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  1. Aug 2021
    1. "This is a bad watch."[13] John Searle points out, from the statement "Jones promised to pay Smith five dollars," it logically follows that "Jones ought to pay Smith five dollars." The act of promising by definition places the promiser under obligation.[14]
  2. Apr 2021
    1. The Not So Good: The Dev/s seems to be in hiatus -- still waiting for the "coming soon" additional levels: Laser Land.
  3. Mar 2021
    1. Tried to buy keyg at its 90% off sales price but no matter what payment method I choose I keep getting a "Due to processing fees the minimum amount is 100 cents."I'm trying to figure out if there is any way around this, and if not then why can you list a game at a price below $1 if it isn't actually possible for it to be bought at said price?
  4. Jan 2021
    1. When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything, then there are no answers just better and better lies.
    2. Negative people run their life engine on the fuel supply of fake praises & false promises and thrive. A positive person can drive them off & out by just cutting down this supply chain pipeline.
  5. Oct 2020
    1. The false promise of your source code repository is that everything it contains is “good.” To complete your task, just find something that does something similar, copy, modify, and you’re done. Looking inside the same repository seems like a safety mechanism for quality but, in fact, there is no such guarantee.
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  10. Jun 2015
    1. Note: I'm unconvinced of Promise.race's usefulness; I'd rather have an opposite of Promise.all that only rejects if all items reject.

      This is hurting my brain. Can we just use a meta-promise that fulfills when rejected, and reject when fulfilled in order to achieve that?

  11. Sep 2013
    1. For I hold that to obtain a knowledge of the elements out of which we make and compose all discourses is not so very difficult if anyone entrusts himself, not to those who make rash promises, but to those who have some knowledge of these things.

      How do we know that all Sophists lack experience and are full of only empty promises?