OK I listened to it and its rather enjoyable, but I must say the first part about jobs is a bit depressing.
Also, I find grey hair adds character, but that's just me. (No I dont have any)
Thankfully, since that show aired, things have settled down a bit at my company, and I think I'm not getting any more gray hairs (yet).
Regarding the ipad, I kind of want one, as long as I can irc, browse the web, and listen to music at the same time. Single tasking is totally useless to me.
Aside from IRC, you can browse with music in the background already. The new iPhone OS 4 update, when applied to the iPad, should allow at least things like Pandora, MAYBE Instant Messenger, but I have no idea how it would work for IRC. IRC really requires a separate app running in a separate window on the same screen, which even OS 4 has no idea how to do.
Personally I cant get my head around programming. Perhaps I need someone to show me in person, but really I cant write any code. Shit I even have problems with shell scripting.
Man, Lisp has been around since 1958. Kind of amazing really, especially in this fast moving industry. But I have no real idea what yer talking about.
I've gone through periods where I think I can't wrap my head around programming either, but I think it's just a matter of dedication and practice. Much like anything else. The more stuff I do, the more I understand. LISP has come a long way since 1958 but ironically, other languages are still catching up to features that LISP has, and they will never get LISP's simple, clean syntax. It's those irritating parentheses that actually make the language so flexible and powerful. It's kind of neat once you figure it out.
Speaking about battlecruisers, Jackie Fisher thought they were a splendid idea. Well he was a dumbass. I mean seriously, a fast battleship without any armour that costs the same as a real battleship? DUMB. There's a reason only the British used them.
They were indeed dumb, but Germany was even dumber than Britain because during the ramp-up to World War I, Germany decided that if Britain had Battlecruisers, then Germany needed Battlecruisers. At Jutland, both Battlecruiser fleets engaged each other, but bad luck on the British side (and some badly-calibrated armor-piercing shells that didn't explode at the optimal point) meant that their side took more hits, and Britain lost more ships."Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today."
Admiral Beatty, Jutland commander.
Thus, the Germans claim they won the Battle of Jutland. But what happened is that after this battle the Germans got so scared about how their
ships might all blow up at once, that they never left port again. So the British claim that they
won the battle of Jutland.
I tend to side with the British, but then I'm biased.
DON'T MENTION THE WAR!