Everyone knows the new Boo word is "Socialist!"
"That's the way we've always done it" is a really bad reason to do, well, anything. In fact, its worse than bad, its no reason at all.
Note the relevant bit: Various false etymologies have suggested an anti-Semitic origin, but there is no proof for that.
The etymology of the word is not generally agreed upon. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says it is based on the German Scheißer (literally "shitter" but also used to refer to deceivers), but the Oxford English Dictionary describes it as "of obscure origin", possibly deriving from a historical sense of "shy" meaning disreputable. Various false etymologies have suggested an anti-Semitic origin, but there is no proof for that. One source claims that the term originated in Philadelphia in 1843 from a disreputable attorney named "Schuster."
Actually, just beware people
Damn, where are those mod points when I need 'em.
It's sad how many "programmers" I meet who have never even typed "make" let alone more interesting things like readelf and strace.
That's just elitism.
Wow, who knew Ben Affleck reads Slashdot?!
If both party's motives are pure, they should have no problem with one.
Well, if someone asks for a pre-nup he or she is already considering divorce to be a event with a rather high likelyhood. Is it really smart to marry someone who considers divorce a likely event?
It means nothing of the sort. It means they understand that life isn't a fairy tale, that anything is possible in human relations and that includes divorce, like it or not. Is it really smart to marry someone who lives in a fantasy land where bad things like divorce don't happen? Or worse, just don't happen to them because they're somehow special? Likelihood isn't the issue. Possibility is. Its always possible.
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You just nailed it spot on.
Perhaps this is why we call them 'users' (and why we're the 'other' industry that refers to its customers as 'users').
A computer without COBOL and Fortran is like a piece of chocolate cake without ketchup and mustard.