Re: Torvalds is so abusive most companies wouldn't use Linux even when it was the only free OS.
You forgot tellies and routers which virtually -all- run linux as of now.
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You forgot tellies and routers which virtually -all- run linux as of now.
Couple years back she was quote saying (and she got decent publicity):
Not *fucking* cool. Violence, whether it be physical intimidation, verbal threats or verbal abuse is not acceptable. Keep it professional on the mailing lists.
On the mailing list she was the 1st to drop the effing bomb and her reaction was about some joke about a guy being intimidatingly big.
On the same list (a week earlier) there she goes again: Bullshit. I've seen you be polite, and explain to clueless maintainers...
Obviously she got her own agenda and preferences but reminds pot/kettle and all.
Also reminds me the notorious: curse is the language programmers are very fluent at and she makes no exception, not Linus league, though.
While his lawyers hope Marsh won't get time in the slammer, his plea deal includes not appealing any prison term less than 37 months
Hope (usually) is not enough.
I certainly hope (please excuse the pun) those lawyers don't get paid much all.
Why greed, it's just doing business. It's either profitable, or it is not. The prices would rake there but if the customers pay, why care?
>>The limit was imposed by x86 hardware, along with such lovely programming pains such as 64k maximum segment size
Well 8086 had only 16 bit registers, so addressing more than 64KB would be an issue. OTOH you had 3+1(!) different segments (cs/ds/es,ss) at the same time and even SI/DI registers. 8086 was such a wealth compared to the 3-register 6502.
The flat address mode came with 80386 as segment registers became virtually unused. Technically 80386 can address 48 bit (albeit no board would support it).
himem.sys and all. Actually XMS was pretty terrible since the application had to be programmed (run) in protected mode (80286) which prevented direct use of ms-dos api...
So here comes EMS with bank switching and sort of 80386 requirement (when it became popular).
Prior XMS and EMS there were overlays and manual swapping to disk and what not.
Is there an OS out there that can handle non-uniform memory access efficiently? Is there a programming language out there that can begin to help engineers write code with multiple classes of memory, including NVM?
it can be done currently with linux (or windows/solaris) and any language that allows file mapping - mmap(2). The memory has be mounted as file system similar to how ram disks /dev/shm
mmap is the standard way to allocate memory in linux, so support in C is just natural. Java supports memory mapped files and so on.
In short the mechanism is there already for a very long time.
•A variable memory material will have the same ratio of Low to High resistance no matter how small the bit is as long as the cross sectional area and thickness of the storage volume keep the same ratio as it scales down.
Won't scaling it down (and depending of the frequency) a lot make the resistors act like capacitors in some cases?
Windows has had mutiple desktops too (in WinAPI), they just needed 3rd party tools (not linking anything here as it's trivial to find)
...or a remote code execution flaw was found in your browser, mail client, whatever that connects to the web.
also seems to be Windows related due to backslash use.
actually very badly: "if form21.reseau.checked then begin". If you get to "form21", you must be true hard-a-core.
More like '97-98
The inet in 2003 was actually pretty decent.
How did you miss her husband having sex in the Whitehouse (and lied in public about) but mentioned JFK?
Keep in mind that he got a liver transplant eventually by cheating his way out - getting a new house, in a new state (Memphis) - basically denying someone else life.
Maybe Gemalto can sue the American government.
In the US they are bound to get a gag order and be done with.
What will you do if you have developed something, run in on Linux machines... and one day Microsoft decided not to support Linux any longer.
You're stuck with whatever version there was and hope there would be enough community to keep supporting/developing it for Linux, or you bite the bullet and switch to Windows (like God intended)
CRC is a faster, though - basically no inner loops, just table look-up 4096bytes for crc32 - so during the calculation the table is to be hot in L1 cache.
you can burn through your monthly data allowance in about nine seconds.
Hmm, the OP says 111Mb/s which is bits not bytes. One 1GiB would be like 8Gib and that depends if it's "true" data (payload) or includes the network envelops.
on idea, I am not so versed. However, I'd presume the sexting happens after the date or perhaps on a 2nd one.
Yes, esp. given the date actually is... 'texting'.
Having all register being used as accumulators would significantly increase the transistor count, so you gotta give something. At least you have mov reg, reg universally instead of putting the register in the zero page (like 6502) or the stack.
6502 was cool, you always knew exactly how many cycles (us) an operation would take.
I still remember quite a few opcodes in direct hex... (coding in basic with DATA)
4GHz 6502 would be awfully slow of course as it has only 3 registers (one accumulator, X,Y index ones), no cache, no branch prediction, no pipelines, basically it will constantly stall waiting for memory. OTOH Apple II had 48KiB RAM only, so adding 64KiB L1 cache to hold both RAM+ROM would do the trick and greatly alleviate the memory issues.
The companies employ people, the latter pay income tax, buy goods and pay VAT.
Taxing people is the sure way to collect money, the small guy can't hide/shift the taxes.
You can't tax revenue.
