Linked by RandomGuy on Wed 10th Jun 2009 20:00 UTC
General Development This series is aimed at programming language aficionados. There's a lot of very abstract writing about programming languages and a lot of simple minded "language X sux!" style blog posts by people who know next to nothing about programming. What I feel is sorely missing is a kind of article that deliberately sacrifices the last 10% of precision that make the theoretical articles dry and long winded but still makes a point and discusses the various trade offs involved. This series is meant to fill that void and hopefully start a lot of discussions that are more enlightening than the articles themselves. I will point out some parallels in different parts of computing that I haven't seen mentioned as well as analyze some well known rules of thumb and link to interesting blogs and articles.
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Comment by fernandotcl
by fernandotcl on Wed 10th Jun 2009 22:45 UTC
fernandotcl
Member since:
2007-08-12

What the heck?

I might as well post an article about black holes on physicsnews.com, why not? I don't fully understand it, I don't fully understand the topic and I can't even explain myself or add anything to it, but that didn't stop this article from being published, did that...

It's articles like this that make me look for better news sources.

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RE: Comment by fernandotcl
by sergio on Wed 10th Jun 2009 23:20 in reply to "Comment by fernandotcl"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Even if you don't fully understand black holes, you can give your opinion and even make a point! Clever points of view are always interesting to read.

Hey, Democritus explained atomic theory 2500 years ago... I think He didn't know so much about physics... xD

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JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

But... this article didn't qualify as a "clever point of view" so it has gotten a whole lot of deserved flaming ;)

And yes, no need for profanity (or desire) for something you want to be taken seriously that's technical: if something is fictional in nature, or non-fiction but is a historical account, it makes sense, depending on the people and the story, but is wholly inappropriate in any technical article that isn't about profanity or something that's profanity-laden. Ok, I can see someone now attempting to justify profanity in the topic of computer hardware, software, working with them, or developing them, but... please don't!

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