So an attendant can walk down the row, ticketing every car without a slip of paper or whose paper is old. Why would you want to deny that guy his vengeance upon the wrongdoers? That guy's self-righteous indignation would boil up and he'd go on a killing spree.
By the way, as a reminder, you don't have to roll every time you touch something that might be infected; if you came into contact with anything infected today, you roll once to represent your body's ability to fight off the infection today.
did the look of XP break applications written for 95?
It broke a few that made incorrect assumptions about the overall size of the window vs. the size of the content region. Can't remember what they were, but I do remember being slightly annoyed more than once by clipped-in-half lines of text. Turning the XP theme off always fixed it though.
Yep. And the key difference is, I believe, that the apps themselves were using the APIs incorrectly, using undocumented APIs, or otherwise breaking the contract or not fulfilling it. Whereas in my understanding the GTK API simply changes and breaks all correctly written applications.
That's not what the Dunning-Kruger effect is about. Specifically, it's nowhere near as absolute as people typically portray it. What the researchers found is that some people of low competence believe themselves to be more competent than they are because they don't know what they don't know, and some people of great competence believe themselves to be less competent than they are because they know enough to be painfully aware of what they don't know.
The problem is, people have gotten ahold of a dumbed-down version of it where "anyone who thinks they're competent at something probably actually sucks and knows just enough to be dangerous." And that leads to a very dangerous category of logical fallacies in which a person asserting X can be used as evidence of not-X.
To understand why this is such a pernicious idea, apply it to a criminal trial. If a denial of guilt can be interpreted as proof of guilt, how is a true innocent to defend himself?
Roland fetches a knife and does his best to follow Solras's instructions. For all his noted tendencies to rag on her for her self-important attitude, he has to admit she's reasonably competent at this, and soon he has three vials full of poison for his darts. Not bad for such a short time.
"Thank you, Lady Solrrras," he says, storing the vials securely in a pocket. "Now, let us prrroceed." He heads over to the cart and gets himself into the rigging, eager to get back to friendly territory--and stronger healing magic!--before dark.
@masonwheeler Yeah, this stuff is pretty decent for it's level. Low DC, but the effects are pretty potent. As a note, multiple doses (ie, if you dart the same foe more than once) do stack, unlike most everything else. Each dose not only adds to the effect and extends the duration by one-half the normal but also increases the DC by +2. So if you hit someone with all three does in the same round (somehow), it would be DC 16, 3d2 STR/round and last 8 rounds. Downside is that a single passed save cures all instances of the same poison.
I'm going on an evolution / transfer spree as soon as it starts. Then do an awful lot of walking in the next week. I will walk for Dratini and Lapras candy and maybe Snorlax, my best IV Snorlax is 82% so not sure.
Apparently there's another Mason Wheeler out there, who consistently has trouble keeping his email provider straight.
Among other things, (lots of other things,) he happens to be from the same church as me, so I keep getting invitations that look completely legitimate to activities at a meetinghouse in a city (and state) I've never been to, much less lived in! It's a bit surreal.
I also consistently get overage notifications from Verizon Wireless (with whom I do not have an account and never have had one) for someone named Mackenzie Chancellor who I have never met. No clue how my email address ended up attached to their system. Repeated phone calls to Verizon have failed to put a stop to it.
Methinks they can't actually delete contact information, just move it to the bottom of the list and write in a note that nobody will read.
I just don't see how that's been a viable strategy for them. Yes, in the short run they give clients the impression that they are on their side and want to keep them satisfied, but in the long run they are going to find themselves with the bottom-of-the-barrel for freelancers who have nothing to lose, with the quality ones running away.
That's assumption 1: assuming that there is, in effect, a limited pool of freelancers from which their site gets some share. I get the impression that, between the natural growth (i.e. new people coming into the job market) and the huge size of the freelance market overall, they are far from that limitation.
