Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Jul 2013 14:06 UTC
General Development "There is a reason I use 'old' languages like J or Lush. It's not a retro affectation; I save that for my suits. These languages are designed better than modern ones. There is some survivor bias here; nobody slings PL/1 or Cobol willingly, but modern language and package designers don't seem to learn much from the masters. Modern code monkeys don't even recognize mastery; mastery is measured in dollars or number of users, which is a poor substitute for distinguishing between what is good and what is dumb. Lady Gaga made more money than Beethoven, but, like, so what?" This isn't just a thing among programmers. The entire industry is obsessed with user numbers, number of applications, and other crap that is meaningless when you consider programming to be art. When I post a new item about some small hobby operating system, the comments will be filled with negativity because it's no Windows or iOS, whereas only ten years ago, we'd have lively discussions about the implementation details. And then people wonder why that scene has died out.
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RE[5]: Forgotten past
by BluenoseJake on Mon 29th Jul 2013 03:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Forgotten past"
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Except that it's a MAJOR pain in the ass to do anything with, even something simple like configuring a network interface is shit.

Uhhh, just because you think it's a pain in the ass, does not make it so, I don't think it's much more annoying than your typical unix box, maybe more verbose, but it works. Anyway my point was that Windows Server doesn't need the GUI, which still stands, regardless of your opinion on it's usability.

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