utility for it under certain circumstances. So what is this "one thing"?

how you've rooted out this terrible OO hoax perpetrated on the industry

Well, okay, "hoax" is possibly a little harsh, but I do believe that OO-domain-modeling was thrust on the industry by hucksters wanting to sell books and consulting services; and millions, if not billions were spent chasing this false dream.

The primary focus of these hucksters was in domain modeling. Therefore, other than a small blurb, I didn't used to make much of a distinction between "OO" and "OO domain modelling".

A bigger distinction is made now in the industry because practical experience and failures taught many that domain modeling is NOT where OO shines. I know you disagree that domain modeling was the main stated selling point of OO, but we'll just have to let that disagreement stand (unless somebody can present reliable surveys of beliefs).

Why does it matter to you anyhow? It's water under the bridge. I'm not understanding your complaint. It appears you want to make this all about me instead of OO. That's why you appear to be a troll. Non-trolls talk about the subject at hand. Say something about OO and than back your claim with evidence: that's not asking too much.

You seem to agree there that scientifically comparing the utility of software engineering paradigms/techniques is either a gray art or requires resources not yet committed by anybody. Good, that part is mostly settled then.

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