@raceprouk It's almost like you don't need to completely rewrite the entire software stack (standard libraries, runtime, package manager, HTTP server) just to support a slightly different programming language.
Really interesting new work out of Microsoft Research involving an extension to CoreCLR that enables developers to use memory management at critical points in their code, in order to take advantage of the performance improvements it provides, without compromising memory safety.
@accalia my work PC and the wifi both occasionally place me at alternative offices. It's a bit weird to finish the 20 minute drive to work and have Google Now welcome me to Reading, show me some sights and inform me it's a 4 hour drive home
I actually can't think of any other book I just stopped reading.
The Wheel of Time, also for the same reasons.
Although to be fair, I should have stopped buying them after the second book, whose first chapter takes at least 20 pages and can be summed up as "[hero] was doing some sword training on top of a tower. He stopped. There was a light breeze. He got down the tower." At least if the rest had been some summary of the previous book, that would have made sense, but no.
If you tell someone that their programming language sucks, it means that they were going wrong before they wrote the first line of code--that there's no hope for them. This isn't conducive to education. The user of the language also learns that it doesn't matter if they've built something cool; what matters is the tool they used. Isn't this attitude a likely precursor to the CADT development model?
So much this. And yes, it is a likely precursor to CADT because it's only cool if you're using this week's framework, anything else is a terrible mess that everyone should know is unusable garbage.
@jaloopa@CarrieVS I'm short-sighted; I can see over a meter before my vision starts to get blurry.
One whole meter? Lucky bastard...
Under unknown circumstances I occasionally lose the ability to rough-focus so my eyes are stuck at 0m for a few hours until they reset. Fine-focus still works though, so I'm not completely blind, but forget reading or anything requiring accurate vision (note that this actually doesn't include driving!).
I'm pretty good at dead-reckoning things when this happens, but still annoying...
My sight is pretty much always the same level of bad (not quite true since it has been getting worse continously for the last decade or so, but slowly). Just good enough to read a book in bed without glasses, but nothing more.
I also wonder how easily it's defeated. Like, if you can somewhat trivially filter this, it's useless for blocking illegal recordings. I doubt the people who record illegally in a movie theater are doing so casually, so slight modifications to a microphone don't seem entirely unreasonable.
The other thing to consider is how far down the tail you have to go to make a real impact on the end problem. If you get 90% of the problem but that just means there are 10 people who seed the initial torrents of your movie instead of 100, does it really help?