Roblimo from the hooray-for-the-American-way dept.
A Reader writes "If you were hoping for a government shutdown today, you are going to be disappointed. In a last-hour cliffhanger, Democrats and Republicans managed to agree with each other enough to keep the government funded for the rest of the current fiscal year. Since the budget bill that finally passed was a compromise, no one is happy with it. So it goes. That's how things work in a representative government."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.