Re: @ Mark Allread
And not a single justification was ever heard for this cancerous growth.
14520 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
And not a single justification was ever heard for this cancerous growth.
This looks like something copied from a BASIC tutorial 20 years ago.
I think you mean 30 years ago.
As the Reg population ages, an "undertaker" icon will become of higher priority.
Moral on the -1 passed as array index? The moral is never do it, period.
The moral is, define an appropriate type that is ok with taking -1 as an index while normal arrays would throw.
That's what types are for.
They are statically (sometimes dynamically) verifiable constraints on the crap we produce.
And then you still lhave asserts and contracts of course.
they have a copyright on rangeCheck()
They would need a patent. (Might have it too, you never can get enough ISIS on corpo-lawyers and the patent offices)
The title will be "Artificial Insanity"
I think this was a side-note in Neal Stephenson's "Anathem" (issued 2008 ... WTF? That's nearly 10 years ago. What happened?)
Neal doesn't believe in AI, but I cannot share that kind of mysticism.
Excellent reminder that this story exists. I found it in a fat "best of" compendium back when we were having fun with warbling phones.(and were probably breaking a few laws meant to protect "muh telecom infrastructure")
See also "Shock Wave Rider". Far better than Toffler's book that inspired it.
Actually Stand on Zanzibar is even better. It's practically like watching CNN and similar shit.
Now on Google AppEngine: Reinvented square wheel which is being flattened performance-wise by old-school Java application servers anyway and (hopefully?) meant for people who:
2) Have obviously converted to IT from management and are convinced Node.js is "hot" but are otherwise bereft of any serious domain knowledge
3) Basically haven't understood that there is an OS between their "synchronous" call and the hardware (it's what the OS is for, duh)
FAIL icon because there is no USELESS icon.
...because new laws are threatening to make it easier to employ them. Unions are on board.
This world: a farce
Blowback is a bitch but it's very unclear what Belgium has to with anything at all, including the war on terror, except that it has a large muslim population with probably quite a few fiery preachers getting financed by Saudi Arabia / Qatar.
Nice one, Amurrica. Sitting pretty in your shitty homeland while sending money to radical friends and droning the whole world.
Really makes you think...
Makes you think what?
keep a torch handy
Don't you mean a generator, an AKM, boxes of food and enough ammo to keep the neighbors off your lawn?
It's a dev philosophy, Jim, but not as we know it!
Tell us what to name it. Unless, of course, we don't like the name you all like, in which case we'll just do what we always do and pick our own damn name
It's like US-supported regime change, then?
Sex is fucking overrated, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde.
It's about the Internet.
Vladimir Putin's military adventures in Crimea
El Reg, please stop doing "we was attacked without provocations, honest" declarations.
You seem to have serious trouble with the proper use of logical connectives (not to mention punctuation), so your opinion is probably not worth much, sorry.
I sure hope these businesses are not using Microsoft stuff, because then their sanity must be questioned.
Win 10 is a purely commercial OS without the faintest taint of ideological purity or political correctness, running programs and drivers distributed under any terms you could name without a whisper of protest.
I hope this kind of dross is being written by a paid grassrooter sitting in a warm office in the Redmond Complex, pining for a warm cup of coffee.
Shock report: People doing 9-to-5 just want to keep using what they are using and not be served the Windows beautified interface "change is good, it's for you best, you will like it, we have also complexified and re-styled/flattened/recolored it a bit for your amusement" bullshit. Film at 11, after Trump!
And if it's getting elongated, you are probably too close to a black hole.
Inb4, "The Millenium Falcon has fuzzy dice in the cockpit"
I do think this fluffy, unidentified stuff is 100% proof of Putin's revanchist and even irredentist attitude regarding our new practically po-faced NATO partners some of which are currently orbiting national-socialism like it's going out of fashion, but this shall be hidden by the Curtain of Righthought. Can't something be done, like ordering an additional dozen F-35 or so? That plane is practically done!
Remember that hurting someone's feelings ONCE may be a minor thing that they get over or it could be yet another occasion when they are hurt which happens multiple times every day.
What is the government doing?
Frankly schoolgirls today are leaving nothing to the imagination. Bring back school uniforms, I say!
I wonder how the parents finance all the beautification. Must be all those zero-interest EUROs sloshing around.
As a result, some women developers walked out and at least one is making an official complaint to Redmond.
Can't take the heat? Stay in the kitchen!
No censorship or prude intent on my end. It's just not good biz practice.
This is just like, your opinion, man/woman.
But then the government in its most
feralfederal form (a TLA created by "Edgar Hoover, The Body Remover" that is both utterly clueless and discombobulated and evil enough to ship guns to Mexican Narcos because they can) actually pays them a visit in black "smoking man" limos.
No-one knows what's going on anymore.
Not even Fox Mulder.
...on which to run kinetic strikes?
...and not a single rational thought was had.
... the bill was a good and necessary way of updating the law ... but the bill's nickname of "Snoopers' Charter" was insulting to the people who work to make the country safer
Going along with all manner of authoritarianisms and bullshit as long as the awkward feeling that someone, somewhere might be offended or made to feel bad by the wording can be avoided.
(Himmler discreetly puking into a handkerchief and asking for a reformulation and more humane final solutions, please)
Since classes of exploits like Rowhammer(JS) we know that sandboxes are only an illusion.
Just don' trip over your peremptory statements which seems to go to extremes with scant justification, neither theoretical nor practical.
You start to assign the cause of internal impulses to random external events because your self-model doesn't match anymore what you do, right?
It happens often.
Paging Philip K. Dick etc.
Well no. That kind of ship has sailed.
Any kind of interface that is not static, just-sitting-there-waiting for you-to-post-an-ugly-form-to-a-server-like-in-a-dsytopian-retro-noir-movie needs it. I do think even North Korea is happy to have left these behind...
If you don't want scripting, you might as well go back to green screen (and without curses). It has its uses...
Meanwhile, bum ad-tack
Saturn V lifting-off from an underground base
Lifting off from underground bases is like bacon: It makes everything better and pleases the white fluffy cat overlords.
...now can I get a non-cratering KDE5 release. Oh wait, Baloo has started up, oh my god it's full of stars....
It's all about going Brazzers on dat code!
What do you do with those?
That is a strawman argument used by the people who lobbied for this reg
Same as those old "special national connectors for telephones" meant to prevent "harm to the infrastructure".
Big Data in action!
...there should one about Obama
"a system-wide event, making our backbone unavailable."
Don't sweat it, that happens to politicians all the time.
Also, how can you pretend to find out how the economy is doing when you have bullshit measure like "GDP", a value of double-accounting, cost-can-kicking and fudging if there ever was one?
Totally pales against a 3 billion USD-per-month "Quantiative Easing" Repubocrat-condoned robbery of the taxpayer via fresh "money" injections. The EU is even worse with Mahrio N'Dhraghi nuking the Eurozone wholesale from the ECB orbit (with that kind of name the guy must be an alien "who comes in peace")
We need an icon where someone is requesting a smoke and otherwise looks blasé when facing certain end.
Hold on, these still exist?
Nobody in manglement will want to stick their neck out and delay fancy glossy "projects" to do the bread-and-butter work until a crash and burn event occurs. And even then, if it can be covered up with begonias, business will go on as usual.
This ride is going places.
Who's down with OCP
Isn't that music from Gulf War I?