How is it that by now they haven't reached that brick wall yet where the only freelancers left are the code monkeys who have no critical thinking skills, which will only satisfy the worst of clients who don't know better.
Assumption 2: you're assuming that code monkeys are not fulfilling the needs of the average client. I might have an overly dark view of the market here, but I get the feeling that the actual average quality of IT/design work is very low (or rather, the median... hopefully there are a few excellent projects that lift the average up...).
All in all, that does not make for a very seducing company, but it may very well makes them money in the long term.
Also, "never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity". I expect that they didn't really think things that far and are just riding along, as most people/companies are in reality, whatever they may say.
I want to run a Paranoia XP PBP, if there's any interest, please reply or message me. Character creation will be minimal, you pick a name and not much else then we'll get straight into it. Style is "classic/straight". It will be run on RPG.net (unless there's a better easier place?) and you might need to give me an email address for direct communication. I also have a website/tool to test which is pretty much the main reason I am doing this
@Captain I know quite a bit of WPF and general XAML stuff still. It will exist for the next 10 years pretty safely, so it's not a bad choice.
Anyway, you want simple CRUD stuff? I'd start plain and simple, with at most MEF for composition, and some nice MVVM. I have a thread in here somewhere about that, but even as simple as it is, it's probably more than you need.
Construct good, clear models, and datagrids will be pretty easy - custom columns complicate everything a lot, though. WPF has no free editable pivot grids, so if the need for one of those comes up, you're probably out of luck.
As for UI style, you may be better leaving that alone. Maybe get a ribbon, but everything else will update as the windows theme updates, so as long as you don't template things, they will never look out of place. The system is there because it's sometimes needed, but the temptation to mess with that stuff overpowers a lot of people.
Just try to keep it all simple. If you need to do UI validation, simple will be out the window, but for most other things, you should be fine.
I had a phone interview last Wednesday for a 3 month contract at about ~£380 day that was near London (but not in it).
They were desperate for a Sitecore Certified Developer. Sitecore Jobs in London can get upto £600-700 a day, once you are in the circuit. So I was quite keen on getting on the Sitecore Train again.
So I arranged an telephone interview at Lunchtime and went to the cafe I usually take my lunch break in to take the interview. No call after 30 minutes past the arranged time. I phone the recruiter saying "no show on their part".
They called me 1 hour and half later.
So the recruiter phoned me and said "when you can do an interview again today" ... I said "I can't" .. he said they could phone me whenever.
So I had an interview slot at 7.30pm. I took the interview and I was honestly starting to get pissed off with some of the questions because the interviewer worded them so badly. I actually said during the interview "What you said doesn't make sense when talking about ASP.NET" and was almost arguing with the guy.
I had questions like:
They told me nothing about the project etc, didn't allow me to ask questions and the interview was over.
I emailed the recruiter saying I wasn't interested no matter which way I got the job. After him doing the hard sell on me, I told the recruiter I would think about it as I wasn't impressed they couldn't be bothered to phone me on time and the interview itself pissed me off.
Turned out I was the best candidate. FUCK.
I turned them down. Even though I knew it was a contract before xmas, that was paying decently everything told me in my gut to stay away.
Everything rational was like "take it, make money", and the other part of me was saying "it will be another shitshow".
If it's really filthy inside, you're better off with an air jet handpiece attached to a proper compressor. Your local garage will probably let you use theirs for nothing. Mine does.
This will blow amazing amounts of shit out of floppy drives, optical drives, power supplies etc. without you needing to take them apart. Just be careful around fan blades - it's easy to make them spin fast enough to shatter.
Don't forget to bring the air pressure down. About 40psi is more than enough. If you don't, the "amazing amounts of shit out" may include the CPU and/or other electronic parts.
I'd like to register for a game as well.
Tentatively: Forum Mafia, semi-open setup, possibly bastard. (All of this, including the flavor, might change depending on circumstances nearer to the game beginning, or even if I get a better idea along the way - I don't think there's a point in setting it all in stone 24 months before the game)