Robert LaThanh

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" A type of scenario that's come to mind during the past month which seems like a great candidate for default methods are callback interfaces with multi ...more "
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Effective Java by Joshua Bloch
When there is an obvious implementation of an interface method in terms of other interface methods, consider providing implementation assistance to programmers in the form of a default method. For an example of this technique, see the removeIf method on page 104. If you provide default methods, be sure to document them for inheritance using the @implSpec Javadoc tag (Item 19).
How different really is interfaces with default implementations from multiple inheritance though? No state I guess, that’s a good point.
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The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.
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Robert and 6 other people liked Joe Soltzberg's review of Snow Crash:
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
"This book is essentially Tron + The Matrix in manga/anime style, but in book form (along with some historical tie-ins like a Dan Brown novel). All in all it makes for a pretty good, albeit chaotic, book. It's a hard book to summarize. So take a lo..." Read more of this review »
Robert and 4 other people liked Michael Economy's review of Snow Crash:
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
"stephenson has some really awesome ideas, but it really gets on my nerves how nerdy he can be. like having to explain about powers of 2 like 4-5 times per book, or having the main character ride motorcycles with a ninja sword..... totally overkill..." Read more of this review »
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Winston S. Churchill
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
Winston S. Churchill

Mario Andretti
“If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.”
Mario Andretti

Bill Gates
“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”
Bill Gates

Walter Kirn
“Leslie Titmuss bothered me. His name, it made me want to sneeze. I also thought I recognized it. I typed it into my laptop, a procedure that had lately held far too much suspense for me. Among the top results the search returned was a page from GoodReads, a literary website.”
Walter Kirn, Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

Ed Catmull
“I tend to flood and freeze up if I’m feeling overwhelmed. When this happens, it’s usually because I feel like the world is crashing down and all is lost. One trick I’ve learned is to force myself to make a list of what’s actually wrong. Usually, soon into making the list, I find I can group most of the issues into two or three larger all-encompassing problems. So it’s really not all that bad. Having a finite list of problems is much better than having an illogical feeling that everything is wrong.”
Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

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