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Besides, saying that the line terminator is \r\n is still imprecise; a line begins with \n and ends with \r .
Actually, the ISO standard 646, and its followers that include ISO 646 as a subset, defines CR and LF as completely orthogonal functions. LF advances the vertical position by one line, explicitly stating that the horizontal position is not affected. CR sets the horizontal position back to the start of the line, explictly stating that the vertical position is not affected.
So from an ISO 646 point of view, CR LF and LF CR are equally valid. Also valid is making two blank lines before the following text as [preceeding text]LF LF LF CR[following text].
What gets you to the beginning of a line is the CR. So it would be more correct to say that CR starts the line. If your file contains xxx<lf>yyy<lf>zzz, it would look like
, by the ISO standard. Note that nothing is printed before the yyy and zzz, there are no spaces overwriting previous output, just a change of vertical position.
xxx[CR]yyy[CR]zzz would display xxx, yyy and zzz on top of each other. (Whether it appears as a real overprint or as a replacement depends on the physical presentation device.) Whether you call that one line or three lines on top of each other is a matter of definition.
The export was done by Google Contacts (I'm assuming) on Windows, targeting very specifically a Windows app (Outlook), and it doesn't respect the standard CR/LF pair that's ubiquitous on Windows. Who's to blame for that one?
I usually read Dilbert[^] each morning. As is not uncommon in such cartoons, there is a flavor of current events and politics.
These last two (May 12 & 13, 2020) are introduce a new type of character, a Scienesplainer. Basically, his purpose and what he says are ridiculed. On the face of it, yeah - sure.
But - let's look into reality - and this is obviously targeting Covid19 and variations on data interpretation, PR, and such. Unfortunately, the job for this character, which is being mocked, is far too necessary. It seems every damn day people keep doing what they always do, which is, simply put, far too many people are ready to listen and learn as long it's what they want to hear and believe.
Meanwhile, conspiracy theories and name calling are substituting for common sense, reason, and the ing evidence in front of their own eyes. Scott Adams has often used his platform (and it is his right) to undermine common sense to bolster his political views.
So - before I slip into soapbox territory, I'll offer a rhetorical question: "Were people always this stupid or has the gene pool utterly failed?"
But they also tend to die faster, so in the best of worlds it would balance out.
I have to disagree with you on this point.
So long as they live long enough to breed they keep increasing. Like any parasite, if they kill the host after releasing the next generation it doesn't matter much. If they kill the host before then they become extinct.
Balance out? Ha! Hogwash!
And most of all, remember: There's no cure for stupid.
They don't have to live a long time to succeed in swamping the population - just long enough to reproduce. Unlike the brighter amongst us, they don't gain any advantage in passing down their knowledge to future generations - it is thus, as it turns out, an advantage for them to die off soon after reproduction and thus freeing up resources for the next generation.
Because that is indeed what they do, reproduce early and often, they have nothing to lose by not shriveling to a ripe old age in terms of natural selection.
Adaption for survival and intelligent are not closely linked - think in terms of vermin: prolific, abundant, and not that smart. Think even more so, about shellfish. It's not that far a step down from there to morons that are part of universal suffrage in most western countries.
(it also helps that social media brings stupid right to your front door now)
At least a good firewall can help to be your first line of defense. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram...all of that crap is blocked right in my router, so no device on my LAN could follow a link and end up there even if it tried to.
But yeah, "social media" is still a rather broad definition...
Always, it's just a lot easier to see it with the explosion of social media and "news" channels. Unfortunately, the idiots get more of the press ... although it has always been the case that the sensational is highlighted over the ordinary.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors - and miss. Lazarus Long, "Time Enough For Love" by Robert A. Heinlein
I'll offer a rhetorical question: "Were people always this stupid or has the gene pool utterly failed?"
I'll answer that like it isn't;
Yes, we were always this stupid. Evolution does not work towards intelligence, nor does it particularly reward that. You can't eat intelligence during a famine. It doesn't make you immune. And it doesn't guarantee a next generation of your genes.
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"If you just follow the bacon Eddy, wherever it leads you, then you won't have to think about politics." -- Some Bell.
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