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  1. RT @voidspace: New exception in Python standard library (email package): InvalidMultipartContentTransferEncodingDefect #maybewehavejavaenvy
  2. I'm not going to talk about the second question. With the first, however, I can speak a bit about why Christianity spread. Before christianity monogamy was a lot more rare of a cultural attribute, and wealth was transferred down lines of powerful families who were able to maintain their power by being rather promiscuous enough to mostly ensure they had successors. Once christianity came along, and preached monogamy and other chaste attributes like getting the church's approval to marry and procreate, the church naturally gained a foothold into the wealth and power of royal and elite families as they followed along. Soon it became commonplace for the church to inherit the wealth of a family when it ended since the monogamy resulted in the occasional lack of male heirs. With the faith teaching its servants to have nothing and give the church everything, what would the church spend this on if not further spreading of the faith? The church isn't the only player by a long shot, since government has in most cases split off into a separate power, and likes to direct public policy to similar practices in most western-like cases. Whether this was purposeful or not, I don't know, but the feedback loop is pretty evident, I think.
  3. Check out where I work! Give them a "like" for being so cool. If you don't, I'll sick Kenny Loggins on you. >:| http://on.fb.me/hTKOj8
  4. It's in reply to the same thing which I directed my vaporous high horse line. That you would bring up the tired "Don't you have anything better to do than participate in this conversation with me!?" as if you were somehow above such a judgement. Further snark based on making assumptions of usefulness of a person based on your very thorough personal review in the name of caring about the community is also directed to by my snark comment. Don't get me wrong, though. I'm glad you care enough about the community to contribute such snark. Smiley faces are purely for the sake of the women. Women love smiley faces.
  5. Your snark is also amusing.
  6. This thread was purile nonsense from the very beginning. And no, it's the weekend, I'm sitting here in a house with no furniture at all, barely working internet over a tethered cellphone, and no comfortable position in which to focus long enough to code, no tech/hobby related meetups this weekend, and no friends free to go do something with. I quite literally have nothing better to do. Do you have something else to entertain you up on that vaporous high horse?
  7. [quote name='Aardvajk' timestamp='1298839013' post='4779817'] [quote name='AndrewBC' timestamp='1298838592' post='4779812'] Just because you're outraged on his behalf doesn't mean suddenly no one will or can't say something bad about it, or about you, or about someone's reply to you (like mine). The only tactic this particular subset of society has now to express aligned social interest or disinterest is either "omg you shutup" comments, or mods coming in and censoring people. Downvoting no longer available makes this obviously ridiculous, and thus I ridicule. Hah. Hah hah. [/quote] I'm not outraged at all. I was just calmly raising an objection to a post I felt was unfair. I'm confused as to how you would consider my comment to be of the "omg you shutup" variety since I think I actually made my point more clearly than that. You seem to have stepped in on Mike's behalf. I should make it clear that I have an enormous amount of respect for Mike both as a professional and a person and would far rather be debating this issue with him rather than you. I suspect that the debate would be far less reactionary. [/quote] I did not intend for you to read into my "omg you shutup" line as if I were saying that your posts were of that style. That was just an example to point out that there is either conversational discourse as a recourse, or the other example I mentioned. Outraged is another bit of colorful overemphasis added, you clearly care to some degree or we wouldn't be talking. I also think that you thought I was saying stepping in on someone's behalf in a derogatory sense. I wasn't, but nice try on making me eat my own actions. [quote name='Aardvajk' timestamp='1298839013' post='4779817'] [quote name='AndrewBC' timestamp='1298838592' post='4779812'] And no, I'm not married. Feel free to make snarky comments about that. [/quote] Snarky comments aren't really my style. I was just wondering whether you understood what it would feel like. [/quote] I've had much worse said about me for choices I didn't make that also had no possibility to be true. So fucking what? [quote name='mikeman' timestamp='1298839150' post='4779819'] [quote name='AndrewBC' timestamp='1298835631' post='4779782'] With regard to the people calling MikeP's post harsh: Boy it must suck to live in a world where honest commentary that was implicitly asked for was delivered. Does it make you sad to know that people probably hate you for no reason, and some probably hate you for a reason, and some of those people and reasons might actually be valid? Welcome to the internet. [/quote] Oh come on. "Maybe she wouldn't [b]bother sticking around"[/b] was an "honest commentary"? Whatever. That's trolling of the highest degree. All because he made a like-Ubunty thread? The funny thing about people like MikeP is that they genuinely think they're intelligent. Sucks to be them in a decade or so, when they realize they're actually not. [/quote] Oh you think he's being disingenuous? I disagree, sir, I am fairly certain MikeP actually did think up his [b]conjecture[/b] all on his own.
