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Comment Re:Line between C and C++ blurred ... (Score 1) 285

You need to understand whatever bit of C++ you are using to "enhance" C. Plus operator overloading doesn't require that you shift from a C design and philosophy approach. I used operator overloading in a decimal math library, its fairly K&R looking code. The user defined decimal number type doing what one would expect with mathematical operators.

Comment Actually you may not want plant on live fire range (Score 1, Interesting) 285

There's nothing wrong with cutting costs and reducing pollution. These rounds aren't being made for killing people.

Actually they may kill people. By planting seeds and growing plants on a live fire training range they are potentially hiding unexploded ordinance. Making it harder to recognize and increasing the likelihood of accidental detonation.

Comment Re:Line between C and C++ blurred ... (Score 1) 285

Actually I've started projects and inherited projects that used the hybrid approach. The goal, back in the day, was to "enhance" C with a little bit of C++. The coding style and approach was still essentially C. The notion that using C++ requires a full blown OO approach and use of many advanced features is mistaken.

Comment Line between C and C++ blurred ... (Score 1) 285

I'm well aware of this, but it doesn't change the fact that C++ is a different language with a fundamentally different philosophy. Adding features to a language is not some kind of neutral operation; it can affect users that have no intention of using those features.

The point you are missing is that you don't have to use most of those features, and sometimes you should not. If someone want to write a project in "C" they will probably use a C++ compiler and use a minor feature of C++ or two. Their resulting code being far closer to C design and philosophy than C++'s. People have been doing so since the 90s. So the lines are quite blurred and the original question poorly thought out.

Comment Re:Full Employment Act for Comedians (Score 1) 1069

The popular is trivia because no one was trying for the popular. Had anyone cared they would have spent time and money very different, and the result would have been a very different popular from the one we have now. Hence the one we have is trivia, its a coincidental outcome not the desired outcome strived for and not even the "real" popular, with or without Californians. Of which I am one.

Comment Don't allow likes, etc during edit window (Score 1) 75

There needs to be a time limit for editing tweets. Five minutes is good. This keeps someone from going back and changing what they said long after they said it. There also needs to be a flag that tells people that the tweet was edited. This prevents modifying a tweet after people have already agreed with it, etc.

Don't allow likes, replies, forwarding, etc during the edit window.

Or cancel/delete any likes, replies, forwarding, etc when an edit occurs, basically deter editing. If the original content changes the feedback should be removed. Yes, this can be abused but it seems less troublesome than letting feedback persist after an edit. Maybe notify the replier and if they care they could check the edited original and restore their feedback if they still care too. This would let them call out someone who completely changed what they originally said.

Comment A Research project, not an Infrastructure project (Score 4, Interesting) 277

This looks like a Research project, not an Infrastructure project. Its not intended to solve a problem today, its intended to better understand moving an idea from the laboratory to the real world in the future. In short its an experiment, investigating a day when some future much higher efficiency and much more durable technology might be incorporated into roads.

Comment Re:The popular vote is trivia (Score 1) 1069

The SENATE was designed to give representation to states.

Both the Senate and the Electoral College were designed to do so. Both were part of the compromises to smaller states to get them to join the union in the first place.

"In The Federalist Papers, James Madison explained his views on the selection of the president and the Constitution. In Federalist No. 39, Madison argued the Constitution was designed to be a mixture of state-based and population-based government. Congress would have two houses: the state-based Senate and the population-based House of Representatives. Meanwhile, the president would be elected by a mixture of the two modes."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Plus as explained elsewhere the real problem is not the electoral college itself. The real problem is winner take all states.

Comment Re:Full Employment Act for Comedians (Score 1) 1069

While things were lopsided in many states we are still left with the interesting factoid that Trump won the popular among all non-Californians. Its an interesting bit of trivia, just like Hillary winning the overall popular is an interesting bit of trivia. Trivia because all sides spent their time and money for the electoral, not the popular.

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