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Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 310

What I'm talking about is different from that trope though. The trope is:

Arc begins ... pointless filler ... arc ends.

What I'm talking about is:

Introduction ... arc begins . arc ends

Filler up front, if you will. But the shows I like are complete stories in that 1 season (in the rare case of a second season, like Ghost in the Shell, it's a disjoint story arc, not a continuation of anything but the characters).

Comment Re:Tradeoffs (Score 2) 547

This isn't "globalist", it is exiting a regional trade pact. I have misgivings about free trade, but almost none of those apply to countries with similar standards of living, similar product safety requirements, similar financial rules, easy migration, and similar worker protections.

We don't have similar standards of living, worker protections, educational attainment, or health outcomes across the 50 United States. What makes you think the EU can claim such outcomes between members? The anti-EU crowd was bitching about internal EU migration years before they started bitching about the Islamic "invasion." Imagine a New Yorker getting pissed because someone from Mississippi moved next door and took his job....

Comment Re:Lies? (Score 1) 517

The idea is you have logging that tells you what happened. If necessary that will include a stack trace that indicates exactly where the error occurred.

Computers do not read logs, nor do they parse stack traces. If you're at the point you're reading a log or stack trace, then there's obviously a serious problem with your code. Subtle problems are likely to never appear.

Do you often find yourself looking at a catch block and needing to know what throws to it?

Alas. Yes.

If so, why?

Because structurally it encourages developers to hide issues rather than handle them at the time. Exceptions are rarely exceptional, they're thrown over common situations such as files not existing or servers not responding with data over a network.

Really we need to rethink what we use exceptions for - and, indeed, if we should have them at all.

Comment Re:Okay. (Score 4, Funny) 284

...if everyone were to post as AC, then it would be the content of their posts that would be rated and nothing else.

Which is why I don't typically post AC. When a /. user sees my sig, they know that whatever preceded it must have been pure gold and any deviation from its goldiness must have been a misunderstanding.

Comment Re:Hell, it's about time. (Score 1) 244

I guess "unapproved fun" is only important to me if I give a shit about the approval.

Yes, that is the winning move in the culture wars (... not to play). Sadly, it's a lot harder to make that move for struggling authors, indie game devs, and so on, reliant on social media and established forums to raise awareness of their existence.

Comment Re:Hell, it's about time. (Score 1) 244

Do you think the voters know more or less about Trump as a result of his twitter feed? Do you believe there will be any confusion about who Trump is come November 2020?

We definitely know more about Trump from his Twitter feed. He's painted himself as a thin-skinned, reactionary conspiracy-theorist. This is a good thing - I want to know as much about the candidates as possible. The bad side is the impression he's giving the world.

I think Trump's Twitter feed is a historic landmark in the evolution of democracy.

Me too. That doesn't mean I think it's a net positive in this case.

Anita Sarkesian tells us were having wrongfun if we enjoy mainstream video games. The folks at WorldCon tell us we're having wrongfun if we enjoy good SF books without regard to the political leanings of the authors.

Who the fuck is Anita Sarkesian and why should anyone care if she or WorldCon don't encourage or condone what I do? Are these examples of "my betters"? I don't feel oppressed. I guess "unapproved fun" is only important to me if I give a shit about the approval.

Comment Re:Hell, it's about time. (Score 1) 244

Do you think the voters know more or less about Trump as a result of his twitter feed? Do you believe there will be any confusion about who Trump is come November 2020? I think Trump's Twitter feed is a historic landmark in the evolution of democracy.

Have "our betters" been barring open thought and fun? I missed that chapter.

Have you missed the entire culture war? Anita Sarkesian tells us were having wrongfun if we enjoy mainstream video games. The folks at WorldCon tell us we're having wrongfun if we enjoy good SF books without regard to the political leanings of the authors. Hell, wear the wrong shit when you celebrate landing a space ship on a comet, and you're having doubleplus wrongfun.

I can only hope there's a special Hell reserved for moral scolds.

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