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People tend to mock what they don't understand. Especially young programmers. The way the web works is more like WPF than WinForms when it comes to layout and there are tons of great reasons for it being that way too I won't bother to elaborate on.
CSS layout issues used to cause me an hour a pop too. But that was when I was new to CSS layouts. Just like anything else in life, experienced artisans who know what they're doing get things done quicker. The more and more I read about how it works the less I was confused. The more I used it the better I got. Just like with anything else in life.
Sounds like the real problem in your post is nobody having a clue what was going on but everyone pretending they did to save face. I hope this doesn't sound harsh or mean, but it's the truth. Tech people are so afraid so say they don't know something it's unreal.
Guilty as charged, I'm not very skilled with CSS.
It's just that setting a width does not set a width, adding a div totally messes up your layout, and having to read an entire book and spend considerable time doing it just to learn how to layout a page does not seem like proper intuitive design to me.
I once needed a table with a fixed column, takes me about two button clicks in WinForms, seemed to be pretty much impossible using HTML/CSS unless I rewrote my entire page and even then it wasn't easy.
I know WinForms doesn't scale and that it isn't multi-platform and that skins are pretty much impossible, but the gap between ease-of-use between web and WinForms is lightyears.
Oh I feel ya. I know one of the main reasons all of the extra fluff started with web layout is we have zero control over the size of the browser. A lot of folks wanted to fake it at first back in the 90s with a fixed with container on the page but then you'd get huge margins on the page every time you got a larger display. This was usually the guys coming from the print world in magazines that got into web design and couldn't let go having pixel perfect control over the "paper". So yeah the barrier to entry is more of a PITA.
The funny part is, once you get used to the extra fluff, it's hard to go back to pixel coordinates... unless you're using canvas or making a game perhaps. If nothing else, there's always Flash.
Look at it like this. Imagine your web page was a grid with 12-columns in it. Those 12 columns always filled up the page no matter what. Basically Bootstrap allows you to either fill up or not fill up those 12 columns depending on resolution.
It'll snap things in and out as the size of the window changes depending on how many styles you pass it. So for instance, for the desktop you can have something only take up 6 columns and thus only show up on half the screen, but for mobile it'll use all 12 since the display is tiny and you need all the room you can get. We call that responsiveness because it makes us feel smart and sounds fancy. It's really not more complicated than that despite what some may have you believe.
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Anyone seen it[^]? I watched it last night and I found it....strange, stressful, weird, crazy and an all round head-f***. Didn't watch any trailer or anything so wasn't expecting that...haven't stopped thinking about it all day.
I totally agree. The movie is supposed to be an analogy of the relationship between God, the earth, and humans. Jennifer Laurence's character represents mother earth, her husband represents God, and the neighbors represent the human race. When you put it in that perspective, it speaks volumes.
When you are dead, you won't even know that you are dead. It's a pain only felt by others.
The chaos was way too long (and damn near seizure inducing) for me. I kinda felt ripped off afterwards. I guess that type of film is just not my cup-o-tea.
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I guess that type of film is just not my cup-o-tea
It's RT/IMDB ratings are made up of almost entirely extreme scores. Either it was highly rated or extremely low rated, but hardly ever given a middle vote. My girlfriend thought it was sh*t...but as I pointed out I've never heard her make so many vocal noises (whilst watching a film).
I kinda felt ripped off afterwards
Yeah, I didn't pay
and damn near seizure inducing
This is what I especially liked - I had watched Dunkirk earlier in the day and that was just mind-numbing boring.
Well worth checking out - but now you've been told (twice) what to expect, I feel it will just disappoint. I knew nothing, and didn't realise who the director was, so was just expecting a 'Jennifer Lawrence' type movie.
The parcel service introduced a live tracking a few years ago where you see a street map with markers for your home and for the current position of the delivery car, along with the number of remaining stops before yours and an estimated time until delivery.
So far, it hasn't been accurate a single time, not even close. You would assume they monitor their prediction success rate and adjust it accordingly. Apparently not.
My parcel was announced by email to be delivered today between 1pm and 2pm. At 3pm I opened the live tracking and it said 19 stops remaining. At 3:15pm it said 25 stops remaining and at 3:30pm it said 29 stops remaining. All the while the car was shown at exactly the same position it already was at at 3pm. Want to make a guess on their prediction algorithm?
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Some of the newer Amazon Prime deliveries are pretty good - I had one last week that showed - in real time - where my package was (or at least the van it was on) with a "delivered in x minutes" which worked out almost spot on.
The following day, the only info they could give me was "it's on the van".
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I had one a few weeks ago and it was 100% accurate. The only strange thing was the driver was about 30 minutes early. I asked him about that and he said the tracker always lags by 30-40 minutes for security purposes. Apparently there are people around who try to follow the vans from street to street. Goodness only knows what for, apart from perhaps hijacking.
interesting, but it's only doing something using defined rules (legal moves) within a limited dataset 8x8 locations - that's not really AI, more a best path algorithm.
OK, it "taught itself the rules" well not really, they had to tell it how the pieces can and can't move. Learning say to not 'throw away your pieces - even pawns too soon,' just a matter of marking out fast failing decision paths.
It looks at fewer moves than stockfish - does that really mean it's smarter or merely more aggressive at pruning seemingly bad paths at shallower levels (whereas stockfish would still follow initially bad looking paths to see if a high probability win still possible)? - the adage of the simplest is usually the best comes in to play for a few different reasons.
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