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Comment Think of the maintainers... (Score 1) 139

The people building massive systems in Javascript may not mind it too much, but I sure hope I never end up having to maintain one of these massive Javascript systems. We all know it's difficult to come back later and extend a system, even if you were the one who originally built it. Javascript makes that problem 10x worse. Refactoring Javascript consists of running Find across the entire source and slowly going through the long list of results to see what needs to be changed. Hopefully all the developers used consistent names for the same variable. And finding all the "objects" of a particular type? Good luck with that.

Javascript might be fast to initially build stuff in, but it's an absolute nightmare to extend and maintain over time. 3 years from now most will consider this type of system to be an anti-pattern.

Comment Re: Umm (Score 3, Interesting) 402

You mean like Obama telling Republicans "Elections have consequences" and "I won"?

Or like when he told Republicans that they could sit in the back of the bus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25HN1kZtRIw

Or like when the Democrats locked Republicans out of Obamacare meetings: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/10/22/dem-senator-on-closed-door-meetings.html

Or like how the Democrats "railroaded" Obamacare through a reconciliation process because they lost Ted Kennedy's seat to a Republican (Scott Brown).

Obama used all his political capital to pass Obamacare over the objections of millions of Americans. He did so based on a foundation of lies: you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan, and the average family will save $2500 per year: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/521/cut-cost-typical-familys-health-insurance-premium-/

Democrats lost over 1000 political seats under Obama.

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 562

These rules only apply to Republican candidates. For Democratic candidates, it's "just sex" or "just a little drugs". Obama admitted to felony marijuana and cocaine use in his book. Bill Clinton was impeached for lying under oath while on trial for actually sexually harassing a woman. At that time, Democrats and the media told us that it was all just about sex and didn't impact Bill's ability to be President. Those same people are now shocked about something Trump said 10 years ago.

Comment I found the pseudocode (Score 0) 37

I found the pseudocode for it:

if (messageIn = praise)
then takeCreditForIt
else if (messageIn = problem)
then blameTheRepublicans
else if (messageIn = requestFromForeignGovernment)
then sendUserToClintonFoundationDonationForm
else if (messageIn = ransomDemandFromIran)
then setupUnmarkedBillExchange
else if (messageIn = threatFromSyria)
then drawMeaninglessLineInSand
else if (messageIn = threatFromRussia)
then makeEmptyThreatsThenCowerInCorner
else if (messageIn = questionAboutVotingLocations)
{
    if (user = Democrat or user = illegalAlien or user = dead)
    then giveMapToVotingLocationsWhereIdNotRequired
    else return500ServerError
}

Comment Who will pay for it? (Score 1) 58

From TFA: "The total cost of the Dream Chaser mission has yet to be determined and will depend on the nature of the payloads being sent to orbit. UNOOSA is hoping that companies, organizations and established spacefaring nation states will be interested in helping sponsor the cost of deploying these payloads."

Awesome. So we will be paying for the UN and 3rd world countries to have a space program. Never mind that our own space program is underfunded and that our debt continues to climb. Sure, let's go pay for someone else's space program too.

Comment Comey wants to spy on us, but he refused to.... (Score 1) 367

Comey wants to spy on us, but he refused to recommend prosecution against Hillary running top secret info on her home-brew email server? How about he treat the average American citizen with the same kid gloves Hillary got? Here's your adult conversation Comey: do your JOB with Hillary, THEN we can have an adult conversation about you spying on us.

Comment Re: (Score 5, Insightful) 133

The hacked emails show that the media colluded with the Hillary campaign to shut Bernie out. That story lasted less than 1 day before those same media entities changed the story to focus on the Russian hacker speculation, which was then followed by several days of talking about how Trump supposedly asked Russia to hack the DNC.

Look -> Squirrel.

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