Late to respond to this, because I face-palmed myself so hard I passed out.
Odd. It says "for the WinRT platform" but also says supported processors are "x86, x64".
Even if it were free, you'd still be required to get a Microsoft ID to download the free app.
I used to bitch about this, but now suddenly this is the case in OS X Mavericks also (the "optional" apple id is required to get the free xcode command line tools), so evil is everywhere. Up next I predict a Linux ID ("totally free, trust us, I don't know why you paranoid people aren't signing up with your personal information!").
You're telling the truth with all seriousness and yet you are modded as Funny...
I'm making a note here. Huge Success!
Typically I spend $30 a year on Amazon so it doesn't help out either way
The banking crises hurt many more people moderately, but overall their stupidity wasn't as deep as some startup exchanges. There's a difference between an industry that's regulated but which tries every possible way to avoid regulations, and a group that doesn't even know if regulations apply to it or not. Even in the very bad banks, they will know if a customer fails to pay their fees, and if they sell items that they do not own then they are doing it on purpose rather than through ignorance.
Bitcoin has its own share of bad flaws. The exchanges just compound the problems. Overall it's about a community not really knowing what they're doing, sort of like your buddy Joe in a trailer hording his stash of State of Jefferson dollars that he uses to invest in hog bung futures.
Whoops, didn't mean that to say std::map is bad in general, but my example was removed because of angle brackets. I means std::map with bool or small enum as the key type.
In my experience, girls were much better at math than boys up through high school. This is mostly because of what you said: girls did their homework, boys goofed off. I had never even heard the trope of women being bad at math until I went to college (and it wasn't true there either).
As far as arithmetic and basic maths like accounting, of course women are good at that. Much of the time in traditional old-style families it is the woman in the household who manages the budget, often doing the accounting for a family business or farm. This was a principle part of a "home economics" degree.
Now advanced math is different from arithmetic and algebra and trigonometry. However that math is hard for everyone. And the myth about "girls aren't good at math" is being told about simpler math.
However remember that many officials basically get all their sources handed to them by aides. They don't need email per se if there's a stack of papers and summaries waiting for them in the morning, and half the day is spend sorting through those papers and the other half is spent watching the news or meeting with people. The secretaries and assistants of course have to know about email though.
So it's reasonable that a supreme court justice never actually uses email as part of the job. Similarly, remember how Obama had to fight to keep his Blackberry because it wasn't a typical part of presidential office equipment.
Many in Crimea, especially in cities, are closely allied to Russian military personnel there. Families, girlfriends, etc. They get most of their business from Russian military, etc. In other parts of Ukraine the ethnic Russians aren't as fervently pro-Russia.
Yes, but it is enough to have Poland reserve some troops for the east instead of committing them all to the west. You can't just ignore Russia leaving its armies on your borders. Both sides were anxious to grab at least some part of Poland.
I'm not so sure about the coup. Because it really is not clear. First off, you can not trust one word that Yanukovych says, period. He basically engineered his own election by many accounts; of course whether that is true or not is debatable as well. Second, he was losing badly in negotiations when many of his MP allies were deserting. Third, he left quickly which surprised many in government. Yes things didn't follow all the rules (the rules were written to give president most of the power and to make sure parliament couldn't mess this up).
My theory is that he knew the end was coming. If he lost the elections later in the year (almost certain to happen) he'd have been exposed to a lot of recrimination and prosecution for various misdeeds (all that missing money). So he cut and ran. He wasn't going to stick around for an impeachment.
The constitution is a piece of paper. There is theory versus practice: the theory is the constitution, and the practice is what actually happens on the ground. The parliament reverted to an earlier constitution from last decade. Which is more legitimate than the other? The one he got rid of in order to consolidate more power or the one he replaced it with? Yes at one point there were enough parliamentary votes to bring in the new constitution that is true.
Yanukovych was not the entirety of the government. He has no authority to ask Russians to invade on his behalf. Even if he was still in office he did not have that power as a single person, even with the greatly expanded presidential powers that were added to the constitution while he was there. What he says now is irrelevant. You either assume the current government is legitimate or illegitimate, Yanukovych is out of the picture.
So maybe it was a coup. So what? It gives no extra power to Putin, except an excuse to use his military (I say "his" purposely, most people in his government appear to be his assistants rather than his limits to power). A coup gives no extra legitimacy to Yanukovych either.
Some part of the Crimea wants the Russians out of there too. There is no basis in any treaties for Russia to put troops outside their bases and surrounding zones in Crimea, the treaties are clear where the boundaries are. Going all the way up to the gates of Ukrainian military bases are most certainly not allowed in the treaties. It's clear that this will end badly. Tatar houses are being marked with the same symbol that Stalin used before deporting them, as an attempt by some people there to intimidate the minorities. No way are these pro-Russian fascists going to be singing kumbaya with their former neighbors (yes, people on both sides can be fascist), there are signs this could play out like the breakup of Yugoslavia.
I have seen someone use std::map as in order to remember which one of a set was active (ie, there was never more than one element in the map at a time); and similarly I have seen someone use it to map from an enum of 8 adjacent constants to something else. The first could have been solved with just a pointer, and the second with an array of 8 pointers (or structs if someone is a fan of copy constructors).
I also saw someone convert from two C strings to C++ string, then compare using "==". This was defended by saying that a fix was needed quickly and he knew C++ better than C. (bringing in just that part of C++ string library also caused the program to become too large to fit in its memory region, so we had to spend time fixing that fix as well)
Yes I have had some people accuse me of trying to optimize too early, but in some cases it is useful to keep optimization in mind while coding, such as when you have a slow processor and limited memory. On the other hand I see many people who never bother about optimization, ever. Avoidance of pre-mature optimization should not mean avoidance of all optimization. It should not take that much effort to realize that writing "std::map" is a bad idea.