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  Comment: Re:Fix It! (Score 1) on 2009.09.01 13:55

by hfb on 2009.09.01 13:55 (#70420)
Attached to: Perl6 site...really...I give up

Well, I don't know that professionalism or a well-formed plan is always so needed, especially in the original spirit of opensource but, to anyone who thought P6 was, or has become, a joke by way of 8 years of design will not be dissuaded from that position by that site. It might even persuade many others who were merely neutral into thinking the language has reached it's comic endpoint.

And no, a man who can't confront the people who make perl an unfriendly misogynistic place will not get a pass with a fluffy butterfly by suggesting it does anything towards that end.

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  Comment: Re:Fix It! (Score 1) on 2009.09.01 13:13

by hfb on 2009.09.01 13:13 (#70417)
Attached to: Perl6 site...really...I give up

By which, do you mean the part about larry suggesting it feminizes Perl?

... I also take it as a given that we want to discourage misogyny in our community. You of the masculine persuasion should consider it an opportunity to show off your sensitive side. :)

I remain in utter awe of the whole thing....have the entire lot of folks gone off their meds or something? Women who survive in this business will not be seduced into thinking a language with a feminine butterfly must be a lot less full of assholes than it really is. I suppose it's better than calling the language 'thrustmaster' with a giant penis as a logo but, you know, I don't think the logo really influences much in terms of who does and who doesn't use the language. It's a short trip to crazytown here.

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  Comment: Re:Fix It! (Score 1) on 2009.09.01 12:07

by hfb on 2009.09.01 12:07 (#70415)
Attached to: Perl6 site...really...I give up
I'll second that opinion and sentiment. It looks like a page a toddler would love except it made mine cry. I just thought it was a joke, until I noticed the furor here. It's not April, is it? YMMV. HTH. HAND.
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  Comment: Re:Stupid designers (Score 1) on 2008.12.31 20:11

by hfb on 2008.12.31 20:11 (#66693)
Attached to: alias rm "rm -i" (slips vs mistakes)

Actually, in most well run userland systems, snapshots and restores are available for the users to do for themselves. I've always aliased rm and a few other commands as it's inevitable that I'm going to fuck up at some point. The downside of command-line power is having the power to do just what you describe. Every Yin has it's Yang.

And if computers were here to make our lives easier and to give us so much free time then why does it seem like we give them more of our time with each passing year and where is our star trek future?

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  Comment: Stupid users (Score 1) on 2008.12.31 11:16

by hfb on 2008.12.31 11:16 (#66680)
Attached to: alias rm "rm -i" (slips vs mistakes)
You can't protect the stupid and/or the impatient from themselves. :) For everyone else, there are snapshots and backups. :) Natch.
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