Yeah, good luck trying to guess the sequence number needed to establish a TCP connection. This hasn't been an issue since, I don't know, the 90s?
lkcl has already been talking about the possibility of teaming with Bunnie on the arm-netbook mailing list.
Shit, I used to play a bit of WoW not too long after it came out. Performance was more or less on par with Windows -- FPS higher on Linux in some places, lower in other. Best thing was that with multiple desktops I was able to tab in and out in milliseconds, something that always seems to take ages on Windows.
Then again, I did it on Gentoo installed from stage1. Took me a few days to compile everything, and cost an hour when there was a WINE update, but it ran well.
If the submitter is still around, I'd second the advice given in other places. Give your kid the install disc, and let him handle it. Sure, he'll probably have to start from scratch a few times, but installing Windows has never been easier. If your kid has a few geeky friends that run Windows, even better -- they should be able to explain what are common signs of malware.
If he's used to Linux, he might be able to figure out how to run WoW with WINE when he tires of Windows.
I rarely use Windows (although more often than you seem to), and I'm starting to feel outdated, but I tend to go with Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast (they have a free edition). If not Avast, I've heard good things about ClamAV on Windows.
If I recall correctly, a WoW install has no real ties outside of the program folder, so it might be a good idea to make a backup of that folder once in a while. If the system goes down, just copy it and you're set.
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Link to Original Source
We had this same discussion last year, after PHK had an article on acm.org arguing for software liability laws: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/29/2045232/outlining-a-world-where-software-makers-are-liable-for-flaws .
The article is to be found at http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/11/138202-the-software-industry-is-the-problem/fulltext
CTRL to Caps lock is easy:
And a link for the original: http://bl.ocks.org/1153292
Hey, that's no one bit. That's a UTF-16 character, which means it is (or rather, may be) a full 32 bits! Back to the drawing board, young lad.
And do you really think this problem arose because they didn't write code to deal with leap years?
Come on man. If they had written code that accounted correctly for leap years, they wouldn't have had an outage. Do you think it's just a coverup?
And what's that nonsense about date logic? Use tried-and-true library functions for date manipulation, that's it. If you're doing embedded systems, you might have an excuse.
(except when one of the address bus wires got loose and we spent countless hours debugging it)
You might want to have a look for Compal laptops. I've got a NBLB3, sporting a 15,3" 1920x1080 display. Bought it a year and a half ago. Core i5 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, eSata, LED backlight.
There are a few things that could've been better (weird keyboard mapping -- the Return key sends a KP_Enter), and it's got a bit of a plastic-y feel to it, but it works great, and I bought it for what amounts to less than 1200 USD.
On a similar note, what's up with the 5196 empty lines?
~/tmp$ grep ^$ launching_bbc_sport_new.html |wc
5196 0 5196
...or the 21360 kB of whitespace?
~/tmp$ grep '^[[:blank:]]*$' launching_bbc_sport_new.html |wc
5896 1400 21360
That's one sixth of the page size (excluding external sources).
~/tmp/bbc$ for i in `grep --color=never -o 'src="http://[[:alnum:][:punct:]/]*"' launching_bbc_sport_new.html |sed -r 's/src="//' | sed -r 's/"//'|grep '.js' --color=never`; do wget $i; done;
~/tmp/bbc$ du -ch *.js*
I haven't done any webpage project nearly as big as what I imagine BBC to be, but still, 476 kB all in all. Wow.
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Extremely small. No config -- just c code.
Apparently a bit like Awesome, but written and scripted in Python.
Written an configured in Haskell. Supposedly crash-free (not that I've ever had Awesome crash).
I've heard much good about xmonad, and I'll be switching to it one of these days (I figure it's a great way to learn me some Haskell).