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Comment Re:Spare us. (Score 1) 104

You know, I disagree vehemently with those who proclaim OO an abject failure.

I don't think OO is an abject failure, I think it's more like driving your aircraft carrier down to the mini-market for a candy bar.

98% of the OO projects I've seen use OO only because someone told someone told someone that they should use OO...and usually for a variety of nebulous reasons that either never made sense in the first place or or because they were just enamored with OO and wanted to strut their OO shit for all to see.

Nearly all of those projects would have been better off using traditional linear or procedural programming techniques.

Comment One of these things is not like the others (Score 1) 90

"replace 50% of human jobs, create a huge amount of wealth for mankind and wipe out poverty"

I agree with you, only two of these things are achievable. You can either eliminate 50% of jobs, or wipe out poverty. You can't do both.

A huge amount of wealth will be created either way.

Comment Re:Give me the rest of season 3 of The Leftovers! (Score 3, Informative) 73

Not a show that is already spent. ;)

I just watched the pilot of the Leftovers. Bo-o-o-oring!

And it coming from the guy who was responsible for "Lost", all Haley's dream, is three strikes against it already. Bringing in the supernatural once you've painted yourself into a corner is lazy writing.

I threw the rest of the Leftovers into the garbage disposal.

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