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Unfortunately, it causes quite a bit of grief. The example I provided was the shortest code I could write to share my pain. Thank you for your thought, but not hoping for an actual solution here...simply ranting
Regrettably, the actual problem is a lot more complex. It also involves collection initializers, method signature ambiguity, and the entire zoo of built-in numeric data types. I'm helping consumers of a framework avoid the detritus added by explicit casts / constructor invocations.
I already have a solution...a separate method signature for each data type (in my code). Its not a huge deal, simply repellant to look at. It also snowballs a bit, to a few places, and forces me to carry test cases for each one.
If C# had a different precedence for implicit/explicit, a far more elegant solution would be possible. That, and honestly, it annoys me that it favors an implicit convenience over something I've told it explicitly NOT to do.
Just got a message from Adobe Acrobat that it needs to restart my computer to apply an update. Holy F***, I thought those days were long past!
Adobe hiring manager: We are creating a piece of software to open a file and display its contents on the screen. How would you do it?
Clueless wonder: Well, how about we create a kernel process, with interlocks and timers and stuff. No, we might need two kernel processes. Or maybe more, now that I'm thinking about it. If we need more, we can just implement them as we need them.
HR: Ooh! Kernel processes! That sounds good!
Its amazing they even got their code to work, given their lack of engineering ability.
I used Foxit for a while, but tried Acrobat again for kicks, and it has been fast. Came across some limitation in Foxit (not that I'm knocking it - it was a GREAT program), and have been using Acrobat ever since. Ten years now? Don't remember.
When foxit was still young, the drawing of the characters were so bad, straining my eyes, that it caused me a bad headache. I had to go back to Adobe Reader to preserve my health.
Six or seven years later, I picked up foxit again - somebody claimed that it had improved tremendously. That was a lie; it was just as bad as before, but the guy making the claim didn't care about the poor ergonomic quality.
That was a few years ago. Maybe foxit and Adobe Reader today have similar visual qualities, but I don't care any more. The foxit developers for many years proved that they didn't care for visual quality. I got the message. Even if someone has "forced" them to make better display, I assume that it is agains their nature. Next time something similar comes up (say, use of colors or whatever), I expect them not to really care but change it (only) if they are forced to.
Use Foxit, since it didn't support JS and thus couldn't hide the content...
It is even funnier/stupider: after it said I needed to reboot (giving the option of 'now' and 'later'), I didn't. Tried to open the file again, and old version opened it! They could have indicated that in the dialog box, or just opened the file after choosing 'later,' but no.... I suppose I should move on from such idiocy. As you said, conclusions.
On the product page there is the price, the shipping fee to Israel and the estimated arriving date...
So I added to my shopping list to save for later (gathering items slowly for one shipment), but there I see this:
No sellers are currently shipping this item to your location
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". Stephen Hawking, 1942- 2018
Yup, I've seen that too.
It seem that on the product page there's a generic price and arrival date calculated, but it isn't actually checked if they deliver until you add it to your shopping basket. (Except sometimes it is)
Sometimes I wonder how Amazon could become so big.
Amazon keeps emailing me about items that--if I follow their own link and add them to my cart--won't ship to my address with no reason given. Even items that are now in my purchase history (items that I've received from them before).
I don't mind the spam so much (some items are relevant to me); it's the pointless teasing I don't appreciate..."here it is...you just can't have it".
I don't appreciate..."here it is...you just can't have it".
That remember me something with women... but I don't want to brake the KSS Rule
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.
I was bitching about the same a while ago (maybe a year). But nowadays, there is a warning on the product page: This item does not ship to Norway. In red print. I may ignore it and go ahead with the ordering process - I might change the shipping address to a legal country in the process.
I don't think this is Amazon's "fault", but marketing strategies defined by the manufacturer or wholesaler. Like Disney, they don't want Amazon to sell DVD/BDs cheaper to Norway, they want the Norwegian distributor be the only way to get hold of a Disney movie, at 50-100% higher price. If Amanzon will not respect that, Disney will not sell any movie through Amazon. I might get the same movie from Amazon Marketplace - especially used items are not restricted this way. Or the sellers of used items ignore those restrictions.
I buy most of my movies from amazon.co.uk, and that is where I most often see this "does not ship to Norway". Often I go on to amazon.com, and the movie is available there, with no export restrictions. I am thinking that maybe they simply are not aware of Norway being a country outside the USA but think of it as a village somewhere in the Midwest (it is, too), so they think it is OK to ship to Norway. Or they simply will not let a chance of profit pass by.
(Obviously, if you order movies from USA, you should have a multi-zone player / software, and if you do not master the language(s) of the movie, you may have to look around at subtitle websites to download subtitles in a language you understand.)
I believe there's a rule in the EU that a company can't prevent you from using any of their other EU websites. I sometimes buy Blu-Rays from Amazon.FR and get them shipped to the UK and it can be quite a bit cheaper than Amazon UK.
I'm not sure if/how these rules apply to Norway as I know it's not EU but shares some common rules, so not sure where that line is.
From Norway we can certainly order from any Amazon site, but I had to trust Google Translate to interpret the French site (I did receive what I expected!)
In any case, I don't think that is the issue here. Amazon stores will gladly send me stuff, but in some cases, they are not allowed to by the manufacturer. Disney is one of those forbidding sale of BDs to Norway (but they allow at least some DVDs).
So I think this is a case of "Don't shoot the messenger".