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So, HE'S IN YOUR HOUSE!!!
The Master said, 'Am I indeed possessed of knowledge? I am not knowing. But if a mean person, who appears quite empty-like, ask anything of me, I set it forth from one end to the other, and exhaust it.'
― Confucian Analects
I am not objecting to that ... as long as we are willng to take the consequences of it. Like, to follow up your example, every area below an altitude of a hundred meters being flooded. If that is OK with us, why worry about the climate?
Or, the artic and antarctic ice melting (well, this is related to the ocean level), with whatever effect that will have on the average temperature on Earth, possibly killing off major parts (or all!) of humanity. If that is OK with us, why worry about the climate?
Sure: We have got air condition systems, so global heating won't bother us. Our electricity bill may go up somewhat, but we can affort it.
This intolerance on other opinions is a hugh problem. Only open minded discussion leads to better solutions. I am afraid about upcoming dark ages, because I lived in socialism and know its consequences.
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I seemed to have screwed up BOTH Win7 VMs, so I decided to start over.
On my dekstop, I was smart enough to have made a snapshot of the VM aftr getting the VM working with the display, USB3 and networking, before installing any dev tools. This allowed me to delete the snapshot and create a new one, and only have to install the dev tools again.
The loaptop was a different story, and I had to delete the entire vm and start from scratch. I'm finally at the point that I can start installing dev tools again.
What a crappy kind of weekend...
".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
First one is base OS with basic utils and settings the way I like, then take a snapshot
clone that (after snapshot) and add dev utils, database tools, libs (but not the databases), snap shot
clone that, install & pref-set visual studio, snapshot
clone that, snapshot, add local databases, snapshot, do work, occasional snapshots (so backup only needs the last snapshot file)
the last [pre-clone] snapshot on each machine, (particularly the first one), provides for testing on a fully clean settings (untainted by something quick-modded during dev/app install and not recorded in the installer script/notes, i.e. reg setting/dll often overlooked) and fully clean/restore it after for the next time.
... if say added some garbage extension/setting to vs, can snap back to the clean vs
... if say database upgrades, can test the upgrade. if wanted few months later roll back snaps/clones and re-build "new machines" using it as the base version.
lately moving from vs17 to 19: cloned pre-vs and installed/pref set 19 - fully clean, no 17 baggage issues
(and just in case of problems kept the vs17 ones around till I was sure I could ditch them.)
think like those guys like linus on youtube when they test soft/hardware: they have a store room of different machines to pick from - some clean/re-cleaned, some [part] modded, some old, some different o/s....)
I was trying a little piece of Python code. Got a bit surprised with the "positional"-indentation requirements in code. Just like how it used to be in older programming languages like Cobol. (I'm not sure if any other recent programming languages enforce these)
If x is a:
do //indented & works
is different from
if x is a:
do //Non-indented & throws error
It's funny, and doesn't this sound rudimentary and a bit annoying?
Python's version is worse: you don't need to declare the variable using "var", or "Dim", or anything - just pick a name and assign a value. So if you misspell it ... that's a new variable.
Just like FORTRAN was back in the day (1977). And that caused a probe to miss the planet Venus completely, so what it does in a banking app, or a Boeing 737 Max is not something you want to think about too hard, really.
Strongly typed variables should be mandatory in all languages used in the 21st century!
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