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I always tell the truth. I recognized early on (10 or 11 years old) that always telling the truth is the best policy, even if it has temporary negative consequences, which I credit to having a good Christian teaching from my parents (not only telling me right from wrong, but WHY they are the way they are above and beyond mere commands). I live my life in such a way that I can speak the truth at any time, and not be afraid of consequences. There are a exceptions, and those take the form of simply not saying anything, saying "I won't talk about that," or letting people believe what they want to believe. Even though Christ never lied or even entertained the idea of lying, He didn't up and say whatever he thought at all times. That's not lying, that's being silent (in front of your accusers). Finally, let me point out that lying, while simply defined as "conveying a non-truth with the intent to deceive," (without the intent to deceive, it is sarcasm or joking) is wrong because it benefits the liar at the expense of the person told the lie (in some amount, possibly insignificant). The Bible shows at least two examples where an individual or group were rewarded by God after they told a direct lie at immense risk to themselves for the sake of a third party who was being harmed by the person lied to. So there may be an argument for morally good lies.
Toggle Commented May 2, 2012 on Trust Me, I'm Lying at Coding Horror
@Rebecca Putinski No no! I love Chrome! I'm not complaining, I just didn't know what was involved or if it was possible.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2011 on The Infinite Version at Coding Horror
Since Google Chrome's tabs are all separate processes, barring the inherent difficulty of doing so, why don't they do it like this: 1. User opens Chrome and uses it. 2. Google pushes update to user. 3. Download finishes, user continues working unknowingly. 4. User opens a new tab, Chrome uses the new version on that tab, keeping the old version running for remaining tabs. 5. As the user closes tabs, the old version has less and less impact. 6. Eventually, either all the old tabs are closed or the browser itself is shut down. At this point, the older engine can be removed. Seems like you could use this to auto-update everything but the UI without a restart.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2011 on The Infinite Version at Coding Horror
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