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Rating systems tend to go that way. When anybody can rate something, it appears to end up in a binary mode: Perfect rating or nothing, often enough with immediate consequences for anything less than a perfect score.
I think that this sort of behavior is a sign that there is some sort of competition between users is going on. The rating system has become a 'weapon' in the competition, a means to promote 'friends' and harm 'oppnents'. The problem is, that this behavior makes the ratings worthless for anybody who is interested in the subject, not in the competition between the users.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
The voting system has the problem of going that way, because of anonymity... the probably worst part of the online life we have here...
I do not think I would vote more than 3 (possibly 2 or nothing) as the article has elementary errors (in some places it seems author try to build a private version of the numeral word)... However if you feel it worth a 5 - vote it...
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". Stephen Hawking, 1942- 2018
(Although how this was updated today with what is now an inactive account is another perplexion.)
Because it was edited by CP-Staff.
David O'Neil wrote:
It appears the author has closed their account in response to their treatment
After reading the message board... I think that most of the messages were respectful enough and the answers of the author were actually kind of arrogant and more "out of scope" than the messages he was answering.
A question: Do you think that Chris Mill deserved to be reported as he claims?
David O'Neil wrote:
Can anyone see a reason not to vote the article a 5, to give a little offset to the score?
If you think it deserves it, vote it
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
It starts with the rather pompous "and it also provides the first-ever analytical representation of prime numbers"
And goes on with: "our primes are 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9." I think people may be annoyed by things like that. [EDIT:] I realise that he means "our assumed primes in this case" but he is stretching the terminology beyond what I would think is academically acceptable, whilst the tone of the "paper" is trying to be academic (IMHO with not much success).
"If we don't change direction, we'll end up where we're going"
Mathematician wars. Mathematician are even more aggressive than programmers. Well, at least, in the Internet.
There is another math/programming article in the Codeproject, where some theoretical disagreement caused mutual threats and attempt to find where the article author lives.
I originally voted 5 to counteract what appeared to be malicious votes.
Then I read the article. Then I read the messages. Then I removed my vote.
I won't have any part in encouraging anything from someone as arrogant as that author. Besides that, I can't recall the last time I saw an article as useless as that. It serves absolutely no purpose to anyone doing real-world programming. (Let's find prime numbers and we'll use floating point math to do it... right.) Possibly for academics but that is debatable. I don't think academics would accept "proofs" based on invalid assumptions. "Let's assume three is not a prime number ..."
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
I am really keen to try VS2019.... (particularly WPF with .NET Core)
But, I really don't want to face the "you have to uninstall everything manually, it will only takes 753,567 hours of hard work, googling, registry hacking" problem....
They stress that it can work side by side with VS2017, i.e. they want to make it easy to use without impacting your system negatively..., but it's not very obvious if they intend the final release to be an easy update to the preview builds, or not.
Anyone has any idea on that?
Come to think of it, I'd like to try that at home and I might have HyperV installed on my home machine.. should check that out, I guess...
[EDIT | CLARIFICATION]
I am wondering if the update
from VS2019 preview 2 -> to VS2019 final release is gong to be problematic. Or not.
It's all about VS2019 itself.. not what I use it for...
And I asked because last time I tried.. (granted that might have been VS 8 or 11?), I had plenty of garbage preview framework left over and I was in installation / DLL hell for a while...
Also had problem with .NET Core 2 preview... There was some (preview) left over dependency I couldn't remove when upgrading to final release of .NET Core 2.0
or create a restore point/backup before installing...
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Ever since almost a decade ago MS released a few VS previews with broken installs and told everyone to reload their OS I've refused to install any pre-release MS products. If they'd responded to community outrage by defenestrating the PMs involved from a 10th story window and released working uninstallers at the time I might've been willing to relent; but they didn't and at this point the bridge is a mass of radioactive rubble at the bottom of the river and the site is too poisoned to allow rebuilding for generations.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt