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Comment Re:Jet engines?? (Score 1) 165

And why not? Presumably because it can't.

Wow, how can one pretent to know everything and write wrong post after wrong post, is beyond me.

That plane is a prototype!
That implies: it has no license to fly outside of private owned propety.
That implies: it can only fly below a certain height, I believe 300m
That also implies that it is remote controlled via radio, or in this case I believe: a cable!!

So: it can not fly with full speed as germany is a country where owning big pieces of land is problematic.

There you have it. However much you rant about it, this flying machine remains a close relative of the flying brick.
You might think so. But the engineers working on it don't think so.
I for my part bet on the engineers and not a random clueless /. poster.

Comment Re:isn't this pretty straightforward? (Score 1) 308

And maybe you are just an idiot?

Perhaps you want to read this:

I never ever in the last 30 years worked for a company that hat something different than "collective code ownership" ... because as I mentioned before: code ownership is a retarded concept.

Comment Re:Aerodynamics don't look right (Score 1) 165

What do the 36 engines help when the batteries are empty?
Would it help to compare empty batterioes with an empty fuel tank in a plane with combustion engines? Would it not be amazing if the plane had an instrument to measure battery load and indicator in the cockpit? Probably an accustic warning, too?

What if the engine controller has a bug?
Before the plane gets a license to be flown it is required to have a certain amount of flight hours, just like any other "flying thing". And: we could again ask the same question for a plane having combustion engines ...

Anyway, the answer will always be: open the parachute.

Kids in our days ... having no imagination.

Comment Re:It's not that I want to brag I'm old... (Score 1) 246

Add to that, the defining feature of a functional language is the set of things that it disallows, not the set of things that it permits. A multi-paradigm language, by definition, has to permit anything that the various paradigms permit and so doesn't gain the benefits that you get from being able to reason about your code in a language that doesn't permit unconstrained mutability or side effects.

Comment Re:Lots of claims are being made about it's virtue (Score 1) 246

Why so many out there seem to be unable to comprehend such a simple idea is something deserving of a study.

Why are there so many people that can not comprehend that writers completely know the correct form of usage but STILL make simple TYPING MISTAKES!!
And the damn typing mistake is not red underlined because it is a VALID WORD!

And no: proof reading does not make me see such errors, as I'm a whole word or even "whole sentence" pattern match reader.

(And in this text everything is red underlined because I can not make Windows 10 automatically detect the correct dictionary -- gosh this MS bullshit is so anoying ... my 20 year old Mac SE is better in EVERY regard than this windows nightmare)

Comment Re:It's not that I want to brag I'm old... (Score 1) 246

(This is not aimed at you, but your post is a good hook)

There is no bandwagon and there is no hype.

Calling something a bandwagon or hype is a very stupid typical american attitude.

You wake up out of your ignoranced "hu ho, what is that 'new' functional thing, everyone is bandwagoning/hyping around right now??"

And you completely ignore the fact: functional programming is probably close to 50 years old (to lazy to google), there is absolutely nothing new about it. Only the "general education" of software developers is so bad that they think: "Oh you see, (after Groovy had it for decades and Scala since over 15 years, .NET probably also about 10 years) that new lambda stuff in Java 1.8!? Who will ever need/use that? What did the Java standard guys think in adding such complete nonsense to Java? Must be a new hype!"

Functional programming might seem "new" because only a very few people like Lisp (I hate Lisp), and other languages like Miranda, Caml/OCaml, Haskel etc. never really became mainstream.

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