That analogy seems rather stretched... It seems more like Mr A ISP going into the store with a big bag, grabbing a pile of stuff, walking out without paying, ducking into an alley, giving it to an anonymous individual, then when the store refuses to allow Mr A ISP on their property, he says "But I did not steal the goods, I'm just a carrier, you cannot punish me, I was an innocent party getting paid to do it!".
It's too late for the contest, the Apple images for Safari were already staged, so they got to exploit the old version.
Apple took a risk by patching late and obviously misjudged the timing.
The abstraction does not help the individual to learn how the machine works though.
To breed a new generation of actual technically interested kids who understand the lower levels of the machine and how the high level OOP abstractions actually execute on the hardware, I honestly believe you have to start at the other end.
I feel all of my knowledge of creating efficient solutions to problems stems from having learned BASIC, got dragged into assembler through that, back up into C, onto C++ and OOP, then into Java and dynamic languages like Lua.
Doing it the other way around seems to feel somewhat backwards to me, although I would certainly take the point that today's optimizing compilers are incredible, and the ability of high-level languages to create very efficient code in a relatively small amount of code are incredible. Maybe my desire to understand what goes on underneath leads me to program in particular ways that are not always suitable to high level and functional languages?
Interestingly along those lines someone has created a low-entry-barrier BASIC type language. Check out http://kidbasic.sourceforge.net/
Of course it makes a difference. You are potentially allowing the site to take as much as they like from your account, whereas by instead logging into the PayPal page, the merchant never has to even know what method you use to authenticate with PayPal and will only provide the amount of funds shown on the payment confirmation page to the merchant.
With the second method, there is no requirement to trust the merchant with anything more than the value of the single transaction, your name and your delivery address
Presumably you can still hit static neutrons with the proton beam?
How can a developer now realistically choose PhysX when they know it would cut their target market by 25%?
They've killed it.
You can probably add Android to that list in a sense, after the recent C&D debacle.
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Inherent is fine... it means as a natural consequence of. Desktops are naturally operated by lusers, servers are naturally operated by trained operators.
I think someone is confusing "inherently" with "intrinsically"?
Did I miss the joke?
Windows Servers are likely to be operated by server operators, who on average have (a little) more of a clue than Joe Bloggs.
Joe boots up Vista, turns off UAC, logs on as an administrator and installs Bonzi Buddy and anything IE asks him to.
It really does not say anything about the operating systems though... considering Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are pretty much the same thing under the hood, the only real difference is default permissions and running services.
Part of the very nature of Linux and BSD often being more secure is that the operators understand the system and the best practises on how to configure the system.
I'm not sure I see where you jump from the permission to do whatever is necessary to circumvent the protection on a DMCA work to reproducing the a DMCA protection mechanism on a new work. These (sadly) still seem to be very different things in my mind. I'm a European though, so maybe I just don't get it.
I'm not even sure that the EUCD has circumvention provisions yet!
I seem to recall that a large part of the Accolade problem was that including the necessary magic copyright signature in the ROM caused a "Licensed by Sega" screen to appear, which was known to be untrue in this circumstance, so Accolade decided to follow it with a "This product is NOT licensed or endorsed by Sega" screen to undo the effects of the misleading information.
I think you're a lot closer to how the future will go with regards to sandbox gaming.
There should be a lot of cosmetic and insignificant damage, for example the trees in Crysis, but there needs to be a level between destroying the lean-to huts with a single grenade and not being able to even dent the bigger caravan-type military huts.
Hopefully as system ram sizes begin to skyrocket, these issues will disappear. I remember a time where racing games left only a 10 foot tyre track from your car, and now they're permanent for all cars.
Yet the applied rotation accompanied by the lack of initial lack of gravity until the turn itself begins does not spill your tea?
Nice idea though! Mmm, Earl Grey...