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September 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm #182290chrisburtonParticipant
Ahaha. Nice find, Adrian.September 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm #182291ErikParticipant
Or… if ‘smart people’ stop working for them!September 9, 2014 at 11:00 am #182357
I learned PEMDAS left to right. Never even heard of BEDMAS until today. I’m assuming the B stands for “brackets?” I’ve also heard of PEDMAS… no idea what rules go with that though. No left to right?
TL;DR Glad I’m no longer in High School.September 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm #182411chrisburtonParticipant
I learned PEDMAS too but had to google the acronym and BEDMAS came up. It sounded familiar.
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.September 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm #182416__Participant
TL;DR Glad I’m no longer in High School.
…I can think of one or two situations where it might still be important in a programming career… maybe… : )September 10, 2014 at 8:14 am #182497
…I can think of one or two situations where it might still be important in a programming career… maybe… : )
As long as you know multiplication and division come before addition and subtraction and make good use of parentheses… you’ll be fine. I make extensive use of fractions but that’s about it.September 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm #183142RazvanParticipant
600 USD for downloading a movie?! That seems like a lot to me.
Is there any law that stipulates how much you have to pay if you download a movie? I mean, if you break the speed limit, it’s written in a law how much you have to pay. That IS legal. But this …September 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm #183145__Participant
This is just a private company threatening to sue you (for more) if you don’t pay. It’s extortion. As chrisburton said early on, nothing comes of these threats in most cases. But similar lawsuits have been brought; and a few have won, so there is a risk.
On a side note, I’m sure you’re all aware that “downloading” something doesn’t consist of literally picking up the file and moving it. You get a copy. Because of how the internet works (your packets are routed over a number of servers, not necessarily apparent to you), it may actually be copied anywhere from once to dozens of times. RIAA have actually argued that every single one of those “ephemeral copies” are illegal, and that they have the right to collect damages from each one. It’s absurd. It’s like shoplifting a $1 pack of gum and having to pay $1M in fines because, well, you took a lot of steps after you left the store.September 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm #183147
Antiquated business models DO NOT work on the internet. Period. These measures are stop-gaps but eventually… the entertainment industry will have to find a new way to make money. That’s probably a good thing.
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