Ah yes, I should just agree to be assimilated with the Borg 10 Anniversary Edition instead.
I run Linux.
Hardware durability matters to me as well. I'm still running my 2008 Macbook (one graphics repair needed in 8 years, and was done for free out of warranty by Apple)
And it just so happens I'm writing this on a PC from 2008. Again, the cult of Mac is absurd. You think your Macs are built from magical fairy dust.
Or you could just, I dunno, not buy a Mac in the first place and get a nicely specced PC or laptop for a reasonable price, with upgradeable components. The cult of Mac is just absurd.
refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title
Constitutional overreach, but what else is new? Last time I filled out the US census I only provided answers to questions to allow them to perform their constitutional duty. A rather aggressive census busybody kept coming to the door, which I did not answer, and he even went so far as to poke around the property and look in the windows, but eventually he gave up.
Lisp fixed that error early on. Perl creator Larry Wall solution to "break pedal doesn't work" is "stop using the break pedal" (yay car analogy!). Seriously, that is what you have to say about that noob error?
What I take away from Larry's flippant comment: "Don't do that" -> Don't use Perl.
The raw pointer stuff seems kind of more worrisome. I find its very presence peculiar.
Raw pointers can only be used in code labeled "unsafe".
On the other hand, whole nasty classes of bugs related to buffer overflows, stack smashing and data races cannot happen, which makes it harder to attack from the outside than C.
This wouldn't lead to 100% logical consistency in policy, but it would surely be an improvement over the current system, don't you think?
Not necessarily. The attempts at communism killed millions upon millions. But what "current system" are you talking about that is based on an "ancient book of sacred texts"? It seems the only religion intruding strongly into government these days is Islam.
Obvious troll. Lots of biters I see.
You bit too. Calling him a troll doesn't change that.
Reiser dodged a needle in the arm by showing the authorities where his wife's body was.
He wasn't up for the death penalty.
Reference the NULL within NULL, it is the gateway to all wizardry.