A company can be at a very legit loss with huge revenue. If you tax revenue you cant really have tax deductions and so on.
You can tax people with income tax b/c the income is not directly linked to the spending a person makes. For instance wearing better make up won't necessarily increase your productivity and paycheck.
Fad means 'free' advertising much like Apple-Samsung war. It's talked on the TV/El Reg/magazines etc.
Does tonne vs ton matter in the UK to warrant the metric prefix? The UK ton is just around 1.6% heavier than the tonne
The US version is just 2000 pounds, so the difference in non-trivial.
It is sarcasm and it was meant that way, hence the 'erm' part and the serious note in the next comment.
Comments are needed as the train of thought is easily lost after a couple of months even if the developer is the same. The point is that participating in open source projects may pushes people to be able to deal with the lack of comments, not that following suit is a good idea.
Actually it's not a joke - it's a reference to Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal  "Real Programmers don't need comments-- the code is obvious.".
On a more serious note working on an open source project kind of demands the ability to easily read others' code. Some comments do help indeed, however often comments (and internal docs) tend to become obsolete.
Erm, the code is obvious. Why do that?
Although I'd disagree, for example linux kernel doc is pretty darn good (unlike Apple's threading stuff)
To my astonishment BBC has improved greatly - their coverage of Defcon was totally spot on, no apparent mistakes either.
Why don't you buy mouse with buttons on the right side, if you are left handed?
The buttons are actually programmable with the right driver, so you can use them for other tasks. Personally I find the side buttons useful even though I don't use the mouse much at all - like scrolling with spacebar (down), shift+spacebar (up).
The very same person who thought "thermonuclear war" is the way to conduct business.
>>(Possibly unlikely scenario, but if you rely on VOIP or Skype-type services then is feasible)
Bonus points: you'd never lose your phone ever again, you don't have to switch it off in business meetings or cinema. Actually it's quite viable.
On a plus side the trunks keep the UV light out that's (probably) more dangerous than the reflected visible light resulting in sub-30cm imagery.
On a flip side I wonder about the infamous zoom/enhance technology and if that would allow those sub-30cm full glory members to be visible.
Why would you have context switches with epoll?
Edit: actually did you mean mode switches (userland->kernel->userland)? They are not that expensive to matter and in the end the bytes have to be pushed to the network card (or read from, but pushing is usually the dominant part).
I am not sure what QUIC has to do with the kernel. It's an application level protocol.
"Feminists see men coming into traditional 'female' spaces, but traditional 'male' spaces are still closed to women, so now men have many more job opportunities and women have fewer.Also, men going into traditional 'women's' areas tend to rise faster and higher than women in that field"
There is no need to pay £900+ on a fashion accessory.
You know nothing about fashion, wolfetone.
20MB/s is very solid, are you talking about Mbits? I have 6-8MB/s stable download and upload on 100MBit line, so I can't complain. 20MB/s would be indeed lavish.
I mentioned no standard speakers can deliver infra sounds (even subs). Infra sound would require huge speakers as well to be able to play so low frequency - assuming plugged into some external 5+1 the extra power might be good enough.
I recall reading like 25 years ago about the effects of infra sound and there is info (like the linked one) with experiments on real people. Of course it could be just a myth but that one is hard to (dis)proof as it may not effect everyone.
Kinect mic can pick up stuff that is outside normal human range.
That's below 16Hz and above 20KHz (mybe 22K for some people). Your standard TV set won't be able to play them. Also could make dogs annoyed as they actually hear ultra sound and that's one of the ways to have the dogs perform at the circus.
Then you may have young kids hear the ultra sound and have very unpleasant effect even causing headache (still clearly remember the high pitch 15625Hz of horizontal flyback transformer)
Using infrasound (sub 20Hz) is quite as dangerous. "Low frequency sound can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound"
Basically putting sound waves outside the hearing spectrum (and being able to reproduce them in the physical world) can result in class lawsuits.
Text to voice is more than good enough for most games and its easy to switch the base voice from male to female and most of the users wouldn't know the difference.
I can clearly bet you'd not make a lead designer for any game with more than a few hundred quids budget.
Also I bet you'd think any cartoons film can just skip voice actors and use text-to-voice.
The nude mods/packs usually cost extra.
Is it just "boffin" or Dr. boffin in this particular case of Dr Oren, the boffin?
10% revenue is a tough fine.
cache invalidation and naming things.
In this very case the winner is paying $20k to solve part of the problem.
I recall Tetris winning game of the year few years in a row beating all blockbusters... Yet now I can't remember which magazine was one published the chart. My first instinct was "BYTE" but not sure any more.
"fancy tricks that impress
programmers ACM but have no real-world applicability".
And I totally agree, at some point the code has to go to the CPU (or GPU) to execute. Assembler is harder to read than C but still very far from ability to hide the real execution/algorithm flow.
Aside cycles the ref. counting (esp. automatic) blows for multi-core due to shared writes and need for atomic operations.
Indeed it's deterministic but I don't see it as system language as marketed.