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"Clean code is strange. It costs you nothing, yet it pays back doubly and triply."

quote me and make this famous, damn

"I made strange code But surprisingly it works"

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Do not post "Try this:"-answers. Rather write "That's because ..."-answers.

"Try this:"-answers are either lies, because the answerer knows what it/she/he posted is working, but misuses the word "try"; or they indicate inprecision or lazyness on the answerer side. However, they always indicate a lack of empathy and foresight.

The hints may or may not work, but usually only help for the moment, but not in the future, when the questioner asks a related question she or he doesn't even recognize as related.


Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for life.


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comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
@edeverett: But that's only for the EU, which accounts for "only" 28 of the about 50-56 states/countries of Europe ;)
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comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
@edeverett: I think you mistake Europe with a single country or something. There is no "european law".
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comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
@CodeMaverick: It is, yes. Some retailers here sometimes even advertise like "no taxes this weekend". I can tell you it's not like they have a special deal with Angela Merkel or something :D
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comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
@CodeMaverick: Welcome to the business world. There are no unjacked prices, you always pay everything: B2C-Shipping, B2B-Shipping, Advertisement, R&D, Underpriced Prestige Products, Price Fights even, Stocking, Salaries, Telco Bills, Customs, Taxes, Compensation for Workers being Killed by Collapsing Manufactures, Bribery, Owner's Hobbies, etc etc. Business is Blending, often even at the price of health, but I am going to far now.
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comment Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?
Maybe it is more extreme to me; I have a tendency to optimize all my moves unconsciously; ppl often accuse me of being silent like a ghost and they say "whew, since when are you here?". I also open doors with just the keys, with my other hand relaxed or carrying a box of water. Maybe this leads to too many relaxed muscles, I don't know.
Jun
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Jun
24
answered Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?
May
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comment How to clearly state to the User what characters are valid
But then, blacklisting (instead of the usual whitelisting) has a higher risk of security and encoding issues issues if not exercised well (and if escaping and/or validation is not implemented properly). Strange characters may be passed down to the plumbing where some library might use just that strange character to do evil; this is easier handled with whitelisting, but then my I18N framework-knowledge could need an update.
Feb
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comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
@Jason C: Yeah, of course, I do not disagree with all the comments. But this confirms that it should not be represented as a fact, but as a guess or something that is probable.
Feb
28
comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
I hope you don't mind my edit: Relaxed it from fact to guess.
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Feb
28
comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
@Cheeseminer: Alternatively, the formulation could be changed to no longer represent a fact. If something cannot be proven then it can at most be a claim. There's definitely a correlation, however, obviousness is the enemey of the truth. Example: To me it is obvious that the earth is flat and that the sun sets and rises around our planet. Air is immaterial, because I cannot hold it. And there is no mass market for computers, so probably you are working at IBM and currently computing the diameter of the earth disk.
Feb
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comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
Do you guess the historical reason or do you know it? Could you provide some evidence?
Oct
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comment Auto capitalization of name input fields
This is incorrect e.g. for von Richthofen.
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