23 posts • joined Wednesday 16th May 2007 15:04 GMT
So nice to see consistency...
It's nice to know that in 50 years, the BPI hasn't changed a bit!
volatile is not really useful for multithreading, and never has been.
Where volatile shines, is when dealing with memory-mapped I/O. It essentially tells the compiler, "Don't optimize references to this variable -- it can change out from under you". This is not necessarily thread-safe, but makes writing device drivers a heck of a lot easier.
1. Opera is not Open Source, it's proprietary, though possibly the most Standards compliant browser around.
2. Is that you, Steve Ballmer?
Interview and other
@Bill : "What is the C-language function call for opening a connection with a foreign host over the internet?" I answered "look it up in K&R""
Well, that's the wrong answer. K&R doesn't discuss the Internet. If you had said to "Look it up in Stevens", that would be different.
My Google interview ranged from minutiae to algorithmic details, to "how would you handle this incredibly huge dataset?" I thought it was a decent interview process.
If you want an embedded Linux with a vendor behind it, Wind River sells Linux as well as VxWorks. And they also have an RT variant.
Added to my list
I have owned several Ford autos, but will not buy another as my next car, since their ad campaigns push Microsoft ("Now with Sync... by Microsoft").
Looks like I won't be buying a Hyundai or a Kia either
SCO user in rehab
I used to install and support both SCO OpenDesktop and Xenix/286 systems.
Back in the pre-Caldera days, they were considered stodgy, but not evil.
I had an OpenServer 2.0 box that ran for 10 years straight -- only reboots were hardware upgrades.
On the whole, though, I'd say this was a rather weak effort... hang on, someone's at the door... No! No, Simon, NOT THE CATTLEPROD!!! NOO; &*^%&^#^*&--- NO CARRIER
Who told me, to my face, in front of witnesses, that she knows more about computers than I do.
I have a degree in CS, at the time, I had been a professional software developer for 20 years, and had been playing with computers for over 30.
She was an English major, who never got her degree.
Every now and then, I and the rest of the family take some fun in noting that she knows more about my job than I do.
Gives new meaning...
To the term "Wave Mechanics"
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job