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And if they're all busy, they could put ATT on hold. That I would love to do, even if they just immediately went on to the next call.

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Knowledgeable about what, though?

I'm sure there are a lot of things that were widely known then that people don't generally know now.

Also, I'm fairly sure a lot of the common knowledge of our time will seem absurd to people in the future.

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If I would be a dick, I'd guess you haven't been in the field long enough to know everything that you don't know?

Even if you're, say, a competent assembly programmer, I'm sure there are plenty of areas you're unfamiliar with. Perhaps cryptography, the details of JIT compilers, or BGP? There's just a lot to know. Or perhaps you're just unusually talented.

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Don't be dicks, either of you.

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Word. Tried snarky sarcasm, forgot how people react differently, failed. Apologize!

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I agree. I went through it a year or so back, and it helped me go from knowing very little vimscript, to writing a 200-line plugin, to modifying it to take advantage of vim built-in behavior (like filetypes and <cword>) to be about five lines.

If you're thinking of doing any vim scripting, I'd absolutely recommend it!

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In fairness, I suspect reading a paper written in the first style would be even worse.

EDIT: I can totally get behind the "classic" style referenced in the Pinker link elsewhere in this thread.

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See for yourself: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+1

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"Predictable, or agrees with a human implementer/trainer. Pick one." ?

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Clearly he should make another JavaScript framework.

Say what you like about the utility of the system, but it's definitely interesting.

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Links aren't usually one of the things you expect to require javascript for, although obviously in some cases when the page tries to override default window/tab management (hiss boo) it makes sense. It's more like disallowing images, and all the text shows up right-to-left. Maybe I'm just a grumpy old person, but I'm tired of people overengineering things. Your website isn't super-special and it doesn't need its own javascript "viewer application". Then again, I'm aware I'm well outside the mainstream in holding that opinion.

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I wish browsers had options to display memory and CPU usage per tab, right on the tab. That would end a lot of BS real quick... "Why does this website look so bland, yet uses 20 times the resources of this other, fast, and pretty site?"

If all websites that don't really need javascript for anything but bling that makes marketeers happy and users miserable got rid of it tomorrow, worldwide, I wonder how many coal power plants could be shut down?

There is one way to find out, and one step to get there is to not put up with this nonsense anymore. Driving a car with the handbrakes on to get a pack of cigarettes is not modern, not progress, not sophisticated, and not exactly dignified either.

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You can find out per-tab memory usage in Chrome by visiting chrome://memory-redirect/

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In fact, in this case it's more or less exactly like 'correlation is not causation'.

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In my case, irssi is already installed, I have no real issues with it, and if I reviewed every time someone created an alternative to a program I use I'd never get anything done (not that I get anything done now, but one can dream).

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