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  • I’m just going to assume bolts of lightning and Usain Bolt are off the table.

    The only thing I know about the procedure for tightening Usain Bolt is that I am not part of performing it.

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  • That analogy was chosen for a reason. Ada was originally developed by DOD committee and a French programming team to be a programming language for Defense projects between 1977 and 1983 that they were still using at least into the early 2000s. It's based on Pascal.

    It was intended for applications where reliability was the highest priority (above things like performance or ease of use) and one of the consequences of that is that there are no warnings - only compiler errors, and a lot of common bad practices that will be allowed to fly or maybe at worst generate a warning in other languages will themselves generate compiler errors. Do it right or don't bother trying. No implicit typecasting, even something like 1 + 0.5 where it's obvious what is intended is a compiler error because you are trying to add an integer to a real without explicitly converting either - you're in extremely strongly-typed country here.

    Libraries are split across two files, one is essentially the interfaces for the library and the other is it's implementation (not that weird, and not that different than C/C++ header files though the code looks closer to Pascal interface and implementation sections put in separate files). The intent at the time being that different teams or different subcontractors might be building each module and by establishing a fixed interface up front and spelling out in great detail in documentation what each piece of that interface is supposed to do the actual implementation could be done separately and hypothetically have a predictable result.

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  • By that logic what we really need is a modernization of Ada, where there are no compiler warnings and anything that would generate one in another language is instead a compiler error, everything is strongly typed, etc, etc.

    If you aren't familiar with Ada, just imagine Pascal went to military school.

  • Internet forums are disappearing because now it's all Reddit and Discord. And that's worrying.
  • This seems like it would be pretty possible - you'd just need an instance that basically just takes in all the data and just marks moderation/deletion as such rather than actually altering the posts. The hard part would be not getting it defederated by half the instances out there specifically for providing unddit/reveddit functionality.

  • Good = Boring = No Corporate News Story
  • Bernie is great, but I think this is one of the things he'd inevitably have to compromise on, unless he somehow negotiated a new major ally in the Middle East that made Israel less vital to us.

  • Good = Boring = No Corporate News Story
  • I'm actually switching very soon to a fiber company that recently started covering my area and has only been active at all for a few years. They only have coverage in like three towns, and don't cover all of any of them (mostly for obvious reasons related to local geography and where you reach the most people by running the lines).

    Is there any info on who got funding for Internet in rural areas via Build Back Better? I'm curious if Biden is the reason they are a thing and we have any broadband Internet competition at all.

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  • There's no US politician that has any chance of being elected that would be any better about Israel. It all comes down to two things: Israel is our only real ally in the Middle East and AIPAC.

    They could literally be building camps to gas Muslims and expanding their plans beyond Gaza and we'd likely still support them regardless of which party is in office at the time.

  • D&D expectations vs. reality
  • Want to reduce the rushing and door kicking? Take your design cues from AD&D modules S1 and S6. Aka the Tomb of Horrors and the Labyrinth of Madness. Especially the Labyrinth of Madness.

  • Does anything truly get better than moving soldiers around on a little map?
  • Yeah, it's basically pedophiles trying to rebrand themselves. You don't hear it much outside a few open pedophiles on social media and the whole radqueer community. If you're on one of the few instances that don't block them there's even a radqueer Lemmy instance if you're curious how messed up they are.

  • The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law
  • What it says, the firstborn of every womb belongs to God and should be sacrificed to him, but you can trade a lamb if you want to keep the firstborn, like a coupon.

    So hypothetically, you either sacrifice a lamb to God or kill your first born child - this mirrors nicely with Passover.

  • The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law
  • Lots of work in that area in Texas though, with Air Products having a lot of plants in TX and AZ as well as the refineries.

    But if he's trying to get chemical plant work and not just construction, make sure they know how to weld pipe - something like being able to do a 6G position MIG weld with a TIG root on pipe should be absolutely required for anyone thinking about plant work or pipe fabrication.

  • The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law
  • If they actually believe in that whole originalism thing they claim (basically that the text of the constitution means what it would have meant at the time it was written, and shifts in the definition of words don't change that meaning) they still can't allow it. There's basically no way to interpret the Constitution that would result in mandating a specific religious affirmation be in public facilities isn't "promoting an establishment of religion".

    The best they could hope for without just ignoring the Constitution entirely and making something up (which all their conservatism.aside they generally haven't done yet) would be arguing that this requires opening the door to any similar list of religious tenets by literally every faith on the planet.

  • The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law
  • The law specifies the exact text, so this won't fly. Even using the other set of ten commandments in the Bible won't fly.

    I am looking forward to the lawsuits on 1A and how this functionally means they will have to display any list of religious rules or tenets requested. Nine Satanic Statements, the Seven Tenets of The Satanic Temple, the Noble Eightfold Path, etc, etc. We can turn their schools into a museum of comparative religion.