  8. [quote name='valderman' timestamp='1298836524' post='4779789'] I don't know what world you live in, but where I live, responding to someone sharing an anecdote and a couple of reasons why they prefer a certain operating system over another with "good thing your wife is as dumb as you are, or she'd leave you in a heartbeat" would usually earn you a broken nose, and with good reason. But then again, the lounge is just 4chan plus "like"-buttons after all, so I guess being the Internet tough guy is the cool thing to do, eh? [/quote] There are no broken noses on the internet. Your white knightery is amusing. [quote name='Aardvajk' timestamp='1298836691' post='4779792'] So you think it is valid to start throwing mud at the integrity of the relationship of a married couple due to a preference over operating systems? We're not talking about the internet, we are talking about GDNet (albeit the lounge) and I'd hope most of us would expect better. But perhaps that is just me being an idealist or something. I'm quite sure that "honest commentary that was implicitly asked for and was delivered" did not include making slights about the OP's relationship with his wife. Are you married, AndrewBC? [/quote] I'm not sure I would use the term "valid", because that terminology suggests that you and I share the same views on social behavior in all regards. We don't; No one does. When you say something in a public place, however, people could respond with anything. The very act of saying something in a public place, therefore, is an implicit invitation to commentary. Just because you're outraged on his behalf doesn't mean suddenly no one will or can't say something bad about it, or about you, or about someone's reply to you (like mine). The only tactic this particular subset of society has now to express aligned social interest or disinterest is either "omg you shutup" comments, or mods coming in and censoring people. Downvoting no longer available makes this obviously ridiculous, and thus I ridicule. Hah. Hah hah. I'm not interested in acting like your ideals, because nothing is really sacred no matter how many people stick their heads in the sand. If you can't handle someone saying something offensive to you, feel free to plug up your ears or find a censorship dictator to coerce everyone around you. And no, I'm not married. Feel free to make snarky comments about that.
  9. With regard to the people calling MikeP's post harsh: Boy it must suck to live in a world where honest commentary that was implicitly asked for was delivered. Does it make you sad to know that people probably hate you for no reason, and some probably hate you for a reason, and some of those people and reasons might actually be valid? Welcome to the internet.
  10. [quote name='valderman' timestamp='1298824753' post='4779698'] [quote name='MaulingMonkey' timestamp='1298788719' post='4779554'] Funny you should mention [url="http://sheddingbikes.com/posts/1285063820.html"]python[/url] [/quote]Disregarding the irony of a developer depending on Python 2.x complaining about distros are shipping old versions, why not simply put Python 2.6 as a dependency and explicitly specify #!/usr/bin/python2.6 rather than #!/usr/bin/python as the first line of any executable script? (Also, complaining about incompatible "broken" Python versions when your application is written in Ruby, a language with no official specification, seems... odd.) [/quote] Actually, most python devs who have 3rd party dependencies are stuck with 2.7 for the near future. Only recently has it been a good time for the big frameworks and other modules that many people use to port to 3.x because the moratorium on new features in 3.x branch resulting in a stable API to target, as well as bugfix only for 2.7. So it really isn't unusual. Furthermore, specifying a specific python version in the shebang is really quite crude, especially since he supports multiple python versions. There's no way to exclude particular versions in the shebang. There's no guarantee people have that version, so you're artificially limiting the usefulness of your code, which is just plain retarded. And even further, you're doing it wrong. You're not guaranteed to find a python executable at /usr/bin/ so we've been forced to use #!/usr/bin/env python for a while now, because *nix is a clusterfuck with regard to where things might actually be. He could easily however, do something like this: [code] import sys if sys.version_info.major == 2 and sys.version_info.minor < 6: print "Oh noes!" exit() [/code]
  11. I'm learning vim and need your help advocating for the stackoverflow proposal for a vim section! emacs already has one. http://bit.ly/hwjOVC
  12. Are you sure that's not @pzmeyers ? RT @hodgman: ATTN: Green "Genius"--you will be hearing from my attorneys. http://twitpic.com/3v7g7s
  13. I is posting on your profile page because gamedev.net said your profile was lonely. Hurrr durrr
  14. Walked a mile home through forest at 3am. Checked behind for creepers and zombies constantly. Be prepared. #minecraft #RLZA