I never use variable names of more than one character unless all possible single character names have already been used, which rarely happens.
If you're not routinely using up all possible single-character variable names, then you're not making your functions large enough, and/or you're not using enough global variables. You can do better.
Oh, thanks, I totally forgot about the Slashdot bitchslap.
And I'm not claiming the tr0lls weren't clever and occasionally hysterical. I'm just saying that the continual repost of "BSD is dying, Netcraft confirms it" on every single story had long degenerated from trolling to nothing more than protoplasmic copypasta spam, right down there in the sewage with the casino links. (And yes, there were many funny on-topic variants of the BSD meme that brightened up lots of different comment threads.)
You mean like who I'm allowed to have sex with?
Where are you getting this from? Or are you so restrictive and controlling that you think that people should only be allowed to have sex if they are married?
14 states had anti-sodomy laws on the books until SCOTUS put an end to that shit in Lawrence v Texas 13 years ago. 13 years ago, that's it. That's not too long ago, and you can be sure that most of those states wouldn't have changed the law unless forced to do so by the courts.
And while it may now be legal to have sex with whoever you want, in many states you can be fired or evicted because your bigoted boss or landlord is upset that you're having said sex. What good is that freedom if you can lose your job and your home for exercising it?
Nitromethane is even better for squeezing power out of a small internal combustion engine. Some people running on nitromethane get more than 8000 HP out of a pushrod V8, and they don't need any cooling system at all.
Therefore, everybody should be using top fuel in their cars.
No, "better healthcare outcomes" is a measurment anomaly.
The fact that the average is dragged down because a large percentage of the US population doesn't get adequate health care is not a "measurement anomaly". It's an epic failure.
It's like a C average student claiming: "I'm really a straight-A student! I got As in all the classes I didn't flunk. (And BTW, for some reason my education cost twice as much as that of any other student.)"
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I thought you said they'd be striking.
The Tories are more than happy to sell out everything in the UK to foreign businesses and countries. They're little more than 'lucrative business opportunity arrangers'. (To be fair this applied the the Blairite neoliberals as well).
They portray themselves to the general public as the most patriotic, but they're really only loyal to the rich and the corporations that have the cash to give them nice consultancy fees and board memberships. Even our public services are owned and exploited by foreign corportions as well as the nationalised industries of other countries who take the profits abroad to subsidise their own country's services.
These jokers allowed Cadbury's to be sold off to Kraft (well, their parent company) with "promises" of jobs remaining once the sale went through. Nothing written down; sale went through; it was 'merely an aspiration to keep the uk factory open'.
They don't give a shit. Someone will scratch their back later on. They're happy for the UK to be little more than a client state for foreign businesses.
[Apologies for the l33t sp33k, but the lameness filter is actually pretty effective at blocking even the discussion of the older common tr0lls.]
Tr0lling originally started out as posting something on-topic but factually wrong in order to get reactions from people. Tr0lling was elevated by some to become its own art form; the best tr0lls could get pedants to crawl out of the woodwork like termites fleeing a flood. And the resulting posts and reactions were genuinely funny -- anyone who understood what was going on got a good laugh. But that kind of tr0lling peaked over a decade ago.
Other garbage has since cycled through Slashdot like ugly fashions on a New York runway. First came the memes: sites confirming the passing of various operating systems, etc., which at least often tried to stay on topic. They were inoffensive, but showed little real effort; they quickly stopped being amusing. Then came the nonsensical randomness, such as a certain movie starlet known for Star Wars and a lap full of hot breakfast food (I never quite understood that one). They were perhaps attempting to be absurd but mostly came off as stupid; again, they were reasonably inoffensive. But the current rash of copy-paste has become the new nadir, where cud-chewing morons too stupid to create their own original racism have figured out enough of the clipboard to re-vomit someone else's puke in the comments.
( In a huge burst of irony, some of the tr0lls themselves got pedantic, claiming the garbage posts did not qualify as "tr0lling" under their definition. Thus ended the reign of the major tr0lls, whose posts were quickly modded down into the -1 muck along with the rest of the bile. )
Throughout all of this, anonymous cowards and other low-lifes have always posted hate speech, political screeds, and offensive, racist crap. Browsing at -1, however briefly, will expose you to the words of horrible, useless human beings. Don't do it -- just click "no".
Slashdot has fought back, of course. The lameness filter has long kept out garbage like ASCII art, and certain phrases that I couldn't quote in this post. The remarkable bottom line is that Slashdot's moderation system, flawed as it may be, has kept the comments mostly readable for a very long time. Sites that failed to emulate it have come and gone, mostly forgotten by all but the Wayback Machine. Sites that still allow comments have almost nothing usable in them (youtube is a prime example of a site with unusable comments.) Meanwhile, Slashdot's community has managed to keep some semblance of order together. That's quite an achievement, especially over the nearly two decades of its existence.
Do you really think we have anything approaching the amount of accountants/bookkeelers/AR/AP people as 30 years ago?
Based on the conclusion, it basically impliededical aid + UBI is impractical. It also primarily based itself on political arguments and not economic (the headline didn't seem to match the article, to the point that I slipped to conclusion
I personally believe a low UBI plus basic medical care would be great, but the article is based on US political realities.
The conclusion was basically, if the US was like western Europe, it may all work, but in the US political climate it'd be bad, and best to focus on improving what we got.
Which isnt to say your wrong, just that the article was aware.
"What if" is a trademark of Hewlett Packard, so stop using it in your sentences without permission, or risk being sued.