"...the community graciously accepted it, seeing it as a huge step toward making Java better. Its unique selling point is the attention paid to every aspect of the programming language..."
Java 8 also turns your garbage into gold, serves you pancakes in the morning, and will never give you up. This is ad copy.
You know that several of his books are basically "how the three laws will fuck everything up", right?
Exactly. It was obvious to him, way back when, that programming these things to do the right thing (from a human perspective) would be difficult/impossible/insane. And here we are.
Design products for the people that will run it, not theoretical angels that will read and obey your instruction manuals - especially when they DO NOT COME WITH INSTRUCTION MANUALS anymore.
And if there is a manual, it was probably delivered on a USB stick.
Players should get a menu when creating a new character. The first choice would be male or female, followed by skin colour, then hair colour, hair style, zero to two arms, zero to two legs, religion, dietary choice, sex orientation and finally pro-tentacles or not.
But what if you're a hoopy frood with two heads and three arms?
You insensitive clod!
clarify please... keep Poe's law in mind.
Fair enough. I'll try to steer clear of Godwin's Law, though.
The way Scott Adams lays it out, I'm not 100% sure that Trump is a total nincompoop anymore. This whole act may in fact be a carefully calculated and very shrewd act, designed to steer the election in whatever direction he wants. Which may or may not include putting a terrible hairpiece in the Oval Office.
Like I said, I'm still not entirely convinced and need to think about everything some more. Will probably re-read Adams' article, just for good measure. Hope that satisfies the Poe conundrum.
Uh, I have to go think about stuff now. I feel so manipulated.
Any program which runs right is obsolete.