Apart from the small size, that looked a lot like something I was stuck with for a while. The source for that project varied from 100MB to 250MB, because of slightly different customised versions for clients. It was written in an ancient dialect of BASIC that runs on no current system, so it had to be emulated. It could have been replaced in 6 months by two dedicated programmers for far less than it cost to buy the rights to the whole thing in the first place, but only one of us was that dedicated. There was a third guy, but he was of course an external consultant dedicated to knowing this system, and charging in limbs for maintenance. It's possibly that the system I worked on was the code-bloated version of the accounting system above. It did both accounting and PoS tasks, and then some.
Despite the wrangling that's resulted in a government shut-down, Congress managed last week to agree on one thing: Helium. Reader gbrumfiel writes: "The U.S. holds vast helium reserves which it sells to scientists and private industry. According to NPR, a new law was needed to allow the helium to continue to flow. Congress passed it late last week, but only after a year-long lobbying effort and intense debate (and in the end, Senator Ted Cruz opposed the measure). Can a new bipartisanship rise out of this cooperation? Or will hot air prevail on Capitol Hill? (Insert your helium joke here.)" Apparently, helium is not yet so scarce that it's not available in balloons at the grocery store.
You don't have to. You can press the eject key on the keyboard, or choose Eject from the right-click menu
The funny thing is that even older devices (at least iPhone 4 and iPad 2, possibly others) which can upgrade to iOS7 don't have all those flashy effects. The backgrounds in popups are relatively flat, mostly opaque on my iPad, for instance. So no, it doesn't look like they activated effects my device can't handle in an effort to make me upgrade
Apple overall. The difference between those 4 companies making phones isn't great, either. They're all doing pretty well.
Some repairs are pretty easy (replacing one simple part). Typewriters used to be pretty sturdy too, so many repairs would be of the simple kind. Somebody who's good can probably replace a cylinder in 5 minutes and a key in 15 (or less).
sl4shd0rk writes "The Japanese Fukishima crisis took a turn for the worse this week as it was found a barrier built to contain contaminated water has been breached; a leak defined by 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium. This is yet another problem on top of a spate of errors plaguing the 2011 nuclear disaster site. Nuclear regulatory official Shinji Kinjo has cited Tokyo Electric Power Company as having a 'weak sense of crisis' as well as hinted at previous bunglings by TEPCO as the reason one cannot 'just leave it up to Tepco alone.' If Nuclear energy is ever to move forward, these types of disasters need to be eliminated."
Occasionally something as simple as download links may stop working if you block Google Analytics, because the people who made the website are too stupid to simply parse weblogs for downloads. But other than that nothing of value is lost. Stock up on AdBlock, Ghostery and other goodies. Throw in Web of Trust for good measure.
Some of these "ads" on the PS3 are direct links to my most recently played games.
My copper at home goes for 2.5km, and I'm lucky to get 11Mbit
I think copper is here to stay because the ISPs don't consider it worth upgrading.
An anonymous reader writes "Now that both Sony and Microsoft have announced their next-gen consoles, and we've gotten solid information about their hardware, technology, and features, Eurogamer asks whether Nintendo's struggling Wii U will be able to hold its own once the new competition arrives. 'Wii U has tanked — there's no other way to put it — with even the release of traditional big-hitters like Dragon Quest 10 failing to make a dent in the Japanese market. If you believe certain analysts, April saw things getting even worse in the U.S. with the Wii U shifting under 40,000 units, easily outsold by the 360 and PS3 — and, even more embarrassingly, the Wii.' If the Wii U doesn't see a miraculous turnaround, Nintendo may be left with the difficult choice of whether to port its software to competing consoles. It'll also serve as a bellwether to see if the big gamer complaint about the new Sony and Microsoft consoles — that they're only partly about games — is honest. 'At a time when the goal of its competitors is to own the living room, the extent of Nintendo's ambition is simply to be in it — a dedicated games console, and no more.'"
No. GitHub uses, as the name implies, Git. You git clone the source code
People will just have to get used to hosting binaries on some other site, though. Just look at how quickly Flickr got a workaround to allow any file (you can find it on GitHub, incidentally).
It took me 4-5 retries before I remembered the right password, of course. They also had my e-mail. At the very least they do have the original database with data going back 8 years. Whether we can trust the admins is still questionable - for all we know they could be setting up the biggest MAFIAA honeytrap yet
Also, there is nothing important or identifying on my profile, at least. The e-mail is an alias only used there, the domain is privacy-guarded to hell (and I'm the provider). Never use a real name, even if you just made a research account. Especially then :)
I don't remember how many years ago it was, but a major provider of sports ads in Europe had drive-by infections. The Flash hate really picked up steam in those days
I had an account from 2005, and amazingly still remembered my password. Yep, it's the old DB. What sort of people are running the server is a whole different matter, though.