Companies don't want the exceptional 5%, they want the cheapest 5% that is slightly above average. They don't look past the per-head cost to find the hidden costs of bad code, poor design, and higher maintenance.
there are indeed no good technical histories of computer science, and little prospect of any.
I see the posthumous reactions to Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie as indicators that Knuth is absolutely right. Jobs, who was essentially just a marketing asshole, gets every manner of fanfare commemorating his "world-changing" achievements. Ritchie on the other hand is almost completely ignored in the media, even though he is one of the giants upon whose shoulders Jobs undeservingly stood.
I bet anyone here would agree that co-authoring UNIX is a far more important event than being the iPod/iPhone taskmaster.
That sort of patriotism is about as sincere and effective as a flag lapel pin. It's fitting though that all this happened at Christmas, because seeing the movie now is just crass consumerism. Don't confuse the two.
That's a really good idea, but... cue inane "coprorations are people" counter-argument.
Someone hacks a pharmacy chain. Credit card and medical info? Jackpot.
Why MP3 players? Drop Sony CDs on NK to install a rootkit on every computer in the country.
So far we've only run ABS in it. The tolerances with the 1.75mm nozzle are pretty tight, no less than 1.63mm. This is very dependent on how stable the filament is between coming out of the nozzle and resolidifying. We got a FilaWinder to take care of that.
Originally I started porting the site to PyroCMS, hoping I would have a clean upgrade path to a Laravel based solution. It later became apparent that Pyro lacked some features and functionality I considered critical, so I pulled out the big gun: Drupal.
WordPress is garbage. People need to realize that its superficial ease of use should not be a heavily weighted factor in choosing a CMS (for the record, WP is not a CMS, it's a blog script playing dress up). Making technical product decisions by argumentum ad populum is similarly dangerous. Pointing beginners at WP is to do them a great disservice in the long run.
Why is WP garbage?
- Horrible architecture
- Laughable database schema
- Terrible coding practices, even for PHP
- It is a relic from the days of PHP 4, because the development team refuse to break compatibility
- A large community of self-described "developers" who learned all the PHP they know from the rest of the WP community that only knows how to write terrible PHP, because they mostly learn from WP itself.
All of these are contributing factors to the regular parade of WP exploits.
Now before you immediately mod this as flamebait, know that I have worked with WP in the past. I'm currently in the process of migrating a WP site to Drupal. I've read the codebase... it's one of the messiest plates of spaghetti I've ever seen. Just for kicks I grep'd the WP codebase for the global keyword... 2122 instances found. There's simply no excuse for that.
WordPress is a scourge. PHP's reputation (whatever you may think of it) is lessened by the mere existence of WP, even if PHP is the only language that could spawn such a shoddy product, much less allow it to thrive.
Against Hillary? Nope.... she won't be the nominee.
A couple months ago I downloaded a complete VW engine. One of the other hackerspace members has a Baja Bug that he wants to convert to fuel injection, so I modified the intake runners in Blender. The plan is to print the parts in PLA and cast them in aluminum.... one of the first things we'll cast once we've built the furnace.
But anyway, you can download the Local Motors desert racer.
If the molds are printed in ABS, they can be smoothed out with acetone vapor. Those "ribs" would be too small to affect any pleasure anyway.
Chinese factories already do spit that stuff out by the ton. It is outrageous that 1kg of filament costs $35 to $50, when 1kg of plastic pellets costs $4 to $8.
One of the first things the hackerspace I belong to bought was a FilaStruder so we can make our own filament. We figure it'll pay for itself after 10 spools.
Barney Stinson settled the pronunciation many years ago on How I Met Your Mother: it's "bee-peg". Although this format probably won't be used exclusively for pictures of boobs.
Surprise, you don't represent the entire USA (nor does the average