Very few need "massive scaling on demand". They need reasonable scaling with easy hosting vendor swappability. If the cloud can't deliver that, it's a niche thing for blue moon projects.
Cloud has no real definition. I consider a "cloud" application to be an application that is relatively easy to pick up and move to a different hosting vendor.
The "vendor" definition of "cloud" is YOU paying a subscription for proprietary or difficult-to-migrate resources instead of buying a box.
Use LAMP as your "cloud" platform and tell IBM to shove their patent where their the lamps don't shine.
Their front page has turned into a mud pit of ads, it's all content from other sites, I can't see any compelling reason to go there in the first place and then they become an attack vector.
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* Chewing gum
* Pizza cutter
* 75 watt light bulb
* Dried armadillo
* Bicycle peddle
* Original painting of a bulldozer
* Rodent repellant
* 7 bottle caps
* Pillow feathers
* Rubber mallet
* Dog bone
* Green paint, exterior
* Detour sign
* Broken canoe paddle
* Decorative beads
* Baby pacifier
* Petunia seeds
* Empty ice tray
* Batman mask
* 3 human teeth
* Toothpick sculpture of a 3-legged donkey
* Drained snow-globe
As a hard-working tax-payer, I demand answers.
What that vid portion doesn't show is that the guy followed Buzz around and constantly harassed him for a while, sticking a Bible in Buzz's face.
You need a private count-down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
You gotta give them some incentive. It was a really risky trip.
"Houston, the lunar take-off rockets failed to fire, and the fuel is leaking fast. Uh, we'd like about an hour of privacy, please...".
red and blue values were swapping places across thousands of pixels
Just convince the customers that "the Avatar look" is in style. Who needs technicians when you have a good sales team.
I once contracted with a shop that had a process that generated garbled output data rows. It appeared to be extra stuff that didn't affect (over-write) the intended rows. The shop had added an extra processing step to filter out the garbage rows and eventually just worked around the glitch.
They had asked me to try to track it down, among other projects, because they were newbie programmers. I couldn't figure it out either because it never appeared in my intermediate trace statements. I put a trace (print) statement before every "write" in the program. None of the prints showed the garbage, yet garbage ended up in the output file. Head-scratcher galore. I was supposed to be "the expert", and thus feeling a bit deflated.
On I think the last day of my contract, I was running a test copy of the code with some changes to perform speed tests. I went to try a certain speed tweak, and I suddenly spotted the error: the file handle variable was re-used for another non-handle purpose, something like this:
fhandle = openFileForWrite(fileName);
fhandle = countX + countY - 7;
The actual handle name was something like "qhand". But a regular variable, "quantity on hand" ended up "qhand" also, the same name as the file handle.
When it dawned on me what happened, I started screaming like a wildman and the others popped out of their cubicles to see what was going down. They took my coffee away
As far as the link on goofy video game bugs, I remember somebody discovered that if you don't put a game cartridge in all the way, certain characters dance and spin randomly and rapidly in the sky.
It created an Internet meme, and spoofs started appearing all over, typically using stop-motion with live actors. I forgot the nickname of the meme, but I found it hilarious. It took my mind off the handle bug.
I don't blame Google for trying. There are too many variables to say what will work and won't. Social networking is too big of an industry to not bother making a play for. Honda started out a successful motorbike company, and successfully pushed into automobiles even though that industry was full of established players.
However, I do blame Google for forcing their services to be or act like a social networking site, where private info magically showed up elsewhere in unexpected ways. That's just desperation and/or forceful denial in play, ticking off your user base. They forgot "Don't Be Evil". Obsession made them stupid.
I hope Google goes back to what it does well: lots of specialized little services that can OPTIONALLY share info between each other as the user sees fit.
You are using "guilty until proven innocent". And I don't see ABC as particularly left-leaning in general (although these kinds of bias claims are difficult to objectify and often contentious.)
I'll apply Hanlon's Razor as the more likely here.
cut the cables between the two boards [of a TRS-80] and send them separately to avoid getting caught in customs.
Reminds me of the story of Richard Garriott's Sputnik 1. It's an actual spare probe prepared by the Soviets in the 1950's as a backup.
When Russia was having a hard time transitioning away from Soviet rule in the 90's, Soviet space stuff was being auctioned for ridiculously low prices.
Richard snapped up the spare Sputnik for a bargain, and disassembled it to get it past customs. His team unscrewed the metal sphere into two halves and presented them as "new-age salad bowls" to customs officials.
Although it may not be necessary to create allergy symbols, the existence of a similar-looking glyph is not a valid reason why. In Unicode, each code point corresponds to a particular abstract character, not glyph, so the snowflake symbol cannot be used for a food allergy symbol even if they look identical, because U+2744 means "snowflake" and not "food allergy."
For example, Greek capital letter delta (U+0394) and the mathematical symbol delta (U+2206) usually look almost the same, but are completely different concepts. They alphabetize differently, are searchable differently, and are not interchangeable.