I'm German and I agree that Merkel's lonely autumn 2015 decision was disastrous, but the UK had nothing to do with it and wasn't affected by it. There are no "open borders" there, least of all for refugees, and the English Channel provides better protection against uncontrolled mass immigration than any open border agreements that the UK wasn't even part of to begin with. The whole thing is largely psychological -- which makes it all the more tragic (or funny, depending on how you look at it). If you just consider how close the referendum was, it's pretty clear that any pre-election event that worked even slightly in the Brexit proponents' favor must have been decisive. I think it's a near certainty that without 2015 Merkels decision, the parliament in London today would've debated education or tobacco taxes and nobody would be talking about leaving the EU.
And just a few weeks ago it became public that Merkel had already ordered police forces to close the border, but backed down at the last moment because she was afraid of "ugly scenes" on TV. I guess she didn't anticipate that this would then have so far-reaching consequences a few months later. To me the whole thing looks like Murphy's Law working at a very large scale.
I'm guessing this is when turnout is taken into account
That's right. And that's how it should be done, right? If you don't vote, you're OK with whatever the election result is going to be.
WTF?!? Russia is small!?!? It's the largest country in the world by far!
Which makes it all the more ridiculous that Putin still thinks it should be even bigger. And most of his compatriots agree.
Actually the percentage of all old people that voted remain is HIGHER than the percentage of all young people that voted remain.
Yes, the almost 1000 years of existence without the EU shows just how terribly off they will be.
Well, if the average standard of living during those thousand years is any indication -- yes they will be. (see I can do sweeping generalisations too)
The right way to do it is tabs to the point of indent, and spaces thereafter.
Yeah, and how do you do that reliably and automatically? Does your editor know what constitutes the indent in every language that you're using?
I agree. If I use tabs for indention I don't care about the number of spaces they're equivalent to. The setting is also tied to the editor, and not the code, so if you look at my code on your editor, the code will have your favored indentation length.
Chances are it'll look like crap on anything but your tab width, unless you never do any daring stuff like breaking long parameter lists into multiple lines or some such.
SVN has several huge advantages over git. It's far simpler.
Explain in one or two sentences what a "tree conflict" is and how to resolve it.
Torvalds said on a mailing list yesterday that he's not concerned since 'Git doesn't actually just hash the data, it does prepend a type/length field to it', making it harder to attack than a PDF
I didn't get that one. PDF has a preamble too, right? Which the researchers were able to reproduce just fine in both "shattered" PDFs.
If Apple built a Hololens we'd never hear about it
Until it was ready for release. It's just bad product management to tease products that aren't ready for release yet, solve the main problems behind locked doors first.
What if that very "keep everything secret" strategy prevents Apple from building highly experimental products like a HoloLens in the first place.
Obama accomplished a long soft ban.
Obama did not ban visa holders or other legal US residents. How often does one have to explain this before you understand it?
They have, but they are only accessible using the Fn key.
Unless you use Alt-Cursor up/down or an external keyboard with numeric keypad...
Apple also must resolve what happens when a user loses one of the earpieces or the battery dies
What's supposed to happen? FindMyDeadEarpiece[tm]?
It's sure to drop further once he repeals health care.
Nah, he's gonna replace it with something amazing!
Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.