That's not what I was referring.
how should I go about determining whether the extent to which I have learned the language is enough to allow me not to make a fool of myself here on Slashdot?
When you stop getting abused on c.l.j? The easiest way to not say silly things is to check to make sure that what you're saying is accurate.
No no not the CHIPS - the foundries which make them. A Korean chipfab or Intel for that matter, will invest more than a BILLION dollars a year in the manufacturing process just to keep current. IBM does not. This results in much higher costs per unit and a much higher reject rate.
Because those 5 recursive layers of 30 or 40 different applets on every website known to man aren't going to crush your machine by themselves, you know.
The tiny Belgian armed forces is horribly bloated and inefficient because it's based on awarding political contracts across a broad spectrum of Flemish and Walloon constituencies. This results in badly mismatched and concocted schemes to build systems no one wants and no one can use. For example one model of APC uses a one-off 90mm gun where the ammo is made by a single small company. But the other FOUR incompatible models of APC all made by different companies are all secure in their permanent contracts as well. This is the F-35 in a nutshell.
BTW the Australians and the Brits discovered the F-35 "B" version VTOL runs so hot it melts the decks on their ships taking off.
IBM chipfabs are a decade out of date. What they want is the patent portfolio and the people who created it. When IBM says they will 'invest' what they mean is that they will pay GF to design and make their chips for them.
I just checked and they state that the TS-7260 draws half a watt minimum and 2W typical... I seem to recall it drawing even less than that though. Perhaps it was 200mA @ 3.3V which would fit within their spec.
The embedded ARM boards from Technologic Systems are worth looking at also. I used a TS-7260 with a large enough SD card to install Debian with gcc and it worked great. It booted nearly instantly and consumed something like 100mA of current at 3.3V IIRC. It was quite a robust little box. There are newer and faster models than the TS-7260 at the link I provided above.
Actually most of America would applaud the SWAT team entering banks with shotguns and tasers.
Listening to an investment banker on the floor screaming "dont taze me bro" would pretty much make every single person on the planet smile at the same time. It would cause world peace and make cold fusion work.
You won't even have to go outside. Allahu Truqbomb!
Far more OI, better all the way around.
Yes, they were demanding that he prove a negative, which is of course impossible to do.
So receipts are imaginary? He "spent" the money, and couldn't prove the positive that he spent the money.
If the government couldn't prove that he still had the money, the government had no business holding him.
You are asking the government to prove the negative. That he didn't spend the money.
to pass the Lovelace Test a computer has to create something original, all by itself.
Are we even sure people can do this?
That, and beat a confession out of them.
Those were the main reasons for the 5th Amendment. Not to protect your computer files. You are required to hand those over (arguably in the format the prosecutor wants), so long as they get a valid warrant first. But that's a different Amendment.