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Richard Gillmann
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Why we have such great inequality and why it's getting worse. 

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There'll always be an England department:  The Liberal Democrat candidate in the Clifton North by-election got fewer votes than the candidate of the Bus-pass Elvis Party.  The Elvis candidate "Lord Biro" favors legalising brothels, with a 30% discount for old age pensioners.

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Adam Langley has the coding details of the Apple "gotofail" bug, which apparently existed in both iOS and OS/X. It's interesting to me that the compiler should have caught this bug.  It's straightforward: a hard goto around some code which is thus unreachable.  As a former developer for Microsoft C++, out of curiosity I tested the offending code on Microsoft Visual C++ 2012. It caught the bug just fine at compile time.

Of course, it's bad style to use a goto in any case, but I can't really blame it here.  The same sort of error is possible with ifs and brackets.
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