A: We have nothing against correct usage of any encoding. However, it becomes a problem when the same type, such as std::string , means different things in different contexts. While it is ‘ANSI codepage’ for some, for others, it means ‘this code is broken and does not support non-English text’. In our programs, it means Unicode-aware UTF-8 string. This diversity is a source of many bugs and much misery. This additional complexity is something the world does not really need. The result is lots of Unicode-broken software, industry-wide. JoelOnSoftware suggests that having every programmer be aware of encodings is the solution to Unicode-broken software. We believe that with one mainstream encoding becoming the default for software APIs, one will be able to write a correct file copy program without being an expert in text and language issues .
A recent study claims that America is now the fattest nation in the world. If we were at healthy weight this wouldn’t be the case. Stop making excuses on why your overweight. Wether it’s I would be too small or I would look gross or I would be unhealthy. When in reality being overweight, wether it’s fat or muscle is hard on your heart. Look at photos of your grandparents when they were younger. Odds are they were thin. But were they unhealthy? Absolutely not. Recent generations are the first ones who are expected to die younger than their parents despite advances in medical technology. Yet we are at healthy weights? Theres enough food on the planet to feed everyone yet millions go to bed hungry or die from starvation every year. While America keeps getting fatter. Portion control is a huge issue here. I’m able to go to almost any restaurant and split a meal with my fiancé and both of us leave satisfied because of the giant portions. We need to stop making excuses for ourselves. Instead of trying to make excuses for our weight we need to address it. Obesity has become so normal we shame anyone who mentions another persons weight. This is rediculous. Weight is something we control. It’s not something we are born with like eye color or facial structure so it isn’t wrong to mention it. We shouldn’t get to a point where we are holding people to unreasonable standards such as trying to be the same weight as a super model. But we shouldn’t just allow our country keep eating more than our fair share every single day. You can keep saying you healthy or your at a happy weight but who are you trying to convince, others or yourself?