@jws I remember when chess and chess clubs were presented as a unique path to critical thinking. Or books and reading. Or science. Or math. Or now computer science. All of these can be paths. But they were each over-hyped in turn.
@jws ...falsely assume that their general problem solving talents derive from what they learned in their specialized field. In reality, there are many paths to being a good problem solver. And no field provides a uniquely good path to that door.
@jws I think that this is the (false) promise of every intellectual discipline. Each person who becomes expert in a nontrivial field can see the connections between how they think about that field and how they think about everything else. So they...
@jnm Would you buy a new one again today? I mostly listen with headphone or with just the built-in speaker on my devices. But I may not be an audiophile enough to appreciate the real difference provided by multiple speakers and a sub.
@adiabatic I certainly hope not. But at the rate that he is alienating allies and provoking or emboldening enemies, we could end up in a major war sooner rather than later. This is one of the moderately scary scenarios. Amazingly not the scariest.
@clarkgoble Did you ever hear about how in the Crimean war, the general in charge kept referring to the enemy (Russians) as the French and the allies (French) as Russians because he was old and kept thinking he was in the Napoleonic wars?
Samuel Clay (of Newsblur) just started a new kickstarter for a beautiful bluetooth controller made of inlaid wood. It looks so good: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samuelclay/turn-touch-beautiful-control
@joeo10 That is optimistic. I'm pretty sure that the average code base has at least 1 bug per 100 lines of code. Probably 1 per 10 lines of code if it is a compact language. I once had a colleague email a 5 line snippet used for 15 years that had 3 bugs.