* Posts by Hogbert

4 posts • joined 18 Mar 2019

Motorola Moto G 5G Plus: It won't blow your mind, but at £300 we're struggling to find much to grumble about

Hogbert

Re: Likely to be supported

They will do one OS update and I believe security updates for 2 years.

After that you get no more cover from them.

I like my Moto G4 plus, but was very disappointed when the security patches stopped coming. I wouldn't buy another Moto device again, unless they have a revelation and start providing ongoing OS upgrades and updates.

For real this time, get your butt off Python 2: No updates, no nothing after 1 January 2020

Hogbert

No, you are thinking of Python 4, which will use braces to define code blocks instead of indentation.

<ducks>

Hogbert

Re: 20 years is a lot of time.

Absolutely right. It's almost like the release of Python 3 was a foreshadowing of the future of the internet and social media; people chose to be outraged, and swore they would stand their ground, because no programming language upgrade should ever lose backward compatibility.

I thought at the time, sure, they will all come round to using the new version when they realize why the improvements were made. But some of them didn't, and still refuse to. I guess they just choose to remain outraged, as is the current fashion on so much of the internet today.

I can't remember the details from back then, but I think there were a few quirky command constructs pre version 3, and there was an effort to make some of the language features more consistent with other parts of the language. I remember reading about people who found the task of transitioning existing code to the new version was not really a great ordeal. I can't be sure tho, I haven't used or followed Python discussion for some time.

Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!

Hogbert

Re: Why share?

Anybody old enough to have a gun license should be able to differentiate between fantasy and reality.

We have had movies depicting good people fighting bad people for about as long as we have had movies.

I have been playing first person shooters for at least 25 years, and have never had the urge to obtain a weapon and start attacking people in real life. I have watched violent action, fantasy and sci fi movies for even longer, yet have had no desire to blow up anybody's planet.

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