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Re: Principle of Inclusion

by TedYoung (Deacon)
on May 18, 2006 at 17:42 UTC ( #550300=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Principle of Inclusion

Added Note: Sorry, I didn't want to start a debate on gun control and end way OT. I was only making a joke about using a gun for day-to-day things like opening a can of soda. I was just exaggerating and being silly, not expressing any particular oppinion or datum.

Good thoughts! This reminds me of guns. Guns don't kill people, people do. But, there are many people who use guns regularly (i.e. turning the TV on and off without getting up or opening a can of soda) without injuring anyone. Getting rid of the guns might help with the crime rate, but it will make those day-to-day tasks harder.

Seriously though, I remember the day when software came with one to two inch thick manuals. There was an expectation that the user would read it before using the software. Nowadays, people think they should be able to sit down with something they have never used before and be instantly productive. Perl has a really thick manual. Those that choose not to read it, do so at their own risk. Those of us that do, reap the benefits.

Update: fixed some speeling erors.

Ted Young

($$<<$$=>$$<=>$$<=$$>>$$) always returns 1. :-)

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Re^2: Principle of Inclusion
by apotheon (Deacon) on May 18, 2006 at 17:51 UTC

    Actually . . . there's statistical evidence to suggest that more lax firearms laws lead to reduced violent crime rates. Check crime rate statistics for Kennesaw, GA when it instituted a local ordinance requiring that every head of household maintain a firearm back in the early '80s, and for the state of Florida when it instituted its "shall issue" policy for concealed carry permits.

    Violent offenders tend to be more afraid of private citizens with guns than the police. "Getting rid of guns" doesn't seem to help with the crime rate at all.

    As for the rest of your post, I like your observations, and tend to agree. Thanks for the kudos commentary.

    edit: Please ignore my bizarre term substitution. I don't know why my fingers decided to type "kudos".

    print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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