You start with NOT gates and build (in simulation) RAM, CPU, etc. Then you go on to program it in assembly and then implement a VM and compiler. It eables somebody to understand how a line of java code is implemented down to the gates in the CPU. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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Once you convince creationists to submit to this falsifiability criteria, maybe we can get the anthropogenic climate [cooling|warming|change] disaster crowd to do the same.
No! In Firefox - when I search for a term on a page - I can hit enter and FOLLOW a link! In Chrome, (unless I have the extension type-ahead-find) pressing Enter during the search just closes the Find window - and DOES NOT leave the link selected! This kills keyboard navigation - which in some cases is far quicker than mousing to the link.
And that time they spelled Caltech correctly!
If you cannot spell Caltech properly - please turn in your nerd card.
Link to Original Source
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html Insta-booting GNU/Linux with some kind of lightweight window manger and CHROME.
Well - I had a hard time selecting between Doctor Who and Bones, but I wanted to give a shout out to Doc Savage. Not only was he a doctor, but also a hacker extraordinaire. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Savage
Hmm - Professional products from Nvidia site:
Quadro FX 5600 $2,999.00
Quadro FX 4600 $1,999.00
PNY Quadro FX 5800 Graphics Card - nVIDIA
I heard about these from my co-worker who is shopping for a couple. Perhaps the high-end cards are still around, just not where you are looking for them.