21 posts • joined Thursday 15th December 2011 18:11 GMT
RL51, the Intel 8051 relocating linker, had to solve the bin-packing problem; solution (first-fit decreasing) was copied straight out of Garey&Johnson; worst-case penalty is 22%, but in practice it worked much better.
Re: Not possible.
Apple is reliant on other manufacturers for parts, and I am reliant on other people (e.g. employers) for money. If they give me bad checks, should I write Apple bad checks?
Re: Not possible.
"Apple is reliant on other manufacturers for parts", and I rely on other people (e.g. employers) for money, When they give me a bad check, should I go write Apple a bad check?
Re: One word: Pentium FDIV bug!
My mother told me the difference between an explanation and an excuse is that an explanation comes _beforehand_ ...
Can the car be "adjusted" by the car next to it on the freeway?
Re: Keep it separate....
I used to post on usenet with a signature line "I work for x, but x is in no way responsible for my opinions" . Never had any trouble with the bosses at x.
Re: We need fewer registers not more!
RISC chips have _more_ registers
"both parities will have to subscribe" -- no so. Check out their Ronin card.
I believe Ruth Benedict's "the chrysanthemum &the sword" was originally written as a guide for US troops about to invade Japan.
The little Mike (Brown) reported to the big Mike (Chertoff); they can share the glory for Katrina between them.
These machines should be called "mikes", to commemorate Michael Chertoff (of Katrina fame) who lobbied for them,
When Samsung and AT&T between them can delay updates by more than a year, does it make sense to blame developers for the fragmentation?
In the days of newsgroups, text would be ROT13 encrypted, marked (in plaintext) "offensive to ...." -- and if you decrypted that ROT13 and got offended, you had no one to blame but yourself.
Could something like that not be done for video, audio, pictures .... ?
and now Syria is applying for a permanent seat on the UN human rights council
"What's mine is mine,
what's yours is negotiable" ...
cobalt-57 half-life is 9 months
I once had a Volvo 850 go into winter mode (i.e. start off in 3trd gear), with no known way to take it out of that.
A LONG weekend later, the dealer told me you have to power-cycle the electrics 4-6 times and then the computer resets to sane mode.
Merging with traffic, when the computer insists on 3rd gear, can be interesting ...
Problem was nowhere documented.
The Windows 3-fingered salute would have been a great improvement.
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