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Re: Government. Giant Consulting Company. What could go wrong.
x++ is another term in C for x=x+1
The extra x= makes a big difference as x++ is a postincrement and returns the value of x before it is incremented
t = x (t is a temporary)
x = x+1
x = t
My current laptop has 1TB of disc and 6GB of RAM, but I didn't buy it like that.
Just because it's a laptop it doesn't mean that you have to be satisfied with what the manufacturer installs.
I never own a laptop without upgrading the hard disc and RAM at some point in its life. The most complicated one to change was a Sony where you had to remove the keyboard, but most modern laptops have one or more handy hatches on the bottom to help with this.
And wave power is lethal!
If one were to treat the substance necessary for wave power with the same respect as those necessary for nuclear power, a 20 mile evacuation zone would be set up at all coasts!
So many people have died over the years thanks to the sea, this horrendously dangerous substance should be banned forthwith!
Book DRM is counterproductive
There are a number of brave publishers out there who have been in the vanguard of ebook publishing, have published ebooks for years and don't use DRM.
Guess what they found? "Piracy" is a free marketing tool.
One publisher (Baen) even offers free ebooks from their authors, and every time they release a free ebook, sales for that author increase!
Why is this?
It's simple really, in the book trade author recognition is all. Shops will order books by authors they know in preference to ones that they don't.
So the only chance an author has of becoming known is to have copies of their work out there and gaining brand recognition. Someone can easily pick up a free copy of one of their books, then go out and order the rest of the series.
So those publishers that practise DRM are stiffing their own authors.