You are a fucking LYER. None -NONE- of what you say has any basis in truth. FOLKS, check it out before you mod the parent "insightfuL" because in fact it is hog wash.
So I'm lying that I lived there for 2 years, and that there is a major power shortage there? Troll.
I don't agree. It is not directly democratic to hopejr, and all other Australians.
When I read through Australian news forums, there are a lot of regular people that feel that when they elected the government, they elected it as it was, with Kevin Rudd as it's leader.
At the end of the day, a government is one person, and to change that person, is to change the government. The only people with the right to change the government are the public citizens of Australia.
I'm an Australian, and I know how our system works, yet I entirely agree. Not democratic, and a truly unjust and deceitful way of manipulating the will of the people.
Exactly the point I was trying to make. I am Aussie myself, and I also understand how the system works. But I do know the fact that many people, when filling in their ballot papers, are not thinking about their local member, but about the future PM.
A good programmer has experienced many languages and done things in many ways. A good programmer has compared all these various experiences and understands the advantages and disadvantages of each language and programming technique. A good programmer doesn't get bogged down in line numbers and GOTO statements and never move beyond that. If someone does get bogged down they never had the attitude to be a good programmer.
I agree. I was one of those who started with BASIC, but am a good programmer (not meaning to boast - it's what I've been told by colleagues and bosses). BASIC is a good starting point to learn how procedural programming works, and can build from that to other paradigms and languages. It's people who only feel comfortable with that stuff that don't move on from their GOTO statements. I think this guy, Dijkstra, is like Freud by studying 60 german house-wives who have no life, and thinking the whole world is the same.
"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce