Given today's job market, I'll bet a lot of CS grads would be happy to maintain a business critical COBOL code base.
I'm surprised they didn't mention the bird in Mary Poppins - the one that sings sitting on Mary's fingers. I always thought that was the first use of Anamatronics. That and the Parrot Head on Mary's umbrella.
My 10 year old uses them to play games. When she's older she'll get her own phone, but for now our she gets our hand-me-downs (with no service).
Oh, I don't know - these hooks work pretty well.
Id Software is a U.S.-based company. It can't release Doom 3 under any GPL-compatible license until October 2019, when U.S. Patent 6384822 on depth-fail shadowing expires.
Why does it have to be GPL? Why can't they release it under BSD or just make it public domain? What you really mean is that you can't use the code until October 2019 because you won't consider anything but the GPL. I'm assuming you're not bound by U.S. patent law, or the license wouldn't be an issue -- Americans can't use a patent until it expires under any software license.
So what I'm basically saying is that *I* should be the one controlling my content, not some other site or cloud service. Unite makes that easy for people.
Yeah, but it's Opera, so the Chinese Government is the one controlling your content.
Seems like this would be a best seller in tornado alley.
OK, you're not guilty of child molestation. But you're guilty of growing pot -- why else do you need that many watts?
My Toshiba Portege M200 (Tablet PC) has no scroll wheel. And it has 1400x1050 on a 14" screen -- I'm going blind here! Thank goodness for "Ctrl +"
Windows programs can either let Windows handle things like the minimize, maximize, and close buttons or it can do them itself. Microsoft Office applications have ALWAYS done these themselves, rather than let Windows do it. Their reason is to give Office the latest-and-greatest look and feel, even on older versions of Windows. The downside is that older versions of Office have the older look and feel, even on the newest version of Windows. If you understand why they think this is a Good Thing, please post here because it makes little sense to me. Sure sets a poor example for the other Windows developers.
Or C - (re)-write it yourself. If you don't understand what it does, why do you want to use it in the first place? If you want it because of what it's documented to do (a function in a library) then either trust it works as documented or use something else.
IMHO the documentation should be written first, and the code should then be written to behave as documented, with the user acceptance tests also based on the documentation. Really, you shouldn't need a requirements document if you start with the user's manual, and if the user can't understand the user's manual they probably won't understand the software and you should re-think your design. IMHO.
I once coded a function that varied depending on what quadrant (+x,+y; -x, +y; -x,-y; +x,-y) it was in. I couldn't get it to work right in the second quadrant, but finally got it working by chance and said so in my comments. The code worked, but I didn't understand why and said so. Is that bad coding? It worked!
This is a prime example of companies failing to recognize what business they're in. The railroads thought they were in the railroad business but they were really in the transportation business. The record labels think they're in the record business but they're really in the entertainment aggregation business. The record labels aggregated musicians for customers and customers for musicians, and this convenience will break down as the artists take their catalogs back. Who wants to go to Eagles.com, Kansas.com, NIN.com, etc.? Everyone wants to go to one site -- iTunes or Amazon (and we don't want them to be monopolies, either). I hope the artists realize this and go for multiple distribution channels.
(Puts on Carnac hat) "Switch to BSD"
(opens envelope) "What will everyone do if the Linux 2012 problem isn't fixed by mid 2011?"