In Snowcrash Neal Stephenson describes how professional swordfighting works. He explains that it is very important to stop just a few centimeters after you have gone through your opponent so the sword would not get stuck, which is what would happen if you tried to do this in real life.
Everyone can benefit from a basic knowledge of carpentry and automotive mechanics too. Would you like to make those mandatory as well?
At least in Sweden basic carpentry is (was) a mandatory course. Basic automotive mechanics are learned when taking your driving license. Your point?
I had kind of the same problem, and then tried i3, which was awesome at first, but then on the latest version they fucked it up so the tiling doesn't work as it did before. I hacked it so it did, and it works fairly well actually. Try it out!
You haven't customized it as much as him?
One word: Redundancy.
120petabyte*5/3/200000 = 1TB
with 2 redundancy disks per 5 disks
Not only that, but quicksort is faster on average sized inputs, which is what you work with most times.
Low complexity doesn't equal speed.
I guarantee that if I'm at the bar watching a White Sox game, and somebody turns it off in favor of some video game, there's going to be hell to pay.
If the video game supporters outnumber the 'real sport' supporters, I would think not... Instead of a game of who can be the smartest*, you prefer a sport where the luckiest win first and the best win second. * Where smartest here means the one who can outsmart the opponent, is better at strategy and can think faster.
...that Microsoft comes up with something very cool on its own
IIRC Microsoft didn't come up with it, they just bought the technology from another company. Although Microsoft did develop the software, which probably is a rather large part in it.