Hell, I would have gone.
(but being as I am 71 I seem to be "over qualified" for most everything now)
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I just checked, it does not calculate correctly.
OK, devide the exponate by 4 this gives you the number in hex with the fractional part (.25 or .75) determening the leading diget (a 1 or a 7) the rest being the hex diget F.
This one has a fractional part of .3 so it is not a Mersenne.
(I could show the math on that but it is kind of long)
'If Everyone potentially has a firearm, the Police will remain jumpy on the trigger when confronting members of the public, criminal or otherwise.'
In Indiana, where one can get a lifetime CCW, the police do expect you to be armed; it is no big deal.
In other states it is very possible to be shot down if you are suspected of carrying a weapon.
Because in those states you would be a dangerous felon and legal to be taken without a game tag.
So, safer to live in Indiana armed or not.
In school (a iong time ago) goto was concidered a no no in COBOL, while I agreed in principal I made the comment that we could do without the if then statement if we wanted to. Being called on that, I wrote the next semester's programs without if then statements. Not easy but worth it when my instuctor had to wade through 24 pages of flow chart per program.
(also made the line printer play the rumba as a side affect)
In a time before seatbelts, that long ago.
I was driving through town when a child darted out in front of me; less than three feet (less than a meter)
I think I heard the front bumper hit the pavement, and the child ran on never noticeing.
OK, I have fast reflexes, but this has kept my speed way down through occupied areas.
(I might have missed the little fellow by six inches)
My very first mess with that. The supplyer gave us a combo of various cable. One week of testing before anyone looked.
(all just co-ax, right?)
"The air likes you," I told the supplyer, "the ground likes you but if I throw you of the top of this building the impedance missmatch between the air and the ground might cause you some problems."
He actually thought I was making a joke.
When I went from using a pc to a tablet, I found out that I would have to learn hunt and peck typing; which was not going to work. So I found this nifty MessagEase thing that everybody else seems to hate (and no one borrows the tablet).
I am still not to the point where I can 'think' the words in (touch typing) but the tablet is going to last longer (there is only so many times they will survive being thrown out a window).
Currently I am completly locked out of a gmail account as I can't seem to prove that I am who I say I am.
I guess that makes it fairly safe; if I can't access the damn thing I suppose no one else can.
I have a phone that won't get a signal where I live or where I work and my reference email died off when the firm that I used to work for went under.
So now Google is competing with Yahoo mail?
(and doing a damn good job at it)
Than you could imagine.
Before IoT hospital care and the machines involved needed a common language, so one was devised (by commitee*) that allowed each machine to talk to another. This language is coded to the point that it would take a person at least a week to be able to read off the codes as if it were plain text.
At least one hospital (one that I know of) uses Perl script to do all of the tasks (nothing wrong with that, right?) because Perl is a get it done language.
All or most of the equipment suppliers are hard codeing in the common language into the various machines, really, I think that the only reason this disaster waiting to happen has not happened is that most hackers would not deam it much of a challenge.
* not naming common language, two letters and a number.
This is kind of wierd; there are down votes on every post that disses ccleaner.
You cannot really marry software, but, I quess if you think you have it is nice to know that you are the faithful sort.
(in your heart you know that ccleaner still loves you and won't hit you again.)
I had one once that had 679 actual examples of (il)legitiment malware; some requiring a trip into regedit to kill entirely. The user was some kind of savant about clicking on the wrong thing.
(But kept me in extra spending money for years, so there was that.)
Under the private prison system, profit rules. So if it is cheaper to keep someone in a 5 by 5 box than a 10 by 10 box then the box gets smaller. Eventually, once AI becomes really good, the box will shrink to 2 by 2 by 6 and feeding costs will go way down.
So yeah, don't do the crime and probably don't make posts like this one.
I could be wrong but the problem as I remember it was a reduced partial pressure of CO; you would have plenty of oxigen but without the carbon dioxide in your lungs you just don't feel the need to take a breath.
Which would mean that in some situations pure oxigen would not help.
Perhaps a "breath stupid" light could be installed on the heads up display
If someone laid out a deck of cards, all of them the queen of spades, in front of the head Ompa Loopa; would it change anything? Probably not; that sort of thing only happens in books and movies.
(Stiill, the moscovien cantidate would make for a good title.)
No icon because I don't know whether I am making a joke or not.
Point being, David was supposed to have been a mega genious who programmed in machine code and had access to a captured processor. There are only so many instructions availible on what we build and he only had to sabotage one interrupt; the one conrolling the shields.
Put that way, most of us could have done that but it would have taken a lot longer.
Since the script did not allow for a week of no sleep and ld50 levels of coffee, they wrote him in as super smart.
*windows, bsd and linux myself but apple has progrmmers too; comes to that the first time I messed with assembly it was on an apple ii, 6502.
The language will turn your arrays into objects on a moments notice causeing hard to debug errors (at least at first) and has hard to find different gottchas from one browser to another. What it will teach very well is that life is unfair and that you need to take notes.
Sometimes, it is nice to write the tightest, most obscure code possible. Knowing, as you do so, that you will not have the slightest idea what the hell it actually does within two weeks time.
A 'work of art' snippit that should have been done in ASM, or INTERCAL, and you think 'job security' of sorts.
And later, so much later, find this little code calttrop with the simple comment:
// don't change this part
And wonder, "What the hell was I thinking?"
We did this all the time at my last shop.
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